I have never read this collection of stories and am interested in getting a copy. On Amazon there seem to be multiple versions for different prices a confusing array of poor reviews for the formatting of some of them. Could someone suggest which publisher or page count I should look for to get a complete one, I would appreciate it.
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[Posted this in Patreon forum earlier]
I did a search for this work and found it on Project Gutenberg.
This is a great question. I have a copy that I bought while traveling that has terrible, terrible errors. In fact, when we did The Repairer of Reputations I discovered that Brandon thought there were more section breaks than I did ... and he was right. So this time when we went to do The Mask, I picked up the book called The Yellow Sign and Other Stories: The Complete Weird Tales of Robert W. Chambers (ISBN 1-56882-170-0). This is published by Chaosium, an RPG publisher. It's edited by S.T. Joshi and is quite a nice volume. Except that it doesn't have all the stories in The King in Yellow because Joshi or Chaosium deemed then "not weird fiction," which is disappointing.
All of this is to say only that I had the same question a few months ago and couldn't come up with a good answer. But we will probably continue to pull stories from the Chaosium book I got.
This is the one I have.
The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
I bought it from The Book Depository and paid $5.00 for it
The cover is yellow (a plus), and it contains all the stories from the original 1895 collection. It's a relatively small book coming in at 179 pages. The paper quality is nothing special, and other than a very brief introduction it doesn't have any extras.
Does the King in Yellow exist in a more definitive edition? Is there a version filled with copious foot-notes or end-notes? Does it exist in some more 'deluxe' format? I may want to upgrade my copy at some point in the future. All suggestions are welcome.