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The King in Yellow - Tales of Mystery & The Supernatural (Paperback)
  • The King in Yellow - Tales of Mystery & The Supernatural (Paperback)

The King in Yellow - Tales of Mystery & The Supernatural (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 05/05/2010
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With an Introduction by David Stuart Davies.

'I read it and reread it, and wept and laughed and trembled with horror which at all times assails me yet'.

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 American 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'.

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
ISBN: 9781840226447
Weight: 125 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10 mm

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“Updated Review”

Having already read and reviewed a Wordsworth Classics paperback copy of The King in Yellow I managed to obtain this hard back version of the text (9781782273769), and felt a brief update was due. In terms of quality... More

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Ross at Dundee

“One of my favourite books of all time.”

Written in 1895 the King in Yellow stands the test of time with themes topical even today. I've often described the King in Yellow as 'Beautifully Bleak' as it lulls the reader along with its romantic... More

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“The King in Yellow”

A thin little book, but some rather weighty prose makes it feel longer than its page count. This is a collection of short stories, several of which orbit the theme that there is a book (called The King in Yellow)... More

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