The King in Yellow

Robert W. Chambers
horror > weird fiction, short stories
The King in Yellow - Robert W. Chambers6.90

With its strange, imaginative blend of horror, science fiction, romance and lyrical prose, Robert W. Chambers' The King in Yellow is a classic masterpiece of weird fiction. This series of vaguely connected stories is linked by the presence of a monstrous and suppressed book which brings fright, madness and spectral tragedy to all those who read it. An air of futility and doom pervade these pages like a sweet insidious poison. Dare you read it?

This collection has been called the most important book in Amercian supernatural fiction between Poe and the moderns. H. P. Lovecraft, creator of the famed Cthulhu Mythos, whose own fiction was greatly influenced by this book stated that The King in Yellow 'achieves notable heights of cosmic fear.'

Contents:

  • The Repairer of Reputations
  • The Mask
  • In the Court of the Dragon
  • The Yellow Sign
  • The Demoiselle d'Ys
  • The Prophets' Paradise
  • The Street of the Four Winds
  • The Street of the First Shell
  • The Street of Our Lady of the Fields
  • Rue Barrée
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Release date: 1895
Genres: horrorweird fiction, short stories
Average rating: 6.90/10
Total ratings: 19
Updated: August 18, 2021