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Robert E. Howard

Bio: Robert E. Howard is known best as the creator of Conan, a character that has moved beyond his humble pulp magazine origins into film, television, comics, and other media. Despite his suicide at the age of thirty, Howard wrote a huge number of stories covering a variety of genres. From the fantasy tales he is most famous for to westerns and boxing stories, whatever subject Howard tackled there was no doubting his enthusiasm, or his ability as an author.



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1 A Gent from Bear Creek and Other Tales [MultiFormat]
by Robert E. Howard
  This collection showcases Robert E. Howard's comic westerns. Howard's novel "A Gent from Bear Creek" is included (with its text restored), as well as two additional western stories featuring Breck Elkins, "While Smoke Rolled" and Texas John Alden." Introduction by Paul Herman. (Published: 2005)

Words: 102244 - Reading Time: 292-408 min.
Category: Historical Fiction/Humor
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2 Adventure Tales #4 [Special classic 'Weird Tales' Authors Issue] [MultiFormat]
by John Gregory Betancourt, Robert E. Howard, E. Hoffmann Price
  Adventure Tales features the best short stories and novelets from classic pulp magazines. #4 is a special issue devoted to authors who made "Weird Tales" magazine famous! Included in this issue are: Features: THE BLOTTER, by the Editor; ADVENTURE THRILLS; THE MORGUE (letters); Fiction: THE MONKEY GOD, by Seabury Quinn; DOUBLE-SHUFFLE, by Edwin Baird; EVERY MAN A KING, by E. Hoffmann Price; BLIND MAN'S BLUFF, by Edwin Baird; THE MAD DETECTIVE, by John D. Swain; SON OF THE WHITE WOLF, by Robert E.... more info>> (Published: 2007)

Words: 59825 - Reading Time: 170-239 min.
Category: Fantasy/Mystery/Crime
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3 Gates of Empire [MultiFormat]
by Robert E. Howard
  Gates of Empire presents eight of Robert E. Howard's classic adventure stories, all of which are set during the Crusades. "Red Blades of Black Cathay" finds a 12th Century Norman Crusader on the Eastern frontiers of the world as it was known to his European contemporaries, rallying a rich but militarily weak splinter kingdom against the invading hordes of Genghis Khan. "Hawks of Outremer" and "Blood of Belshazzar" feature a hard-bitten knight, the half-Irish Cormac FitzGeoffrey, during the time ... more info>> (Published: 2004)

Words: 105600 - Reading Time: 301-422 min.
Category: Fantasy/Historical Fiction
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4 Graveyard Rats and Others [MultiFormat]
by Robert E. Howard
  Robert E. Howard wrote a small but powerful body of detective fiction, which is collected here: "Black Talons," "Fangs of Gold," "The Tomb's Secret," "Names in the Black Book," "Graveyard Rats," and "Black Wind Blowing." Also includes a new introduction: "A Black Wind off River Street," by Don Herron, the foremost scholar of Robert E. Howard's life and work. (Published: 2003)

Words: 58025 - Reading Time: 165-232 min.
Category: Mystery/Crime/Suspense/Thriller
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5 Hours of the Dragon [The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard Vol. 8] [MultiFormat]
by Robert E. Howard
  In most of the Conan stories of Robert E. Howard, we get to see only little slivers at a time of his self-created fictional world, the "Hyborian Age." It is in "The Hour of the Dragon" that we finally get to see a much more expansive presentation of his unique world-building efforts, thanks to REH having a novel-length story with which to work. To the dismay of many fans, REH only wrote this one novel featuring the Hyborian Age. What with the British publisher fail­ing on him, and REH being redu... more info>> (Published: 2008)

Words: 82083 - Reading Time: 234-328 min.
Category: Fantasy
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6 Moon of Skulls: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, Vol. 2 [MultiFormat]
by Robert E. Howard
  Moon of Skulls is the first volume of the Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, presenting all of Howard's work for the pulp magazine Weird Tales meticulously restored to its original magazine texts. Edited by Paul Herman. Contents The Gothic Orient (introduction) by Mark Finn Skull-Face Dead Man's Hate The Fearsome Touch of Death A Song out of Midian Shadows on the Road The Moon of Skulls The Hills of the Dead Black Chant Imperial The Voice of El-Lil Robert E. Howard's writing career began in 1924, ... more info>> (Published: 2005)

