The King in Yellow

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A milestone of American supernatural fiction, The King in Yellow created a sensation upon its 1895 publication. Since then, it has markedly influenced writers in the genre, most famously, H. P. Lovecraft. Author Robert W. Chambers has been hailed as a writer of remarkable imaginative powers and the historic link between Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King. This edition features the original 10 gripping stories. The book is named after a fictional play with the same title which recurs as a motif through some of the ...
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Overview

A milestone of American supernatural fiction, The King in Yellow created a sensation upon its 1895 publication. Since then, it has markedly influenced writers in the genre, most famously, H. P. Lovecraft. Author Robert W. Chambers has been hailed as a writer of remarkable imaginative powers and the historic link between Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King. This edition features the original 10 gripping stories. The book is named after a fictional play with the same title which recurs as a motif through some of the stories. The first half of the book features highly esteemed weird stories, and the book is described by S.T. Joshi as a classic in the field of the supernatural. There are ten stories, the first four of which, "The Repairer of Reputations", "The Mask", "In the Court of the Dragon" and "The Yellow Sign", mention The King in Yellow, a forbidden play which induces despair or madness in those who read it.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781495994753
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 2/19/2014
  • Pages: 238
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert William Chambers, May 26, 1865 - December 16, 1933, was an American artist and fiction writer, best known for his masterpiece, a book of short stories entitled The King In Yellow, published in 1895.

The King in Yellow (1895) - short stories.

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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 July 10, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    If Chambers had stuck with the horror genre all the way through

    If Chambers had stuck with the horror genre all the way through instead of the tonal whiplash of switching to 
    war story and Bohemian romance schlock, this would have garnered at least three stars.  The Bohemian stories
    were such a slog to get through that I almost gave up on finishing, and I honestly can't remember the last time I 
    did that.
    If you MUST get this book, read the horror stories and ignore the rest.

    1 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 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    Crud

    This is not a good version at all. Avoid.

    1 out of 7 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 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    ????????

    I did not understand anything in this book! :-(

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Missing pages.

    0 out of 4 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.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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