Robert William Chambers (May 26, 1865 - December 16, 1933) was an American artist and fiction writer, best known for his book of short stories entitled The King in Yellow, published in 1895.He was born in Brooklyn, New York, to William P. Chambers (1827-1911), a corporate and bankruptcy lawyer, and Caroline Smith Boughton (1842-1913). His parents met when Caroline was twelve years old and William P. was interning with her father, Joseph Boughton, a prominent corporate lawyer. Eventually the two formed the law firm of Chambers and Boughton which continued to prosper even after Joseph's death in 1861. Robert's great-grandfather, William Chambers (birth unknown), a lieutenant in the British Royal Navy, was married to Amelia Saunders, (1765-1822), the great grand daughter of Tobias Saunders, of Westerly, Rhode Island. The couple moved from Westerly, to Greenfield, Massachusetts and then to Galway, New York, where their son, also William Chambers, (1798-1874) was born. The second William graduated from Union College at the age of 18, and then went to a college in Boston, where he studied to be a doctor. Upon graduating, he and his wife, Eliza P. Allen (1793-1880), a direct descendant of Roger Williams, the founder of Providence, Rhode Island were among the first settlers of Broadalbin, New York. His brother was architect Walter Boughton Chambers. Robert was first educated at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, and then entered the Art Students' League at around the age of twenty, where the artist Charles Dana Gibson was his fellow student. Chambers studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, and at Académie Julian, in Paris from 1886 to 1893, and his work was displayed at the Salon as early as 1889. On his return to New York, he succeeded in selling his illustrations to Life, Truth, and Vogue magazines. Then, for reasons unclear, he devoted his time to writing, producing his first novel, In the Quarter (written in 1887 in Munich). His most famous, and perhaps most meritorious, effort is The King in Yellow, a collection of Art Nouveau short stories published in 1895. This included several famous weird short stories which are connected by the theme of a fictitious drama of the same title, which drives those who read it insane.E. F. Bleiler described The King in Yellow as one of the most important works of American supernatural fiction.It was also strongly admired by H. P. Lovecraft and his circle. Chambers returned to the weird genre in his later short story collections The Maker of Moons, The Mystery of Choice and The Tree of Heaven, but none earned him as much success as The King in Yellow. Some of Chambers's work contains elements of science fiction, such as In Search of the Unknown and Police!!!, about a zoologist who encounters monsters. Chambers later turned to writing romantic fiction to earn a living. According to some estimates, Chambers had one of the most successful literary careers of his period, his later novels selling well and a handful achieving best-seller status. Many of his works were also serialized in magazines. His novel The Man They Hanged was about Captain Kidd, and argued that Kidd was not a pirate, and had been made a scapegoat by the British government.During World War I he wrote war adventure novels and war stories, some of which showed a strong return to his old weird style, such as "Marooned" in Barbarians (1917). After 1924 he devoted himself solely to writing historical fiction.Chambers for several years made Broadalbin, New York, his summer home. Some of his novels touch upon colonial life in Broadalbin and Johnstown.On July 12, 1898, he married Elsa Vaughn Moller (1882-1939). They had a son, Robert Edward Stuart Chambers (who sometimes used the name Robert Husted Chambers).Robert W. Chambers died on December 16, 1933, after having undergone intestinal surgery three days earlier.
This included several famous weird short stories which are connected by the theme of a fictitious drama of the same title, which drives those who read it insane.E. F. Bleiler described The King in Yellow as one of the most important works ...
Author: Robert W. Chambers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
This massive collection brings together the entire body of Robert W. Chambers' weird fiction works including material unprinted since the 1890's. Chambers is a landmark author in the field of horror literature because of his King in Yellow collection. That book represents but a small portion of his weird fiction work, and these stories are intimately connected with the Cthulhu Mythos -- introducing Hali, Carcosa, and Hastur. Short stories from The King in Yellow, The Maker of Moons, The Mystery of Choice, The Tracer of Lost Persons, The Tree of Heaven, and two complete books, In Search of the Unknown and Police!!! This book contains all the immortal tales of Robert W. Chambers, including "The Repairer of Reputations," "The Yellow Sign," and "The Mask." These titles are often found in survey anthologies. In addition to the six stories reprinted from The King in Yellow (1895), this book also offers more than two dozen other stories and episodes, about 650 pages in all. These narratives rarely have appeared in print. Some have not been published in nearly a century. A Chambers novel, The Slayer of Souls (1920), is not included in this short story collection.
This massive collection brings together the entire body of Robert W. Chambers' weird fiction works including material unprinted since the 1890's.
