"Strange is the night where black stars rise,
And strange moons circle through skies
but stranger still is
The King in Yellow is a collection of Art Nouveau short stories, which includes several famous "weird" short stories, all of which are connected by the theme of a fictitious drama involving a mysterious book called "The King In Yellow", which is said to have the ability to morally corrupt or spiritually destroy those who read it. The second premise of the book is that "The King in Yellow" actually exists somewhere beyond the stars and an imperial dynasty has established itself on our planet; originating from the alien city "Carcosa," found amongst the stars in the Taurus constellation; the original domain of "The King in Yellow," whose unseen terrible influence on Human life is more pervasive than anyone can imagine.
Genre: Supernatural, Short story, Horror, Speculative fiction
The King in Yellow was described as one of the most important works of American supernatural fiction by editor and bibliographer, E. F. Bleiler. It was also strongly admired by H.P. Lovecraft and his circle.
Highlights of this edition are:
� 10 illustrations.
� A free web link to an audio file to listen to the whole book.
� It is formatted for ease of use and enjoyment on your Nook reader.
� An active (easy to use) Table of Contents listing every chapter accessible from the Nook "go to" feature.
� Perfect formatting in rich text compatible with Nook's Text-to-Speech features.