Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

The King in Yellow
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. 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.”

Paperback, 192pp
Wordsworth Editions, 2010 (1895)
ISBN 9781840226447