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Robert W. Chambers (2) (1865–1933)

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Image credit: Robert W. Chambers, 1903 [published by L.C. Page and Company, Boston; grabbed from Wikipedia]


Tekijän teokset

Works have been aliased into Robert William Chambers.

Keltainen kuningas (1895) 1,877 kappaletta
The Yellow Sign and Other Stories (2000) 204 kappaletta
In Search of the Unknown (1904) 53 kappaletta
The Slayer of Souls (1920) 45 kappaletta
The Common Law (1911) 38 kappaletta
The Green Mouse (1910) 35 kappaletta
Cardigan (1901) 32 kappaletta
The Hidden Children (1914) 28 kappaletta
The Maid-at-Arms (1902) 27 kappaletta
The Fighting Chance (1906) 23 kappaletta
The Yellow Sign [short fiction] (1895) 21 kappaletta
The Danger Mark (1909) 20 kappaletta
The Firing Line (1908) 19 kappaletta
The Reckoning (1905) 17 kappaletta
The Dark Star (2011) 17 kappaletta
The Flaming Jewel (1922) 16 kappaletta
Ailsa Paige (1910) 16 kappaletta
Police!!! (2002) 16 kappaletta
In Secret (1919) 16 kappaletta
The Mystery of Choice (2007) 15 kappaletta
The Younger Set (1907) 15 kappaletta
The Tracer of Lost Persons (1906) 15 kappaletta
In the Quarter (1901) 14 kappaletta
The Tree of Heaven (1907) 13 kappaletta
The Little Red Foot (1921) 12 kappaletta
The Gay Rebellion (2011) 12 kappaletta
Blue-Bird Weather (1912) 12 kappaletta
Iole (2011) 11 kappaletta
The Business of Life (1913) 11 kappaletta
The Crimson Tide (1919) 11 kappaletta
Athalie (1900) 11 kappaletta
The Moonlit Way (1919) 11 kappaletta
The Yellow Sign and Other Stories (2022) 10 kappaletta
Japonette (1912) 10 kappaletta
Lorraine (1897) 9 kappaletta
Secret Service Operator 13 (1934) 9 kappaletta
The Shadow Over Innsmouth (2015) 9 kappaletta
Barbarians (2007) 9 kappaletta
The Maids of Paradise (1902) 9 kappaletta
Special Messenger (2007) 9 kappaletta
The Adventures of a Modest Man (1911) 8 kappaletta
The Demoiselle D'ys (1895) 8 kappaletta
Quick Action (1914) 8 kappaletta
Who Goes There! (1915) 8 kappaletta
The Mask (1895) 7 kappaletta
Ashes of Empire (1898) 7 kappaletta
The Drums of Aulone (1920) 7 kappaletta
The Laughing Girl (1918) 6 kappaletta
The Man They Hanged (1926) 6 kappaletta
The Harbor Master (1985) 6 kappaletta
The Sun Hawk (1930) 6 kappaletta
The Red Republic (1895) 5 kappaletta
The Girl Philippa (1916) 5 kappaletta
The Mystery Lady (1925) 5 kappaletta
The Restless Sex 4 kappaletta
Between Friends (2012) 4 kappaletta
The Rogue's Moon (2005) 4 kappaletta
Eris (1922) 4 kappaletta
The happy parrot (1931) 4 kappaletta
The Purple Emperor (2004) 3 kappaletta
A Pleasant Evening (2004) 3 kappaletta
The Girl in the Golden Rags (1925) 3 kappaletta
War paint and rouge (1931) 3 kappaletta
The painted minx (1930) 3 kappaletta
Marie Halkett (1925) 2 kappaletta
A King and a Few Dukes (2014) 2 kappaletta
The Talkers (1925) 2 kappaletta
El Rei De Groc (El far) (2015) 2 kappaletta
Love and the lieutenant (1935) 2 kappaletta
The gold chase 2 kappaletta
Gitana (1931) 2 kappaletta
Outsiders: An Outline (1899) 2 kappaletta
The King in Yellow [abridged] (1895) 2 kappaletta
Spy No. 13 (1935) 2 kappaletta
The Haunts of Men (1920) 2 kappaletta
Strange Visions 1 kappale
Carcosa 1 kappale
Fighting Chance (2008) 1 kappale
With the band (1896) 1 kappale
Cassildas Lied (1895) 1 kappale
Anne's Bridge 1 kappale
The Better Man (1977) 1 kappale
Whatever love is 1 kappale
Beating wings (2010) 1 kappale
Smoke of battle 1 kappale
A Young Man in a Hurry (2009) 1 kappale
Outdoorland (1902) 1 kappale
The Cambric Mask 1 kappale
Dark Chambers 1 kappale
The Bridal Pair (2010) 1 kappale
Garden-land (2015) 1 kappale
Mountain-land, (1906) 1 kappale
River-Land (1904) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Works have been aliased into Robert William Chambers.

