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Robert E. Howard
[1906-1936]
and Conan The Cimmerian

common studio portrait of Robert E. Howard [1906-36]            short profile of Robert E. Howard
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              movie poster for "Conan The Barbarian" [1982] starring Arnold Schwarzenegger


"All fled, all done, so lift me on the pyre
The feast is over, and the lamps expire"
— Robert E. Howard's suicide note

          B I O

          t e x t

          h e r e

b. 24 January 1906; suicide 11 June 1936 at age 30

Robert E. Howard entry at Wikipedia
Robert E. Howard credits [1961-2011] at Internet Movie Database

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Fiction by Robert E. Howard
browse Robert E. Howard books at Amazon
List of Works by Robert E. Howard at Wikipedia
Wandering Star Books (is re-issueing Howard's works)

Bibliography of Robert E. Howard  
"The Neverending Hunt: A Bibliography of Robert E. Howard" [2007]
by Paul Herman, with Glenn Lord

Wildside Press 10¾x8¼ pb [6/2007] for $19.95
Wildside Press 10¼x7¼ hardcover [6/2007] for $35.00

"The Hour of The Dragon" the only Conan novel [1935] 9781434102669 /0843959258/
printed in Weird Tales as a serial over five months, December 1935 to April? 1936

"Conan The Conqueror" [Gnome Press 1950]
"The Sword of Conan" [Gnome Press 1952]
"King Conan" [Gnome Press 1953]

Conan: Complete Ace Set of 12 paperback box set   "Conan: Complete Ace Set of 12" [1979]
Edited by L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter & Bjorn Nyberg

box set of mass paperback editions [circa 1966] of "Conan", "Conan of Cimmeria",
"Conan The Freebooter", "Conan The Wanderer", "Conan The Adventurer", "Conan
The Buccaneer", "Conan The Warrior", "Conan The Usurper", "Conan The Conqueror",
"Conan The Avenger", "Conan of Aquilonia" & "Conan of The Isles"
Ace Prestige mass pb box set [1979] 12 books - out of print/rare

Conan The Warrior book edited by L. Sprague de Camp  "Conan The Warrior" [#7 1967] Edited by L. Sprague de Camp
Introduction & biographical paragraphs by editor de Camp, between three Conan tales: "Red Nails" [1936] with lady pirate Valeria; "Jewels of Gwahlur" [1935] with slave Muriela; and "Beyond The Black River" [1935] with Balthus The Aquilonian
Ace mass pb [7/84] out of print/used
Ace mass pb [4/83] out of print/used
Ace mass pb [1981] out of print/used
Lancer Books mass pb [1967] out of print/many used

"The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian (Book 1): The Original Adventures of The Greatest
Sword and Sorcery Hero of All Time!" [2003] by Robert E. Howard /0345461517/

"Robert E. Howard's Conan of Cimmeria: A Sketchbook" [] by Mark Schultz

"The Further Chronicles of Conan" [9/2004] by Robert Jordan /0765303019/

"Conan of Cimmeria, Book 2: The Bloody Crown of Conan" [11/2004] /0345461525/

"Conan de Cimmeria (Spanish Edition)" [4/2005] 9788448034313 + [6/2009] /8448035380/
"Conan el cimmerio, Vol. 2" [4/2005] 9788448034320

"Conan of Cimmeria, Book 3: The Conquering Sword of Conan" [11/2005] /0345461533/

"The Complete Chronicles of Conan" [4/2009] by Robert E. Howard /0575077662/

"Conan The Barbarian: Original, Unabridged Adventures of The World's Greatest Fantasy Hero"
[8/2009] by Robert E Howard 9781853757471

"A Gent From Bear Creek" [1937]
Breckenridge Elkins novel comprised from existing short stories & new material

"Skull-Face and Others" [Arkham House 1946]

"Black Vulmea's Vengeance" 3 novellas [1976] by Robert E. Howard 9780937986042

Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales of Robert E. Howard book edited by Robert M. Price  "Nameless Cults: The Complete Cthulhu Mythos Tales of Robert E. Howard" [17 stories; 2002] Edited by Robert M. Price
Introduction, 13 original stories, 4 completed by other authors, and final essay
Chaosium 8½x5½ pb [6/2002] out of print/used

"The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane" [6/2004] by Robert E. Howard /0345461509/

