Who dares to read The King in Yellow?A man pursued by a church organist who wants his soul. An artist plagued by repeated sightings of a watchman who looks like a coffin worm. Ghosts, wayward cats, and scientific dabblings with dire consequences. Each of these ten tales is chilling in its own right, but taken together, they weave a wickedly eerie spell that is sure to enthrall.United by vague references to a play with the same name, which never appears in the book-a play that "induces despair or madness in those who read it"-The King in Yellow is undoubtedly Robert W. Chambers' finest work. The book quickly gained an influence over generations of writers of "weird tales," long before there was even a name for them. H. P. Lovecraft greatly admired the book, hailing it as achieving "notable heights of cosmic fear."Chambers' genius will take readers to the most horrifying place of all-their own imaginations.This beautiful new reprint includes an introduction by creator and writer of True Detective, Nic Pizzalatto.