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    The King in Yellow (Hardback) By (author) Robert W Chambers, Introduction by H P Lovecraft

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    Description"Very genuine, though not without the typical mannered extravagance of the eighteen-nineties, is the strain of horror in the early work of Robert W. Chambers, since renowned for products of a very different quality. The King in Yellow, a series of vaguely connected short stories having as a background a monstrous and suppressed book whose perusal brings fright, madness, and spectral tragedy, really achieves notable heights of cosmic fear in spite of uneven interest and a somewhat trivial and affected cultivation of the Gallic studio atmosphere made popular by Du Maurier's Trilby. The most powerful of its tales, perhaps, is The Yellow Sign, in which is introduced a silent and terrible churchyard watchman with a face like a puffy grave-worm's." -- From the Introduction by H.P. Lovecraft.


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    Title
    The King in Yellow
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert W Chambers, Introduction by H P Lovecraft
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 196
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781557423696
    ISBN 10: 1557423695
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: FK
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11300
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: FA
    B&T General Subject: 350
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 66
    BISAC V2.8: FIC015000, FIC009000
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Wildside Press
    Imprint name
    Wildside Press
    Publication date
    30 September 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Rockville, MD