Robert E Howard s Conan the Cimmerian Barbarian

Robert E  Howard s Conan the Cimmerian Barbarian

"Contains all of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian barbarian stories published in the original Weird tales magazine (1923-1954) during Howard's lifetime"--Copyright page.

Author: Robert E. Howard

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ISBN: 1635912717

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Page: 860

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This 860-page collection contains all of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian stories published during his lifetime, contextualized with biographical details of their author. The hardcover, a Multimedia Bundle Edition, includes the e-book and audiobook editions as downloadable bonus content. Excerpt from Introduction: "When the first Conan of Cimmeria story appeared in the pages of Weird Tales magazine in December 1932, nothing quite like it had ever before appeared in print.Author Robert E. Howard had been writing stories broadly similar to it for half a decade; but it was with Conan, and the Hyborian Age storyworld in which he was placed, that Howard finally fully doped out the sub-genre that would become known as "sword and sorcery," of which Howard is today considered the founding father. "Conan's origins date back to an experiment in 1926 titled "The Shadow Kingdom," featuring the character Kull, exile of Atlantis. The idea -- Howard's great innovation -- was, at its core, historical fiction set in a pre-historical period. That pre-historical period -- being, of course, lost in the mists of time -- could contain anything Howard might like to include: evil races of sentient snake-things, sorcerers, undead creatures, demons walking upon the earth, anything. "In other words, Howard was creating a secular mythology. "And as with any mythology, secular or no, there would be a hero, a Ulysses or a Theseus, an exceptional man of legend striding through that myth-world, sword in hand, righting wrongs and slaying supernatural monsters and, along the way, providing metaphorical insight onto his world and ours. "At the same time, he was finding success with another historical-fiction-fusion innovation: The grim, savage English Puritan Solomon Kane. Kane's world was the skull-strewn chaos of Europe and north Africa during the Thirty Years War, in the early 1600s. Little enough is known about specific events during that dark time that it was possible to take historical liberties with it as a storyworld, so that it could accommodate dark magic, walking skeletons, vampires, magic staffs, and, of course, N'Longa the witch-doctor. "Howard quickly realized he was onto something with Solomon Kane. The first Solomon Kane story, "Red Shadows," appeared in August 1928 in Weird Tales, and readers loved it. Here was a dark, brooding world of menace and witchcraft connected pseudo-genealogically to their own. It was easy for readers to "take the ride" -- to suspend their disbelief and envision Kane's adventures as a part of the real world. "But, perhaps the connection with the real world was too close. The countries of 1630s Europe are well known; the causes of the conflict fully understood. There was only so much Howard could do in Solomon Kane's world. Moreover, Solomon Kane is just a hard character to root for. Unlike Kull, he is, not to put too fine a point on it, really not a sane man. "So it makes perfect sense that after the shadowy, prehistoric world of Kull and the dark, necromantic world of Solomon Kane, Howard would combine these two precursors to develop a world that was far enough into the distant past to be free of actual historical constraints -- like Kull's -- yet close enough to the present to still exist as echoes and legends in the world's mythologies. "And so Howard created The Hyborian Age, circa 10,000 B.C. And to play the role of our avatar as we explore this shadowy, almost-historical world, he gave us Conan the Cimmerian - to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet."
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The Coming Of Conan The Cimmerian

The Coming Of Conan The Cimmerian

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 ...

Author: Robert Ervin Howard

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 9780345483850

Category: Fiction

Page: 457

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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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Conan

Conan

This epic collection contains 18 of Robert E. Howard's stories about Conan the Barbarian. These stories were originally published in Weird Tales magazine between 1933 and 1936. The Conan stories included in the collection are: 1.

