The king in yellow

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"I read it and reread it, and wept and laughed and trembled with a horror which at times assails me yet."The supernatural stories that make up Robert W. Chambers' classic piece of weird fiction are tied together by a play that brings madness to all who read it: The King in Yellow. It is a book that draws readers in with an irresistible yet innocent opening act, then drives them insane with the poisonous words of Act 2. It is a book that cannot be suppressed, spreading like a disease from city to city, continent to continent.An influence on writers from H. P. Lovecraft to Neil Gaiman, and a central reference in the hit TV show True Detective, The King in Yellow is one of the most important works of American supernatural fiction. In this dangerously unputdownable graphic novel adaptation, I. N. J. Culbard brings to life a thrilling tale of horror that will make you laugh and cry and tremble with fright... Read at your own risk.
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Grouping Titleking in yellow
Grouping Authorchambers robert w
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authorChambers, Robert W. (Robert William), 1865-1933,
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display_descriptionI cannot forget Carcosa where black stars hang in the heavens; where the shadows of men's thoughts lengthen in the afternoon...I pray God will curse the writer, as the writer has cursed the world with this beautiful, stupendous creation, terrible in its simplicity, irresistible in its truth - a world which now trembles before the King in Yellow. The weird tales in this slim volume are all linked by a play, the second act of which reveals truths so terrible and beautiful that it drives all who read it to despair: The King in Yellow. These four macabre, uncanny and unsettling stories are some of the most thrilling ever written in the field of weird fiction, and since their first publication in 1895 have become a cult classic, influencing many writers from the renowned master of cosmic horror H.P Lovecraft to the creators of HBO's True Detective.
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ils:a1431987BookBooksEnglishPushkin Press, 2017.154 pages ; 21 cm.
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subject_facetGhost stories
Horror fiction
Paranormal fiction, American
Short stories
title_displayThe king in yellow
title_fullThe king in yellow / Robert W. Chambers
title_shortThe king in yellow
topic_facetParanormal fiction, American