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.

  • The Haunts of Men & Other Tales of Love and War
  • 978-1-944520-59-5
  • Here are tales that range from the Revolutionary War to the artist salons of Paris, and from a small upstate village in New York to the Alpine mountains of Europe. Tales of love and loss, of sacrifice and madness. Includes a 1917 interview with the author. January 2018.

  • The Slayer of Souls / The Maker of Moons
  • 978-1-933586-48-9
  • Volume 4 of "The Collected Weird Fiction of Robert W. Chambers." A novel of Oriental intrigue from 1920 plus a collection of weird, occult stories written at the time of The King in Yellow. Includes a new introduction by Gregory Shepard.

  • The Tracer of Lost Persons / The Tree of Heaven
  • 978-1-944520-39-7
  • Volume 3 in "The Collected Weird Fiction of Robert W. Chambers." The first book is rather tongue-in-cheek while the second, according to Hugh Lamb, is "reminiscent of the kind of material Algernon Blackwood did so well." New introduction by Mike Ashley.

  • In Search of the Unknown / Police!!!
  • 978-1-944520-38-0
  • Volume 2 in the "Collected Supernatural Fiction of Robert W. Chambers," from the author of The King in Yellow. Members of the Bronx Park Zoological Gardens track the weirdest creatures they can find. "Eminently readable."—Hugh Lamb. New introduction by Mike Ashley.

  • 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 first 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.

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