End of The Trail stories by Robert E. Howard  "The End of The Trail: Western Stories" [2005]
by Robert E. Howard, Edited by Rusty Burke

Univ NE Press 8x5½ pb [4/2005] for $12.21
Univ NE Press 8x5½ hardcover [4/2005] for $23.10
Riot At Bucksnort stories by Robert E. Howard  "The Riot At Bucksnort and Other Western Tales" [2005]
by Robert E. Howard, Edited by David Gentzel

Univ NE Press 8x5½ pb [4/2005] for $10.17
Univ NE Press 8¼x5¾ hardcover [4/2005] for $23.10

"Boxing Stories by Robert E. Howard" [2005] Edited by Chris Gruber /0803224230/

"The Black Stranger and Other American Tales" [2005]
Edited by Steven Tompkins /0803273533/

"Robert E. Howard's Treasures of Tartary" [7/2006] 9780809556687
Edited by Paul Herman, Introduction by James Reasoner

"The Best of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: The Shadow Kingdom" [2007]
Illustrated by Jim & Ruth Keegan /0345490185/
aka "Crimson Shadows" /1596062630/}

"The Best of Robert E. Howard, Volume 2: Grim Lands" [2007] 0345490193

Robert E. Howard Reader book edited by Darrell Schweitzer  "The Robert E. Howard Reader" [2007] Edited by Darrell Schweitzer
includes "The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune", "Pigeons From Hell", "Red Shadows", "The Shadow Kingdom" & "Skulls In The Stars" by Robert E. Howard, and other contributions from Poul Anderson, Scott Connors, Don D'Ammassa, L. Sprague de Camp, Leo Grin, Mark Hall, Charles Hoffman, S.T. Joshi, Fritz Leiber, Michael Moorcock, Robert M. Price, Gary Romeo, editor Schweitzer, George H. Scithers, Steve Tompkins, Howard Waldrop & Robert Weinberg
Kindle Edition from Evergreen Review [11/2007] for $4.95
Borgo Press 8¾x5¾ pb [9/2010] for $14.05

"The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard" [Del Rey Books 2008]
Edited by Rusty Burke /0345490207/

"The Haunter of The Ring & Other Tales (of Mystery & The Supernatural)" [5/2008] /1840220856/

"And Their Memory Was A Bitter Tree" [9/2008] 8 stories & 3 poems
by Robert E. Howard Introduction by Arnie Fenner, Afterword by H.P. Lovecraft
9781599290232 & 9781599290225

"The Saga of Solomon Kane" [7/2009] 9781595823175
by Robert E. Howard, Roy Thomas, Others, Don Glut, Alan Weiss (Artist)

"El Borak and Other Desert Adventures" [2010] by Robert E. Howard 9780345505453

"Robert E. Howard's Weird Works" series
"Volume 1: Shadow Kingdoms" [] /0809562278/
"Volume 2: Moon of Skulls" [5/2006] /0809510847/
"Volume 3: People of The Dark" [] /0809511762/
"Volume 4: Wings In The Night" [12/2005] /0809557916/
"Volume 5: Valley of The Worm" [5/2006] /0809511355/
"Volume 6: The Garden of Fear" [12/2006] /0809511363/
"Volume 7: Beyond The Black River" [2/2007] /0809511371/
"Volume 8: Hours of The Dragon" [3/2008] /080957151X/



Other Works by Robert E. Howard

List of Poems by Robert E. Howard at Wikipedia

"The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929"
"The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 2: 1930-1932"

"Robert E. Howard: Selected Letters: 1931-1936"

"A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems"

"Robert E. Howard: Selected Poems" [Lulu 2009] Edited by Frank Coffman
not listed on either Amazon or B&N {3/2010}




Kindle  Editions
Amazon's Kindle Store
Kindle ebook reader entry at Wikipedia

Nordell Bookstores Group Kindle Hardware & Content Page
with FREE Kindle Apps for PC, Mac, iPhone/iPod, iPad, Android & Blackberry

Fantasy and Spicy Stories from Robert E. Howard in Kindle format from LeClue  "Fantasy and Spice: Stories From Robert E. Howard" for Kindle [2008]
includes "Black Canaan" [1936], "People of The Dark" [1932], "The Purple Heart of Erlik"
{the spicy one} [1936], "The Valley of The Worm" [1934], "The Voice of El-Lil" [1930],
and "Witch From Hell's Kitchen" [1952]

