Book review: The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

Lovecraft states in Supernatural Horror in Literature, “The King in Yellow, a series of vaguely connected short stories having as a background a monstrous and suppressed book whose perusal brings fright, madness, and spectral tragedy, really achieves notable heights in cosmic fear in spite of uneven interest and a somewhat trivial and affected cultivation of the Gallic studio atmosphere made popular by Du Maurier’s Trilby."

The Lovely Ladies of Supernatural Horror in Literature

In honor of Women in Horror month, let's celebrate the pioneers of weird fiction and Gothic horror! Many of these early works are in the public domain and can be read for free. I have provided links when available. I was rereading Supernatural Horror in Literature, and I was surprised by the amount of female …

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Weird fiction writers and the ladies who loved them

Since reading Coffee with Poe (Andrew Barger) I have become enamored with the relationship between Poe and Whitman. I’m not sure why I have such a fascination with the love lives of my favorite authors: Edgar A. Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and Robert E. Howard. Maybe it is due to the unrequited nature of these doomed …

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