Title: Casting the Runes

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Title: Casting the Runes Title Record # 82288
Author: M. R. James
Date: 1911-00-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Webpages: librivox.org, Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: Adapted for the movie The Night of the Demon.
Synopsis: Edward Dunning finds he is slowly being victimized by an insidious curse after declining to publish a paper on the occult by the reclusive Mr. Karswell.
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Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1911 Casting the Runes [as by Montague Rhodes James]
Year Language Title
1936 French Le document secret
1949 Dutch Zwarte Magie
1963 Dutch Betovering met Runen
1974 Spanish El maleficio de las runas [as by Montague Rhodes James]
1982 French Sortilège [as by Montague Rhodes James]
2016 German Die Macht der Runen

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary 1911-00-00 Montague Rhodes James Edward Arnold   6/- vii+
274
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Ghosts and Marvels: a Selection of Uncanny Tales from Daniel Defoe to Algernon Blackwood 1924-10-00 ed. V. H. Collins Oxford University Press (The World's Classics #284)   2/- xvi+
506
hc anth  
The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1931-00-00 M. R. James Edward Arnold   8/6 xii+
647
hc coll  
The Collected Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1931-00-00 M. R. James Longmans, Green and Co.     xii+
647
hc coll  
Histoires de fantômes anglais 1936-05-00 ed. Edmond Jaloux Gallimard (La renaissance de la nouvelle)   F15.00 290 tp anth  
The Haunted Omnibus 1937-00-00 ed. Alexander Laing Farrar & Rinehart   $3.00 xvi+
848
hc anth Lynd Ward  
The Haunted Omnibus 1937-00-00 ed. Alexander Laing Oxford   C$ xvi+
848
hc anth  
The Haunted Omnibus 1937-00-00 ed. Alexander Laing Cassell     xvi+
848
hc anth  
Great Ghost Stories of the World: The Haunted Omnibus 1939-00-00 ed. Alexander Laing Garden City Publishing Co.   $1.79 xvi+
848
hc anth Checkmark
The Pocket Book of Mystery Stories 1941-08-00 ed. Lee Wright Pocket Books (Pocket Book of Mystery Stories #117)     viii+
439
pb anth  
Best Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1944-07-00 M. R. James World Publishing Co. (A Tower Mystery)   $0.49 319 hc coll Checkmark
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1944-00-00 ed. Herbert A. Wise, Phyllis Fraser Modern Library #G72 $2.95 xix+
1080
hc anth George Salter Checkmark
Best Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1944-00-00 M. R. James World Publishing Co. (A Tower Mystery)   $0.49 319 hc coll  
Voor en Na Middernacht: Zijnde Vijfendertig Spook en Griezelverhalen Alsmede Andere Fantastische Vertellingen 1949-00-00 ed. B. Jessurun Lobo Elsevier     354 hc anth J. F. Doeve  
Voor en Na Middernacht 1954-00-00 ed. B. Jessurun Lobo Elsevier (Elsevier Reeks)     319 hc anth F. van Uden Checkmark
More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary 1955-00-00 M. R. James Pan Books   2/- 155 pb coll  
Stories They Wouldn't Let Me do on TV 1957-00-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Simon & Schuster   $3.95 372 hc anth  
Stories They Wouldn't Let Me do on TV 1957-00-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Amereon House   $3.95 vii +
302
hc anth  
More Ghost Stories 1959-00-00 M. R. James Penguin Books #1347 2/6 154 pb coll Checkmark
The Haunted Looking Glass: Ghost Stories 1959-00-00 ed. Edward Gorey Looking Glass Library #9   311 hc anth  
Best Black Magic Stories 1960-00-00 ed. John Keir Cross Faber and Faber   16/- 269 hc anth  
Best Black Magic Stories 1960-00-00 ed. John Keir Cross Faber and Faber   6/- 269 tp anth  
Alfred Hitchock Presents Stories They Wouldn't Let Me Do on TV 1960-00-00 ed. Alfred Hitchcock Pan Books (Pan Giant) #X71 3/6 378 pb anth S. R. Boldero  
Tales of the Supernatural 1962-07-00 ed. uncredited Panther #1397 2/6 124 pb anth  
Histoires de fantômes anglais: suivies de: Nouvelles histoires de fantômes anglais 1962-11-00 Edmond Jaloux Gallimard (Les classiques anglais)     351 tp omni  
