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The King in Yellow is a classic of horror,
This review is from: The King in Yellow (Hardcover)
The King in Yellow is a group of thinly connected short stories all dealing with the effect of a two act play titled "The King in Yellow". The play will show up in the lives and libraries of the victums as if it has a dark soul and will of its own.
All that find this work are blasted in a horrific cosmic game of tag that is some of the darkest fiction in weird literature.
Published in 1895 by a young art student who wrote most of it while living in Paris, the King in Yellow and the early work of Robert W. Chambers were an influence on the work H. P. Lovecraft. Some feel that The King in Yellow is the source of the Necronomicon.
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