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From ghost stories to psychological suspense, the complete horror and dark fantasy stories of Rudyard Kipling.
Rudyard Kipling, a major figure of English literature, used the full power and intensity of his imagination and his writing ability in his excursions into fantasy. Kipling is considered one of England's greatest writers, but was born in Bombay. He was educated in England, but returned to India in 1882, where he began writing fantasy and supernatural stories set in his ...

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Overview

From ghost stories to psychological suspense, the complete horror and dark fantasy stories of Rudyard Kipling.
Rudyard Kipling, a major figure of English literature, used the full power and intensity of his imagination and his writing ability in his excursions into fantasy. Kipling is considered one of England's greatest writers, but was born in Bombay. He was educated in England, but returned to India in 1882, where he began writing fantasy and supernatural stories set in his native continent: "The Phantom Rickshaw," "The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes," and his most famous horror story, "The Mark of the Beast" (1890). This masterwork collection, edited by Stephen Jones (Britain's most accomplished and acclaimed anthologist) for the first time collects all of Kipling's fantastic fiction, ranging from traditional ghostly tales to psychological horror.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605980300
  • Publisher: Pegasus
  • Publication date: 12/8/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 800
  • Sales rank: 444,684
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was born in Bombay, India, but raised in England until he returned to India in 1881 as a journalist and local newspaper editor. In 1907 Kipling became the first English writer to win the Nobel Prize for literature. A poet and prolific short story writer, he is best known as the author of The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1902), and Just So Stories (1902).

Steve Jones is professor of genetics at University College London. He is the author of The Darwin Archipalego; Y: The Descent of Man; Darwin's Ghost; and Almost Like a Whale: The Origin of Species. Jones is the winner of Royal Society Faraday Medal for the Public Understanding of Science.

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  • Posted April 16, 2011

    Rudyard Kipling's Tales of Horror and Fantasy...

    Rudyard Kipling was obviously a very prolific writer...I never knew that he wrote so many short stories in the horror/fantasy genre! this book, "Rudyard Kipling's Tales of Horror and Fantasy", is a great collection of short stories, some of the more memorable and well-known being the "Phantom Rickshaw", "The Mark of the Beast", "The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes", etc. These stories take place in British colonial India, making for a very interesting background for fantasy and horror stories. I highly recommend this book, it is very inexpensive (I found mine on the bargain bookshelf in B&N in hardcover), and the short stories are great and pretty quick to read.

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