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by H. P. Lovecraft,Robert W. Chambers

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ISBN:
0809557541
ISBN13:
978-0809557547
Author:
H. P. Lovecraft,Robert W. Chambers
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Wildside Press (March 20, 2007)
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192 pages
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Rating:
4.5

Robert William Chambers was an American artist and writer.

Robert William Chambers was an American artist and writer. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, to William P. Chambers (1827 - 1911), a famous lawyer, and Caroline Chambers (née Boughton), a direct descendant of Roger Williams, the founder of Providence, Rhode Island. Robert's brother was Walter Boughton Chambers, the world famous architect.

By. Robert w. chambers. Original publication date: 1895. It was, I remember, the 13th day of April, 1920, that the firstGovernment Lethal Chamber was established on the south side of WashingtonSquare, between Wooster Street and South Fifth Avenue. The king in yellowis dedicatedtomy brother. The block whichhad formerly consisted of a lot of shabby old buildings, used as cafesand restaurants for foreigners, had been acquired by the Government inthe winter of 1898.

The King in Yellow is a collection of short stories written by Robert W. Chambers and published in 1895. The stories could be categorized as early horror fiction or Victorian Gothic fiction, but the work also touches on mythology, fantasy, mystery, science fiction and romance. The first four stories in the collection involve a fictional two-act play of the same title: The King in Yellow]]. The first four stories are loosely connected by three main devices: A play in book form entitled The King in Yellow.

The King in Yellow is a book of short stories by 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 weird stories, and the book has been described by critics such as E. F. Bleiler, S. T. Joshi and T. E. D. Klein as a classic in the field of the supernatural.

Home Robert W. Chambers The King in Yellow. Have you found the Yellow Sign?" I was furious. What did he mean by that?

Home Robert W. The king in yellow, . 0. What did he mean by that?

Chambers' writing is still sublimely lovely in these stories, and they do have some overarching themes that run through almost every story - many of the protagonists are artists or close to artists, and there is a lot of yellow, a lot of flowers, and some names that keep recurring in different places (Sylvia, Hastur). Tennyson Neely in 1895

The King in Yellow is a book of short stories by American writer Robert W. The most obvious would be H. P. Lovecraft and his Necronomicon, but the idea of books that rend the mind is a potent one that's burrowed into the literary conscious and has even showed up in a number of movies, too. One might even say that something like Borges's "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius" is a perfect extension and elucidation of this very idea.

The King in Yellow, a series of vaguely connected short stories having as a background a monstrous and suppressed book . Howard Phillips Lovecraft, 1890 - 1937 H. Lovecraft was born on August 20, 1890 in Providence, Rhode Island.

The King in Yellow, a series of vaguely connected short stories having as a background a monstrous and suppressed book whose perusal brings fright, madness, and spectral tragedy, really achieves notable heights of cosmic fear in spite of uneven interest and a somewhat trivial and affected cultivation of the Gallic studio atmosphere made popular by Du Maurier's Trilby. His mother was Sarah Susan Phillips Lovecraft and his father was Winfield Scott Lovecraft, a traveling salesman for Gorham & Co. Silversmtihs.

Robert William Chambers (May 26, 1865 – December 16, 1933) was an American artist and fiction writer, best known for his book of short stories titled The King in Yellow, published in 1895. Chambers (1827–1911), a corporate and bankruptcy lawyer, and Caroline Smith Boughton (1842–1913). His parents met when Caroline was twelve years old and William P. was interning with her father, Joseph Boughton, a prominent corporate lawyer.

"The King in Yellow, a series of vaguely connected short stories having as a background a monstrous and suppressed book whose perusal brings fright, madness, and spectral tragedy, really achieves notable heights of cosmic fear in spite of uneven interest and a somewhat trivial and affected cultivation of the Gallic studio atmosphere made popular by Du Maurier's Trilby. The most powerful of its tales, perhaps, is The Yellow Sign, in which is introduced a silent and terrible churchyard watchman with a face like a puffy grave-worm's." — from the Introduction by H.P. Lovecraft.
Reviews:
  • Thetalen
This review is of the Pushkin Press so-called Deluxe Edition. Sadly, this edition is hopelessly incomplete, and should in no way be described as "deluxe". It is missing the epigrammatic "Cassilda's Song" which appears at the beginning of the original collection, and is the densest source of allusions to (which are sparse enough as it is), and crucial to grasping in however fragmentary a manner, the Carcosa/King in Yellow "mythology" touched on in the first four stories and glancingly referenced elsewhere in Chambers' work. More forgivable, but still puzzling, is the absence of the "non-King in Yellow" stories which rounded out the first edition. These are supposedly irrelevant to what is assumed to be the reader's primary interest, namely the aforementioned "weird" elements, but the volume would still be slim enough (esp. considering the cover price) with these added that it's a little inexplicable that they were excluded. All-in-all, this edition was highly disappointing, and I am annoyed that I had to learn its inadequacies the hard way. I have since purchased the Fall River Press edition, which includes Cassilda's Song, all of the original tales, as well as prolegomena and annotations by S. T. Joshi, which puts the collection in broader literary and historical context.
  • Minha
No copyright page. No information on the cover art. Only copyright is a printing date (April 3, 2018, two whole days before I received the book in the mail.)

