Robert William Chambers (1865-1933) was born in Brooklyn and studied art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and Academie Julian in Paris. He worked briefly as an illustrator for popular magazines before turning to a career as a writer in 1894. He earned lasting literary renown the following year with the publication of The King in Yellow, an influential collection of short fiction regarded as a landmark of macabre literature. Chambers published more than seventy novels and short story collections and was one of the most successful writers of his day.
The King in Yellow (Fall River Edition)by Robert W. Chambers, S. T. Joshi (Introduction)
First published in 1895, The King in Yellow is the title of a madness-inducing play whose dark mythology is woven through the stories of Robert W. Chambers's short fiction collection bearing the same title. For more than a century Chambers's story collection has inspired works of the macabre, from the cosmic horror fiction of H.P. Lovecraft to the lushly decadent fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith and the weird noir television series True Detective.
This volume collects all ten stories from Robert W. Chambers's macabre classic. Read, if you dare, the book whose strange allure has captivated generations of readers, and whose stories, in the words of horror scholar S.T. Joshi, "fuse mystery, supernatural horror, and psychological aberration into a uniquely disturbing amalgam."
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