Words: 75237 - Reading Time: 214-300 min.
Category: Fantasy/Horror
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7 People of the Dark: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, Vol. 3 [MultiFormat]
by Robert E. Howard, Joe R. Lansdale
  The third volume of the Weird Works of Robert E. Howard continues reprinting Howard's fantasy from Weird Tales and Strange Tales in order of original publication. All texts have been meticulously restored to their original pulp appearances. Introduction by Joe R. Lansdale. This volume contains: The Black Stone Children of the Night The Dark Man The Footfalls Within Gods of Gal-Sagoth Horror from the Mound Kings of the Night The Last Day People fo the Dark The Song of the Mad Minstrel The Thing o... more info>> (Published: 2005)

Words: 77085 - Reading Time: 220-308 min.
Category: Fantasy/Horror
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8 Shadow Kingdoms: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, Vol. 1 [MultiFormat]
by Robert E. Howard
  Shadow Kingdoms is the first volume of the Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, presenting all of Howard's work for the pulp magazine Weird Tales meticulously restored to its original magazine texts. Edited by Paul Herman. Introduction by Mark Finn. Cover by Stephen Fabian. This volume contains: Two-Gun Musketeer: Robert E. Howard's Weird Tales, by Mark Finn Spear and Fang In the Forest of Villefère, Wolfshead, The Lost Race, The Song of the Bats, The Ride of Falume, The Riders of Babylon ,The Dream... more info>> (Published: 2004)

Words: 63451 - Reading Time: 181-253 min.
Category: Fantasy
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9 The Apparition in the Prize Ring [MultiFormat]
by Robert E. Howard
  "The Apparition in the Prize Ring" was published in Ghost Stories in 1929. This pulp was a little different from most. It was an oversize magazine format, 8x12, and featured stories from various people who were telling allegedly true stories. REH sold them a weird boxing story, writing as John Taverel, the mythical manager of a mythical black fighter named Ace Jessel. This is one of the few stories where the protaganist is black, as is the antagonist. For those curious about REH's views on race,... more info>> (Published: 1929)

Words: 5779 - Reading Time: 16-23 min.
Category: Horror/Sports/Entertainment
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10 The Complete Action Stories [MultiFormat]
by Robert E. Howard
  Contains 24 stories, many of which are rarely seen action, western, and boxing tales featuring characters such as Breck Elkin. "Blow the Chinks Down!" and "Dark Shanghai" are being presented here in English for the first time since their original pulp appearances. (Published: 2003)

Words: 154862 - Reading Time: 442-619 min.
Category: Historical Fiction/Fantasy
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11 The Conan Omnibus: The Young Swordsman [MultiFormat]
by Robert E. Howard
  Over 150,000 Words of Robert E. Howard Classics! Here are some of the earliest adventures of Conan straight from the pages of the legendary pulp, Weird Tales. Thrill to the deadly perils the giant Cimmerian faces from the "Shadows in Zamboula," the "Jewels of Gwahlur," "Red Nails," and eight other classics of sword and sorcery. This is Conan as Robert E. Howard meant him to be! The iron-muscled barbarian is no superhero in a fur girdle, nor is he a gentlemen. Howard's Conan is brave, strong and ... more info>> (Published: 2006)

Words: 141476 - Reading Time: 404-565 min.
Category: Fantasy/Dark Fantasy
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12 The Pit of the Serpent [MultiFormat]
by Robert E. Howard
  The Pit and the Serpent is the first in the Steve Costigan series (about whom Robert Howard wrote more stories than any other character, including Conan). Able-bodied Seaman Costigan is in port in Manila, and while on shore leave, he gets into a fight over a beautiful girl ... and that's just the start of his trouble! Features a new introduction by Mark Finn and notes from editor Paul Herman about the story and Howard's classic boxing fiction. (Published: 1929)