Kindle Edition from LeClue [5/2008] for 99’
Robert E. Howard Omnibus in Kindle format from Halcyon Press  "The Robert E. Howard Omnibus: 99 Collected Stories" for Kindle [2010]
contains 99 short stories & novellas by Robert E. Howard, including 12 Conan stories,
1 Bran Mak Morn story, 2 Cormac Fitzgeoffrey stories, 2 Kull stories, 3 Solomon Kane stories,
2 Wild Bill Clanton stories, 24 boxing stories, 8 detective stories, 6 fantasy adventure stories,
6 historical adventure stories, 10 horror stories, and 23 Western stories

Kindle Edition from Halcyon Press Ltd. [5/2010] for $1.99
Collected Western Stories of Robert E. Howard in Kindle format from Halcyon Press  "Collected Western Stories of Robert E. Howard" for Kindle [21 stories 2010]
contains 19 Breckinridge Elkins stories and two other Western tales
Kindle Edition from Halcyon Press Ltd. [10/2010] for $1.99
Conan the Cimmerian Complete Tales in Kindle format from Trilogus Classics  "Conan The Cimmerian: The Complete Tales of Robert E. Howard" for Kindle [2011]
contains "The Hyborian Age" essay [1936], "The Hour of The Dragon" [1935 Conan novel], the poem "Cimmeria" [1932], and 16 stories: "A Witch Shall Be Born", "Beyond The Black River", "Black Colossus", "The Devil In Iron", "The Jewels of Gwahlur", "The People of The Black Circle", "The Phoenix On The Sword", "The Pool of The Black One", "Queen of The Black Coast", "Red Nails", "Rogues In The House", "The Scarlet Citadel", "Shadows In The Moonlight", "Shadows In Zamboula", "The Slithering Shadow", and "The Tower of The Elephant"
Kindle Edition from Trilogus Classics [1/2011] for $2.99

Solomon Kane Complete Tales in Kindle format from Trilogus Classics  "Solomon Kane: The Complete Tales of Robert E. Howard" for Kindle [2011]
contains "Solomon Kane's Homecoming (A Poem)" [1936], and nine stories: "Blades of The Brotherhood", "The Footfalls Within", "Hills of The Dead", "The Moon of Skulls", "Rattle of Bones", "Red Shadows", "The Right Hand of Doom", "Skulls In The Stars", and "Wings In The Night"
Kindle Edition from Trilogus Classics [1/2011] for $1.99



Motion Pictures & Other Media
Robert E. Howard credits [1961-2011] at Internet Movie Database
videos/DVDs

"Conan The Barbarian" (1982) starring Arnold Schwarzenegger /tt0082198/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conan_the_Barbarian_(film)

"Conan The Destroyer" (1984) starring Arnold Schwarzenegger /tt0087078/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conan_the_Destroyer

"Red Sonja" (1985) starring Arnold Schwarzenegger /tt0089893/

"Conan: The Adventurer" (1992) TV series /tt0315429/

"Conan and the Young Warriors" animated TV series [CBS 1993]

"Conan: The Adventurer" (1993) TV /tt0315429/ starring Michael Donovan

"Kull The Conqueror" (1997) starring Kevin Sorbo

"Conan, der Abenteurer" (Germany) TV (1998) /tt0120569/ starring Ralf Moeller

"Conan Unchained: The Making of Conan" (2000) (V) /tt0430950/

"Conan" video game (2004) /tt0465428/

"Conan" video game (2007) Played by Ron Perlman /tt1132146/

"Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures" video game (2008) Played by Troy Baker /tt1213669/

"Conan: Red Nails" (2009) (V) starring Ron Perlman /tt0485621/

"Conan 3-D" feature film  
[Paradox/LionsGate for Aug 2011 release]
Conan 2011 feature film starring Jason Momoa  Repeat of the basic Conan origin myth, with more/better special effects and in stereoscopic 3-D – lots of action-packed action, no doubt. Directed by Marcus Nispel; starring Jason Momoa, Mickey Rourke?, Said Taghmaoui, Stephen Lang, Rose McGowan, Rachel Nichols, Ron Perlman & Leo Howard
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia

