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Title: A Warning to the Curious Title Record # 74704
Author: M. R. James
Date: 1925-08-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Language: English
Note: First published in The London Mercury, August 1925.
Synopsis: The last of three buried crowns which prevent England from being invaded by sea has been dug up and must be returned to its resting place.
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Current Tags: horror (1), fantasy (1), Britain (1) Add Tags

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Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1925 A Warning to the Curious [as by Montague Rhodes James]
Year Language Title
2016Translated by Usch Kiausch
German Eine Warnung für die Neugierigen

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
A Warning to the Curious and Other Ghost Stories 1925-00-00 M. R. James Edward Arnold   5/- 199
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
A Warning to the Curious and Other Ghost Stories 1925-00-00 Montague Rhodes James Edward Arnold   5/- 200
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1931-00-00 M. R. James Edward Arnold   8/6 xii+
647
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1931-00-00 M. R. James Longmans, Green and Co.     xii+
647
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
50 Years of Ghost Stories 1935-00-00 ed. uncredited Hutchinson   2/6 ix+
702
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
A Century of Ghost Stories 1936-00-00 ed. uncredited Hutchinson   3/6 1013
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Best Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1944-00-00 M. R. James World Publishing Co. (A Tower Mystery) T-282 $0.49 319
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Selected Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1944-00-00 M. R. James Editions for the Armed Services (Armed Services Editions #O-28) O-28   352
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
Best Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1944-07-00 M. R. James World Publishing Co. (A Tower Mystery)   $0.49 319
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Avon Fantasy Reader, No. 4, 1947 1947-09-00 ed. Donald A. Wollheim Avon Book Co.   $0.35 132
digest?Digest-size magazine, including both standard digest size, at about 7" by 4.5", and also large digest, such as recent issues of Asimov's, which are about 8.25" by 5.125".
mag Checkmark
Best Tales of Terror 2 1965-12-00 ed. Edmund Crispin Faber and Faber   18/- 224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Shapes of the Supernatural 1969-00-00 ed. Gogo Lewis, Seon Manley Doubleday 0-385-04116-0 $5.95 371
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Paul Covington Checkmark
Let's Talk of Graves: Tales from 'A Century of Ghost Stories' 1970-00-00 ed. uncredited Hutchinson 0-09-101790-4   318
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Let's Talk of Graves: Tales from 'A Century of Ghost Stories' 1970-06-00 ed. uncredited Arrow Books 0-09-003020-6   318
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
The Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1974-00-00 M. R. James Edward Arnold 0-7131-5757-7   vii+
647
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1975-00-00 M. R. James St. Martin's Press   $15.00 vii+
647
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Ghosts in Country Villages 1983-05-00 ed. Denys Val Baker William Kimber 0-7183-0209-5 £6.50 189
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ionicus  
The Penguin Complete Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1984-00-00 M. R. James Penguin Books 0-14-009017-7 £ 362
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
Chamber of Horrors 1984-00-00 ed. uncredited Octopus Books 0-7064-2053-5 £2.99 349
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Stuart Bodek Checkmark
Ghost Tour 1984-05-00 ed. Peter Haining William Kimber 0-7183-0507-8 £6.95 190
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Chamber of Horrors 1985-00-00 ed. uncredited Octopus Books 0-7064-2053-5 $6.00 349
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Stuart Bodek  
The Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1986-00-00 M. R. James Oxford University Press 0-19-212255-X $18.95 224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Rosalind Caldecott  
The Mammoth Book of Classic Chillers 1986-09-00 ed. Tim Haydock Robinson 0-948164-25-5 $9.95 693
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth  
The Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1986-11-00 M. R. James Oxford University Press 0-19-212255-X £12.95 224
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Rosalind Caldecott  
Chamber of Horrors 1987-00-00 ed. uncredited Gallery Books / W. H. Smith 0-8317-1234-1   349
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Stuart Bodek Checkmark
A Warning to the Curious: The Ghost Stories of M.R. James 1987-02-00 M. R. James Hutchinson 0-09-170080-9 £9.95 xiv+
257
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories 1987-04-00 M. R. James Oxford University Press (Oxford World's Classics) 0-19-281719-1 £3.95 xxxviii+
352
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll John Atkinson Grimshaw  
The Penguin Complete Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1987-10-00 M. R. James Penguin Books 0-14-010226-4 £3.95 362
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
A Warning to the Curious 1988-01-00 M. R. James Arrow Books 0-09-952630-1 £3.50 xiv+
257
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
Collected Ghost Stories 1992-00-00 M. R. James Wordsworth Editions (Wordsworth Classics) 1-85326-053-3   352
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll John Atkinson Grimshaw Checkmark
Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories 1992-00-00 M. R. James Oxford University Press (Oxford World's Classics) 0-19-281719-1 £5.99 xxxviii+
352
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll John Atkinson Grimshaw Checkmark
Collected Ghost Stories 1992-00-00 M. R. James Wordsworth Editions (Wordsworth Classics) 1-57335-363-9   352
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll John Atkinson Grimshaw Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of Zombies 1993-00-00 ed. Stephen Jones Robinson 1-85487-228-1 £5.99 518
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Luis Rey Checkmark
Collected Ghost Stories 1993-00-00 M. R. James Wordsworth Editions (Wordsworth Classics) 1-85326-053-3   647
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll John Atkinson Grimshaw Checkmark
The Mammoth Book of Zombies 1993-11-00 ed. Stephen Jones Carroll & Graf 0-7867-0023-8 $9.95 ix+
518
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
Collected Ghost Stories 1994-00-00 M. R. James Wordsworth Editions (Wordsworth Classics) 1-85326-839-9   354
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll John Atkinson Grimshaw Checkmark
The Giant Book of Zombies 1995-00-00 ed. Stephen Jones Parragon 0-7525-1030-4 £2.99 518
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Luis Rey Checkmark
Selected Ghost Stories 1995-05-00 M. R. James Senate 1-85958-134-X   394
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
A Warning to the Curious and Other Stories 1998-05-00 M. R. James Phoenix 0-7538-0446-8 £3.99 ix+
245
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Anders Lindholm  
My Favorite Horror Story 2000-10-00 ed. Mike Baker, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #1166) 0-88677-914-6 $6.99 xvi+
303
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
anth Koeveks Checkmark
A Pleasing Terror: The Complete Supernatural Writings 2001-08-01 M. R. James Ash-Tree Press 1-55310-024-7 C$100.00 xlix+
658
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Paul Lowe  
Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories 2002-00-00 M. R. James Oxford University Press 0-19-515117-8 $19.00 xiv+
298
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories 2003-01-00 M. R. James Oxford University Press / SFBC   $9.99 xiv+
298
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
The Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories 2004-00-00 ed. uncredited Wordsworth Editions 1-84022-056-2   1149
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Checkmark
My Favorite Horror Story 2004-05-00 ed. Mike Baker, Martin H. Greenberg ibooks 0-7434-8740-0 $12.95 367
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth John Howe  
My Favorite Horror Story 2007-00-00 ed. Mike Baker, Martin H. Greenberg MJF Books 978-1-56731-905-7   xiv+
258
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth Ilona Wellmann Checkmark
Collected Ghost Stories 2007-07-00 M. R. James Wordsworth Editions (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) 1-84022-551-3   xi+
352
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
Complete Ghost Stories 2007-09-01 M. R. James Collector's Library / CRW Publishing 978-1-905716-09-8 £7.99 592
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