Words: 8077 - Reading Time: 23-32 min.
Category: Mainstream
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13 The Robert E. Howard Omnibus: Three Complete Books [MultiFormat]
by Robert E. Howard
  Howard's Greatest Novels and Stories! 3 Novels, 7 Novelets, 5 Short stories! Here is a real bargain for Robert E. Howard fans, the complete texts of three full-length books by the creator of Conan in one inexpensive ebook: The Cairn on the Headland & Other Strange Stories; The Horror From the Mound & Other Weird Encounters; Black Vulmea's Vengeance & Other Ghastly Tales. Included are such electrifying, unforgettable stories as "Moon of Zambebwei," "Fangs of Gold," "Cairn on the Headland," "The F... more info>> (Published: 2006)

Words: 138177 - Reading Time: 394-552 min.
Category: Fantasy/Horror
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14 The Second Conan Omnibus: The Master Swordsman [MultiFormat]
by Robert E. Howard
  From Mercenary to Monarch. This collection of classic Conan tales from the pen of the immortal Robert E. Howard follow the second half of the barbarian swordsman's career. Included are "Beyond the Black River," "The Jewels of Gwahlur." and the climactic Conan novel, Hour of the Dragon, detailing his fight against blackest magic and betrayal to hold on to the kingdom he has conquered. Here is the pure quill barbarian as Howard created him, and not the watered down character of the comic books and... more info>>

Words: 178721 - Reading Time: 510-714 min.
Category: Fantasy/Dark Fantasy
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15 The Valley of the Worm [The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard Vol. 5] [MultiFormat]
by Robert E. Howard, James Reasoner
  The fifth collection of Robert E. Howard's fantasy work from the legendary pulp magazine Weird Tales (and several of its rivals) features another lineup filled with classic fiction and poetry from Howard's greatest writing years. Included in this volume are four stories with Howard's most famous character, Conan ("Black Colossus," "The Slithering Shadow," "The Pool of the Black One," and "Rogues in the House"), as well as several historical and contemporary fantasies. Introduction by James Reaso... more info>> (Published: 2006)

Words: 80379 - Reading Time: 229-321 min.
Category: Fantasy/Horror
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16 Treasures of Tartary [MultiFormat]
by Robert E. Howard
  A collection of Robert E. Howard's best historical fiction, including "Treasures of Tartary," "Son of the White Wolf," "Black Vulmea's Vengeance," "Boot Hill Payoff," and "The Vultures of Whapeton." Also includes a new introduction by James Reasoner. One situation which Howard liked to use was the American hero in the Middle East. In the opening paragraph of "Treasures of Tartary," it is Kirby O'Donnell who finds himself plunging into the middle of a battle in a dark alley in Shahrazar. Though O... more info>> (Published: 2004)

Words: 88264 - Reading Time: 252-353 min.
Category: Fantasy/Historical Fiction
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17 Waterfront Fists and Others: The Collected Fight Stories of Robert E. Howard [MultiFormat]
by Robert E. Howard
  It is impossible to ignore the sheer number of boxing stories that Robert E. Howard wrote. Serious or funny, spooky or adventurous, these stories represent a fierce creative outburst that would pave the way later for his western hero, Breckenridge Elkins. In these stories we see Howard's craft pushed from mere construction to passionate involvement. He took all of his interests and peppered them through the various boxing stories. He wrote them faster than the magazine could print them. Clearly,... more info>> (Published: 2003)

Words: 128556 - Reading Time: 367-514 min.
Category: Mainstream
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18 Wings in the Night: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, Vol. 4 [MultiFormat]
by Robert E. Howard
  This latest volume in the planned ten-volume set of The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard collects Robert E. Howard's fiction and prose published in Weird Tales from July 1932 to May 1933. These works represent literary stepping-stones to Howard's infamous Cthulhu mythos stories and his most famous character of all--Conan the Cimmerian--and ably demonstrate that each of Howard's stories improved and added to his formidable skills as a master of fantasy and adventure. Wings in the Night includes "P... more info>> (Published: 2006)

Words: 67883 - Reading Time: 193-271 min.
Category: Fantasy/Horror
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