The King in Yellow

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Wed, 23 Dec 2009 04:13:28 +0100

THE KING IN YELLOW by ROBERT CHAMBERS is an amazing collection of loosely related fin-de-siècle (end of the century) horror stories, written in 1895. It served as one of the primary literary influences for H.P. LOVECRAFT and the entire "weird tale" genre, which was born as a literary entity in the pulp magazines of the early 20th century.

One should not pick up this book with the expectation that all the stories are coherently linked. They are written from radically different perspectives, though… (more)