Robert W. Chambers


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

Died
December 16, 1933

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Robert William Chambers was an American artist and writer.

Chambers 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 sho
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The King in Yellow

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The King in Yellow

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In Search of the Unknown

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The Green Mouse

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The Messenger

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In the Court of the Dragon

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“Books are the blessed chloroform of the mind.”
Robert Chambers

“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

“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

Polls

October 2016 Old School Classic Poll

 
  43 votes, 27.6%

1320, The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, 798 pages
 
  31 votes, 19.9%

 
  16 votes, 10.3%

1796, The Monk by Matthew Gregory Lewis, 386 pages
 
  16 votes, 10.3%

1895, Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz, 579 pages
 
  16 votes, 10.3%

1848, Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell, 437 pages
 
  14 votes, 9.0%

1832, Indiana by George Sand, 278 pages
 
  7 votes, 4.5%

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  7 votes, 4.5%

 
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