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The Bloody Crown of Conan

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Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN 10 : 9780345461520
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Rating : 4.6/5 (525 downloads)

Download The Bloody Crown of Conan in PDF Full Online Free by Robert E. Howard and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2004-11-23 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In his hugely influential and tempestuous career, Robert E. Howard created the genre that came to be known as sword and sorcery—and brought to life one of fantasy’s boldest and most enduring figures: Conan the Cimmerian—reaver, slayer, barbarian, king. “Stories such as ‘The People of the Black Circle’ glow with the fierce and eldritch light of [Howard’s] frenzied intensity.”—Stephen King This lavishly illustrated volume gathers together three of Howard’s longest and most famous Conan stories–two of them printed for the first time directly from Howard’ s typescript–along with a collection of the author’s previously unpublished and rarely seen outlines, notes, and drafts. Longtime fans and new readers alike will agree that The Bloody Crown of Conan merits a place of honor on every fantasy lover’s bookshelf. THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE Amid the towering crags of Vendhya, in the shadowy citadel of the Black Circle, Yasmina of the golden throne seeks vengeance against the Black Seers. Her only ally is also her most formidable enemy–Conan, the outlaw chief. THE HOUR OF THE DRAGON Toppled from the throne of Aquilonia by the evil machinations of an undead wizard, Conan must find the fabled jewel known as the Heart of Ahriman to reclaim his crown . . . and save his life. A WITCH SHALL BE BORN A malevolent witch of evil beauty. An enslaved queen. A kingdom in the iron grip of ruthless mercenaries. And Conan, who plots deadly vengeance against the human wolf who left him in the desert to die.

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Blood and Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard

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Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN 10 : 9781304031525
Pages : 394 pages
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Download Blood and Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard in PDF Full Online Free by Mark Finn and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2013-07-17 with total page 394 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Updated and expanded version of the 2006 MonkeyBrain Press release, this expanded edition is the author's "director's cut" of the popular biography of Texas writer and creator of Conan the Cimmerian, Robert E. Howard.

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Robert E. Howard

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 10 : 9781476604244
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Robert E. Howard in PDF Full Online Free by Leon Nielsen and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-06-08 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Robert E. Howard published primarily in pulp magazines, creating memorable characters like Conan of Cimmeria. After his suicide at the age of 30, pulps continued publishing Howard material posthumously. His first hardcover book appeared in 1937, a year after his death. That book, A Gent from Bear Creek, is the holy grail for Howard collectors--only 12 original copies are known to exist. This invaluable resource for Howard collectors has information for every known published work. Initial chapters provide a biography, discuss Howard's literary legacy, and give basic tips about book collecting and selling. The main body of the work is a bibliography of Howard's published works from 1925 through 2005. A thorough index locates the publication of every Howard story or poem.

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Conan's Brethren

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Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN 10 : 9780575089907
Pages : 750 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (93 downloads)

Download Conan's Brethren in PDF Full Online Free by Robert E. Howard and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-04-28 with total page 750 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A sumptuous collection of epic fantasy heroes from the pen of Robert E. Howard, one of the true Masters of Fantasy Robert E. Howard was a pulpwriter who turned his hand to everything from historical adventure and detective stories to Western and boxing fiction - and invented the genre now known as sword-and-sorcery: it is for these tales of heroic fantasy and horror that he is best remembered. His mighty heroes - including an English Puritan adventurer sent on redressing grievous wrongs, the king of a mythical, antediluvian empire contemporary with Atlantis, a Pictish warrior-king - all these brothers of the sword and more bestrode the pages of WEIRD TALES and the other pulp magazines of the twenties and thirties. This companion volume follows on from the success of the first Gollancz Big Black Book featuring Howard's world-famous barbarian king, and contains all the stories featuring his brothers-in-arms, collected together in chronological order, as fresh and atmospheric today as when they were first published in the pulp magazines of more than eighty years ago. Compiled by and with an Afterword by award-winning writer and editor Stephen Jones, and with cover image, frontispiece and internal pictures by the award-winning artist Les Edwards.

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Conan Meets the Academy

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 10 : 9780786461523
Pages : 225 pages
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Download Conan Meets the Academy in PDF Full Online Free by Jonas Prida and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2012-11-20 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Robert E. Howard penned a series of fantasy stories in 1932 featuring Conan, a hulking warrior from "Cimmeria" who roamed the mythical Hyborian Age landscape engaging in heroic adventures. More than the quirky manifestation of Depression-era magazines, Conan the Barbarian has endured as a cultural mainstay for over 70 years. This multidisciplinary collection offers the first scholarly investigation of Conan, from Howard's early stories, through midcentury novels and Arnold Schwarzenegger's iconic films, to the 2011 cinematic remake of Conan the Barbarian. Drawing on disciplines such as stylometry, archeology, cultural and folklore studies and literary history, the essays examine statistical analyses of the words in Conan texts, the literary genesis of Conan, later-day parodies, Conan video games, and much more. This volume reveals the hidden scholarly depth of this seemingly unsophisticated fictional character.

