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The Resource The King in Yellow

The King in Yellow

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The King in Yellow
Title
The King in Yellow
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Summary
First published in 1895, this collection of short stories by Robert W. Chambers takes its title from The King in Yellow, a fictional drama so laced with "the essence of purest poison" that it drives anyone foolish enough to read it insane. Although suppressed by authorities shortly after publication, copies of the play continue to seduce and destroy unsuspecting men and women who fall under its spell. The King in Yellow was a bestseller in its day, and was later praised by horror emeritus H.P. Lovecraft as a book that "really achieves notable heights of cosmic horror." Its ten stories include "The Yellow Sign," considered by many critics to be one of the greatest tales of horror in the English language. This edition features an introduction and notes by horror fiction scholar S.T. Joshi
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
The King in Yellow
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OVERDRIVE:1588a677-8a9a-411a-aeec-07bfd7c5e863
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781435155398
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The King in Yellow
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1588a677-8a9a-411a-aeec-07bfd7c5e863
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781435155398
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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