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1093779705

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Page: 820

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Revised and updated edition with beautiful custom illustrations! Join Conan on his many adventures from mercenary and thief to king as he smites demons, fights wizards, battles against all odds, journeys to exotic lands, loves and lusts, uncovers hidden mysteries, and always refuses to yield! This epic collection contains 18 of Robert E. Howard's stories about Conan the Barbarian. These stories were originally published in Weird Tales magazine between 1933 and 1936. The Conan stories included in the collection are: 1. The Frost Giant's Daughter (Gods of the North) 2. The Tower of the Elephant 3. Rogues in the House 4. Shadows in the Moonlight (Iron Shadows in the Moon) 5. Black Colossus 6. Queen of the Black Coast 7. The Slithering Shadow (Xuthal of the Dusk) 8. A Witch Shall Be Born 9. The Devil in Iron 10. The People of the Black Circle 11. Shadows in Zamboula (Man-Eaters of Zamboula) 12. The Pool of the Black One 13. Beyond the Black River 14. Red Nails 15. Jewels of Gwahlur (The Teeth of Gwahlur) 16. The Phoenix on the Sword 17. The Scarlet Citadel 18. The Hour of the Dragon (Conan the Conqueror) As an added bonus, also included in the set are: Cimmeria--A Poem The Hyborian Age--Conan's World (This is Howard's background essay on the world of Conan) For ease of navigation, the anthology includes an interactive table of contents. The stories in this collection are ordered roughly in chronological order from Conan's first adventures as a young mercenary adventurer and thief to his final epic clashes as a king and are based on the Rippke chronology. About Conan: Conan the Barbarian (also known as Conan the Cimmerian) is a fictional sword and sorcery hero who originated in pulp fiction magazines and has since been adapted to books, comics, several films (including Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer), television programs (cartoon and live-action), video games, role-playing games and other media. The character was created by writer Robert E. Howard in 1932 via a series of fantasy stories published in Weird Tales magazine. Conan the Character: Conan is a Cimmerian. From Robert E. Howard's writings (The Hyborian Age among others) it is known that the Cimmerians were based on the Celts or Gaels. He was born on a battlefield and is the son of a village blacksmith. Conan matured quickly as a youth and, by age fifteen, he was already a respected warrior who had participated in the destruction of the Aquilonian outpost of Venarium. After its demise, he was struck by wanderlust and began the adventures chronicled by Howard, encountering skulking monsters, evil wizards, tavern wenches, and beautiful princesses. He roamed throughout the Hyborian Age nations as a thief, outlaw, mercenary, and pirate. As he grew older, he began commanding larger units of men and escalating his ambitions. In his forties, he seized the crown of the tyrannical king of Aquilonia, the most powerful kingdom of the Hyborian Age, having strangled the previous ruler on the steps of the throne. Conan's adventures often result in him performing heroic feats, though his motivation for doing so is largely to protect his own survival or for personal gain.
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The Weird Tales of Conan the Barbarian

The Weird Tales of Conan the Barbarian

Reprinted as they originally appeared in the legendary pulp magazine Weird Tales from 1934 to 1936, this ferocious anthology gathers many of the barbarian's most famous adventures: "Red Nails," "The Hour of the Dragon," and three others.

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486794884

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Reprinted as they originally appeared in the legendary pulp magazine Weird Tales from 1934 to 1936, this ferocious anthology gathers many of the barbarian's most famous adventures: "Red Nails," "The Hour of the Dragon," and three others.
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Conan the Barbarian

Conan the Barbarian

Conan - 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 life.

Author: Robert E Howard

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329687509

Category: Fiction

Page: 726

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Conan the Barbarian by Robert E Howard Conan the Barbarian - Warrior, Hero, Legend. Conan - 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 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 720 pages of epic action! All the original stories. "A hero of mythic proportion, fashioned by a storyteller who helped define what a modern fantasy should be" - Raymond E. Feist.
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Conan the Cimmerian

Conan the Cimmerian

On this volume: Beyond the Black River The Black Stranger Red Nails Jewels of Gwahlur The Phoenix on the Sword The Scarlet Citadel The Hour of the Dragon

