This vintage book contains Montague Rhodes James's chilling supernatural short story "An Episode of Cathedral History". First published as part of "The collected ghost stories of M.R. James" (1931), it is a hair-raising ghost story highly recommended for all lovers of the genre. Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) was an English author who often published under the name M. R. James. He was a seminal medievalist scholar, but today is most famous for his contributions to supernatural fiction. James was a masterful purveyor of macabre tales highly regarded by H. P. Lovecraft. Other notable works by this author include: "More Ghost Stories" (1911), "A Thin Ghost and Others" (1919), and "A Warning to the Curious and Other Ghost Stories (1925). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.