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The Best Of Robert E Howard Volume 1

Author : Robert E. Howard
ISBN : 0345500555
Genre : Fiction
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Robert E. Howard is one of the most famous and influential pulp authors of the twentieth century. Though largely known as the man who invented the sword-and-sorcery genre–and for his iconic hero Conan the Cimmerian–Howard also wrote horror tales, desert adventures, detective yarns, epic poetry, and more. This spectacular volume, gorgeously illustrated by Jim and Ruth Keegan, includes some of his best and most popular works. Inside, readers will discover (or rediscover) such gems as “The Shadow Kingdom,” featuring Kull of Atlantis and considered by many to be the first sword-and-sorcery story; “The Fightin’est Pair,” part of one of Howard’s most successful series, chronicling the travails of Steve Costigan, a merchant seaman with fists of steel and a head of wood; “The Grey God Passes,” a haunting tale about the passing of an age, told against the backdrop of Irish history and legend; “Worms of the Earth,” a brooding narrative featuring Bran Mak Morn, about which H. P. Lovecraft said, “Few readers will ever forget the hideous and compelling power of [this] macabre masterpiece”; a historical poem relating a momentous battle between Cimbri and the legions of Rome; and “Sharp’s Gun Serenade,” one of the last and funniest of the Breckinridge Elkins tales. These thrilling, eerie, compelling, swashbuckling stories and poems have been restored to their original form, presented just as the author intended. There is little doubt that after more than seven decades the voice of Robert E. Howard continues to resonate with readers around the world. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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The Best Of Robert E Howard Crimson Shadows

Author : Robert Ervin Howard
ISBN : 9780345490186
Genre : Fiction
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Representing a broad spectrum of genres and chronicling the adventures of the author's most iconic characters, a collection of short fiction and poetry features such works as "Hawk of the Hills," "The Valley of the Worm," "The Shadow Kingdom," "Red Shadows," "The People of the Black Circle," and "The Curse of the Golden Skull," among others. Original. 25,000 first printing.
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The Best Of Robert E Howard Volume 2

Author : Robert E. Howard
ISBN : 9780345502506
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“[Behind Howard’s stories] lurks a dark poetry and the timeless truth of dreams.” –Robert Bloch “Howard’s writing seems so highly charged with energy that it nearly gives off sparks.” –Stephen King The classic pulp magazines of the early twentieth century are long gone, but their action-packed tales live on through the work of legendary storyteller Robert E. Howard. From his fecund imagination sprang an army of larger-than-life heroes–including the iconic Conan the Cimmerian, King Kull of Atlantis, Solomon Kane, and Bran Mak Morn–as well as adventures that would define a genre for generations. Now comes the second volume of this author’s breathtaking short fiction, which runs the gamut from sword and sorcery, historical epic, and seafaring pirate adventure to two-fisted crime and intrigue, ghoulish horror, and rip-roaring western. Kull reigns supreme in “By This Axe I Rule!” and “The Mirrors of Tuzan Thune”; Conan conquers in one of his most popular exploits, “The Tower of the Elephant”; Solomon Kane battles demons deep in Africa in “Wings in the Night”; and itinerant boxer Steve Costigan puts up his dukes of steel inside and outside the ring in “The Bulldog Breed.” In between, warrior kings, daring knights, sinister masterminds, grizzled frontiersmen–even Howard’s stunning heroine, Red Sonya–tear up the pages in stories built to thrill by their masterly creator. And in such epic poems as “Echoes from an Anvil,” “Black Harps in the Hills,” and “The Grim Land,” the author blends his classic characters and visceral imagery with a lyricism as haunting as traditional folk balladry. Lavishly illustrated by Jim and Ruth Keegan, here is a Robert E. Howard collection as indispensable as it is unforgettable. “Howard had a gritty, vibrant style–broadsword writing that cut its way to the heart, with heroes who are truly larger than life.” –David Gemmell “For stark, living fear . . . What other writer is even in the running with Robert E. Howard?” –H. P. Lovecraft From the Trade Paperback edition.
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7 Best Short Stories By Robert E Howard