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1977988350

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Page: 490

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Conan the Cimmerian (also known as Conan the Barbarian) is a fictional sword and sorcery hero created by Robert E. Howard in 1932 and first published in pulp fiction magazines. It has since been adapted to books, comics, films, video games, and other media. In February 1932, during a trip, the author conceived the character of Conan and also wrote the poem Cimmeria. According to some scholars, Howard's conception of Conan and the Hyborian Age may have originated in Thomas Bulfinch's The Outline of Mythology (1913). Conan is a Cimmerian. It is known that the author based the Cimmeriann on the Celts. His race lived after the destruction of Atlantis and before the rise of the known ancient civilizations - a fictional time called Hyborian Age. On this volume: Beyond the Black River The Black Stranger Red Nails Jewels of Gwahlur The Phoenix on the Sword The Scarlet Citadel The Hour of the Dragon
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The Complete Chronicles Of Conan

The Complete Chronicles Of Conan

Collected together in one volume for the very first time, in chronological order, are Robert E. Howard's tales of the legendary hero, as fresh and atmospheric today as when they were first published in the pulp magazines of more than ...

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473215337

Category: Fiction

Page: 944

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Conan the Cimmerian: the boy-thief who became a mercenary, who fought and loved his way across fabled lands to become King of Aquilonia. Neither supernatural fiends nore demonic sorcery could oppose the barbarian warrior as he wielded his mighty sword and dispatched his enemies to a bloody doom on the battlefields of the legendary Hyborian age. Collected together in one volume for the very first time, in chronological order, are Robert E. Howard's tales of the legendary hero, as fresh and atmospheric today as when they were first published in the pulp magazines of more than seventy years ago. Compiled by and with a foreward and afterword by award-winning writer and editor Stephen Jones.
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Conan

Conan

This epic collection contains all 18 of Robert E. Howard's Conan stories published during his lifetime. These stories were originally published in Weird Tales magazine between 1933 and 1936.

Author: Robert E Howard

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ISBN: 9798611425336

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Page: 740

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Newly updated edition with beautiful custom illustrations! Join Conan the Barbarian on his many adventures from mercenary and thief to conqueror and king as he smites demons, fights wizards, slays monsters, unearths forgotten treasures, battles against all odds, journeys to exotic lands, loves and lusts, uncovers hidden mysteries, and always refuses to yield! This epic collection contains all 18 of Robert E. Howard's Conan stories published during his lifetime. These stories were originally published in Weird Tales magazine between 1933 and 1936. The Conan stories included in the collection are: 1. Gods of the North (The Frost Giant's Daughter) (1934) 2. The Tower of the Elephant (1933) 3. Rogues in the House (1935) 4. Shadows in the Moonlight (Iron Shadows in the Moon) (1934) 5. Black Colossus (1934) 6. Queen of the Black Coast (1934) 7. The Slithering Shadow (Xuthal of the Dusk) (1934) 8. A Witch Shall Be Born (1934) 9. The Devil in Iron (1934) 10. The People of the Black Circle (1934) 11. Shadows in Zamboula (Man-Eaters of Zamboula) (1935) 12. The Pool of the Black One (1934) 13. Beyond the Black River (1935) 14. Red Nails (1936) 15. Jewels of Gwahlur (The Teeth of Gwahlur) (1935) 16. The Phoenix on the Sword (1932) 17. The Scarlet Citadel (1933) 18. The Hour of the Dragon (Conan the Conqueror) (1935) As an added bonus, also included in the set are: The Hyborian Age-Conan's World (This is Howard's background essay on the world of Conan) (1936), and The Shadow Kingdom and The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune (These are two of Howard's early Kull of Atlantis stories that predate and strongly influence his later Conan works.) (1929) For ease of navigation, the anthology includes an interactive table of contents. The stories in this collection are ordered roughly in chronological order from Conan's first adventures as a young mercenary adventurer and thief to his final epic clashes as a king and are based on the Rippke chronology. About Conan: Conan the Barbarian (also known as Conan the Cimmerian) is a fictional sword and sorcery hero who originated in pulp fiction magazines and has since been adapted to books, comics, several films (including Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer), television programs (cartoon and live-action), video games, role-playing games and other media. The character was created by writer Robert E. Howard in 1932 via a series of fantasy stories published in Weird Tales magazine. Conan the Character: Conan is a Cimmerian. From Robert E. Howard's writings (The Hyborian Age among others) it is known that the Cimmerians were based on the Celts or Gaels. He was born on a battlefield and is the son of a village blacksmith. Conan matured quickly as a youth and, by age fifteen, he was already a respected warrior who had participated in the destruction of the Aquilonian outpost of Venarium. After its demise, he was struck by wanderlust and began the adventures chronicled by Howard, encountering skulking monsters, evil wizards, tavern wenches, and beautiful princesses. He roamed throughout the Hyborian Age nations as a thief, outlaw, mercenary, and pirate. As he grew older, he began commanding larger units of men and escalating his ambitions. In his forties, he seized the crown of the tyrannical king of Aquilonia, the most powerful kingdom of the Hyborian Age, having strangled the previous ruler on the steps of the throne. Conan's adventures often result in him performing heroic feats, though his motivation for doing so is largely to protect his own survival or for personal gain.
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Mountain Man