H.P. Lovecraft's Book of Horror (1993) — Avustaja — 307 kappaletta
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (2009) — Avustaja — 92 kappaletta
Supernatural Horror Short Stories (2017) — Avustaja — 74 kappaletta
Swords & Steam Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy) (2016) — Avustaja — 56 kappaletta
Fighters of Fear: Occult Detective Stories (2020) — Avustaja — 48 kappaletta
Masters of Horror (1968) — Avustaja — 46 kappaletta
The Space Magicians (1971) — Avustaja — 38 kappaletta
Hauntings and Horrors: Ten Grisly Tales (1969) — Johdanto — 36 kappaletta
Angels of Darkness: Tales of Troubled and Troubling Women (1995) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
Great Untold Stories of Fantasy and Horror (1969) — Avustaja — 26 kappaletta
Sporting Blood: The Great Sports Detective Stories (1942) — Avustaja — 25 kappaletta
Bound for Evil: Curious Tales of Books Gone Bad (2008) — Avustaja — 24 kappaletta
Short Story Classics [American], Volume 4 (1905) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta
Gaslit Nightmares: No. 2 (1991) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta
A wave of fear: A classic horror anthology (1973) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Forgotten Tales of Terror (1978) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
Rainbow Fantasia: 35 Spectrumatic Tales of Wonder (2001) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Great American Suspense: Five Unabridged Classics (2000) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
Kings of Horror — Tekijä — 5 kappaletta
Weird Tales Volume 12 Number 2, August 1928 — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta

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Kanoninen nimi
Chambers, Robert W.
Virallinen nimi
Chambers, Robert William
Brooklyn, New York, USA
New York, New York, USA
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Broadalbin, New York, USA
Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute
Art Students' League
École des Beaux-Arts
Académie Julian
short story writer
Chambers, Robert E. S. (son)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Robert W. Chambers begann seine Karriere als Maler. Der Amerikaner reiste nach Paris, um dort Kunst zu studieren, und brachte es 1889 sogar zu einer Ausstellung. Aber sein eigentlicher Ruhm begann erst nach seiner Rückkehr nach Amerika. Zunächst arbeitete er als Illustrator für Magazine und Zeitschriften, schrieb dann aber bald auch selber Geschichten. 1895 erschien THE KING IN YELLOW. Das Buch wurde zu einem Bestseller und erlaubte Chambers sich ganz auf das Schreiben zu verlegen. In den darauffolgenden Jahren folgte eine Vielzahl von Romanen und Erzählungen, meist unheimlich-phantastischer Art. Später verlegte Chambers sich auf historische und Gesellschaftsromane, die zu seinen Lebzeiten viel Leser fanden, heute jedoch vergessen sind. In Erinnerung blieb sein KING IN YELLOW, in dessen lose miteinander verknüpften Geschichten ein Buch mit dem Titel "Der König in Gelb" den Protagonisten Tod und Wahnsinn bringt. H. P. Lovecraft lieh sich die Idee später für sein legendäres "Necronomicon" aus und bedankte sich, indem er in vielen seiner Geschichten Referenzen an Chambers einbaute. Die Geschichten um den "König in Gelb" gelten als Klassiker der amerikanischen Phantastik. (aus "Der gelbe Tod")