Author : Robert E. Howard
ISBN : 9783968582573
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Robert E. Howard was one among the greatest writers of adventure and fantasy stories. In a writing career that thrived for over a period of twelve years, Howard authored more than hundred stories that have been published in various pulp magazines of his time. Howard was responsible for the creation of the sub-genre of this kind of fiction, which is also called heroic fantasy. His character of Conan has been compared to the likes of Tarzan, Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, Batman and James Bond. This prolific writer was one of the most gifted and skillful storytellers of his time and even to this day, is a highly read author, whose works are still being printed for publication. Till date, his work is inspirational for the new generation of fantasy and adventure writers.In this volume the critic August Nemo selected some if his most interesting stories:Worms of the EarthThe Queen of Black CoastPigeons from HellThe Children of the NightRed NailsThe Twilight of the Grey GodsThe Shadow of the Vulture
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The Horror Stories Of Robert E Howard

Author : Robert E. Howard
ISBN : 0345509749
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Here are Howard’s greatest horror tales, all in their original, definitive versions. Some of Howard’s best-known characters–Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, and sailor Steve Costigan among them–roam the forbidding locales of the author’s fevered imagination, from the swamps and bayous of the Deep South to the fiend-haunted woods outside Paris to remote jungles in Africa. The collection includes Howard’s masterpiece “Pigeons from Hell,” which Stephen King calls “one of the finest horror stories of [the twentieth] century,” a tale of two travelers who stumble upon the ruins of a Southern plantation–and into the maw of its fatal secret. In “Black Canaan” even the best warrior has little chance of taking down the evil voodoo man with unholy powers–and none at all against his wily mistress, the diabolical High Priestess of Damballah. In these and other lavishly illustrated classics, such as the revenge nightmare “Worms of the Earth” and “The Cairn on the Headland,” Howard spins tales of unrelenting terror, the legacy of one of the world’s great masters of the macabre. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Robert E Howard

Author : Charles Hoffman Marc Cerasini
ISBN : 197832605X
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In a meteoric career spanning little more than a decade, Robert E. Howard (1906 - 1936) produced hundreds of vivid and gripping stories for the pulp magazines of his day. He wrote adventure for Top-Notch, historical epics for Oriental Stories and Magic Carpet, westerns for Argosy and Cowboy Stories, boxing yarns for Fight Stories, horror stories for Weird Tales. Yet he is best known for his heroic fantasies. Howard broke with the effete European fantasy tradition to create the hardboiled American school of sword and sorcery. In the pages of Weird Tales he introduced such memorable heroes as the Pictish king Bran Mak Morn, the dour Puritan swordsman Solomon Kane, and King Kull, who ruled a mysterious realm that was old when Atlantis was young. But of them all the most famous by far was the giant barbarian warrior Conan, who came from the bleak northern wilderness of Cimmeria to roam the colorful lands of the lost Hyborian Age. Though created in the 1930s, Howard's brawling barbarian Conan really broke big in the later, more raucous decades of the 60s and 70s. The Conan stories were collected in a series of paperbacks from Lancer Books, and became a publishing phenomenon. Conan subsequently came to be adapted for comics and movies. Howard's other works soon followed Conan back into print. Even the exploits of lesser-known characters such as El Borak and Cormac Fitzgeoffrey were reprinted by specialty publishers like Donald M. Grant --and soon found their way into mass-market paperbacks from Zebra Books, Ace Books and others. Howard won great acclaim for his vivid and colorful prose. However, most commentators on his work failed to notice the rich subtext, themes, and dark undercurrent beneath the surface of his best fiction. In 1987, the first full-length study of Howard's work appeared --the first edition of the present volume, published as part of the Starmont Readers Guide series and long out of print. Now the authors are pleased to present once again their Robert E. Howard study -revised and updated- to help readers new and old better appreciate the work of a literary genius who transformed pulp fiction into poetic heroic sagas.
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Kull

