The King in Yellow, Deluxe Edition: An early classic of the weird fiction genre (Hardcover)

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Time is a flat circle in this beautiful gift edition of the cult classic work of weird fiction and supernatural horror that inspired H.P. Lovecraft and HBO’s True Detective

"…For we do not know what beasts the night dreams when its hours grow too long for even God to be awake." – Attributed to Hildred Castaigne, narrator of “The Repairer of Reputations.”

The weird tales in this slim volume are all linked by a play, the second act of which reveals truths so terrible and beautiful that it drives all who read it to despair: The King in Yellow.

I cannot forget Carcosa where black stars hang in the heavens; where the shadows of men’s thoughts lengthen in the afternoon . . . I pray God will curse the writer, as the writer has cursed the world with this beautiful, stupendous creation, terrible in its simplicity, irresistible in its truth–a world which now trembles before the King in Yellow.

These four macabre, uncanny, and unsettling stories are some of the most thrilling ever written in the field of weird fiction, exploring themes of the supernatural, spirituality, and the potentially corrosive influence of belief in the afterlife. Since their first publication in 1895, they have become a cult classic, influencing everyone from the renowned master of cosmic horror, H.P Lovecraft, to the creators of HBO’s True Detective.

About the Author


Robert W. Chambers (1865-1933) was an American author and artist. He was a prolific writer and enjoyed great success during his lifetime, with an output comprising works of romance, adventure and science fiction, as well as some books for children. However, it is principally for his weird and supernatural stories, and in particular this collection, which is regarded as one of the most important works of American supernatural fiction, that he is remembered today.

Praise For…


"A beautiful gift edition of this cult classic of supernatural fiction. . . These four macabre, uncanny and unsettling stories are some of the most thrilling ever written in the field of weird fiction. . . The King in Yellow is a "must-read" for connoisseurs of the genre, highly recommended."
—Midwest Book Review

"Lovecraft fans and connoisseurs of the weird will enjoy discovering this pioneering author."
Booklist

"A fantastic classic horror novel... written by a master hand."
Looking Glass Reads

"Altogether one of the greatest weird tales ever written."
—H.P. Lovecraft


Product Details
ISBN: 9781782273769
ISBN-10: 178227376X
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Publication Date: February 27th, 2018
Pages: 160
Language: English