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The King in Yellow

By: Robert W. Chambers
Published By: Double9 Books
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The King in Yellow is a collection of ten interconnected stories that explore the despair and madness that characters experience when they come into contact with the forbidden play, The King in Yellow. One of the best examples of Victorian-gothic horror, it is widely regarded. Robert W. Chambers' collection of short stories, The King in Yellow, was first released by F. Tennyson Neely in 1895. The title of the book is taken from a play of the same name, which appears throughout some of the stories as a motif. Three main devices serve as a loose connection between the first four stories: The King in Yellow is a play that was published as a book, The King in Yellow is a supernatural, Gothic being that is enigmatic and evil, and a sinister icon known as the Yellow Sign. These macabre tales have a similar focus on characters who are frequently artists or decadents who live in the demi-monde to the other tales in the collection. Throughout the remaining stories, the macabre character gradually disappears, and the final three are written in the romantic fiction style that is characteristic of Chambers' later work. Due to their Parisian settings and artistic protagonists, they are all connected to the stories that came before them.

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Robert W. Chambers

American author and artist Robert William Chambers (May 26, 1865 – December 16, 1933) is best known for his 1895 collection of short stories The King in Yellow. William Chambers, a lieutenant in the British Royal Navy who was married to Amelia Saunders, was his great-grandfather (1765–1822). In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Chambers wrote historical fiction with a focus on the American Civil War and World War I. Later, he started writing romantic fiction, which was well-received and helped him become a best-selling author. He wed Elsa (Elsie) Vaughn Moller on July 12, 1898. (1872–1939). Robert Edward Stuart Chambers (1899–1955) was their son (who sometimes used the name, Robert Husted Chambers).On December 16, 1933, Robert W. Chambers passed away. He had undergone intestinal surgery three days earlier.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 228 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9356569355
  • ISBN-13: 9789356569355
  • Item Weight: 273.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 12.8 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Short Stories (single author), Fiction / Horror, Fiction / Occult & Supernatural