The King in Yellow

Read Books Ltd
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This book contains Robert W. Chambers’ 1895 collection of short stories, "The King in Yellow". The first half of this volume contains a number of well-received stories of the weird and strange, and the volume has been hailed as a milestone in the field of the supernatural. The stories of this collection include: “The Repairer of Reputations”, “The Mask”, “In the Court of the Dragon”, “The Yellow Sign”, “The Demoiselle D’Ys”, “The Prophet’s Paradise”, “The Streets of the Four Winds”, “The Street of the First Shell”, and more. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.
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Ten twisted tales that have haunted generations of readers and writers from H. P. Lovecraft to the creators of the hit TV series True Detective

Nightmare imagery courses through these stories like blood through the veins. In “The Repairer of Reputations,” a Lethal Chamber stands at the edge of Washington Square Park, open to all who can no longer bear the sorrows of life. A Parisian sculptor discovers a liquid solution that can turn any living thing—a lily, a goldfish, a love-struck young woman—to stone in “The Mask.” The unnamed narrator of “In the Court of the Dragon” seeks respite in a church only to be driven mad by organ music that no one else can hear.

Nothing is stranger or more frightening, however, than The King in Yellow, the play that links these tales to one another and to a larger fictional universe containing the ghost stories of Ambrose Bierce, the cosmic horror of H. P. Lovecraft, and the first season of the critically acclaimed HBO series True Detective. Said to induce insanity and despair in those who read it, little is known for certain about the play beyond the ravings of those who have dared to open its pages. They speak of Carcosa, where black stars hang in the heavens. Of twin suns sinking into the Lake of Hali. Of the Yellow Sign and the Pallid Mask. And, in dread-filled whispers or lunatic shouts, of the King in Yellow himself, come to rule the world.

A masterpiece of weird fiction, Robert W. Chambers’s The King in Yellow holds the answer to countless mysteries—some of which might just be better left unsolved.

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Publisher
Read Books Ltd
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Published on
Mar 31, 2016
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Pages
351
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ISBN
9781447488248
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Occult & Supernatural
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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Eligible for Family Library

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--Professional formatting, giving you full control over fonts, font sizes, and line spacing
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--Bonus short story included: 'An Inhabitant of Carcosa' by Ambrose Bierce, featuring the very first mention of Carcosa in a published work.

As seen on HBO's new hit series 'True Detective' !

THE KING IN YELLOW is a 'weird fiction' collection of ten short stories written by Robert W. Chambers. The King in Yellow is the title of a fictional play that upon reading causes misery and madness in its readers. It is also the name of a mysterious malevolent supernatural being. Chambers' work inspired the writings of H.P. Lovecraft, H.G. Wells, Ambrose Bierce. His writings continue to thrill contemporary readers and writers alike. 'The King in Yellow' was recently featured on HBO's new hit series 'True Detective'.

This haunting collection includes the complete text of 'The King In Yellow', comprised of the following stories:

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

Plus a bonus short story:  'An Inhabitant of Carcosa' by Ambrose Bierce

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This edition contains links to download free, full-length audiobooks for all 10 Robert W. Chambers stories included in 'The King In Yellow' PLUS the bonus story, Ambrose Bierce's 'An Inhabitant of Carcosa'.

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