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RWC - Robert W. Chambers

Death and the awful abode of lost souls, whither my weakness long ago had sent him, had changed him for every other eye but mine. And now I heard his voice, rising, swelling, thundering through the flaring light, and as I fell, the radiance increasing, increasing, poured over me in waves of flame. Then I sank into the depths, and I heard the King in Yellow whispering to my soul: "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God!"
-From "In the Court of the Dragon"

The stories in Robert W. Chambers' 1895 book The King in Yellow contributed a number of names and images that were later picked up by Lovecraft and his discriples. The impact of these ideas on the Mythos was recently traced in the anthology The Hastur Cycle, edited by Robert M. Price (Chaosium, 1993). Personally, I prefer to think of these stories, and the others most closely related to them, as the "Carcosa Mythos," which could be thought of as an independent literary genre that overlaps the Cthulhu Mythos in places.

For further information about Robert W. Chambers and his mythology, refer to Henrik Johnsson's site at http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Corridor/5582/chambers.html.

For the most part, I have indexed only those terms relating to the mythological background of the stories.

RWC Cassilda - Robert W. Chambers, Cassilda's Song (poem), in The King in Yellow, Ace Books, no date (Copyright page states "Cover art by Stephen Hickman"). 

(Also available in Robert W. Chambers, The Yellow Sign and Other Stories, Chaosium, Inc., 2000.)

References: Carcosa; Cassilda; Hyades; King in Yellow, The; King in Yellow, The;

RWC Court - Robert W. Chambers, In the Court of the Dragon, in The King in Yellow

(Also available in Robert W. Chambers, The Yellow Sign and Other Stories, Chaosium, Inc., 2000.)

References: Black Stars; Carcosa; Hali, Lake of; King in Yellow, The; King in Yellow, The;

RWC Demoiselle - Robert W. Chambers, The Demoiselle D'Ys, in The King in Yellow.

(Also available in Robert W. Chambers, The Yellow Sign and Other Stories, Chaosium, Inc., 2000.)

References: Hastur;

RWC Mask - Robert W. Chambers, The Mask, in The King in Yellow

(Also available in Robert W. Chambers, The Yellow Sign and Other Stories, Chaosium, Inc., 2000.)

References: Alar; Aldebaran; Camilla; Carcosa; Cassilda; Hastur; Hyades; King in Yellow, The; King in Yellow, The; Pallid Mask; Stranger; tattered mantle;

RWC Repairer - Robert W. Chambers, The Repairer of Reputations, in The King in Yellow

(Also available in Robert W. Chambers, The Yellow Sign and Other Stories, Chaosium, Inc., 2000.)

References: Aldebaran; Aldones; Black Stars; Camilla; Carcosa; Cassilda; Castaigne, Hildred; Demhe; France; Hali, Lake of; Hastur; Hyades; Imperial Dynasty of America; King, The; King in Yellow, The; King in Yellow, The; Last King; London; Naotalba; Pallid Mask; Paris; Phantom of Truth; silken robe; Thale; Uoht; Yellow Sign; Yhtill;

RWC Yellow - Robert W. Chambers, The Yellow Sign, in The King in Yellow

(Also available in Robert W. Chambers, The Yellow Sign and Other Stories, Chaosium, Inc., 2000.)

References: Cassilda; Castaigne, Hildred; Hali, Lake of; Hastur; Hyades; King in Yellow, The; King in Yellow, The; Pallid Mask; Phantom of Truth; tattered mantle; Yellow Sign;
 


yellowth.jpg (19184 bytes) The Yellow Sign and Other Stories
 
Robert W. Chambers / Paperback / Published 2000. The latest in Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu Fiction series reprints the complete weird short stories of Robert W. Chambers, selected and introducted by S. T. Joshi. Begins with favorite and oft-reprinted stories from the legendary King in Yellow, first published in 1895 and destined to inspire and influence H. P. Lovecraft and more especially August Derleth's Mythos stories. However, this collection goes on to collect rare weird tales from The Maker of Moons, The Mystery of Choice, In Search of the Unknown, The Tracer of Lost Persons, The Tree of Heaven, and Police!  Click here for pricing and ordering information.
 
A Cthulhu Mythos Bibliography & Concordance
By Chris Jarocha-Ernst. An indispensible resource for Cthulhu Mythos readers, writers and scholars, "A Cthulhu Mythos Bibliography & Concordance" includes more than 2600 works cited by author and title, with original bibliographic data and a detailed concordance of Mythos terms, citing which stories they appear in. If you want to find a story, all the works of a particular author, or every story that mentions dread Cthulhu, "A Cthulhu Mythos Bibiography & Concordance" is the reference work you've been looking for. Recommended. Click here for pricing and ordering information.


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