The King in Yellow, and Other Horror Stories
The King in Yellow and Other Horror Stories Author:Robert W. Chambers, E. F. Bleiler (Editor) 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 r... more »ead 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 Cthulu Mythos, whose own fiction was greatly influenced by this book stated that The King in Yellow 'achieves notable heights of cosmic fear.
Includes: The mask.--In the Court of the Dragon.--The maker of moons.--A pleasant evening.--The messenger.--The key to grief.--The harbor-master.--In quest of the dingue.--Is the ux extinct?« less