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The King In Yellow: “There a painless death awaits him who can no longer bear the sorrows of this life.”

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144 pages4 hours

Summary

This collection of short stories assembled together as The King in Yellow is a classic supernatural feast and a superb introduction to that branch of writing then described as 'weird'. Robert William Chambers was born in Brooklyn on May 26, 1865. He was a prolific writer and wrote much though for a time abandoned his mastery of 'weird'. HP Lovecraft, upon whom Chambers was a great early influence came to describe Chambers as "Chambers is like Rupert Hughes and a few other fallen Titans – equipped with the right brains and education but wholly out of the habit of using them." Robert W. Chambers died on December 16, 1933, after having undergone intestinal surgery three days earlier.

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