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    The King in Yellow (Paperback) By (author) Robert W Chambers

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    DescriptionThe central cycle of macabre stories, set in a then-future 1920's Paris and America, center on a fictitious play "The King in Yellow" the reading of which drives one mad. The color yellow was an evocative element of the decadent movement-typified by the notorious literary journal The Yellow Book and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's short story "The Yellow Wallpaper." Chambers work bridges the gap between the decadent literature of the 19th century and the fantastic pulp fiction of the twentieth. Chambers can be viewed as a direct pre-cursor to H.P. Lovecraft and his particular style of fantastic horror. Lovecraft first read The King in Yellow in the late 1920's. The stories were highly influential on the younger writer-later incorporating references to them in his own works such as "The Call of Cthulhu" and his "History of the Necronomicon."


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    Title
    The King in Yellow
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert W Chambers
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 250
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781608640195
    ISBN 10: 1608640191
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: DQ, FM, FL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    Libri: I-FS
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009040, FIC028040
    Publisher
    Rebel Satori Press
    Imprint name
    Rebel Satori Press
    Publication date
    15 January 2010