Best Black Magic Stories 1963-00-00 ed. John Keir Cross Faber and Faber   16/- 269 hc anth  
Meer Spookverhalen 1963-00-00 M. R. James Querido (Salamander #151) #151 ƒ1.75 158 pb coll M. T. Koornstra Checkmark
Na Middernacht: De Beste Spookverhalen 1966-00-00 ed. B. Jessurun Lobo Elsevier (Elsevier Pockets #D 22) #D 22 ƒ1.90 159 pb anth Friso Henstra Checkmark
Black Magic: 13 Chilling Tales 1967-05-00 ed. Don Ward Dell #0627 $0.60 252 pb anth Garrido Checkmark
Black Magic: 13 Chilling Tales 1968-12-00 ed. Don Ward Dell #0627 $0.60 252 pb anth Garrido Checkmark
More Tales to Tremble By 1968-00-00 ed. Stephen P. Sutton Whitman Publishing Company (Whitman Classics #1629) #1629 $0.89 210 hc anth Gordon Laite  
Black Magic: 13 Chilling Tales 1969-03-00 ed. Don Ward Dell #0627 $0.60 252 pb anth Garrido Checkmark
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1971-00-00 ed. Herbert A. Wise, Phyllis Fraser Hammond, Hammond & Co. 0-242-78551-4   832 hc anth Stein Checkmark
Wizards and Warlocks 1972-00-00 ed. Vic Ghidalia Manor Books #95-192 $0.95 224 pb anth Checkmark
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary 1974-07-25 M. R. James Penguin Books 0-14-003892-2 £0.50 303 pb coll  
The Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1974-00-00 M. R. James Edward Arnold 0-7131-5757-7   vii+
647
hc coll  
Horrorscope: Volumen 2 1974-00-00 ed. Juan Antonio Molina Foix Alfaguara (Nostromo #8) 84-85118-16-2   247 tp anth Diego Lara  
Tales of the Occult 1975-06-00 ed. Barbara H. Wolf, Jack C. Wolf Fawcett Crest #X2455 $1.75 416 pb anth Checkmark
The Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1975-00-00 M. R. James St. Martin's Press   $15.00 vii+
647
hc coll  
The Best Ghost Stories 1977-06-00 ed. uncredited Hamlyn 0-600-38242-7 £4.95 750 hc anth  
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1977-00-00 ed. Herbert A. Wise, Phyllis Fraser Book Club Associates #CN 4361   832 hc anth Checkmark
Mad Scientists 1980-08-00 ed. Stuart David Schiff Doubleday 0-385-14906-9 $9.95 x+
300+
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Siffle et je viendrai... 1982-11-00 Montague Rhodes James Néo (Fantastique / Science-fiction / Aventures #62) 2-7304-0176-8   197 tp coll Jean-Michel Nicollet  
Edward Gorey's Haunted Looking Glass 1984-00-00 ed. Edward Gorey Avenel Books 0-517-44898-X   315 hc anth Edward Gorey Checkmark
The Penguin Complete Ghost Stories of M. R. James 1984-00-00 M. R. James Penguin Books 0-14-009017-7 £ 362 tp coll  
Siffle et je viendrais 1985-00-00 Montague Rhodes James Euredif (Playboy Science Fiction (France) #45) 2-7167-1275-1 F19.50 190 pb coll  
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
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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 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 coll  
Cinemonsters 1987-11-00 ed. Frank D. McSherry, Jr., Martin H. Greenberg, Charles G. Waugh TSR 0-88038-504-9 $7.95 319 tp anth  
A Warning to the Curious 1988-01-00 M. R. James Arrow Books 0-09-952630-1 £3.50 xiv+
257
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Movie Monsters: Great Horror Film Stories 1988-05-00 ed. Peter Haining Severn House 0-7278-1546-6 £10.95 282 hc anth Checkmark
More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary 1988-07-00 M. R. James Dover Publications 0-486-25700-2 $4.95 vii+
116
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Anthology of Fear 1988-12-00 ed. uncredited Marshall Cavendish Partworks 1-85435-117-6 £3.95 368 hc anth  
The Best Ghost Stories (abridged) 1990-03-00 ed. uncredited Mallard Press 0-7924-5249-6 $7.98 397 hc anth  
The Best Ghost Stories 1990-09-00 ed. uncredited Ivy Leaf 0-86363-008-1 £3.99 397 hc anth  
The Horror Hall of Fame 1991-07-00 ed. Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg Carroll & Graf 0-88184-692-9 $21.95 416 hc anth Checkmark
The Horror Hall of Fame 1992-01-00 ed. Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg Carroll & Graf / SFBC #18773 $9.98 416 hc anth  
The Horror Hall of Fame 1992-09-00 ed. Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg Robert Hale 0-7090-4902-1 £14.95 416 hc anth Helen Hale  
