"Every story of The King in Yellow has something riveting about it ... so perfectly realized, they became the model for much of twentieth-century horror/fantasy." - New York Press One of the most important works of American supernatural fiction since those of Poe, The King in Yellow was among the first attempts to establish the horror of the nameless and the unimaginable. A treasured source used by almost all the significant writers in the American pulp tradition - H. P. Lovecraft, A. Merritt, Robert E. Howard, and many others - it endures as a work of remarkable power and one of the most chillingly original books in the genre. he King in Yellow is a collection of short stories written by Robert W. Chambers and published in 1895. The stories could be categorized as early horror fiction or Victorian Gothic fiction, but the work also touches on mythology, fantasy, mystery, science fiction and romance. The stories present in the book are: The Repairer of Reputations The Mask In the Court of the Dragon The Yellow Sign The Demoiselle d'Ys The Prophets' Paradise The Street of the Four Winds The Street of the First Shell The Street of Our Lady of the Fields Rue Barr e.