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ISBN: 1164087916
Author: Montague Rhodes James
Language: English
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (September 10, 2010)
Pages: 184
Category: Literary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 668
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Montague Rhodes James. This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

Montague Rhodes James.

by. James, M. R. (Montague Rhodes), 1862-1936. New York : Longmans, Green.

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The name of Montague Rhodes James at once signifies the very best in ghost fiction. Collected Ghost Stories (2011). SEPARATE PUBLICATIONS. The Five Jars (1922). James remain as entertaining, and as implausibly plausible, as ever. The Five Jars (1976). The Five Jars (1995). Eton and King’s: Recollections, Mostly Trivial 1875–1925 (1926).

The Five Jars – A Delightful Story for Brave and Adventure Loving Children and Adults. It's a little hard to place The Five Jars. James, a distinguished author known for his excellent depiction of (sometimes brutal) ghost stories, this book is somewhat on the tame side, and has been considered a children's book ever since it first came out. The Five Jars, however, presents the supernatural in James' characteristic, detailed manner, and is no stranger to creepy, dangerous threats

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The Five Jars is the only novel written by James, who is best known for his ghost stories. It is a peculiarly surreal fantasy apparently written for children. Author of "Ghost Stories of an Antiquary". Longmans, Green & Co. London. Edward Arnold & Co. 1922.

1922 Though James's work as a medievalist is still highly regarded, he is best remembered for his ghost stories, which ar. .

Montague Rhodes James OM FBA (1 August 1862 – 12 June 1936), who used the publication name M. James, was an English author, medievalist scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905–18), and of Eton College (1918–36). Though James's work as a medievalist is still highly regarded, he is best remembered for his ghost stories, which are regarded as among the best in the genre. James redefined the ghost story for the new century by abandoning many of the formal Gothic clichés of his predecessors and using more realistic contemporary settings.

Title: The Five Jars. Author: Montague Rhodes James. Author of Ghost Stories of an Antiquary. Printed in Great Britain by. Release Date: December 31, 2007.

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.


Before I touch on anything else I'd like to state, up front, that if I had known the book was printed in Comic Sans I would not have bought it at any price. This is not a joke; the horrible font is a major distraction from the story. It was hard to believe my eyes, frankly. It may have been a full minute before I was able to actually accept the information they were trying to feed my protesting brain. Even now I find myself opening the book with the expectation that I have been mistaken, and the font is back to normal--no.

The illustrations are faded, 3rd-generation copies of low-resolution scans of the originals. They are, for instance, so poorly rendered as to obscure the words written on the scrolling ribbon across the jars on the frontispiece.

At $25, I feel taken advantage of by the publisher for the level of quality in printing and typography. None of the choices they've made are understandable and the result is a damned shame.
While lacking the spookiness of his other work, The Five Jars is a good M.R. James story. It concerns a man who finds a magic plant, then a magic box, and then magic jars that allow him to see the other world of fairies, gnomes, and such. The jars are desired by those who should not have them. Part of the story lies in James' use of animal discussion and part in the fact that he doesn't feel the need to explain everything.
MR James has written some brilliant plots, but The Five Jars is a bit like an Alice in Wonderland gone wrong. It reads as though the author wanted to create as many strange, whacky things as possible and somehow squeeze them into the plot and at the same time, to continually surprise the reader. Ricardo Silverburn, children's author.
Intriguing and fun book. Makes you wish there was much more to it.
M.R. Rhodes is a great author. I would suggest his books to anyone. This was a great read.
I can't comment on the illustrations in the original edition because I have only the Ash Tree Press edition. According to the introduction, the main character is obviously meant to be M.R. James himself. I believe it. The same introduction suggests that "After Dark on the Playing Fields" from THE COLLECTED GHOST STORIES OF M.R. JAMES is related to this story. (I reread that story after reading this book and agree that it's possible.) This book is not the same as those famous ghost stories because it was meant for children. That doesn't mean that it doesn't have its chilling moments. Our hero has some close calls I certainly would prefer to avoid. The five jars of the title contain magic ointments which endow our narrator with special abilities that should be familiar to fairy tale fans. Evil creatures try to prevent him from using all of the different bottles and so making them his own. Unfortunately, you can't use more than one a night. As he uses the ointments, the middle-aged hero is more and more able to interact with animals and the invisible world. (Cat lovers will be amused to learn what cats are REALLY saying.) Even though his abilities are limited at first, they're enough to help our hero recognize that he's under attack. The discerning reader may have a shudder or two at the implications of the way so many of the evil spirits (or whatever they were) were able to assume a normal and friendly appearance. The bat ball attack was pretty good (even though, unlike Mr. James, I'm fond of bats). This story manages to combine charm with a touch of scariness. The introduction suggested that the reason it hasn't stayed in print the way his ghost stories have is because this story would have been considered TOO scary by parental standards when it was written. Well, times have changed. Today's children have routine access to much scarier stuff. If you love M.R. James' work, you'll want this book. Considering what THE FIVE JARS costs when you can find a used copy online, readers who aren't James fanatics would do well to badger for a nice modern paperback edition. (I hope there will be one. My nice reason is so others may enjoy this story. My selfish reason is that I want it to have the original illustrations so I can see more than a scanned copy of "The Bat Ball". I can't afford the Arnold edition.)
Magical, very entertaining.

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