The Horror Hall of Fame 1992-12-00 ed. Robert Silverberg, Martin H. Greenberg Carroll & Graf 0-88184-880-8 $12.95 416 tp anth  
Collected Ghost Stories 1992-00-00 M. R. James Wordsworth Editions (Wordsworth Classics) 1-85326-053-3   352 pb 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 coll John Atkinson Grimshaw Checkmark
Collected Ghost Stories 1992-00-00 M. R. James Wordsworth Editions (Wordsworth Classics) 1-57335-363-9   352 pb coll John Atkinson Grimshaw Checkmark
Collected Ghost Stories 1993-00-00 M. R. James Wordsworth Editions (Wordsworth Classics) 1-85326-053-3   647 pb coll John Atkinson Grimshaw Checkmark
The Norton Book of Ghost Stories 1994-10-00 ed. Brad Leithauser W. W. Norton & Company 0-393-03564-6 $25.00 430 hc anth Léon Spilliaert Checkmark
Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1994-10-00 ed. uncredited Bracken Books 1-85891-137-0 £5.99 611 hc anth  
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1994-10-00 ed. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Herbert Wise Modern Library 0-679-60128-7 $21.00 xix+
1034
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The Norton Book of Ghost Stories 1994-11-00 ed. Brad Leithauser W. W. Norton / BOMC   $21.95 430 hc anth Léon Spilliaert  
Collected Ghost Stories 1994-00-00 M. R. James Wordsworth Editions (Wordsworth Classics) 1-85326-839-9   354 hc coll John Atkinson Grimshaw Checkmark
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1994-00-00 ed. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Herbert Wise Modern Library 0-679-60128-7 $25.95 xix+
1034
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Selected Ghost Stories 1995-05-00 M. R. James Senate Books 1-85958-134-X   394 tp coll  
Casting the Runes 1998-05-00 M. R. James Books of Wonder 0-929605-79-9 $5.95 57 tp chap Jeff White  
A Warning to the Curious and Other Stories 1998-05-00 M. R. James Phoenix 0-7538-0446-8 £3.99 ix+
245
tp coll Anders Lindholm  
The Treasury of the Fantastic: Romanticism to Early Twentieth Century Literature 2001-02-00 ed. David Sandner, Jacob Weisman North Atlantic Books/Tachyon Publications/Frog, Ltd. 1-58394-030-8 $27.50 747 hc anth Michael Dashow  
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 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
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Casting the Runes and Other Ghost Stories 2003-01-00 M. R. James Oxford University Press / SFBC   $9.99 xiv+
298
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The Wordsworth Book of Horror Stories 2004-00-00 ed. uncredited Wordsworth Editions 1-84022-056-2   1149 tp anth Checkmark
Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories: The Complete Ghost Stories of M. R. James, Volume 1 2005-09-00 M. R. James Penguin Books (US) (Penguin Classics) 0-14-303939-3 $16.00 288 tp coll James McBryde  
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, Part 2: More Ghost Stories 2006-01-01 M. R. James Project Gutenberg #9629     ebook coll  
More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary 2006-01-31 M. R. James Wildside Press 1-55742-557-4 $35.00 126 hc coll  
More Ghost Stories of an Antiquary 2006-01-00 M. R. James Wildside Press 1-55742-544-2   126 tp coll  
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, Part 2: More Ghost Stories 2006-06-07 M. R. James LibriVox   $0.00   digital audio download coll  
Shadows from a Veiled Creation: Classic Tales of Supernatural Fiction in the Christian Tradition 2006-00-00 ed. Chad Arment Coachwhip Publications 1-930585-26-8 $19.95 501 tp anth  
Collected Ghost Stories 2007-07-00 M. R. James Wordsworth Editions (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) 1-84022-551-3   xi+
352
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Complete Ghost Stories 2007-09-01 M. R. James Collector's Library / CRW Publishing 978-1-905716-09-8 £7.99 592 hc coll  
Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection 001 2009-01-27 ed. LibriVox LibriVox       digital audio download 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 coll John Atkinson Grimshaw  
Dark Canon: 22 Stories of Fantasy and Fright by M. R. James 2010-06-07 M. R. James Coachwhip Publications 978-1-61646-020-4 $14.95 446 tp coll  