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The Neverending Hunt

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Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
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ISBN 10 : 9780809562565
Pages : 400 pages
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Download The Neverending Hunt in PDF Full Online Free by Paul Herman and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2008-09-08 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Prepared by renowned Howard scholar Paul Herman with the assistance of Glenn Lord, this is the first new bibliography of Robert E. Howard since 1976. This massive volume contains more than twice as much information as the preceding biblio, The Last Celt. Robert E. Howard is considered the Godfather of Sword and Sorcery, and the creator of the international icon, Conan the Cimmerian, yet wrote successfully in numerous genres. The Neverending Hunt lists every story, poem, letter and publication in which a Howard work has appeared. It's more than you might think . . .

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Undead in the West II

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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780810892651
Pages : 386 pages
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Download Undead in the West II in PDF Full Online Free by Cynthia J. Miller and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2013-10-18 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This companion to Undead in the West (Scarecrow 2012) explores the blending of the Western genre with zombies, vampires, mummies, ghosts, and spirits in comics, graphic novels, literature, games, new media, fandom and material culture.

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El Borak and Other Desert Adventures

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Publisher : Del Rey
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ISBN 10 : 9780345519146
Pages : 592 pages
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Download El Borak and Other Desert Adventures in PDF Full Online Free by Robert E. Howard and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2010-02-09 with total page 592 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

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The Irish and the Origins of American Popular Culture

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781351767361
Pages : 216 pages
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Download The Irish and the Origins of American Popular Culture in PDF Full Online Free by Christopher Dowd and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-02-15 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses on the intersection between the assimilation of the Irish into American life and the emergence of an American popular culture, which took place at the same historical moment in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. During this period, the Irish in America underwent a period of radical change. Initially existing as a marginalized, urban-dwelling, immigrant community largely comprised of survivors of the Great Famine and those escaping its aftermath, Irish Americans became an increasingly assimilated group with new social, political, economic, and cultural opportunities open to them. Within just a few generations, Irish-American life transformed so significantly that grandchildren hardly recognized the world in which their grandparents had lived. This pivotal period of transformation for Irish Americans was heavily shaped and influenced by emerging popular culture, and in turn, the Irish-American experience helped shape the foundations of American popular culture in such a way that the effects are still noticeable today. Dowd investigates the primary segments of early American popular culture—circuses, stage shows, professional sports, pulp fiction, celebrity culture, and comic strips—and uncovers the entanglements these segments had with the development of Irish-American identity.

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Conan Volume 7: Cimmeria

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Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
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ISBN 10 : 9781621150343
Pages : 219 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (348 downloads)

Download Conan Volume 7: Cimmeria in PDF Full Online Free by Timothy Truman and published by Dark Horse Comics. This book was released on 2009-05-19 with total page 219 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Conan volume 7: Cimmeria marks a transitional period in young Conan's life, as he spurns civilization — with its turncoats and legal trappings — and returns to the beloved, brutal country of Cimmeria, where he was born and raised. The dangers found in the snowy mountain passes of his barbaric homeland are a welcome change from the mind games and treachery Conan encountered in the cities of the East, but there are unfortunate lessons in treachery to be learned here, too. When a tentative truce with the Aesir is threatened by the actions of Caollan, the first woman Conan ever loved, Conan again finds himself at the heart of a larger conflict that will test not only his physical strength and cunning mind — but his passionate heart as well. * "(Truman) goes back to the same historical and mythical source material Howard must have used and mines it to expand on what Howard already did. Now that's the way to put your stamp on a Howard tale. As a result, this reeks of Robert E. Howard influence. There is blood and there is fire... there is death and despair and indomitable will. Basically, everything you could want from a Conan story." —ComicsBulletin.com * The hardcover version is a direct market exclusive of the trade-paperback collection, printed to initial orders only!

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Weird Tales of Modernity

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 10 : 9781476668031
Pages : 206 pages
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Download Weird Tales of Modernity in PDF Full Online Free by Jason Ray Carney and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2019-07-26 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:  Serious literary artists such as T.S. Eliot, James Joyce and Virginia Woolf loom large in most accounts of the literary art of the first half of the 20th century. And yet, working in the shadows cast by these modernists were science fiction, horror and fantasy writers like the "Weird Tales Three": H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith and Robert E. Howard. They did not publish in artistically ambitious magazines like Dial, The Smart Set and The Little Review but instead in commercial pulp magazines like Weird Tales. Contrary to the stereotypes about pulp fiction and those who wrote it, these three were serious literary artists who used their fiction to speculate about such philosophical questions as the function of art and the brevity of life.

