History Creator / MontagueRhodesJames

10th Aug '17 9:42:26 PM RaineyH
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* GreedyJew: Unfortunately, played more or less straight in "The Uncommon Prayer-Book," in the character of Mr. Homberger.

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* GreedyJew: Unfortunately, played more or less straight [[UnfortunateImplications Heavily implied]] in "The Uncommon Prayer-Book," in the character of Mr. Homberger.


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** More generally, readers who aren't using an annotated version of the stories, or don't have a Bible handy, [[AsTheGoodBookSays may miss out on a lot]].
1st Aug '17 8:07:25 PM 20thcenturyvole
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* AcceptableTargets: Golfers.
1st Aug '17 8:06:59 PM 20thcenturyvole
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* AcceptableTargets: Golfers.
26th Jul '17 2:19:00 AM RaineyH
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* GothicHorror: One of the last authors of this genre

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* GothicHorror: One of the last authors of this genregenre.
* GreedyJew: Unfortunately, played more or less straight in "The Uncommon Prayer-Book," in the character of Mr. Homberger.


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* LaserGuidedKarma: Frequently invoked from beyond the grave. Many of James's characters fall victim to DisproportionateRetribution or CuriosityKilledTheCast, but [[HumanSacrifice Mr. Abney]] of "Lost Hearts," [[DarkAndTroubledPast Mr. Sampson]] of "A School Story," and [[MurderIsTheBestSolution the title character of "Martin's Close"]] get exactly what was coming to them. In "Casting the Runes," this is deliberately invoked by [[{{Muggles}} otherwise ordinary human characters]].


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* SpiritualSuccessor: The works of Creator/JohnBellairs.
18th Jun '17 1:26:11 PM nombretomado
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* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: He once discovered a manuscript in the British Museum with a set of pre-1300's ghost stories. In one of them, a man met a ghost while he was traveling on a road at midnight. In "The Haunted Dolls' House," the ghostly goings-on begin [[AChristmasCarol when the bell tolls one.]]

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* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: He once discovered a manuscript in the British Museum with a set of pre-1300's ghost stories. In one of them, a man met a ghost while he was traveling on a road at midnight. In "The Haunted Dolls' House," the ghostly goings-on begin [[AChristmasCarol [[Literature/AChristmasCarol when the bell tolls one.]]
10th Feb '17 10:56:39 PM ElectroKraken
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* ArtifactOfDoom: a plenty.

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* ArtifactOfDoom: a A plenty.



* GhostFiction: the genre he's most known for writing in.

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* GhostFiction: the The genre he's most known for writing in.



* SupernaturalFiction: evidenced by all the ghosts running about.

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* SupernaturalFiction: evidenced Evidenced by all the ghosts running about.
10th Feb '17 10:53:20 PM ElectroKraken
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: "Stories I Have Tried To Write" is a short essay by James in which he outlines, briefly, the plots of some stories he never managed to complete. Some of them actually sound rather intriguing.
27th Jan '17 5:51:48 PM Vandegraff1
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* ThirteenIsUnlucky: The story "Number 13" relates the tale of a mysterious hotel room that's sometimes there and sometimes isn't, and seems to be haunted by a malevolent ghost or demon.
11th Jan '17 6:25:59 AM LondonKdS
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* TheWormThatWalks: The ghost in "The Tractate Middoth" is implied to be possessing a horde of spiders and shaping itself a human form out of them and their webs.
6th Nov '16 8:42:30 PM RaineyH
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* OhCrap: Sums up the protagonist's belated realization that that's ''not'' a spider on the table in "Canon Alberic's Scrap-book."

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* OhCrap: Sums up the protagonist's belated realization that that's ''not'' a spider on the table in "Canon Alberic's Scrap-book."" Some readers may have a similar reaction.



* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: He once discovered a manuscript in the British Museum with a set of pre-1300's ghost stories. In one of them, a man met a ghost while he was traveling on a road at midnight.

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* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: He once discovered a manuscript in the British Museum with a set of pre-1300's ghost stories. In one of them, a man met a ghost while he was traveling on a road at midnight. In "The Haunted Dolls' House," the ghostly goings-on begin [[AChristmasCarol when the bell tolls one.]]
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