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 inHe 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, 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 If you re like me then you wouldn t have realised that this famous classic author had ever written in the horror field I hadn t actually read any of his work before and so it was high time I read something by him, this looked like a good place to start.The stories are presented in chronological order and hence there s a definite sense of change and progression reading through them in order In my opinion, we see the Kipling developing his skills as a writer and the stories generally improve as If you re like me then you wouldn t have realised that this famous classic author had ever written in the horror field I hadn t actually read any of his work before and so it was high time I read something by him, this looked like a good place to start.The stories are presented in chronological order and hence there s a definite sense of change and progression reading through them in order In my opinion, we see the Kipling developing his skills as a writer and the stories generally improve as they go on Also, later on there is a definite shift away from India as the setting, I suppose reflecting the fact that he moved away from India later on in life.Some stories definitely left a stronger impression than others Besides the unquestionably excellent title story, I loved The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes in which an English officer accidentally falls into a sand trap in the desert and finds a community of scavengers living in it with apparently no way out An interesting examination of human nature The Wandering Jew was a haunting tale of someone who is driven to try and gain extra days of life my travelling constantly eastwards around the world.In They the protagonist, lost while driving, encounters a blind lady living in a house with mysteriously shy children He eventually discovers they are not quite what they seem.And in The House Surgeon we see a house haunted, not by the dead, by by the grief of the a living, tortured soul.All in all, a pleasing collection in which the stories can be read back to back as they vary considerably and served up with an informative introduction by S T Joshi , , ,, ,. Many of these were well written, interesting and thought provoking Some of these had an air of horror.Others were just stories, some sadly out dated, namely the last few.The ones in the beginning of the book, the oldest ones, were the best ones Actually, some of them might haunt me for a while. Reto la mansi n encantada, tem tica hombres lobo Relato cortito y ameno, f cil de leer Ocurre lejos de los escenarios que com nmente vemos en los hombres lobo Fue una lectura interesante. Well edited collection by THE horror authority of today, S.T Joshi of stories by Kipling, that I would argue are not all necessarily horror, as the collection s title suggests, but certainly in the weird tales vein The collection is organized chronologically, which could be off putting to the impatient, as many of the earlier stories save the classic The Phantom Rickshaw readlike dream narratives than stories, and areinteresting in concept than actually involving But sti Well edited collection by THE horror authority of today, S.T Joshi of stories by Kipling, that I would argue are not all necessarily horror, as the collection s title suggests, but certainly in the weird tales vein The collection is organized chronologically, which could be off putting to the impatient, as many of the earlier stories save the classic The Phantom Rickshaw readlike dream narratives than stories, and areinteresting in concept than actually involving But stick with this collection, which culminates in some of the best early 20th century horror classics as the title story, They, and The Lost Legion I can t give the collection 5 stars, due to some throwaway tales, but I d rather get a full picture of Kipling s ventures into the weird area than a much shorter collection that just picks a few highlights that have otherwise been frequently anthologized This makes me want to readKipling, certainly, especially his science fiction, which I only recently learned about Pues le do solo el relato la marca de la bestia.Primera incursi n con Kipling creo y aunque la narrativa no me ha disgustado, el final no me ha dicho nada, me ha parecido muy muy blando y en cierto modo, demasiado bueno para el implicado.Adem s, durante la lectura ciertas frases me han evocado un tono un poco racista y eso que no suelo fijarme en esas cosas, si lo hago es porque la historia me aburre.Lo bueno es que es corto, se lee en un suspiro y no da miedo soy muy miedosas.En fi Pues le do solo el relato la marca de la bestia.Primera incursi n con Kipling creo y aunque la narrativa no me ha disgustado, el final no me ha dicho nada, me ha parecido muy muy blando y en cierto modo, demasiado bueno para el implicado.Adem s, durante la lectura ciertas frases me han evocado un tono un poco racista y eso que no suelo fijarme en esas cosas, si lo hago es porque la historia me aburre.Lo bueno es que es corto, se lee en un suspiro y no da miedo soy muy miedosas.En fin, 2 estrellas sobre 5 porque es un relato bastante flojo 1891, 1909 ,., 1 3 18 , 1891, 1909 ,., 1 3 18 , Una serie de cuentos de tinte fant stico, pero que al mismo tiempo son retratos de su tiempo y lugar la India colonial, con toda la vibrante complejidad derivada del choque tan peculiar entre dos culturas Adem s, la narrativa de Kipling es vibrante, original y din mica, contagiando al lector de las mismas emociones vertidas en cada cuento.