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The Best of Robert E. Howard Volume 1

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Publisher : Del Rey
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ISBN 10 : 9780345500557
Pages : 528 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (555 downloads)

Download The Best of Robert E. Howard Volume 1 in PDF Full Online Free by Robert E. Howard and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2007-08-14 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

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The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard

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Publisher : Del Rey
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ISBN 10 : 9780345509741
Pages : 560 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (749 downloads)

Download The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard in PDF Full Online Free by Robert E. Howard and published by Del Rey. This book was released on 2008-10-28 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

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Conan Volume 6: The Hand of Nergal

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Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
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ISBN 10 : 9781621150336
Pages : 155 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (33 downloads)

Download Conan Volume 6: The Hand of Nergal in PDF Full Online Free by Timothy Truman and published by Dark Horse Comics. This book was released on 2008-09-16 with total page 155 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A mysterious curse lingers, following Conan as he attempts to return to his homeland, and a great darkness looms ahead in the doomed city of Yaralet. This latest collection in Dark Horse's smart, innovative Conan series finds the cunning Cimmerian chased by both unfinished business from his past and a strange novice magician who seeks to deliver a dire warning to the wandering barbarian. A great evil from Conan's past moves ever closer while unfathomable terrors awaken and come into view. Conan is, of course, eager to meet both head on!

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Conan Volume 4: The Hall of the Dead and Other Stories

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Publisher : Dark Horse Comics
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ISBN 10 : 9781621150312
Pages : 203 pages
Rating : 4.5/5 (313 downloads)

Download Conan Volume 4: The Hall of the Dead and Other Stories in PDF Full Online Free by Kurt Busiek and published by Dark Horse Comics. This book was released on 2007-06-12 with total page 203 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Know, O Prince, that in an age undreamed of, shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars. Hither came Conan the Cimmerian; black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer, with gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth, to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandaled feet . . . Conan: The Hall of the Dead concludes writer Kurt Busiek's (JLA/Avengers, Astro City) critically acclaimed run, paving the way for new writer Tim Truman (Conan and the Songs of the Dead) and featuring a story by Hellboy creator Mike Mignola! Eisner award-nominated artist Cary Nord (Daredevil), and Eisner award-winning color artist Dave Stewart (Ultimate Fantastic Four, DC: The New Frontier) continue their groundbreaking run on Dark Horse's best-selling Conan series with three of the best writers in comics today. * Collects Conan #24, 25, 29, 30, 31, 33, 34

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Read On-- Fantasy Fiction

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Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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ISBN 10 : 1591583306
Pages : 236 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (583 downloads)

Download Read On-- Fantasy Fiction in PDF Full Online Free by Neil Hollands and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2007 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hundreds of popular fantasy fiction titles are described and categorized according to their underlying features, including coming of age stories, Arthurian romances, breaking of curses, and barbarian warriors.

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The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian

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Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN 10 : 9780345461513
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Download The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian in PDF Full Online Free by Robert E. Howard and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2003-12-02 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Conan is one of the greatest fictional heroes ever created– a swordsman who cuts a swath across the lands of the Hyborian Age, facing powerful sorcerers, deadly creatures, and ruthless armies of thieves and reavers. “Between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities . . . there was an Age undreamed of, when shining kingdoms lay spread across the world like blue mantles beneath the stars. . . . Hither came Conan, the Cimmerian, black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand . . . to tread the jeweled thrones of the Earth under his sandalled feet.” In a meteoric career that spanned a mere twelve years before his tragic suicide, Robert E. Howard single-handedly invented the genre that came to be called sword and sorcery. Collected in this volume, profusely illustrated by artist Mark Schultz, are Howard’s first thirteen Conan stories, appearing in their original versions–in some cases for the first time in more than seventy years–and in the order Howard wrote them. Along with classics of dark fantasy like “The Tower of the Elephant” and swashbuckling adventure like “Queen of the Black Coast,” The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian contains a wealth of material never before published in the United States, including the first submitted draft of Conan’s debut, “Phoenix on the Sword,” Howard’s synopses for “The Scarlet Citadel” and “Black Colossus,” and a map of Conan’s world drawn by the author himself. Here are timeless tales featuring Conan the raw and dangerous youth, Conan the daring thief, Conan the swashbuckling pirate, and Conan the commander of armies. Here, too, is an unparalleled glimpse into the mind of a genius whose bold storytelling style has been imitated by many, yet equaled by none.