Rudyard Kipling - The Mark of the Beast And Other Fantastical Tales - Orion Publishing Group

The Mark of the Beast And Other Fantastical Tales

By Rudyard Kipling

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A unique collection by one of Britain's greatest writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Rudyard Kipling was a major figure of English literature, who used the full power and intensity of his imagination and his writing ability in his excursions into fantasy.

Kipling, one of England's greatest writers, was born in Bombay. He was educated in England, but returned to India in 1882. He began writing fantasy and supernatural stories set in his native continent, such as 'The Phantom Rickshaw' and 'The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes', and his most famous weird story is 'The Mark of the Beast' (1890), about a man cursed to transform into a were-leopard.

This Masterwork, edited by Stephen Jones, Britain's most accomplished and acclaimed anthologist, collects all Kipling's weird fiction for the first time; the stories range from traditional ghostly tales to psychological horror.

Biographical Notes

Born in Bombay, India, then raised in England from the age of five, Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) is today best known as the author of such classics of literature as The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1902) and Just-So Stories (1902). Kipling was the first English writer to win the Nobel Prize, in 1907, for literature.

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  • ISBN: 9780575086012
  • Publication date: 11 Nov 2010
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  • Imprint: Gollancz
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