Robert William Chambers was born on May 26, 1865 in Brooklyn to a very well-to-do family. Educated at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, he left for Paris in 1886 to study art at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and the Académie Julian, and wrote a novel called In the Quarter. Returning to New York, he turned his back on his art background and started writing novels and stories, the most remarkable of which is the supernatural classic, The King in Yellow. Chambers followed this with a plethora of historical and society novels and became a very successful author in his time, producing many bestsellers. On July 12, 1898, he married Elsa Vaughn Moller, and they had a son, Robert Edward Stuart Chambers. Following abdominal surgery, Chambers died on December 16, 1933.



$19.95
  • The King in Yellow / The Mystery of Choice
  • 978-1-933586-77-9
  • Chambers' classic work of decadent horror fiction combined with another late 19th century collection of loosely-related supernatural stories. This will be the second book in our 4-volume series, "The Collected Weird Fiction of Robert W. Chambers." Includes a new introduction by noted critic, Stefan Dziemianowicz. September 2015.



$19.95
  • The Slayer of Souls / The Maker of Moons
  • 978-1-933586-48-9
  • A novel of Oriental intrigue from 1920 plus a collection of weird, occult stories from the author of The King in Yellow, an inspiration for H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. Includes a new introduction by Stark House publisher, Gregory Shepard.