Very genuine is the strain of horror in the early work of Robert W. Chambers.
19th century writer Robert W. Chambers recently got a new lease on literary life when the HBO hit True Detective wove his famous collection, The King in Yellow (see video above), into the plot. Slightly lesser known is this collection of seven chilling tales largely set in Brittany. Distinguished by its atmospheric use of natural scenery, this important collection presents this author—considered by many to be the father of supernatural fiction—at the peak of his craft.
Included here are “The Purple Emperor,” “Pompe Funèbre,” “The Messenger,” “The White Shadow,” “Passeur,” “The Key to Grief,” and “A Matter of Interest.”