The King in Yellow

by Robert William Chambers


The King in Yellow is a book of short stories by the American writer Robert W. 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. 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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01. The Repairer Of Reputations
      Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
08. The Street Of The First Shell
09. The Street Of Our Lady Of The Fields
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Part I:
01. The Repairer Of Reputations
02. The Mask
03. In The Court Of The Dragon
04. The Yellow Sign
Part II:
05. The Demoiselle D'ys
06. The Prophets' Paradise
07. The Street Of The Four Winds
08. The Street Of The First Shell
09. The Street Of Our Lady Of The Fields
10. Rue Barrée