“There Was a Man Dwelt by a Churchyard” (1924)

Creators

M. R. James (writer).

Extent

Read in 2017.

Commentary

The framing device, referring obliquely to Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale (1623), is a good one, though it reads like an assignment from a creative writing class. The story itself is full of conscious clichés.

References here: “An Evening’s Entertainment” (1925).

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