The Tree of Heaven

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The Tree of Heaven is a collection of short stories by Robert W. Chambers, author of The King in Yellow, The Maker of Moons, and The Mystery of Choice. Mostly set in New York with a snowy nocturnal backdrop, the stories are light and humorous romantic tales, several of which feature the weird.

Published in America by D. Appleton & Company, New York, 1907, with pictorial cloth design, and by Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1907, with dark green cloth and pictorial paste-down. Published in Britain by Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd, London, in 1908.


  • "The Carpet of Belshazzar"
  • "The Sign of Venus"
  • "The Case of Mr. Helmer"
  • "The Tree of Dreams"
  • "The Bridal Pair"
  • "Ex Curia"
  • "The Golden Pool"
  • "Out of the Depths"
  • "The Swastika"
  • "The Ghost of Chance"