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The Best of Robert E Howard Volume 1

Author : Robert E. Howard
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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.

The Best of Robert E Howard Volume 2

Author : Robert E. Howard
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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

The Best of Robert E Howard Crimson shadows

Author : Robert Ervin Howard
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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.

7 best short stories by Robert E Howard

Author : Robert E. Howard
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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

Robert E Howard

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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.

The Horror Stories of Robert E Howard

Author : Robert E. Howard
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Here are Robert E. 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.

The Horror Stories of Robert E Howard

Author : Robert Ervin Howard
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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.

The Greatest Works of Robert E Howard 300 Titles in One Edition

Author : Robert E. Howard
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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Greatest Works of Robert E. Howard: 300+ Titles in One Edition". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Robert Ervin Howard (1906 – 1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre. In the pages of the Depression-era pulp magazine Weird Tales, Howard created Conan the Barbarian, a character whose cultural impact has been compared to such icons as Batman, Count Dracula, James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, and Tarzan. Table of Contents: Fantasy Stories: 'Conan the Barbarian' Stories The 'Kull' Stories The 'Solomon Kane' Stories The 'Bran Mak Morn' Stories The 'Turlogh Dubh O'Brien' Stories The 'James Allison' Stories Other Fantasy Stories Boxing Stories: The 'Sailor Steve Costigan' Stories Other Boxing Stories Western Stories: The 'Breckinridge Elkins' Stories The 'Pike Bearfield' Stories The 'Buckner Jeopardy Grimes' Stories Other Western Stories Historical Stories: The 'El Borak' Stories The 'Cormac Fitzgeoffrey' Stories The 'Kirby O'Donnell' Stories The 'Black Vulmea' Stories The 'Helen Tavrel' Story Other Historical Stories Horror Stories: The 'John Kirowan' Stories The Faring Town Saga The 'De Montour' Stories The Weird West Stories Other Weird Menace Other Cthulhu Mythos Stories Other Horror Stories Detective Stories: The 'Steve Harrison' Stories Spicy Stories: The 'Wild Bill Clanton' Stories Poetry Essays and Articles Letters A Tribute Poem

The Cthulhu Stories of Robert E Howard

Author : Robert E. Howard
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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.

Beyond the Black River

Author : Robert E. Howard
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In what many consider to be the best Conan story written by Robert E. Howard, featuring everything from a raid behind enemy lines to multiple sword fights to a battle of wits with a tribal wizard. Can Conan destroy the forces of evil, or will they finally destroy him?

El Borak and Other Desert Adventures

Author : Robert E. Howard
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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.

Kull

Author : Robert E. Howard
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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

80 ADVENTURE TALES OF ROBERT E HOWARD The Ultimate Action Packed Collection Historical Fantasy Classics Crime Novels Pirate Tales and more

Author : Robert E. Howard
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This carefully crafted ebook: “80+ ADVENTURE TALES OF ROBERT E. HOWARD - The Ultimate Action-Packed Collection: Historical Fantasy Classics, Crime Novels, Pirate Tales and more” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: 'Conan the Barbarian’ Saga: Cimmeria The Hyborian Age The Frost Giant's Daughter The God in the Bowl The Tower of the Elephant Rogues in the House Shadows in the Moonlight Black Colossus Queen of the Black Coast The Slithering Shadow A Witch Shall Be Born The Devil in Iron The People of the Black Circle Shadows in Zamboula The Pool of the Black One 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 The 'Kull’ Saga: The King and the Oak The Shadow Kingdom The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune Kings of the Night The 'Solomon Kane’ Saga: Red Shadows Skulls In The Stars Rattle Of Bones The Moon Of Skulls The Hills Of The Dead The Footfalls Within Wings In The Night The 'Bran Mak Morn’ Saga: Kings Of The Night Worms Of The Earth The Children Of The Night The 'Turlogh Dubh O'Brien’ Saga: The Dark Man The Gods Of Bal-Sagoth The 'James Allison’ Saga: The Valley Of The Worm The Garden Of Fear The 'Sailor Steve Costigan’ Saga: The Pit Of The Serpent The Bull-Dog Breed Sailor's Grudge Fist And Fang The Iron Man Winner Take All Waterfront Fists Champ Of The Forecastle Alleys Of Peril The TNT Punch Texas Fists The Sign Of The Snake Blow The Chinks Down! Breed Of Battle Circus Fists… The 'El Borak’ Series The 'Cormac Fitzgeoffrey’ Series The 'Kirby O’Donnell’ Series The 'Black Vulmea' Saga The 'Steve Harrison’ Series The 'Wild Bill Clanton' Collection Robert Howard (1906-1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres.

The Voice of El Lil

Author : Robert E. Howard
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"The Voice of El-Lil" by Robert E. Howard. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Blood of the Gods

Author : Robert E. Howard
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"Blood of the Gods" by Robert E. Howard. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

THE ADVENTURES OF SOLOMON KANE

Author : Robert E. Howard
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"He was . . . a strange blending of Puritan and Cavalier, with a touch of the ancient philosopher, and more than a touch of the pagan. . . . A hunger in his soul drove him on and on, an urge to right all wrongs, protect all weaker things. . . . Wayward and restless as the wind, he was consistent in only one respect—he was true to his ideals of justice and right. Such was Solomon Kane."Collected in this volume are the seven stories (plus one poem) that make up the thrilling saga of the dour and deadly Puritan, Solomon Kane: Red Shadows (1928), Skulls In The Stars (1929), Rattle Of Bones (1929), The Moon Of Skulls (1930), The Hills Of The Dead (1930), The Footfalls Within (1931), Wings In The Night (1932) and Solomon Kane's Homecoming – A Poem (1936).Together they constitute a sprawling epic of weird fantasy adventure that stretches from sixteenth-century England to remote African jungles where no white man has set foot. Here are shudder-inducing tales of vengeful ghosts and bloodthirsty demons, of dark sorceries wielded by evil men and women, all opposed by a grim avenger armed with a fanatic's faith and a warrior's savage heart.

Grim Lands

Author : Robert E. Howard
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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.

The Conan Saga

Author : Robert E. Howard
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Hawk of the Hills

Author : Robert E. Howard
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"Hawk of the Hills" by Robert E. Howard. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Coming Of Conan The Cimmerian

Author : Robert Ervin Howard
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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.