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Robert W. Chambers

Full Name: Robert W. Chambers
Gender: Male
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Born: 1865-05-26
Died: 1933-12-16
Number of Works: 120
Robert William Chambers was an American artist and writer.

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 weird short stories, connected by the theme of the fictitious drama The King in Yellow, which drives those who read it insane.

Chambers returned to the weird genre in his later short story collections The Maker of Moons and The Tree of Heaven, but neither earned him such success as The King in Yellow.

Chambers later turned to writing romantic fiction to earn a living. According to some estimates, Chambers was 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.

After 1924 he devoted himself solely to writing historical fiction.

Chambers for several years made Broadalbin 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 (later calling himself Robert Husted Chambers) who also gained some fame as an author.

Chambers died at his home in the village of Broadalbin, New York, on December 16th 1933.




ISBN: 1568821263, 9781568821269
Keywords: robert, chambers, tales, weird, stories, complete, yellow
Pages: 660
Published: 1994
  • Rating: 80%

This massive collection brings together the entire body of Robert W. Chamber's Weird fiction works, including material unprinted since the 1890's. Chambers is considered a landmark author in the field of horror literature for his KING IN YELLOW collection, which itself represents but a small portion of his weird fiction work. These stories are intimately connected with the Cthulhu Mythos introducing such manifestations as Hali, Carcosa, and Hastur. This book contains all the immortal tales of Robert W. Chambers, including "The Repairer of Reputations", "The Yellow Sign", an
ISBN: 1434677648, 9781434677648
Keywords: mouse
Pages: 170
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 60%

Illustrated by Edmund Frederick
ISBN: 055963711X, 9780559637117
Keywords: yellow, king
Pages: 300
Published: 2008
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 1161481826, 9781161481822
Keywords: yellow
Pages: 26
Published: 2010
  • Rating: 80%

"One night last winter I was lying in bed thinking about nothing at all in particular. I had been posing for you and I was tired out, yet it seemed impossible for me to sleep. I heard the bells in the city ring ten, eleven, and midnight. I must have fallen asleep about midnight because I don't remember hearing the bells after that. It seemed to me that I had scarcely closed my eyes when I dreamed that something impelled me to go to the window. I rose, and raising the sash, leaned out. Twenty-fifth Street was deserted as far as I could see. I began to be afraid; everything outside seemed s
ISBN: 1406844713, 9781406844719
Keywords: police
Pages: 112
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 80%

POLICE!!! is a volume of xenobiology: cryptozoology. Weird monsters and strange relics from the fossil eras; things which ought never to have walked upon the face of this earth.But they have walked among us. And I have seen them. And I have told the world.It has caused a certain madness among the people. I can't be hold to account, can I?(Jacketless library hardcover.)
ISBN: 1406591092, 9781406591095
Keywords: stories, moons, maker
Pages: 244
Published: 1896
  • Rating: 60%

Robert William Chambers (1865-1933) was an American artist and writer. He entered the Art Students League at around the age of twenty, studied at the École des Beaux- Arts, and at Académie Julian, in Paris. 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 in 1894. His most famous, and perhaps most meritorious effort is The King in Yellow (1895), a collection of weird fiction short stories, connected by the theme of a book (to which the
ISBN: 1419179470, 9781419179471
Keywords: emperor, purple
Pages: 48
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 80%

When Roux, the postman, came back, the Purple Emperor tried to pump him, but the poor little postman knew nothing about the contents of the packages, and after he had taken them around the corner to the cottage of the Red Admiral the Purple Emperor ordered a glass of cider, and deliberately fuddled himself until Lys came in and tearfully supported him to his room. Here he became so abusive and brutal that Lys called to me, and I went and settled the trouble without wasting any words.