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Robert W. Chambers
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The Tree of Heaven

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Robert W. Chambers's "The King in Yellow" -- his first published work -- is still remembered as a horror novel of real consequence. But he wrote a great deal of fiction over the succeeding decades -- horror fiction, action-adventure, even stories that'd be cinematic romances these days. This collection is horror fiction, and includes "The Carpet of Belshazzar," "The Sign ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published by Aegypan (first published January 1st 1907)
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Ten stories of romance inflected with various degrees of the supernatural, connected weakly together in a framing scene at the start by the oblique prophesies of a departing mystic to his baffled friends.

Across the tales, lovers are parted or united via disguise, memory loss, ghostly intermediaries, reincarnation, astral projection and death. As with all such romances, things creak a little here and there, but generally this is a well written collection, not devoid of humour either.

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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
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