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The Phantom Rickshaw

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Written by nineteen-year-old Kipling.

Jack Pansay has had a passionate ship-board romance with Agnes Keith-Wessington, the golden-haired wife of an officer. He wearies of her and tells her so, but she refuses to accept his rejection, insisting that it is all "a hideous mistake". She grows wan and thin, but he continues to respond curtly and brutally. He becomes engaged to K
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Published 1888 by A H Wheeler & Co
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James
Jan 18, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A truly phenomenal book to read, falls perfectly in the horror genre, somewhere between that of Bram Stoker and Edgar Allen Poe. The story flowed wonderfully and beautifully descriptive.

Like with many other books by similar authors of the time, issues and concerns regarding addiction are raised. Issues of drinking in the wider social structure, medical concerns surrounding drinking, palpitations, deuterium tremors and such for were of grave concern. Kipling unlike other authors goes further by
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Denise
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
John Pansy is dying. His doctor blames it on overwork, but he says he sees the ghost of a woman he wronged. He writes his story down:

Kyle
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"And like the Prince in Tennyson’s poem, 'I seemed to move amid a world of ghosts.'”
Sohail
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an interesting short story, a good combination of psychological fiction and the horror genre, but you couldn't say, with certainty, that it belongs to one or the other.
Rebekka Hindbo
Read for uni.
Gina G
Oct 07, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. Never underestimate a lover scorned.
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Joseph Rudyard Kipling was a journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist.

Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), and many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King (1888). His poems include Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), The Gods of the Copybook Headings (1919), The White Man's Burden (1899), and If— (1910). He is regarded as a major innovator in
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