“The King in Yellow”, the book of stories that induces madness

Perhaps we are talking about the golden age of horror and fantasy narrative. That moment of time and customs in which modernity is not a reality, but can be freely dreamed of, and the old customs fade but bind like heavy iron chains. We are talking about the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th and preferably of a culture, the Anglo-Saxon, closely linked to psychological repression and lack of communication. In this breeding ground, geniuses such as Arthur Conan Doyle either H.P Lovecraft, with very different degrees of commercial success. While the former became a true star of his time, the latter was unknown in his, just as happened to Robert Chambers, who published “The King in Yellow” in 1895. a supernatural horror book from which Lovecraft would take elements for the famous universe, the “Necronomicon”.

“The King in Yellow”, the book of stories that induces madness