Author: Robert W. Chambers
Publisher: Chaosium Inc.
Only when the Nan-yang Maru sailed from Yuen-San did her terrible sense of foreboding begin to subside. For four years, waking or sleeping, the awful subconsciousness of supreme evil had never left her. But now, as the Korean shore, receding into darkness, grew dimmer and dimmer, fear subsided and grew vague as the half-forgotten memory of horror in a dream. She stood near the steamer's stern apart from other passengers, a slender, lonely figure in her silver-fox furs, her ulster and smart little hat, watching the lights of Yuen-San grow paler and smaller along the horizon until they looked like a level row of stars. Under her haunted eyes Asia was slowly dissolving to a streak of vapour in the misty lustre of the moon. Suddenly the ancient continent disappeared, washed out by a wave against the sky; and with it vanished the last shreds of that accursed nightmare which had possessed her for four endless years. But whether during those unreal years her soul had only been held in bondage, or whether, as she had been taught, it had been irrevocably destroyed, she still remained uncertain, knowing nothing about the death of souls or how it was accomplished. As she stood there, her sad eyes fixed on the misty East, a passenger passing—an Englishwoman—paused to say something kind to the young American; and added, "if there is anything my husband and I can do it would give us much pleasure." The girl had turned her head as though not comprehending. The other woman hesitated.
Only when the Nan-yang Maru sailed from Yuen-San did her terrible sense of foreboding begin to subside.
Author: Robert William Chambers
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
Category: Fantasy fiction, American
Robert W. Chambers: Maker of Moons: Author of The King in Yellow Unmasked traces the history of the author of The King in Yellow, the book that influenced H.P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos. Chambers was a top selling author in the early 20th century writing nearly 90 books, but has been largely forgotten except by the readers of horror fiction, particularly fans of the Cthulhu Mythos. This is the first full biography of Chambers, researched over nearly four decades by Shawn M. Tomlinson who grew up in the small town where Chambers summered. Tomlinson wrote many articles about Chambers previous to this book, primarily for area newspapers, as well as for several magazines including Adirondack Life and Ride of the Horsemen. His chapbook about Chambers, first published in 1996, went to three editions. Robert W. Chambers: Maker of Moons: Author of The King in Yellow Unmasked includes portraits of Chambers, interior and exterior photos of his summer home (Broadalbin House) and a full bibliography.
This is the first full biography of Chambers, researched over nearly four decades by Shawn M. Tomlinson who grew up in the small town where Chambers summered.
Author: Shawn M. Tomlinson
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The American Robert W. Chambers was a pioneer writer of weird, fantasy and supernatural tales, whose seminal collection of stories ‘The King in Yellow’ has had a lasting influence on the horror genre. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete Weird short story collections of Robert W. Chambers, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 2) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Chambers’ life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * 42 novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Many novels and tales are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * The complete Weird short story collections, including many Weird tales appearing here for the first time in digital publishing * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Franco-Prussian War Trilogy The Novels In the Quarter The Red Republic Lorraine Ashes of Empire Cardigan The Maid-At-Arms The Maids of Paradise In Search of the Unknown The Reckoning Iole The Tracer of Lost Persons The Fighting Chance The Younger Set The Firing Line Special Messenger The Danger Mark The Green Mouse Ailsa Paige The Common Law The Adventures of a Modest Man Blue-Bird Weather The Streets of Ascalon Japonette The Gay Rebellion The Business of Life Quick Action The Hidden Children Anne’s Bridge Between Friends Who Goes There! Athalie The Girl Philippa The Dark Star Barbarians The Laughing Girl The Restless Sex The Moonlit Way In Secret The Crimson Tide The Slayer of Souls The Little Red Foot The Flaming Jewel The Short Story Collections The King in Yellow The Maker of Moons The Mystery of Choice The Haunts of Men A Young Man in a Hurry The Tree of Heaven Police!!! The Better Man A Story of Primitive Love The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
This comprehensive eBook presents the complete Weird short story collections of Robert W. Chambers, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus ...
Author: Robert W. Chambers
Publisher: Delphi Classics
Includes, among others, correspondence with George Sterling, H.P. Lovecraft, Donald Wandrei, and August Derleth.
Lovecraft has mentioned a volume of fantasies by C . , entitled The Maker of
Moons ; but I have not seen this . Slayer of Souls ( I saw one or two magazine
instalments years ago ) was inexpressibly pediculous . 2 [ . . . ] Astounding
Stories is ...
