There is a book that is shrouded in mystery. Some even say it's a myth. Within its pages is a play - one that brings madness and despair to all who read it. It is the play of the King in Yellow, and it will haunt you for the rest of your days. The King in Yellow is a collection of stories interwoven loosely by the elements of the play, including the central figure himself.
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The King in Yellow is a collection of short stories - mysterious, macabre, and endearing by turns. The work has been linked to H. P. Lovecraft, with the titular entity forming a part of the extended Cthulhu mythos. The first three stories are darkly suspenseful and linked by the mysterious Yellow Sign and the malevolent King in Yellow. These will please Lovecraft fans most of all, and the ghost stories will not disappoint. Also included in this collection are a war story and a strange romance, both of which intrigue and entertain.
Released one year after the publication of The King in Yellow - a milestone of supernaturalfiction - Robert W. Chambers’ title story of this short-story collection isconsidered one of his finest weird tales. It is followed by a series ofromantic art nouveau stories. Chambers’ love of natural scenery, symbolicanimal figures, and ghostly imagery are on full display as he weaves hischaracters through these otherworldly tales.
Considered by many to be the father of supernatural fiction, Robert W. Chambers' work continues to influence writers today. Originally published in 1897, The Mystery of Choice brings together seven chilling tales, most of them set in Brittany. Distinguished by its atmospheric use of natural scenery, this important collection presents an author at the peak of his craft.
Todos los relatos del Rey de amarillo están conectados por un símbolo, por una maldad difícil de comprender: En la corte del dragón - vas a sentir un escalofrío cuando una voz de ninguna parte empiece a susurrar a tu alma La demoiselle d'Ys - Si Jeane te invita a ir a su castillo, quizás te lo deberías pensar... a lo mejor no te conviene El símbolo amarillo - ¿pueden los espíritus de un cementerio influenciar el arte de un pintor? La máscara - ¿cómo se podría conseguir una escultura absolutamente perfecta?
This collection includes five of the greatest stories of American classic horror. The richest of language is used to create extraordinary atmosphere - gloom, darkness, solitude, despair - and the relentless feeling of impending doom. Includes: "The Oval Portrait", by Edgar Allan Poe; "Ethan Brand", by Nathaniel Hawthorne; "The Yellow Sign", by Robert W. Chambers; "The Upper Berth", by F. Marion Crawford; and "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", by Ambrose Bierce.
"Good Selection of Stories Narrated Well"
A short story from "The King in Yellow", The story is set in New York City in the year 1920, 25 years after the story's publication. It is told from the view of Hildred Castaigne, a young man whose personality changes drastically following a head injury sustained by falling from his horse. He is subsequently committed to an asylum for treatment of insanity by Dr. Archer. Due to his accident, Hildred is a prime example of an unreliable narrator.
Skillfully narrated by voice actor Mark Turetsky, The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers is a classic in the field of the supernatural. The series of 10 short stories is named after a fictional play of the same name which induces madness in the minds of those that read it. The Yellow King and Carcosa were often alluded to in a popular TV series True Detective, where evil and madness are often a theme.
"Some stories are fun."
From The King in Yellow: Anyone who possesses, even by accident, a copy of the sign is susceptible to some form of insidious mind control, or possession, by the King in Yellow or one of his heirs. The stories also suggest that the original creator of the sign was not human and possibly came from a strange alternate dimension that contains an ominous and ancient city known as Carcosa. The finder of the sign gives it as a gift to her future lover with disasterous results!
If you have an appetite for the occult, consider this a feast. All of the authors in this collection have penned tales that deal with the supernatural and the supernormal. These include two novellas, "The Great God Pan" by Arthur Machen and "The Willows" by Algernon Blackwood and 10 short stories.
Barred from life and death alike, she waited - waited for the key that could unlock the sinister talisman that held her prisoner of eternity. Taken from The King in Yellow, often referred to in "True Detective" this is one creepy short story.
While taking a break from his latest painting, an artist casually stands at his window, looking at the street below. Much to his horror he sees a hideously disfigured man, a man whose features draw a repulsive shudder - the artist recognizes him from a nightmare foretelling his own death.
"Tale of terror ? Not at all."
Classic Tales of Terror collects two classic chillers of the supernatural. "The Cats of Ulthar" tells of an elderly couple with a penchant for animal cruelty. They kill the pet of an orphan and the animals retaliate with a terrible vengeance. In "The Yellow Sign", an artist encounters a horribly disfigured man who exudes a terrible aura of unspeakable evil.
Hildred Castaigne es el joven narrador de esta historia. Mientras se recupera de una caída de caballo que le provocó algunas lesiones en la cabeza, nos cuenta cómo la sociedad americana ha evolucionado en los últimos años controlando la inmigración desbordada, legalizando el suicidio... Durante su recuperación empieza a leer El rey amarillo y hace amistad con otro interno del centro el señor Wilde al que llaman, el reparador de reputaciones.
Boris Yvain es un artista que junto con su amante Genevieve y sus amigos Alec, el narrador y Jacvk Scott, estudiando el Rey amarillo han descubierto un líquido misterioso que tiene la facultad de convertir cualquier objeto en una bella escultura de mármol. Genevieve bajo la influencia de una droga cae en la piscina del líquido misterioso y...
From The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers, an American gets lost whilst hunting in Brittany and encounters The Demoiselle D'Ys and is invited back to the castle where she lives. While the two become close, it is clear to the listener that this castle and those who live in it are strangers to the world the American recognises, and he returns to the world he knew, after a sudden attack by a snake.
Un joven periodista que trabaja para el Manhattan Illustrator se queja a un compañero de las exigencias de su jefe, al que llama el viejo gato capón, que además de hacerle trabajar todas las horas del día sólo le da reportajes tontos y vacíos. El último que le ha encargado tener listo para el día siguiente es sobre los animales del zoológico.
El narrador empieza diciendo que quiere explicar todo lo que sabe de Yue-Laou y de Xin. Un poco más tarde se encuentra en una joyería con su amigo Godfrey. Mientras conversan se dan cuenta que una extraña criatura está saliendo del bolsillo de la chaqueta de Godfrey y asombrados especulan sobre su origen, pareciéndoles extraño que dios haya dado vida a un ser que parece inacabado.
"Oh, thou who burn'st in heart for those who burn In Hell, whose fires thyself shall feed in turn; How long be crying - 'Mercy on them.' God! Why, who art thou to teach and He to learn?" In the Church of St. Barnabé vespers were over; the clergy left the altar; the little choir-boys flocked across the chancel and settled in the stalls. A Suisse in rich uniform marched down the south aisle, sounding his staff at every fourth step on the stone pavement; behind him came that eloquent preacher and good man, Monseigneur C-----.