Robert W. Chambers





Robert W. Chambers

Author profile


born
in Brooklyn, New York, The United States
May 26, 1865

died
December 16, 1933

gender
male

genre


About this author

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
...more


Average rating: 3.73 · 8,890 ratings · 863 reviews · 172 distinct works · Similar authors
The King in Yellow and Othe...
by
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 6,153 ratings — published 1895 — 173 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Yellow Sign & Other Stories
by
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 532 ratings12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Green Mouse
3.22 of 5 stars 3.22 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 2003 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Maker of Moons and Othe...
3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1896 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
In Search of the Unknown
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1904 — 30 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The King in Yellow and the ...
2.92 of 5 stars 2.92 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Police!!!
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1915 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Purple Emperor
4.57 of 5 stars 4.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Dark Star
3.08 of 5 stars 3.08 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1917 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Mystery of Choice
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1897 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Robert W. Chambers…
“Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind.”
Robert W. Chambers

“Ah," she said, "to come is easy and takes hours; to go is different—and may take centuries.”
Robert W. Chambers, The King in Yellow

“This is the thing that troubles me, for I cannot forget Carcosa where black stars hang in the heavens; where the shadows of men's thoughts lengthen in the afternoon, when the twin suns sink into the lake of Hali; and my mind will bear for ever the memory of the Pallid Mask. I pray God will curse the writer, as the writer has cursed the world with its beautiful stupendous creation, terrible in its simplicity, irresistible in its truth--a world which now trembles before the King In Yellow.”
Robert W. Chambers, The King in Yellow and Other Horror Stories