The Streets Of Ascalon Episodes in the Unfinished Career of Richard Quarren, Esq.

By: Chambers, Robert W.

Price: $40.00

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Book Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. There is one spot of discoloration on the rear book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and address on the front endpaper. "Robert was first educated at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, and then entered the Art Students' League at around the age of 20, where the artist Charles Dana Gibson was his fellow student. Chambers studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, and at Académie Julian, in Paris from 1886 to 1893, and his work was displayed at the Salon as early as 1889. On his return to New York, he succeeded in selling his illustrations to Life, Truth, and Vogue magazines. Then, for reasons unclear, he devoted his time to writing, producing his first novel, In the Quarter (written in 1887 in Munich). His most famous, and perhaps most meritorious, effort is The King in Yellow, a collection of Art Nouveau short stories published in 1895. This included several famous weird short stories which are connected by the theme of a fictitious drama of the same title, which drives those who read it insane. E. F. Bleiler described The King in Yellow as one of the most important works of American supernatural fiction. It was also strongly admired by H. P. Lovecraft and his circle. "Chambers returned to the weird genre in his later short story collections The Maker of Moons, The Mystery of Choice and The Tree of Heaven, but none earned him as much success as The King in Yellow. Some of Chambers's work contains elements of science fiction, such as In Search of the Unknown and Police! ! ! , about a zoologist who encounters monsters. " (From Wikipedia)

Title: The Streets Of Ascalon Episodes in the Unfinished Career of Richard Quarren, Esq.

Author Name: Chambers, Robert W.

Illustrator: Illustrated by Charles Dana Gibson

Categories: Modern Fiction First,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company: 1912

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: A38877

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