Author : Robert E. Howard
ISBN : 0345495594
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In a meteoric career that spanned a mere twelve years, Robert E. Howard single-handedly invented the genre that came to be called sword and sorcery. From his fertile imagination sprang some of fiction’s most enduring heroes. Yet while Conan is indisputably Howard’s greatest creation, it was in his earlier sequence of tales featuring Kull, a fearless warrior with the brooding intellect of a philosopher, that Howard began to develop the distinctive themes, and the richly evocative blend of history and mythology, that would distinguish his later tales of the Hyborian Age. Much more than simply the prototype for Conan, Kull is a fascinating character in his own right: an exile from fabled Atlantis who wins the crown of Valusia, only to find it as much a burden as a prize. This groundbreaking collection, lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist Justin Sweet, gathers together all Howard’s stories featuring Kull, from Kull’ s first published appearance, in “The Shadow Kingdom,” to “Kings of the Night,” Howard’ s last tale featuring the cerebral swordsman. The stories are presented just as Howard wrote them, with all subsequent editorial emendations removed. Also included are previously unpublished stories, drafts, and fragments, plus extensive notes on the texts, an introduction by Howard authority Steve Tompkins, and an essay by noted editor Patrice Louinet. Praise for Kull “Robert E. Howard had a gritty, vibrant style–broadsword writing that cut its way to the heart, with heroes who are truly larger than life.”—David Gemmell “Howard’s writing seems so highly charged with energy that it nearly gives off sparks.”—Stephen King “Howard was a true storyteller–one of the first, and certainly among the best, you’ll find in heroic fantasy. If you’ve never read him before, you’ re in for a real treat.”—Charles de Lint “For stark, living fear . . . what other writer is even in the running with Robert E. Howard?”—H. P. Lovecraft
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The Horror Stories Of Robert E Howard

Author : Robert Ervin Howard
ISBN : 9780345490209
Genre : Fiction
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An anthology of horror tales includes classic stories that have been restored to their earliest, definitive versions, accompanied by black-and-white illustrations throughout.
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El Borak And Other Desert Adventures

Author : Robert E. Howard
ISBN : 9780345519146
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Robert E. Howard is famous for creating such immortal heroes as Conan the Cimmerian, Solomon Kane, and Bran Mak Morn. Less well-known but equally extraordinary are his non-fantasy adventure stories set in the Middle East and featuring such two-fisted heroes as Francis Xavier Gordon—known as “El Borak”—Kirby O’Donnell, and Steve Clarney. This trio of hard-fighting Americans, civilized men with more than a touch of the primordial in their veins, marked a new direction for Howard’s writing, and new territory for his genius to conquer. The wily Texan El Borak, a hardened fighter who stalks the sandscapes of Afghanistan like a vengeful wolf, is rivaled among Howard’s creations only by Conan himself. In such classic tales as “The Daughter of Erlik Khan,” “Three-Bladed Doom,” and “Sons of the Hawk,” Howard proves himself once again a master of action, and with plenty of eerie atmosphere his plotting becomes tighter and twistier than ever, resulting in stories worthy of comparison to Jack London and Rudyard Kipling. Every fan of Robert E. Howard and aficionados of great adventure writing will want to own this collection of the best of Howard’s desert tales, lavishly illustrated by award-winning artists Tim Bradstreet and Jim & Ruth Keegan. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Grim Lands

Author : Robert E. Howard
ISBN : 9780345490193
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Representing a broad spectrum of genres and chronicling the adventures of the author's most iconic characters, a collection of short fiction and poetry features "Wings in the Night," "With This Axe I Rule!," "The Shadow of the Vulture," "Red Nails," "Pigeons from Hell," "Lord of Samarcand," and "Black Vulmea's Vengeance," among others. Original. 20,000 first printing.
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The Coming Of Conan The Cimmerian

