The King In Yellow
  • The King In Yellow
  • The King In Yellow
  • The King In Yellow
ISBN: 1617200883
EAN13: 9781617200885
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 16, 2010
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 0.6" H x 8.9" L x 5.9" W
Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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It's the hit HBO show from the 21st century, True Detective, that has brought Robert W. Chambers' 1895 book of weird stories back into the mainstream public eye for the first time in 120 years; but those in the know have been aware of The King in Yellow this entire time, with its Wikipedia page listing such modern notables as H.P. Lovecraft, Raymond Chandler, and Blue Oyster Cult as fans who have self-professed this book as a major influence. And why shouldn't they? An inauspicious volume from an artist just starting his career, who up to then had been a visual painter who suddenly switched mediums without any given explanation, there wasn't much of a reason to expect great things from this mid-list story collection; but it turned out to be one of the very first volumes to help define what horror became in the modern era, the fabled bridge between Edgar Allen Poe and Stephen King that's been cited since in so many term papers on the subject. A meta stories about stories about stories project that was also one of the first tales of existential dread ever published (the major force driving Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythology as well), and with the kind of elaborate alt-history world-building usually only seen in space operas, this is truly a 20th-century text that magically first appeared in the 19th, and Read More chevron_right

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