Mountain Man

This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1934 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Mountain Man' is a story in the Breckinridge Elkins series about a cowboy in the wild west.

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473397637

Category: Fiction

Page: 28

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This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1934 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Mountain Man' is a story in the Breckinridge Elkins series about a cowboy in the wild west. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard – a bookish and somewhat introverted child – was steeped in the violent myths and legends of the Old South. At fifteen Howard began to read the pulp magazines of the day, and to write more seriously. The December 1922 issue of his high school newspaper featured two of his stories, 'Golden Hope Christmas' and 'West is West'. In 1924 he sold his first piece – a short caveman tale titled 'Spear and Fang' – for $16 to the not-yet-famous Weird Tales magazine. Howard's most famous character, Conan the Cimmerian, was a barbarian-turned-King during the Hyborian Age, a mythical period of some 12,000 years ago. Conan featured in seventeen Weird Tales stories between 1933 and 1936 which is why Howard is now regarded as having spawned the 'sword and sorcery' genre. The Conan stories have since been adapted many times, most famously in the series of films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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The Conquering Sword of Conan

The Conquering Sword of Conan

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.

Author: Robert Ervin Howard

Publisher: Conan of Cimmeria (Paperback)

ISBN: UVA:X004995082

Category: Fiction

Page: 393

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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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Boot Hill Payoff The Last Ride

Boot Hill Payoff  The Last Ride

This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1935 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Boot Hill Payoff' is one of Howard's stories in the western genre.

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473397446

Category: Fiction

Page: 102

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This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1935 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Boot Hill Payoff' is one of Howard's stories in the western genre. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard - a bookish and somewhat introverted child - was steeped in the violent myths and legends of the Old South. At fifteen Howard began to read the pulp magazines of the day, and to write more seriously. The December 1922 issue of his high school newspaper featured two of his stories, 'Golden Hope Christmas' and 'West is West'. In 1924 he sold his first piece - a short caveman tale titled 'Spear and Fang' - for $16 to the not-yet-famous Weird Tales magazine. Howard's most famous character, Conan the Cimmerian, was a barbarian-turned-King during the Hyborian Age, a mythical period of some 12,000 years ago. Conan featured in seventeen Weird Tales stories between 1933 and 1936 which is why Howard is now regarded as having spawned the 'sword and sorcery' genre. The Conan stories have since been adapted many times, most famously in the series of films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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Red Nails

Red Nails

The final sword-and-sorcery installment of the epic Conan the Barbarian Series.

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504062640

Category: Fiction

Page: 85

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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 Tales of Breckinridge Elkins A Collection of Short Stories

The Tales of Breckinridge Elkins  A Collection of Short Stories

These early works by Robert E. Howard were originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing them with a brand new introductory biography.

