The King in Yellow (Paperback)
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A book that inspired horror masters such as H.P. Lovecraft and popular culture like HBO’s True Detective. The King in Yellow is a series of stories about the lost, forgotten, and cursed city of Carcosa. A little bit of real life history adds an even larger sense of foreboding to this title as the first mention of Carcosa was in the work of Ambrose Bierce’s “An Inhabitant of Carcosa”. Who is the King in Yellow, what is Carcosa, and why has it gained such a hold over horror writers and fans alike?— From Matthew's Book List
"This is the thing that troubles me, for I cannot forget Carcosa, where black stars hang in the heavens, where the shadows of men's thoughts lengthen in the afternoon whenthe twin suns sink into the Lake of Hali; and my mind will bear forever the memory of thePallid Mask."
Reader, have you ever wondered who struck fear into the heart of H. P. Lovecraft? It was Robert Chambers. Now, the terror visits you.
A wicked link in a terrifying lineage, the tales contained in The King in Yellow have inspired generations of American horror writers. Look toward unspeakable Hastur and tell yourself these are only tales. Behold the Yellow Sign and convince yourself that, after all--it's only a book.
Welcome, dear reader, to Carcosa.
Edited with notes and introduction by John Edgar Browning.