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Robert W Chambers

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Toward the end of the year 1920 the Government of the United States had practically completed the programme, adopted during the last months of President Winthrop's administration. The country was apparently tranquil. Everybody knows how the Tariff and Labour questions were settled. The war with Germany, incident on that country's seizure of the Samoan Islands, had left no visible scars upon the republic, and the temporary occupation of Norfolk by the invading army had been forgotten in the joy over repeated naval victories, and the subsequent ridiculous plight of General Von Gartenlaube's forces in the State of New Jersey. --Ce texte fait référence à une édition épuisée ou non disponible de ce titre.

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Robert William Chambers, May 26, 1865 – December 16, 1933, was an American artist and fiction writer, best known for his masterpiece, a book of short stories entitled The King In Yellow, published in 1895. The King in Yellow (1895) – short stories. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché .

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Excellent collection... 8 juillet 2011
Par Preston Halcomb - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché|Achat vérifié
This collection of stories by Robert Chambers is an excellent companion to anyone who enjoys the Cthulhu Mythos and wants to delve into some of the inspiration for Lovecraft's fiction. Reading these stories was very much like stepping through a doorway into another dimension. The characters were well written and the plot was filled with madness and lurking horror. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Five (or Six) Vague Weird Stories, plus Forgettable Extras 16 décembre 2013
Par J. Whelan - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché
Robert W. Chambers wrote a lot of books, but his first, published in 1895, is the only one remembered - mainly by fans of weird horror, and mainly for its first half. The best material tends to come first; so a bored reader can probably safely skip whatever follows his loss of interest. My own suggestion would be to read not much further than "The Street of the Four Winds". The volume is divided into roughly 3 sections:

[I] THE KING IN YELLOW: A set of 5 inter-connected tales of the weird, prefaced by the poem "Cassilda's Song". They revolve around a handful of mysterious references, to such things as "The Lake of Hali", "Carcossa", "Hastur" (these drawn from earlier tales by Ambrose Bierce) and a play entitled "The King in Yellow", which is said to drive mad those who read it. These stories tap into fear of unknown mainly by making little or no sense -- at least, I could make little sense of them; and if anyone else has succeeded better than I, I have never seen their explanations. Still, I somewhat enjoyed the riddle, along with the creepy atmosphere. The stories are

- [1] "The Repairer of Reputations": A madman in a future New York plans to become King, with the aid of a deranged blackmailer, and a mysterious cult.
- [2] "The Mask": A sculptor finds a means of transforming living objects into stone.
- [3] "In the Court of the Dragon": After attending church, a man finds himself stalked by a sinister organist.
- [4] "The Yellow Sign": An artist & his model are vaguely menaced by a repulsive gravedigger.
- [5] "The Demoiselle D'Ys": A man falls asleep on a French moor & wakes to find himself in a mythic past.

The tales that come closest to standing on their own as horror are numbers [1], [3] and [4] above. I still recommend reading all five, since they form a unit.

[II] THE PROPHET'S PARADISE: An interlude of brief poems, neatly dividing the book's 2 main sections. I got nothing out of them, but they are short and painless. If there is any connection to the preceding or succeeding tales, I could not discern it.

[III] STREET STORIES: A set of 4 romantic tales set in Paris. If you read this for horror, then you probably can skip them all, except possibly the first. If there is any connection to THE KING IN YELLOW set, then I could not discern it. Each tale gets successively duller (and longer). The stories are:

- [1] "The Street of the Four Winds": On a street of the damned, where the 4 winds blow all wicked things, a stray cat summons a morbid artist to a rendezvous with his dead lover. The only one of the last 4 with a substantial horror element.
- [2] "The Street of the First Shell": Set in wartime Paris.
- [3] "The Street of Our Lady of the Fields": Artists in Paris.
- [4] "Rue Barrée": More artists in Paris. The title means "barred street" in French, but is also the name of the female love interest.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 A Pioneer Author of the Macabre 20 juin 2002
Par orvuus - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché
Most of the other reviews here rightly criticize
the syrupy romance of Chambers and the thin
character development in this book. They also
entirely miss the point. This book was published
in 1895, and between Poe and Ambrose Bierce the
literature of fantasy and the macabre had not
developed greatly. This book should simply be
enjoyed for what it is -- a flawed book with
some rather sinister and chilling stories.
A better purchase would be "The King In Yellow And
Other Stories," which collect this and other works.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 A fair book, but a terrible edition 19 février 2011
Par Dustin Hall - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché|Achat vérifié
The King in Yellow is a typical anthology horror, in that some of the stories work, and some don't. Its generally worth picking up for the better half of its tales, and also one for Lovecraft enthusiasts, as the Yellow Sign has come to be incorporated into the Cthulhu mythos by later writers, and is now featured in the various Cthulhu board and card games, etc.

However, this edition leaves something to be desired. Its cheaply printed, and full of typos and formatting errors. I'd recommend finding a better edition before purchasing.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Not entirely perfect throughout...but sometimes entirely perfect 13 février 2014
Par Scott Kenemore - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché|Achat vérifié
This is a fascinating book. I see why Lovecraft called Chambers a "titan", but I also see why Lovecraft found him frustrating at times too.

In brief, my reactions were that the opening 5 stories related to the King In Yellow were transcendent and marvelous works of horror and the uncanny, and probably ought to be placed among the highest achievements of American weird fiction written during the reconstruction era. I found the experimental poems in this book likewise remarkable and enchanting. But--alas!--the final sequence of stories set during the seige of Paris read like second-rate O. Henry or DeMaupassant tales. I found them frustrating and wondered if I was missing something.

This is an important book that will rightly live forever in the canon of weird fiction and horror fiction. Like most story collections, there are good and bad tales to be found within. However, in the case of the King in Yellow, the good doesn't just outweigh the bad. It utterly obliterates it.
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