Author: Clark Ashton Smith
Publisher: Arkham House Pub
Thus , in " The White Shadow " they are said to be shadows of the soul , yet in "
The Purple Emperor ” they are cast by a ... was The Slayer of Souls , an
adventure novel of Oriental menace whose roots are clearly in “ The Maker of
Author: Everett Franklin Bleiler
In the Midst of Life , Fantastic Fables & all by Chambers , Robert W . The Slayer of
Souls ; Maker of Moons & all by Gekle , William Francis . Arthur Machen : Weaver
of Fantasy Heartman , Charles F & Canny , James R . A Poe Bibliography ...
Category: Antiquarian booksellers
An evil opponent threatens all Rebecca holds dear... Paul Doherty writes a mesmerising tale of mystery, history and love in his masterful novel, The Soul Slayer. Perfect for fans of C.J. Sansom and Susanna Gregory. Eighteen-year-old Rebecca Lennox, the daughter of a former priest, is neglected and feared by the villagers of Dunmow in Essex. They regard her as cursed, by both her hare lip and her gift of second sight. Rebecca finds solace in the statue of St Michael the Archangel, to whom she prays devotedly within the sanctity of her old parish church. But when a young Catholic priest arrives in the village it seems that she has finally found a mortal confidant. Michael is not repelled by her infirmity and his charm and gentleness remind her of her beloved statue. Then in the late summer changes come to Dunmow. A new parson is appointed - more interested in the black arts than the teachings of religion. For Henry Frogmore, holy orders are merely a convenient cover for his nefarious activities, but in Rebecca and Michael he finds powerful opponents. And in the ensuing struggle, the price for each of them is all too heavy... What readers are saying about The Soul Slayer: 'One of the best books I have ever read' 'I became so engrossed in this book that I didn't want it to end' 'This is superior writing, an excellent story with vivid, interesting characters'
St Clair and Rebecca left Owlpen Manor under the protection of the Minions of
the Moon, a troop of Egyptians or gipsies who travelled the highways and
byeways of the kingdom, protected and favoured by people such as Lady Pelham
Author: Paul Doherty
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Antiquarian booksellers
THE MAKER OF MOONS Putnam ; New York 1896 A collection , including [ a ]
THE MAKER OF MOONS , Really a skeletal novel ; one of three stories ... Tongue
- in - cheek for what was later done more seriously in THE SLAYER OF SOULS .
Author: Everett Franklin Bleiler
Category: Literary Criticism
When languid Night , awakening with a yawn , Leaps down the moon - washed
stairway of the dawn , In trailing disarray ... Are hot in the tangled sedge where
the dead man lies ; And beetles black as the slayer's soul , disport Over the ...
Category: American poetry
Over the Barrington meadows, and on to the morn Go reeling the Bacchanal bats
thro' the blasted corn, While a blood-red poppy bends in the moon and pleads,
All night, for the soul of one lying stark in the reeds. Down in the Barrington ...
Author: Charles Wells Moulton
Category: American poetry
For the first time ever, in a single volume, a comprehensive guide to horror and the supernatural in all the arts ... More than 50 essays and 600 entries covering authors, composers, visual artists, directors, actors, and movies that are connected in some way to horror tales or the supernatural. Also defines terms used with the supernatural.
Author: Jack Sullivan
Publisher: Viking Adult
Category: Arts - Special subjects: Horror & supernatural - Encyclopaedias
The moon had reached its maximum three times since the Chacoans conquered the First Moon People. The Chaco matrons had built their Great House high atop First Moon Mountain, and their warriors stalked arrogantly through the villages, taking what they pleased. But the gods can only stand so much human arrogance. Cold Bringing Woman, the goddess of winter, calls upon young Ripple to embark on a perilous quest to destroy the hated Chacoans. But Ripple will not face the task alone; he is aided by his stalwart friends: Wrapped Wrist, a short lothario; Spots, scarred at birth, and aide to the frightening witch, Nightshade; and Bad Cast, a simple family man, who will do anything to free his people. But the blessed matrons will brook no insurgency. In retaliation, war chief Leather Hand and his warriors embark on a campaign of terror so gruesome it remains unrivaled in the annals of prehistory. It all comes to a climax atop the mountain we now know as Chimney Rock. In the white light of the lunar maximum, the Pueblo gods will dance—and an empire will be engulfed in flames and mayhem. From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear, People of the Moon is a story of North America's Forgotten Past—the battles fought, the heroes made, and the cultures that thrived in America's prehistory. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Ripple asked himself over and over, the sensation of loss leeching his souls
empty. Raven Hunter's words echoed hollowly, the finality of their import like
thunder in the haze. “He's always like that,” a kind voice said. Ripple lifted his
head and ...
