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Have You Found the Yellow Sign?

"I was turning to go into the dining-room when my eye fell upon a book bound in serpent skin, standing in a corner of the top shelf of the last bookcase." —Robert W. Chambers, "The Yellow Sign"

The King in Yellow. Robert W. Chambers’ unearthly book has inspired millions of shivering readers since the death of the Gilded Age. This beautiful edition brings new potency to its stories of madness and romance.

Where Black Stars Rise

Acclaimed artist Samuel Araya graces this edition of The King in Yellow with his finest work. Full-page paintings and unnerving sketches evoke the weird romance of Robert Chambers’ finest tales.

Author Kenneth Hite annotates every tale with his uniquely macabre erudition. His insights bring ever-deeper understanding of truths that only the mad or the hopeless would seek.

The Last King
This tome will stand with pride on any shelf. Readers will be drawn again and again to the Sign engraved in the twin suns strangely the tattered robes of the King in Yellow.


  • "The Repairer of Reputations"
  • "The Mask"
  • "In the Court of the Dragon"
  • "The Yellow Sign"
  • "The Demoiselle d'Ys"
  • "The Prophets' Paradise"
  • "The Street of the Four Winds"
  • "The Street of the First Shell"
  • "The Street of Our Lady of the Fields"
  • "Rue Barrée"
  • Appendix I: Robert W. Chambers
  • Appendix II: The King in Yellow
  • Appendix III: Three Names From Bierce

The Mask

"Night fell and the hours dragged on, but still we murmured to each other of the King and the Pallid Mask, and midnight sounded from the misty spires in the fog-wrapped city. We spoke of Hastur and of Cassilda, while outside the fog rolled against the blank window-panes as the cloud waves roll and break on the shores of Hali." —Robert W. Chambers, "The Yellow Sign"

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January 24, 2024 1:23 am UTC
Any indication of what's been changed in the January 2024 update??
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wesley S February 12, 2020 12:49 am UTC
anyone know where to buy this for EU??? shipping from arc dream is insane expensive
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Philipp L March 06, 2019 11:44 am UTC
Is there any way to get that Book in real Hardcover (Leatherbound or what have you)?
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James V May 11, 2019 2:11 pm UTC
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Philipp L May 19, 2019 9:13 am UTC
Thank you very much!
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Douglas B February 08, 2019 7:38 pm UTC
The 8 February revision changes "Ouevre" to the correct spelling "Oeuvre" in note 36 on p. 11, but also reverts the word from italic to roman text; it should still be in italic.
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This title was added to our catalog on February 04, 2019.