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473397286

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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These early works by Robert E. Howard were originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing them with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Tales of Breckinridge Elkins' is a compilation of Howard's short stories in the Breckinridge Elkins series and include 'The Apache Mountain War', 'No Cowherders Wanted', 'Mountain Man', and many more. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard - a bookish and somewhat introverted child - was steeped in the violent myths and legends of the Old South. At fifteen Howard began to read the pulp magazines of the day, and to write more seriously. The December 1922 issue of his high school newspaper featured two of his stories, 'Golden Hope Christmas' and 'West is West'. In 1924 he sold his first piece - a short caveman tale titled 'Spear and Fang' - for $16 to the not-yet-famous Weird Tales magazine. Howard's most famous character, Conan the Cimmerian, was a barbarian-turned-King during the Hyborian Age, a mythical period of some 12,000 years ago. Conan featured in seventeen Weird Tales stories between 1933 and 1936 which is why Howard is now regarded as having spawned the 'sword and sorcery' genre. The Conan stories have since been adapted many times, most famously in the series of films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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Skulls in the Stars

Skulls in the Stars

This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1929 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Skulls in the Stars' is a story that follows the adventures of the puritan explorer Solomon Kane.

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473397811

Category: Fiction

Page: 24

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This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1929 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Skulls in the Stars' is a story that follows the adventures of the puritan explorer Solomon Kane. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard – a bookish and somewhat introverted child – was steeped in the violent myths and legends of the Old South. At fifteen Howard began to read the pulp magazines of the day, and to write more seriously. The December 1922 issue of his high school newspaper featured two of his stories, 'Golden Hope Christmas' and 'West is West'. In 1924 he sold his first piece – a short caveman tale titled 'Spear and Fang' – for $16 to the not-yet-famous Weird Tales magazine. Howard's most famous character, Conan the Cimmerian, was a barbarian-turned-King during the Hyborian Age, a mythical period of some 12,000 years ago. Conan featured in seventeen Weird Tales stories between 1933 and 1936 which is why Howard is now regarded as having spawned the 'sword and sorcery' genre. The Conan stories have since been adapted many times, most famously in the series of films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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The Phoenix on the Sword

The Phoenix on the Sword

This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1932 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography.

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473398115

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

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This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1932 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Phoenix on the Sword' is a story in the Conan series where he foils a plot to overthrow him as King of Aquilonia. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard – a bookish and somewhat introverted child – was steeped in the violent myths and legends of the Old South. At fifteen Howard began to read the pulp magazines of the day, and to write more seriously. The December 1922 issue of his high school newspaper featured two of his stories, 'Golden Hope Christmas' and 'West is West'. In 1924 he sold his first piece – a short caveman tale titled 'Spear and Fang' – for $16 to the not-yet-famous Weird Tales magazine. Howard's most famous character, Conan the Cimmerian, was a barbarian-turned-King during the Hyborian Age, a mythical period of some 12,000 years ago. Conan featured in seventeen Weird Tales stories between 1933 and 1936 which is why Howard is now regarded as having spawned the 'sword and sorcery' genre. The Conan stories have since been adapted many times, most famously in the series of films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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People of the Dark

People of the Dark

This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1932 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography.

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473397675

Category: Fiction

Page: 36

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This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1932 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'People of the Dark' is a fantasy story that is now considered to be part of the famous Cthulhu Mythos. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard - a bookish and somewhat introverted child - was steeped in the violent myths and legends of the Old South. At fifteen Howard began to read the pulp magazines of the day, and to write more seriously. The December 1922 issue of his high school newspaper featured two of his stories, 'Golden Hope Christmas' and 'West is West'. In 1924 he sold his first piece - a short caveman tale titled 'Spear and Fang' - for $16 to the not-yet-famous Weird Tales magazine. Howard's most famous character, Conan the Cimmerian, was a barbarian-turned-King during the Hyborian Age, a mythical period of some 12,000 years ago. Conan featured in seventeen Weird Tales stories between 1933 and 1936 which is why Howard is now regarded as having spawned the 'sword and sorcery' genre. The Conan stories have since been adapted many times, most famously in the series of film
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The Pool of the Black One

The Pool of the Black One

This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1933 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography.

