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The Best of Robert E. Howard: Crimson Shadows
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Del Rey
Publication date August 14, 2007
Pages 503
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345490186
ISBN-10 0345490185
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
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Summary
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.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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9780345490186 | details & prices | 503 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $18.00
About: 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.

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