The King in Yellow [NOOK Book]

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The horror classic that scared H. P. Lovecraft! Here is how Lovecraft described this masterpiece of supernatural horror: "The King in Yellow, achieves notable heights of cosmic fear ... It is a series of connected short stories having as a background a monstrous and suppressed book whose perusal brings fright, madness, and spectral tragedy. The most powerful of its tales, perhaps, is "The Yellow Sign," in which is introduced a silent and terrible churchyard watchman with a face like a puffy grave-worm's. A boy, ...
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The horror classic that scared H. P. Lovecraft! Here is how Lovecraft described this masterpiece of supernatural horror: "The King in Yellow, achieves notable heights of cosmic fear ... It is a series of connected short stories having as a background a monstrous and suppressed book whose perusal brings fright, madness, and spectral tragedy. The most powerful of its tales, perhaps, is "The Yellow Sign," in which is introduced a silent and terrible churchyard watchman with a face like a puffy grave-worm's. A boy, describing a tussle he has had with this creature, shivers and sickens as he relates a certain detail. 'Well, it's Gawd's truth that when I 'it 'im 'e grabbed me wrists, Sir, and when I twisted 'is soft, mushy fist one of 'is fingers come off in me 'and.' An artist, who after seeing him has shared with another a strange dream of a nocturnal hearse, is shocked by the voice with which the watchman accosts him. The fellow emits a muttering sound that fills the head "like thick oily smoke from a fat-rendering vat or an odour of noisome decay." What he mumbles is merely this: 'Have you found the Yellow Sign?' A weirdly hieroglyphed onyx talisman, picked up on the street by the sharer of his dream, is shortly given the artist; and after stumbling queerly upon the hellish and forbidden book of horrors the two learn, among other hideous things which no sane mortal should know, that this talisman is indeed the nameless Yellow Sign handed down from the accursed cult of Hastur--from primordial Carcosa, whereof the volume treats, and some nightmare memory of which seeks to lurk latent and ominous at the back of all men's minds. Soon they hear the rumbling of the black-plumed hearse driven by the flabby and corpse-faced watchman. He enters the night-shrouded house in quest of the Yellow Sign, all bolts and bars rotting at his touch." Discover for yourself why Lovecraft, Bloch, Leiber, King and other horror masters were influenced by and rave over, <I>The King in Yellow</I>. But don't turn down the lights
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000075876
  • Publisher: Renaissance E Books
  • Publication date: 2/22/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 546,610
  • File size: 481 KB

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  • Posted April 11, 2012

    A must for any die-hard Lovecraft fans

    Lovecraft and the Call of Cthulhu corpus make many references to Chamber's "the King in Yellow", and this book is worth checking out. Not as overtly supernatural/pulp as Lovecraft's stories, this is still an interesting and creepy story of mysterious madness.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2014

    Bad ebook conversion.

    Google scanned copy of expired copyright classic. First few paages are scanned, then the text begins. Unfortunately their ocr leaves a lot to be desired and the text is barely readable. Low rating for the file, not the book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2014

    An excellent read if you like this genre. Not to be overlooked.

    An excellent read if you like this genre. Not to be overlooked. Brilliantly creepy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Am i being punked?

    -_- ...... =_= i swear i see dem camerass... this book sucks more than my dead goldfishes life.
    Run if you want to survive

    -supergirl-

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    Crud

    This is not a good version at all. Avoid.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Missing pages.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2011

    Would not download

    For whatever reason this copy would not download for me.

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