The King in Yellow

The King in Yellow

One of the leading examples of Victorian-gothic horror, The King in Yellow is a collection of ten inter-related stories that explore the despair and madness that affect characters that come into contact with the forbidden play, The King in Yellow. Since its publication in 1895, The King in Yellow has inspired other horror-genre writers including H. P. Lovecraft, and the text is referenced by many works of fiction, in music, and by the hit television series True Detective, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library_We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

Title:The King in Yellow
ISBN:9781539053446
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    The King in Yellow Reviews

  • mark monday

    Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ5 Stars for the wonderful opening story "The Repairer of Reputations". although i wonder if 'wonderful' is the correct word. after all, this is a story that opens with a bizarre, sometimes d...

  • Jean-marcel

    Can art drive a person insane? Could there be a book, or a film, or a piece of music that vibrates against the cortext in a certain way, or opens great gulfs of revelation so profound and so shatterin...

  • K.J. Charles

    Tremendous first half with the sinister Carcosa tales, and the "King in Yellow", a bestseller that drives everyone who reads it mad. Cracking stuff. Second half is a skippable series of stories of ver...

  • Amy (Other Amy)

    Along the shore the cloud waves break,The twin suns sink beneath the lake,The shadows lengthenIn Carcosa.Strange is the night where black stars rise,And strange moons circle through the skiesBut stran...

  • P.E.

    Otherworldly as far as the first four fantastical stories go, then eerily realistic.You never saw such a blend of vividness in settings and sharp foreboding as in The Repairer of Reputations, The Mask...

  • Chris_P

    The Repairer of Reputations: **The Mask: ****In the Court of the Dragon: ***The Yellow Sign: ***The Demoiselle D' Ys: ****The Prophets' Paradise: *****The Street of the Four Winds: ****The Street of t...

  • Paulo

    This is a hard book to give a rating.There are more things that made me wanna stop the book than to continue. But I stand firm and continue my path unfortunally the last two stories were too much for ...

  • El

    In 1986 Robert Chambers killed a young woman in Central Park in New York. The media called Chambers the Preppie Killer.This Robert W. Chambers is not the same guy. Robert W. Chambers died in 1933 and,...

  • Alex

    Camilla: You, sir, should unmask.Stranger: Indeed?Cassilda: Indeed it's time. We have all laid aside disguise but you.Stranger: I wear no mask.Camilla: (Terrified, aside to Cassilda.) No mask? No mask...

  • Wreade1872

    No... nope, does not work. I tried i really did and i can see why people like these tales but i seriously believe they're judging them more on potential than actuality. Look the writing isn't bad, Cha...