The King in Yellow

by Robert William Chambers


The King in Yellow is a book of short stories by the American writer Robert William Chambers, first published by F. Tennyson Neely in 1895. The book is named after a play with the same title which recurs as a motif through some of the stories. The first half of the book features highly esteemed horror stories, and the book has been described by critics such as E. F. Bleiler, and T. E. D. Klein as a classic in the field of the supernatural. Lin Carter called it "an absolute masterpiece, probably the single greatest book of weird fantasy written in this country between the death of Poe and the rise of Lovecraft."
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. "The Yellow Sign" inspired a film of the same name released in 2001.
Excerpted from The King in Yellow on Wikipedia.

person AuthorRobert William Chambers
language CountryUnited States
api GenreShort storiesHorror Novels
copyright CopyrightPublic domain in the United States.
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book_online EbooksProject Gutenberg
description ScansInternet Archive
headphones AudioLibrivox | Internet Archive
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--Reader: Eva Staes--