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Rudyard Kipling’s Tales of Horror and Fantasy

Rudyard Kipling’s Tales of Horror and Fantasy

Rudyard Kipling’s Tales of Horror and Fantasy

Summary:  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.
Angies comments: I highly recommend reading the introduction by Neil Gaiman and the afterword/biography of Kipling at the end of the book first. I can’t say I read every tale, but I read most of them and some were particularly thrilling. The ones concerning World War I are among the most sad, scary, and haunting tales.

Recommended for readers who like reading authors who wrote in a former century.




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