I’ve got nothing against Print-On-Demand...it’s frankly amazing that this is even a thing. But I have a huge problem with nowhere in the book does it state that it was first published in 1895, which is hugely relevant to its fame. I also wonder if they simply pirated and stole the cover art, as no copyright or illustrator credit is provided for that.

Do not support this publisher. There are other sources who know how to honor the artists and authors whose work they are so cheaply flogging.
  • Beabandis
Just to make it clear, this review is not about the content of the book. I just opened it today and have not read the stories yet.

This version has a terrible layout, with no clear divisions between the stories and a table of contents that doesn't tell you where anything is, and THE ENTIRE THING IS PRINTED IN COMIC SANS. WHY. THIS WAS A DECISION THAT SOMEONE ACTUALLY MADE.

While I am appalled by the choice of font, the format of the layout is really the worst part of this for me. New stories do not start on new pages; they simply start on the next line after the last story ended, and the titles are the same size font as the rest of the text. The titles aren't even bolded or underlined. The only thing that lets you know that they're titles is the fact that they're in all caps, which is easy to miss if you're flipping through the book.

That being said, the quality of the paper is nice enough, so if you want something that probably won't fall apart or rip if you turn the page too quickly, you think Comic Sans is a "fun" font that adds spice to reading, and not knowing where stories start or end sounds exciting, perhaps this is the version of the book for you.
  • Shan
This book is good for anyone who likes some good old school literature! If your here because your a fan of Lovecraft one thing to be aware of is this. Chambers was an artist who clearly had a lot of experience in that field. An artist lifestyle is well reflected through the characters in this book. Keep in mind that Chambers includes much more romance and tragic romance than Lovecraft ever did. Furthermore at one point the book drops any notion of cosmic horror completely, and instead focuses on romance.
  • Taur
this copy (The blue covered one) is incomplete! it left out "The Prophets' Paradise" which ties in details for one of the other stories. It's a shame, the book overall is good but disappointed they left out one of the stories.
  • Rainpick
This is a book far ahead of its time. Written and published in the 19th century, it combines fantasy, science fiction and narrative devices such as misdirection, unreliable narrators and the like, even what we would now call "metafiction." In addition to being fascinating as an historical document it's a great book on it's own. It is not a novel, exactly, but a series of interrelated stories, though the tone is such that it reads somewhat like a unitary work. To repeat myself, it's fascinating, on many levels. Highly recommended.
  • Qutalan
Understand that this is not a single book. It is a collection of short stories; the first several of which do seem to thread together enough that the first half of the collection feels like a single book. I generally don't read "horror" as a genre as modern horror is more about graphic gore. This however is beautiful, vintage, classic, get goosebumps & make your hair stand up psychological horror with not a drop of bloody gore in sight. The first set of stories are excellent. Some still current, almost trendsetting despite being a hundred years old. That is a feat worthy of 5 stars. The second half, while good; seem more disjointed. This makes that portion less engaging, a little hard to focus on, and somehow even the short stories can't hold my interest long enough to finish them. This means 4 stars only. But its worth getting for the first half alone.
Classic tales. I only read the first four of the eight, since I was mainly interested in The King in Yellow at the time. The stories are filled with dread and gloom, and it's obvious to see why this man, along with Poe, was such a heavy influence on H.P. Lovecraft. The detail he put into building an alternative reality (future for him, at the time) of the United States, and creating this evil play called The King in Yellow is incredible. The situations and circumstances people find themselves in when encountering this scary play is also intriguing. I recommend these stories to anyone with an interest in horror, gothic fiction, and just great storytelling as a whole. Robert W. Chambers was a great writer.