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  • Author:
    Rudyard Kipling
  • ISBN:
    0143067907
  • ISBN13:
    978-0143067900
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  • Publisher:
    Penguin Global (May 26, 2010)
  • Pages:
    182 pages
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    Short Stories & Anthologies
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The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Tales, also known as The Phantom 'Rickshaw & other Eerie Tales, is a collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling, first published in 1888.

The Phantom 'Rickshaw and Other Tales, also known as The Phantom 'Rickshaw & other Eerie Tales, is a collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling, first published in 1888. After an affair with a Mrs. Agnes Keith-Wessington in Simla, the narrator, Jack, repudiates her and eventually becomes engaged to Miss Kitty Mannering. Yet Mrs. Wessington continually reappears in Jack's life, begging him to reconsider, insisting that it was all just a mistake.

Rudyard Kipling THE PHANTOM RICKSHAW AND OTHER EERIE TALES With an Introduction by Ruskin Bond .

Kipling’s other works include Plain Tales from the Hills (1888), Under the Deodars (1888), The Second Jungle Book (1895), Stalky & Co. (1899), Just So Stories for Little Children (1902) and Puck of Pook’s Hill (1906). One of the few writers to have gained popular and critical success, Kipling was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907 and the Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Literature in 1926. His autobiography was published posthumously in 1937.

The Phantom Rickshaw perhaps suffers from familiarity, if you read Kipling it is always turning up so this must be a. .Great classic short stories. Rudyard Kipling is a must for anyone! the collection is very good and the stories are easy to read. One person found this helpful.

The Phantom Rickshaw perhaps suffers from familiarity, if you read Kipling it is always turning up so this must be a third or fourth reading for me and it is beginning to get old. But it is interesting and well written so its understandable it keeps being included in collections. The Man Who Would Be King is great but unusual in being one of those rare stories where the movie is better than the original.

The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Ghost Stories. 1842329510 (ISBN13: 9781842329511). The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes and The Man Who Woul This book by Kipling consists of five stories: the title story, My Own True Ghost Story, The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes, The Man Who Would be King and The Finest Story in the World. Strictly speaking, only one of these stories is in its true sense a ‘ghost’ story, and that’s The Phantom Rickshaw, spooky and haunting and a very good example of Kipling’s ability to evoke a time and a space: he brings Raj-era Simla brilliantly to life (and death?) in this one.

The Man Who Would Be King’ from The Phantom ’Rickshaw & Other Eerie Tales(1888). I learned from Kipling. At least two stories of mine (and a children’s book I am currently writing) would not exist had he not written. Kipling wrote about people, and his people feel very real. The Solid Muldoon’ from The Week’s News, June 2, 1888. Baboo Mookerji’s Undertaking’ from Civil and Military Gazette, September 1, 1888. His tales of the fantastic are chilling, or illuminating or remarkable or sad, because his people breathe and dream. They were alive before the story started, and many of them live on once the last line has been read.

Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936. Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. At head of . Indian tales-III Stewart, . Kipling Livingston, . e Phantom 'rickshaw - My own true ghost story - The strange ride of Morrowbie Jukes - The man who be king - Wee Willie Winkie - Baa baa, black sheep - His Majesty the king - The drums of the Fore and aft. MoreLess Show More Show Less.

The Phantom Rickshaw. My Own True Ghost Story. The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes. The Man Who Would Be King. The Finest Story in the World. The Phantom Rickshaw. May no ill dreams disturb my rest, Nor Powers of Darkness me molest. One of the few advantages that India has over England is a great Knowability. After five years’ service a man is directly or indirectly acquainted with the two or three hundred Civilians in his Province, all the Messes of ten or twelve Regiments and Batteries, and some fifteen hundred other people of the non-official caste.

Kipling wrote equally well for children and adults. His best-known children's books are Just So Stories (1902), The Jungle Books (1894-95), and Kim (1901). His short stories, although their understanding of the Indian is often moving, became minor hymns to the glory of Queen Victoria's empire and the civil servants and soldiers who staffed her outposts.

Contents: The Phantom 'Rickshaw; The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes; The .

Contents: The Phantom 'Rickshaw; The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes; The Recrudescence of Imray; My Own True Ghost Story; At the End of the Passage; The Man Who Would Be King; and The Mutiny of the Mavericks. Kipling, who as a novelist dramatized the ambivalence of the British colonial experience, was born of English parents in Bombay and as a child knew Hindustani better than English.

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Cobyno
The Phantom Rickshaw perhaps suffers from familiarity, if you read Kipling it is always turning up so this must be a third or fourth reading for me and it is beginning to get old. But it is interesting and well written so its understandable it keeps being included in collections. The Man Who Would Be King is great but unusual in being one of those rare stories where the movie is better than the original. It is a great story but not exactly a ghost story. My Own True Ghost Story was new to me and really good. The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes was also very good. About the time I thought he had forgotten something, like the horse, the story resolved the issue. Found myself certain several times I knew a way to escape then it would be foiled. I enjoyed the story except the ending which seemed a little to simple and sudden but life is often like that. The Finest Story in the World wasn't. I felt it dragged and kept thinking to bad you couldn't pick up one of Bernard Cornwell's books. All in all a good read.
Bralore
If you don't love Kipling, you don't love the English language.

This is a book that I could recommend to just about anyone who has school aged children. There's no graphic violence. There's no real swearing. There's nothing that would offend the modern parent. And the grammar and spelling are perfect. If you have young kids, buy this book and put it into their hands. They'll thank you later.
Zamo
I inherited the complete works of Kipling from my Grandmother but it was missing one volume, this one. It's on a par with the rest: some great stories, some just good. Everyone should read Kipling for a sense of the time, place, and the British Empire.
Frdi
I appreciate that older books are available in eBook, otherwise today's readers might now have access to them if no hardcopies are available. Anyway, I found some of the stories in the collection good, others not so much.
Marilace
Decent but not great. He has other writings that are better but taken in context to his life long works it seems appropriate to write something in this genre.
MOQ
Great Kipling
Pemand
Great classic short stories. Rudyard Kipling is a must for anyone! the collection is very good and the stories are easy to read.
Good stores by Kipling