The King in Yellow

Robert Williams Chambers

Publisher :Dover Publications

Key Emotion Indicator

The first four stories are loosely connected by three main devices:A play in book form entitled The King in Yellow A mysterious and malevolent supernatural entity known as the King in Yellow An eerie symbol called the Yellow SignThese stories are macabre in tone, centering, in keeping with the other tales, on characters that are often artists or decadents, inhabitants of the demi-monde.The first and fourth stories, The Repairer of Reputations and The Yellow Sign, are set in an imagined future 1920s America, whereas the second and third stories, The Mask and In the Court of the Dragon, are set in Paris. These stories are haunted by the theme: Have you found the Yellow Sign?The weird and macabre character gradually fades away during the remaining stories, and the last three are written in the romantic fiction style common to Chambers' later work. They are all linked to the preceding stories by their Parisian setting and their artistic protagonists.

To not die of boredom


For all

enough easy to read

Great classic

Less than 10$

A few days



These books might also interest you

The elegance of the hedgehog

The Drinking Den

On the road

Much Ado About nothing

Read for a better life, read for a better world


Our services | The project | Contact | Terms and conditions | FAQ