Reading Group #14 ('The Repairer of Reputations'), Gothic Literature (helmikuu 2020)
THE KING IN YELLOW Discussion Thread, TBR Challenge (lokakuuta 2016)
Robert W Chambers, The Chapel of the Abyss (toukokuu 2013)
THE DEEP ONES: "The Yellow Sign" by Robert Chambers, The Weird Tradition (helmikuu 2012)
I just bought The Collected Writings of Ambrose Bierce, Thing(amabrarian)s That Go Bump in the Night (tammikuu 2012)


This is adaptation of famous horror stories centered around mysterious play "The King in Yellow". This play (book) is a center piece around which we follow the megalomaniac aiming for control of America, obsessed sculptor that goes crazy and young artist that seems to be constantly pushed to that final step toward the final mystery of this King in Yellow. While at the same time something weird is happening with the society at large as very disturbing lethal chambers are popping out across cites and depression and suicide seem to be rampant.

I have to admit I did not read the original novel and came across character's name in W40K novel and a story arc called Providence based on Lovecraft's works. While former is set to the far future where terrors unlike those from Lovecraft mythos roam the space and prey on Humanity, latter aimed only at the pure shock, nothing else, they had this mysterious creature as a common element - King in Yellow, destroying the minds of man and condemning them to terror and lunacy. So imagine my surprise when I found out that King in Yellow was a book on itself.

Art is excellent (as seems to be the trademark of Cullbard's books) and it depicts in very interesting way psychological state of the characters and ever present, almost palpable, doom and mystery of this horrific book that destroys the mind of anyone who reads it.

Highly recommended to all fans of horror.
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Zare | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 23, 2024 |
A classic of weird and horror fiction. I really enjoyed this edition that was clean and had more info about the author and explantions of the work from the people who published it. I guess there are lots of editions. I read the one from Horror Writers Association by Sourcebooks with book introduction by Nic Pizzolatto.
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Vivian_Metzger | 52 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 14, 2024 |
The Yellow Sign ***
The Repairer of Reputations *****
The Demoiselle d'Ys ***
The Mask ***
In the Court of the Dragon ****
The Maker of Moons **
A Pleasant Evening **
The Messenger **
The Key to Grief **
The Harbor-Master *
In Quest of the Dingue *
Is the Ux Extinct? *
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audient_void | 22 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 6, 2024 |
I've heard Chambers described as "hysterical romanticism," and it's an accurate phrase for a couple of reasons. First it's implied periodization makes sense; Chambers' fiction fits neatly in between that of the nineteenth century romantics and twentieth century pulp, whose writers like Lovecraft or Howard cited Chambers as an influence. The phrase is also applicable to his writing. His stories deal with the idea that you can feel emotions so powerfully or that art can affect you so profoundly that it influences reality.
Only about half of the short stories in this collection are horror, there's also handful of poems, a short medieval time travel story, and vignettes about young artists in Paris. The connecting line between them, other than the play that drives everyone insane, is this overwrought emotionality. It's sometimes just too much. Lovecraft bolstered his hysterical romanticism by tying it with his own bleak neuroses and the uncompromising enormity of science. Howard created a character who delightfully spits in the face of hysteria. Without these tricks Chambers' prose comes across as a little silly.
I'll end on some positives. The Repairer of Reputations is the best of these, the only story where Chambers isn't afraid to develop a frightening and bizarre premise. Also the little snippets of the play The King in Yellow that we get are wonderfully creepy.
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ethorwitz | 22 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 3, 2024 |



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