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Chambers, Robert W. (Robert William) 1865-1933

Overview
Works: 299 works in 1,602 publications in 5 languages and 15,059 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Love stories  Short stories  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Scenarist, Librettist, Conceptor, Performer, Lyricist
Classifications: PS1284, 813.52
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The king in yellow by Robert W Chambers( Book )
103 editions published between 1895 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten twisted tales that have haunted generations of readers and writers from H. P. Lovecraft to the creators of the hit TV series True Detective Nightmare imagery courses through these stories like blood through the veins. In “The Repairer of Reputations,” a Lethal Chamber stands at the edge of Washington Square Park, open to all who can no longer bear the sorrows of life. A Parisian sculptor discovers a liquid solution that can turn any living thing—a lily, a goldfish, a love-struck young woman—to stone in “The Mask.” The unnamed narrator of “In the Court of the Dragon” seeks respite in a church only to be driven mad by organ music that no one else can hear. Nothing is stranger or more frightening, however, than The King in Yellow , the play that links these tales to one another and to a larger fictional universe containing the ghost stories of Ambrose Bierce, the cosmic horror of H. P. Lovecraft, and the first season of the critically acclaimed HBO series True Detective . Said to induce insanity and despair in those who read it, little is known for certain about the play beyond the ravings of those who have dared to open its pages. They speak of Carcosa, where black stars hang in the heavens. Of twin suns sinking into the Lake of Hali. Of the Yellow Sign and the Pallid Mask. And, in dread-filled whispers or lunatic shouts, of the King in Yellow himself, come to rule the world. A masterpiece of weird fiction, Robert W. Chambers’s The King in Yellow holds the answer to countless mysteries—some of which might just be better left unsolved
Cardigan; a novel by Robert W Chambers( Book )
35 editions published between 1901 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eighteen-year-old Michael Cardigan, the nephew of Sir William Johnson, must choose to remain loyal to the Crown or join the colonial rebellion
In search of the unknown by Robert W Chambers( Book )
25 editions published between 1904 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ornithologist seeking prehistoric creatures also discovers modern romance in these strange and satiric short stories by Robert W. Chambers, an early master of supernatural fiction and the author of the cult classic The King in Yellow. Originally published in periodicals of the early twentieth century, these six interconnected tales recount a madcap series of international romps. The hero, working under the auspices of the Bronx Zoo, scours the globe in search of extinct and legendary species, including the great auk, invisible swamp-dwelling predators, and harbor masters, half-men, half-amphibians. Guided by his implacable self-confidence, the bumbling scientist faces down a world of dangers as well as the distractions posed by a series of beguiling women
Representative American short stories by Alexander Jessup( Book )
2 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The gay rebellion by Robert W Chambers( Book )
24 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The king in yellow, and other horror stories by Robert W Chambers( Book )
4 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A treasured source for Lovecraft, Howard, and others, this collection endures as a work of remarkable power. Includes all the stories from The King in Yellow ? Yellow Sign, Repairer of Reputations, Demoiselle d'Ys, and others ? plus stories from other sources, including three early sci-fi fantasies from In Search of the Unknown. 12 total
The fighting chance by Robert W Chambers( Book )
36 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The maker of moons by Robert W Chambers( Book )
24 editions published between 1896 and 2009 in English and French and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mystery of choice by Robert W Chambers( Book )
19 editions published between 1897 and 1997 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The firing line by Robert W Chambers( Book )
38 editions published between 1908 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sheila Cardross Malcourt shares only a loveless marriage with Louis Malcourt, but is unwilling to divorce him even to marry the man she really loves, for fear of hurting her foster parents. Instead, she stifles her feelings for Garry Hamil and strives to maintain her marriage. But when tragedy ensues, she finds herself faced with a new dilemma
The maid-at-arms: a novel by Robert W Chambers( Book )
37 editions published between 1902 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The follow-up to Chambers' remarkably popular bestseller Cardigan, The Maid-at-Arms begins a century after America's Revolutionary War has been settled. The young nation has forgotten the struggles of its birth and is now facing an entirely different -- but no less daunting -- set of challenges. Against this backdrop, an unlikely hero emerges
The common law by Robert W Chambers( Book )
31 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A.H. Woods presents a great American play from the sensational novel of the century "The Common Law," by Robert W. Chambers. Drawings by Charles Dana Gibson. Illustrated promotional brochure for the dramatization of the novel
A young man in a hurry, and other short stories by Robert W Chambers( Book )
20 editions published between 1904 and 2014 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renowned author Robert W. Chambers dabbled in virtually every literary style under the sun, garnering acclaim from top writers and critics along the way. The story collection A Young Man in a Hurry brings together some of Chambers' most engrossing shorter pieces
The haunts of men by Robert W Chambers( Book )
17 editions published between 1898 and 2011 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The reckoning by Robert W Chambers( Book )
28 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The red republic. A romance of the commune by Robert W Chambers( Book )
33 editions published between 1895 and 1932 in 3 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The younger set by Robert W Chambers( Book )
33 editions published between 1907 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early twentieth century, the trends of rampant alcohol consumption, salacious dance crazes, and frolicking flappers threw traditional sexual mores into a tailspin. In the hilarious romantic farce The Younger Set, author Robert W. Chambers project the anxieties of this tumultuous early twentieth century onto an older generation, mercilessly lambasting the pretensions and hang-ups of the Victorian era
Lorraine a romance by Robert W Chambers( Book )
36 editions published between 1897 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lorraine is the twofold tale of a young woman and her country. Lorraine is coming of age during dramatic years of war in France. Her growth, conflicts, and eventual renewal are reflected in the struggle of a country fighting for its independence against Germany. France, and Lorraine, will never be the same
The hidden children by Robert W Chambers( Book )
25 editions published between 1913 and 2013 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gender roles in the American Revolutionary War period were not exactly a bastion of progressiveness. However, even during a time when most women were encouraged to shrink from conflict and follow the lead of any man in the vicinity, there were a few iconoclastic females who broke this mold. The defiantly independent heroine at the center of The Hidden Children steadfastly refuses to be held down by social conventions she sees as useless
Ashes of empire a romance by Robert W Chambers( Book )
26 editions published between 1898 and 1991 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Chambers, Rob. William 1865-1933
Chambers, Robert 1865-1933
Chambers, Robert W.
Chambers Robert W. 1865-1933
Chambers, Robert William
Chambers, Robert William 1865-1933
チェイムバーズ, ロバート・W
Languages
English (575)
Spanish (7)
French (6)
German (3)
Japanese (2)
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