A Boxful of Ghosts 2010-10-01 David Stuart Davies, Marcus Clapham, Charles Dickens, M. R. James Collector's Library / CRW Publishing 978-1-907360-20-6 £29.99 1872 hc omni  
Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Part 2: More Ghost Stories 2011-02-14 Montague Rhodes James Aeterna 978-1-4444-4812-2 $8.49 108 tp coll  
Casting the Runes 2011-04-28 M. R. James Fantasy and Horror Classics 978-1-4474-0527-6 $6.95 42 tp chap  
Ghost Stories 2011-10-06 M. R. James Vintage (UK) (Vintage Classics) 978-1-4481-1358-3 £7.99 xvii+
269
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Collected Ghost Stories 2011-10-13 M. R. James Oxford University Press 978-0-19-956884-0 £14.99 xxx+
468
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Collected Ghost Stories 2011-10-13 M. R. James Oxford University Press 978-0-19-162044-7 £8.99   ebook coll  
Ghost Stories 2011-10-15 M. R. James Vintage (UK) (Vintage Classics) 978-0-09-956056-2 £7.99 384 tp coll  
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2011-10-31 ed. Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer Corvus 978-0-85789-487-8 £25.00   ebook anth  
The Century's Best Horror Fiction 1901-1950 2012-01-31 ed. John Pelan Cemetery Dance Publications 978-1-58767-080-0 $75.00 706 hc anth Alan M. Clark Checkmark
The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2012-05-08 ed. Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer Tor 978-0-7653-3360-5 $39.99 xx+
1126
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The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2012-05-08 ed. Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer Tor 978-0-7653-3362-9 $29.99 xx+
1126
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The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories 2012-05-08 ed. Jeff VanderMeer, Ann VanderMeer Tor / SFBC #1356431 $22.99 xx+
1126
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The M. R. James Megapack 2013-04-03 M. R. James Wildside Press (Megapack) 978-1-4344-4678-7 $0.99   ebook coll  
Casting the Runes 2013-04-16 M. R. James Fantasy and Horror Classics 978-1-4474-9998-5 $3.99   ebook chap  
The Treasury of the Fantastic: Romanticism to Early Twentieth Century Literature 2013-08-15 ed. David Sandner, Jacob Weisman Tachyon Publications 978-1-61696-096-4 $19.95 706 tp anth Thomas Canty  
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 coll  
The Weiser Book of Horror and the Occult 2014-10-01 ed. Lon Milo DuQuette Weiser Books 978-1-57863-572-6 $19.95 xxvi+
313
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Sämtliche Geistergeschichten, Band 1 2016-08-24 M. R. James Festa (H. P. Lovecrafts Bibliothek des Schreckens #2640) 978-3-86552-482-9 €28.00 445+
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Complete Ghost Stories 2017-01-26 M. R. James Macmillan UK (Macmillan Collector's Library) 978-1-5098-2772-5 £9.99 592 hc coll  
Complete Ghost Stories 2017-01-26 M. R. James Macmillan UK (Macmillan Collector's Library) 978-1-5098-4563-7 £0.98   ebook coll  
Collected Ghost Stories 2017-04-01 M. R. James Oxford University Press (Oxford World's Classics) 978-0-19-879736-4 £16.99 512 hc coll  
Four Ghost Stories 2017-04-15 M. R. James Penn State University Press 978-0-271-07855-7 $9.95 88 tp coll  
Between the Tracks: Tales from the Ghost Train 2017-05-00 ed. Steve Dillon Oz Horror Con (Things in the Well) 978-0-9945922-9-3 $12.50   tp anth  
Between the Tracks: Tales from the Ghost Train 2017-05-00 ed. Steve Dillon Oz Horror Con (Things in the Well) 978-0-9945922-5-5 $50.00   hc anth  
Between the Tracks: Tales from the Ghost Train 2017-05-00 ed. Steve Dillon Oz Horror Con (Things in the Well) 978-0-9945922-4-8 $30.00   tp anth  
Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural date unknown ed. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Herbert Wise Modern Library 0-679-60128-7 $25.95 xix+
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Great Tales of Terror and the Supernatural date unknown ed. Phyllis Cerf Wagner, Herbert Wise Modern Library #394-60446-6 $9.95 xix+
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