My Favorite Horror Story 2007-11-25 ed. Mike Baker, Martin H. Greenberg ibooks 1-59687-199-7 $12.95 384
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories 2009-01-29 M. R. James Oxford University Press (Oxford World's Classics) 978-0-19-953857-7 £7.99 xxxviii+
352
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll John Atkinson Grimshaw  
Horror Masters Vol. 13 2010-02-01 ed. Sons of Horror River Styx Publishing 978-1-61704-049-8 $11.97 156
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
A Boxful of Ghosts 2010-10-01 Marcus Clapham, David Stuart Davies, Charles Dickens, M. R. James Collector's Library / CRW Publishing 978-1-907360-20-6 £29.99 1872
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
omni  
Haunts: Reliquaries of the Dead 2011-09-13 ed. Stephen Jones Ulysses Press 978-1-56975-984-4 $14.95 viii+
477
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
Ghost Stories 2011-10-06 M. R. James Vintage (UK) (Vintage Classics) 978-1-4481-1358-3 £7.99 xvii+
269
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
Collected Ghost Stories 2011-10-13 M. R. James Oxford University Press 978-0-19-956884-0 £14.99 xxx+
468
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Collected Ghost Stories 2011-10-13 M. R. James Oxford University Press 978-0-19-162044-7 £8.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Ghost Stories 2011-10-17 M. R. James Vintage (UK) (Vintage Classics) 978-0-09-956056-2 £7.99 xvii+
269
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Simon Marsden Checkmark
A Warning to the Curious and Other Ghost Stories 2012-01-14 M. R. James IndoEuropeanPublishing.com 978-1-60444-569-5 $14.95 98
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
The Mammoth Book of Zombies 2013-04-18 ed. Stephen Jones Robinson 978-1-4721-0668-1 £7.99 xvi+
609
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth  
The Mammoth Book of Zombies 2013-04-18 ed. Stephen Jones Robinson 978-1-4721-0669-8 £7.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
A Warning to the Curious 2013-05-13 M. R. James Fantasy and Horror Classics 978-1-4733-0551-9 £7.99 32
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
chap  
Zombies! Tales of the Walking Dead 2013-06-01 ed. Stephen Jones Skyhorse Publishing 978-1-62087-651-0 $14.95 x+
604
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
anth Checkmark
Collected Ghost Stories 2013-09-00 M. R. James Oxford University Press (Oxford World's Classics) 978-0-19-967489-3 £8.99 512
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll  
A Warning to the Curious 2013-12-24 M. R. James Fantasy and Horror Classics   £0.99  
digital audio download?Digital recording in any format that is downloaded directly from the Internet. This category includes podcasts.
chap  
A Warning to the Curious 2016-01-15 M. R. James Fantasy and Horror Classics 978-1-4733-7927-5 $2.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap  
Sämtliche Geistergeschichten, Band 2 2016-08-24 M. R. James Festa (H. P. Lovecrafts Bibliothek des Schreckens #2641) 978-3-86552-484-3 €28.00 460+
[3]
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Checkmark
Complete Ghost Stories 2017-01-26 M. R. James Macmillan UK (Macmillan Collector's Library) 978-1-5098-2772-5 £9.99 592
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Complete Ghost Stories 2017-01-26 M. R. James Macmillan UK (Macmillan Collector's Library) 978-1-5098-4563-7 £0.98  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Collected Ghost Stories 2017-04-01 M. R. James Oxford University Press (Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection) 978-0-19-879736-4 £16.99 512
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll  
Horror Short Stories 2017-11-30 ed. Joanna Blythe Arcturus Publishing 978-1-78888-181-4 $4.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
anth  
A Warning to the Curious 2018-03-12 M. R. James Miniature Masterpieces 978-1-78737-872-8 $1.19  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
chap  
Horror Short Stories 2018-03-15 ed. Joanna Blythe Arcturus Publishing 978-1-78828-406-6   384
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
anth  
Ghosts 2018-04-05 M. R. James Vintage Digital 978-1-4735-5967-7 $3.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Collected Ghost Stories 2018-09-04 M. R. James Gateway / Orion 978-1-4732-1653-2 $2.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
Ghosts 2018-10-01 M. R. James Vintage (UK) (Vintage Minis) 978-1-78487-448-3 £3.50 160
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll  
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