Author : Robert Ervin Howard
ISBN : 9780345483850
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Fourteen short stories featuring Conan the Barbarian present in the first of three intended volumes several of the sword-wielding fantasy hero's most popular adventures, complemented by lavish black-and-white illustrations as well as a number of the author's original drafts and synopses. 15,000 first printing.
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Shadow Kingdoms

Author : Robert E. Howard
ISBN : 9781479406555
Genre : Fiction
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Shadows Kingdoms is the first volume of The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, presenting all of Howard's Work from the classic magazine Weird Tales, meticulously restored to its original texts. This volume begins with "Spear and Fang," Howard's first professional fiction sale, and concludes with "Red Thunder," a gripping sword & sorcery tale. Series characters present in this volume include King Kull and Solomon Kane.
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The Cthulhu Stories Of Robert E Howard

Author : Robert E. Howard
ISBN : 1680570986
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A collection of Robert E. Howard's Cthulhu Fiction featuring stories about Howard's Cthulhu Mythos scholar John Kirowan along with classic Howard characters Bran Mak Morn and Kull the Conqueror, and others.
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The Conquering Sword Of Conan

Author : Robert Ervin Howard
ISBN : UVA:X004995082
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The final volume in a three-volume series containing the complete adventures of the legendary warrior Conan includes "Beyond the Black River," "Red Nails," and other action-packed tales of action, adventure, and sorcery. Original. 20,000 first printing.
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Boxing Stories

Author : Robert Ervin Howard
ISBN : UOM:39015060661074
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A collection of sixteen short stories and three poems showcases the author's love for and participation in the sport of boxing in a collection that includes the adventures of semipro pugilist Steve Costigan, as well as such tales as the restored version of "Iron Men," which Howard considered his finest boxing work. Simultaneous.
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Red Nails

Author : Robert E. Howard
ISBN : 9781504062640
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The final sword-and-sorcery installment of the epic Conan the Barbarian Series. During the mythical Hyborian Age, Conan the Cimmerian and Valeria of the Red Brotherhood are pursued by a dragon-like monster—until they make it to civilization. Xuchotl is an ancient city of wealth and beauty, with walls of jade and bejeweled lights. Seemingly deserted, Xuchotl actually harbors two gangs who are locked in an endless ancestral feud. And when one of the gang leaders, a stunning woman with a vampiric lust for life, makes Valeria a target of her hunger, Conan and Valeria must escape the evil and madness that flood the city before all is lost . . . “The usual rip-roaring, headlong action, inventiveness, and raw violence which Howard’s name on a story guaranteed . . . The finale makes the last act of Hamlet look like a Sunday school picnic.” —Black Gate “Absolutely worth reading as an example of trashy sword and sorcery that’s never dull for a moment and acts like a sleazy D&D game highlight reel. It’s also notable that it’s one of the inspirations for Tom Moldvay’s 1982 module, ‘The Lost City,’ which amped up the insanity of the warring factions, provided a multi-level dungeon, and then gave a map of an underground complex and asked Dungeon Masters to make up their own adventures in this Howardesque world.” —Tim Callahan, Tor.com “It holds your attention while you are reading it and you do want to get to the end of it.” —History Books Review
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The Conan The Barbarian Stories