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473398139

Category: Fiction

Page: 56

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This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1933 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Pool of the Black One' is a story in the Conan series where he encounters a mysterious island and a pool with magical powers. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard – a bookish and somewhat introverted child – was steeped in the violent myths and legends of the Old South. At fifteen Howard began to read the pulp magazines of the day, and to write more seriously. The December 1922 issue of his high school newspaper featured two of his stories, 'Golden Hope Christmas' and 'West is West'. In 1924 he sold his first piece – a short caveman tale titled 'Spear and Fang' – for $16 to the not-yet-famous Weird Tales magazine. Howard's most famous character, Conan the Cimmerian, was a barbarian-turned-King during the Hyborian Age, a mythical period of some 12,000 years ago. Conan featured in seventeen Weird Tales stories between 1933 and 1936 which is why Howard is now regarded as having spawned the 'sword and sorcery' genre. The Conan stories have since been adapted many times, most famously in the series of films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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The Legendary Conan the Barbarian

The Legendary Conan the Barbarian

The Hour of the Dragon and Shadows in the Moonlight - two classic tales featuring the legendary Conan the Barbarian, fighting sorcerors, monsters and his own dark desires.

Author: Robert E Howard

Publisher:

ISBN: 1838152938

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Page: 288

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The Hour of the Dragon and Shadows in the Moonlight - two classic tales featuring the legendary Conan the Barbarian, fighting sorcerors, monsters and his own dark desires. Blood-drenched sword and sorcery fantasy from the master of the genre.
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Rogues in the House

Rogues in the House

This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1934 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography.

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473397743

Category: Fiction

Page: 48

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This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1934 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Rogues in the House' is a story in the Conan series where he becomes embroiled in a battle between two men who are attempting to rule over a city. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard – a bookish and somewhat introverted child – was steeped in the violent myths and legends of the Old South. At fifteen Howard began to read the pulp magazines of the day, and to write more seriously. The December 1922 issue of his high school newspaper featured two of his stories, 'Golden Hope Christmas' and 'West is West'. In 1924 he sold his first piece – a short caveman tale titled 'Spear and Fang' – for $16 to the not-yet-famous Weird Tales magazine. Howard's most famous character, Conan the Cimmerian, was a barbarian-turned-King during the Hyborian Age, a mythical period of some 12,000 years ago. Conan featured in seventeen Weird Tales stories between 1933 and 1936 which is why Howard is now regarded as having spawned the 'sword and sorcery' genre. The Conan stories have since been adapted many times, most famously in the series of films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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The King s Service

The King s Service

This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in the 20th century and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The King's Service' is one of Howard's stories in the historical fiction genre.

Author: Robert E. Howard

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473398061

Category: Fiction

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This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in the 20th century and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The King's Service' is one of Howard's stories in the historical fiction genre. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard – a bookish and somewhat introverted child – was steeped in the violent myths and legends of the Old South. At fifteen Howard began to read the pulp magazines of the day, and to write more seriously. The December 1922 issue of his high school newspaper featured two of his stories, 'Golden Hope Christmas' and 'West is West'. In 1924 he sold his first piece – a short caveman tale titled 'Spear and Fang' – for $16 to the not-yet-famous Weird Tales magazine. Howard's most famous character, Conan the Cimmerian, was a barbarian-turned-King during the Hyborian Age, a mythical period of some 12,000 years ago. Conan featured in seventeen Weird Tales stories between 1933 and 1936 which is why Howard is now regarded as having spawned the 'sword and sorcery' genre. The Conan stories have since been adapted many times, most famously in the series of films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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