The King in Yellow

Product Number: WEB45712
Released: 01 Oct, 2011
Business Term: Multiuse 75 Circ
ISBN: #9781848703964
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
Please log in to view pricing

Description

With an Introduction by David Stuart Davies. 'I read it and reread it, and wept and laughed and trembled with horror which at all times assails me yet'. With its strange, imaginative blend of horror, science fiction, romance and lyrical prose, Robert W. Chambers' The King in Yellow is a classic masterpiece of weird fiction. This series of vaguely connected stories is linked by the presence of a monstrous and suppressed book which brings fright, madness and spectral tragedy to all those who read it. An air of futility and doom pervade these pages like a sweet insidious poison. Dare you read it? This collection has been called the most important book in American supernatural fiction between Poe and the moderns. H. P. Lovecraft, creator of the famed Cthulu mythos, whose own fiction was greatly influenced by this book stated that The King in Yellow 'achieves notable heights of cosmic fear'.

Genre: Horror
Original Publish Date: 01 Oct, 2011

Stay up to date with W.F.Howes news and announcements

The Home of Audiobooks, Digital Services & Large Print