Author : Robert E. Howard
ISBN : 9781504049139
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An action-packed collection of Conan the Barbarian’s wild adventures. In this unparalleled collection from a literary mastermind, swordsman Conan the Barbarian faces powerful sorcerers, deadly creatures, and ruthless armies of thieves. With his character Conan the Barbarian, author Robert E. Howard single-handedly invented the genre that came to be known as sword and sorcery. In this volume are eighteen Conan stories, including a classic of dark fantasy, “The Phoenix and the Sword,” and the classic adventure “The Devil in Iron.” These timeless stories feature Conan the raw and dangerous youth, Conan the daring thief, Conan the swashbuckling pirate, and Conan the commander of armies, and bring to mind the pulp tales that dominated the mid-twentieth century. The Conan the Barbarian Stories includes “The Phoenix on the Sword,” “The Scarlet Citadel,” “The Tower of the Elephant,” “Black Colossus,” “The Slithering Shadow,” “The Pool of the Black One,” “Rogues in the House,” “Gods of the North,” “Shadows in the Moonlight,” “Queen of the Black Coast,” “The Devil in Iron,” “The People of the Black Circle,” “A Witch Shall be Born,” “Jewels of Gwahlur,” “Beyond the Black River,” “Shadows in Zamboula,” “Red Nails,” and “The Hyborian Age.” This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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Conan The Barbarian

Author : Robert E. Howard
ISBN : 9780575113503
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Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer Discover how it all began ... Conan the Barbarian spawned a hundred imitators. Find out why with these tales from his early life. From the Tower of the Elephant to Beyond the Black River, follow Robert E. Howard's greatest creation as he cuts a bloody swathe through the history of Hyborea. Over 350 pages of epic action, personally selected by the makers of the new film and the greatest Robert E. Howard scholars. Conan. Warrior, Hero, Legend.
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Conan The Defining Stories Official Edition

Author : Robert E Howard
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Conan the Barbarian from Cimmeria, created by Robert E. Howard has hundreds of stories written about him. This is a selection of some of the best stories of Conan by Robert E. Howard himself, with some of the most defining adventures of this hero: Shadows in the Moonlight, Shadows in Zamboula, The Vale of Lost Women, and Red Nails. They are presented to you in an official edition, that is, without adding external changes (prologues, footnotes, introductions, etc.) or alterations to the original texts as they were first published.
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Robert E Howard S Sailor Steve Costigan

Author : Finn J D John
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Robert E. Howard is best known today for his "sword-and-sorcery" stories. But in the early 1930s, he was a legend in boxing circles for his humorously over-the-top adventure stories starring the sailor Steve Costigan, champ of the Sea Girl -- the toughest trading vessel on the Seven Seas. Steve is an A.B. mariner and amateur boxer, with a heart of gold -- and a head of solid wood. In these 21 tales, he blows around the waterfronts of various Far East ports with his white bulldog Mike, getting swindled by clever dames, pummeling the occasional underworld criminal, and getting into epic fistic battles with anyone who can take a good punch -- in or out of the ring. Here's a taste -- the first four paragraphs of "Circus Fists" ME AND THE Old Man had a most violent row whilst the Sea Girl was tied up at the docks of a small seaport on the West Coast. Somebody put a pole-cat in the Old Man's bunk, and he accused me of doing it. I denied it indignantly, and asked him where he reckoned I would get a pole-cat, and he said well, it was a cinch somebody had got a pole-cat, because there it was, and it was his opinion that I was the only man of the crew which was low-down enough to do a trick like that. This irritated me, and I told him he oughta know it wasn't me, because I had the reputation of being kind to animals, and I wouldn't put a decent skunk where it would have to associate with a critter like the Old Man. This made him so mad that he busted a bottle of good rye whiskey over my head. Annoyed at such wanton waste of good licker, I grabbed the old walrus and soused him in a horse-trough-us being on the docks at the time. The Old Man ariz like Neptune from the deep, and, with whiskers dripping, he shook his fists at me and yelled, "Don't never darken my decks again, Steve Costigan. If you ever try to come aboard the Sea Girl, I'll fill you fulla buckshot, you mutineerin' pirate!" "Go set on a marlin-spike," I sneered. "I wouldn't sail with you again for ten bucks a watch and plum duff every mess. I'm through with the sea, anyhow. You gimme a bad taste for the whole business. A landman's life is the life for me, by golly. Me and Mike is goin' to fare forth and win fame and fortune ashore."
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