H. P. Lovecraft, Robert W. Chambers, M. R. James, August Nemo: 3 books to know Weird Fiction
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We will always select for you three great works to instigate your mind, this time the topic is:Romantic Era
- The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
- 7 Best Short Stories by H.P. Lovecraft
- 7 best short stories by M. R. JamesThe King in Yellow is a collection of short stories written by Robert W. Chambers and published in 1895. The stories could be categorized as early horror fiction or Victorian Gothic fiction, but the work also touches on mythology, fantasy, mystery, science fiction and romance.
Lovecraft created a new brand of horror, discarding ghosts and witches and instead unleashing nightmarish fiends to whom mankind is a hapless tiny spot of dwindling sanity in a malevolent universe. 7 best short stories by H.P. Lovecraft is a selection chosen by the critic August Nemo, that reveals the mesmerizing narrative style of the visionary american writer.
M. R. James redefined the ghost story by abandoning many of the formal Gothic clichés and using more realistic contemporary settings. H.P. Lovecraft was a fan, and wrote a review on his work: "...gifted with an almost diabolic power of calling horror by gentle steps from the midst of prosaic daily life." he says, also adding: "Dr. James has, it is clear, an intelligent and scientific knowledge of human nerves and feelings; and knows just how to apportion statement, imagery, and subtle suggestions in order to secure the best results with his readers." The critic Augst Nemo selected seven short stories for you to enter the gloomy world of M. R. James.
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