Author: W. Michael Gear
Publisher: Forge Books
Short stories inspired by the television program "Buffy the vampire slayer" recount the adventures of Buffy's predecessors, from earliest times through some of the turning points of history, to the twentieth century.
But whatever dark spirit now resided in his body had twisted him both in soul and
appearance. When the grasses swayed and whispered, Dark of the Moon knew it
was coming for her again, and she braced herself for what she would see: ...
Author: Y. Navarro
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Fighting the Forces explores the struggle to create meaning in an impressive example of popular culture, the television series phenomenon Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In the essays collected here, contributors examine the series using a variety of techniques and viewpoints. They analyze the social and cultural issues implicit in the series and place it in its literary context, not only by examining its literary influences (from German liebestod to Huckleberry Finn) but also by exploring the series' purposeful literary allusions. Visit our website for sample chapters!
What's at Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rhonda Wilcox, David Lavery ...
Judith Halberstam explains that "postmodern Gothic warns us to be suspicious of
monster hunters, monster makers, and above all, discourses invested in purity
and ... The only exception was Angel, the vampire with a soul, and Buffy learned
to her cost that even he was high risk. ... the episode "New Moon Rising" (4019).
Author: Rhonda Wilcox
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Performing Arts
A Prelude to Soul Stone serves as a gateway into the magical world of Adias, the land that will be featured in Matthew S. Phillips's multi-part fantasy series. This collection is comprised of several short stories that provide a glimpse into this world. Many of the characters, events, and concepts introduced will play a major role, or be touched on, in the later books. Phillips has also included extensive appendices, which offer an introduction to the many creatures, races, places, events, and concepts. This richly detailed background will enhance the reading of Phillips's subsequent works; however, the powerful tales of A Prelude to Soul Stone also stand well on their own.
It was only after the downfall of Azalas that they scattered and their numbers fell ,
as they too were hunted down by Arbor the Slayer . A select few ... On the full
moon their powers are at their highest , while on a new moon they are bound to
the Human form for that one night . As the moon ... memories . The victim is
literally trapped in their own mind , either reliving those most 59 A Prelude to Soul
Author: Matthew S. Phillips
Susan Michaels was once the hottest reporter on the Beltway Beat until a major scandal ruined her life and left her writing stories about alien babies and Elvis sightings. Life as she once knew it is over, or so she thinks, but then she gets a lead on a story that could salvage her extinct career. She heads to the local animal shelter, expecting a hot news tip, which she gets in the form of a major police cover-up . . . for a ring of soul-sucking vampires out to take over Seattle. So much for saving her credibility. And if that isn't bad enough, she gets talked into adopting a cat and finds she's allergic to it. A cat that turns out to be a shapeshifter who claims to be an immortal vampire slayer on the prowl for the same corrupt cops. Her first thought: seek professional help. But as Susan's drawn into Ravyn's dark and dangerous world, she comes to realize that there's a lot more at stake than just her defunct career. Now it's no longer a question of bringing the truth to her readers; it's a matter of saving their very lives and souls. Ravyn's life was shattered over four hundred years ago, when he mistakenly trusted the wrong human with the truth of his existence. He lost his family, his honor, and his life. Now, in order to save the people of Seattle, he's forced to confront that nightmare all over again, and to trust another woman with the secret that could destroy him. In the world of the Dark-Hunters, life is always dangerous. But never more so than now; when a very human woman can shatter their entire world with just one story. The only question is . . . will she?
These are not your mother's vampire novels."—The Boston Globe on Dark Side of the Moon
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Twenty-three essays by young professional philosophers examine crucial ethical and metaphysical aspects of the Buffyverse (the world of Buffy). Though the show already attracted much scholarly attention, this is the first book to fully disinter the intellectual issues. Designed by Whedon as a multilevel story with most of its meanings deeply buried in heaps of heavy irony, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has replaced The X-Files as the show that explains to Americans the nature of the powerful forces of evil continually threatening to surge into our world of everyday decency and overwhelm it. In the tradition of the classic horror films Buffy the Vampire Slayer addresses ethical issues that have long fascinated audiences. This book draws out the ethical and metaphysical lessons from a pop-culture phenomenon.
She retreats further when the soldiers abuse men with human souls (Riley and
Oz, in “New Moon Rising”). A werewolf, Oz retains his soul and thus may not be
used like a member of a lower order. Once this corrupt administration is out of the
Author: James B. South
Publisher: Open Court