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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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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This content is DRM protected.
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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
--Active table of contents
--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

Audiobook Links:
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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A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick
 
Swan is a nine-year-old Idaho girl following her struggling mother from one trailer park to the next when she receives visions of doom—something far wider than the narrow scope of her own beleaguered life. In a blinding flash, nuclear bombs annihilate civilization, leaving only a few buried survivors to crawl onto a scorched landscape that was once America.
 
In Manhattan, a homeless woman stumbles from the sewers, guided by the prophecies of a mysterious amulet, and pursued by something wicked; on Idaho’s Blue Dome Mountain, an orphaned boy falls under the influence of depraved survivalists and discovers the value of a killer instinct; and amid the devastating dust storms on the Great Plains of Nebraska, Swan forms a heart-and-soul bond with an unlikely new companion. Soon they will cross paths. But only Swan knows that they must endure more than just a trek across an irradiated country of mutated animals, starvation, madmen, and wasteland warriors.
 
Swan’s visions tell of a coming malevolent force. It’s a shape-shifting embodiment of the apocalypse, and of all that is evil and despairing. And it’s hell-bent on destroying the last hope of goodness and purity in the world. Swan is that hope. Now, she must fight not only for her own survival, but for that of all mankind.
 
A winner of the Bram Stoker Award and a finalist for the World Fantasy Award, Swan Song has become a modern classic, called “a chilling vision that keeps you turning pages to the shocking end” by John Saul and “a long, satisfying look at hell and salvation” by Publishers Weekly.
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