... and more like them at the Muscle-Head Film Festival at Magic Lantern



Works About Robert E. Howard & Conan

"The Last Celt: A Bio-Biography of Robert Ervin Howard [1976] edited by Glenn Lord
http://www.amazon.com/Last-Celt-Bio-Biography-Berkley-Windhover/dp/0425036308/

"Robert E. Howard (Starmont Reader's Guide)" [10/86] by Marc A. Cerasini /0930261275/

One Who Walked Alone memoir by Novalyne Price Ellis  
"One Who Walked Alone: Robert E. Howard - The Final Years" [1986]
memoir by Novalyne Price Ellis

Donald M. Grant 9¼x6½ hardcover [9/86] for $23.10
Day of The Stranger memoir by Novalyne Price Ellis  "Day of The Stranger: Further Memories of Robert E. Howard" [1989]
memoir by Novalyne Price Ellis

Necronomicon Press 8½x6¾ chapbook [7/89] out of print/scarce
Whole Wide World  "The Whole Wide World" [Cineville/Sony/Kushner-Locke Dec 1996]
Based on the memoir by Novalyne Price Ellis, who as a young schoolteacher in 1930s Texas met and befriended the eccentric author of the Conan tales. Co-produced & directed by Dan Ireland; starring Vincent D'Onofrio {as Bob Howard}, Renιe Zellweger {as Novalyne}, Ann Wedgeworth, Harve Presnell, Benjamin Mouton, Michael Corbett & Helen Cates
Sony widescreen color DVD [7/2003] for $13.49
Sony color VHS [3/99] out of prodn/used
U.M.V.D. soundtrack CD [1/97] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb • official movie site
11"x17" 'kiss' poster {at left} from Amazon for $14.99
27"x41" 'split' poster available for $5.98 at AllPosters.com
Power of the Writing Mind book edited by Ben Szumskyj  
"Robert E. Howard: The Power of The Writing Mind" [2003]
Edited by Ben Szumskyj

Mythos Books LLC pb [12/2003] for $15.00
Barbaric Triumph, Heroic Fantasy book edited by Don Herron  "The Barbaric Triumph: A Critical Anthology On The Writings of Robert E. Howard" [2004]
Edited by Don Herron

Wildside Press 9x6 pb [7/2004] out of print/used
Robert E. Howard Centennial bio edited by Benjamin Szumskyj  "Two-Gun Bob: A Centennial Study of Robert E. Howard" [2006]
Edited by Benjamin Szumskyj, Foreword by Michael Moorcock

Hippocampus Press 8¼x5½ pb [11/2006] for $15.00
Conan Ultimate Guide book by Roy Thomas  "Conan: The Ultimate Guide To The World's Most Savage Barbarian" [2006]
by Roy Thomas {of Marvel Comics}, Foreword by Todd McFarlane

D.K. Publng 12¼x10¼ hardcover [9/2006] out of print/used
Blood and Thunder Robert E. Howard bio  "Blood and Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard" [2006]
by Mark Finn

MonkeyBrain Books 8¾x5 pb [11/2006] for $10.85



Family  &  Friends



Links
Conan Properties International official website
Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, TX
Robert E. Howard entry at Wikipedia
Robert E. Howard credits [1961-2011] at Internet Movie Database
The Robert-E-Howard: Electronic Amateur Press Association
http://www.robert-e-howard.org/AnotherThought4revised.html
A Collector's Checklist of Howard's Fiction http://www.gentzel.com/reh/check.html
The Robert E. Howard United Press Association http://www.rehupa.com/
http://www.howardworks.com/
Conan & Robert E. Howard on the Web
'The Cimmerian' weblog [est. 2005]
JG's Adventure House Publng - Everything PULPular Culture [est. 1985] based in Maryland

Conan the Barbarian entry at Wikipedia
Conan the Barbarian WebRing [est. 12/96]
ageofconan website
http://www.bigbadbarbarian.com/
MB's Conan the Barbarian website [last update 2000]

Reference
The Hyborian League & Amra Magazine [1936-85]

A Brief History of Sword & Sorcery" article by G.W. Thomas

"A Probable Outline of Conan's Career" by Dr. John D. Clark & P. Schuyler Miller
[published in 1938; revised in 1959]



Robert E. Howard [1906-36] & Conan The Cimmerian Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

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