Robert William Chambers, “The King in Yellow”


-10 macabre, uncanny and unsettling stories. The supernatural horror cult classic that inspired H.P. Lovecraft and the HBO hit series True Detective

‘One of the greatest weird tales ever written’ – H.P. Lovecraft


The King in Yellow is a collection of 10 short stories by the American writer Robert W. Chambers. It includes:


“The Repairer of Reputations” – A story of egotism and paranoia which carries the imagery of the book’s title.

“The Mask” – A dream story of art, love, and uncanny science.

“In the Court of the Dragon” – A man is pursued by a sinister church organist who is after his soul.

“The Yellow Sign” – An artist is troubled by a sinister churchyard watchman who resembles a coffin worm.

“The Demoiselle d’Ys” – A time travel love story.

“The Prophets’ Paradise” – A sequence of eerie prose poems that develop the style and theme of a quote from the fictional play The King in Yellow which introduces “The Mask”.

“The Street of the Four Winds” – An atmospheric tale of an artist in Paris who is drawn to a neighbor’s room by a cat; the story ends with a tragic touch.

“The Street of the First Shell” – A war story set in the Paris Siege of 1870.

“The Street of Our Lady of the Fields” – Romantic American bohemians in Paris.

“Rue Barrée” – Romantic American bohemians in Paris, with a discordant ending that playfully reflects some of the tone of the first story.


Robert W. Chambers (1865-1933), an American artist, short story writer, and novelist, is best remembered for his strange, often paranormal short stories. Although Chambers often wrote in other genres, including romance and historical fiction, his spooky stories are noted as his most original and trailblazing contributions to fiction. Notably, Chambers’ collection, The King in Yellow, had an impact on one of science fiction’s greatest influencers, H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937).


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  • Publisher: Intra S.r.l.s. (December 9, 2021)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 214 pages
  • ISBN-13: 979-1259912541
  • Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.54 x 8 inches
  • Price: (IT) € 11,99 (paperback), 3,99 (ebook Intra)

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