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Robert E. Howard's career only lasted about ten years before he took his own life in 1936. Author Leon Nielsen provides a brief, but informative biography of Howard's life.

Robert E. But the volume of work that Howard produced in those ten years is absolutely staggering and a lifetime for most writers. Over 300 short stories, 700 poems, several novels, hundreds of letters and dozens of fragments and outlines for other tales. His childhood years were spent moving around with his parents a great deal: Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri, before finally settling in Cross Plains, Texas in 1919 when young Robert was about. Howard is among a select group of now-revered writers who published primarily in pulp magazines. His suicide at the age of 30 cut short his productive career, during which he created memorable characters like Conan of Cimmeria for such magazines as Weird Tales and Action Stories. Pulps continued publishing Howard material posthumously, and his first hardcover book appeared in 1937, a year after his death. That book, A Gent from Bear Creek, is considered the holy grail of Howard collectors-only seven original copies are known to exist

A list of prose works by Robert E. Howard. The works are sorted by genre, by series and then alphabetically. Untitled works and fragments (incomplete and unfinished works) are listed separately by their opening line.

A list of prose works by Robert E.

This is a complete illustrated bibliography of Robert E. Howard's published works from 1925 through 2005. Each entry includes a synopsis, date published, print run, and estimated market value. Also includes a biography on the man who created the iconic character of Conan the Barbarian. Hardcover, 276 pages, 6-in. Howard book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Published December 27, 2006 by McFarland & Company.

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In the same way that Tolkien is considered the father of epic fantasy, so to is Robert E. Howard considered the father of the fantasy genre of sword and sorcery. Howard is among a select group of now-revered writers who published primarily in pulp magazines. Pulps continued publishing Howard material posthumously, and his first hardcover book appeared in 1937, a year after his early death at the age of 30. Anthologies, books, comic adaptations and movies based on his work are still being brought out. Howard created one of the most popular of all fantasy characters, Conan. Other famous characters included King Kull of Atlantis, the Puritan adventurer Soloman Kane, the female warrior Red Sonya, and the Pict Bran Mak Morn. This guide is an invaluable resource about Howard, with information for every known published work. Initial chapters provide a biography, discuss Howard's literary legacy, and give basic tips about collecting Howard's writings. The main body of the work is a bibliography of Howard's published works from 1925 through 2004. Each entry includes a description and known details including publisher, date, print run, and estimated value. A thorough index locates the publication of every Howard story or poem.

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Robert E. Howard's career only lasted about ten years before he took his own life in 1936. But the volume of work that Howard produced in those ten years is absolutely staggering and a lifetime for most writers. Over 300 short stories, 700 poems, several novels, hundreds of letters and dozens of fragments and outlines for other tales. It's no surprise then that decades after his death, Howard stories were seeing print for the very FIRST time! But keeping up on all the Howard material is no easy task. The stories have been reprinted numerous times for dozens of publishers. The rights to Howard's works make up a tale of intrigue that would have made him proud.

Robert E. Howard: A Collector's Descriptive Bibliography with Biography is the most complete book yet that seeks to list all of Howard's works. For the Howard collector, it is simply the finest and most useful reference tool around that covers Howard's career from the 1920's, right up through present day.

Author Leon Nielsen provides a brief, but informative biography of Howard's life. His childhood years were spent moving around with his parents a great deal: Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri, before finally settling in Cross Plains, Texas in 1919 when young Robert was about [...]. You've probably no doubt seen some of the pictures of Howard as a young man but the book also includes rare photos of his father, Dr. I.M. Howard and his mother Hester. More important than the biography is the section on Howard's legacy. You can read the letter that Dr. Howard wrote to his son's good friend, H.P. Lovecraft, informing him about his son's passing. The most important part is the section on the rights to Howards works as Nielsen maps out the bumpy road that took the late author's works from party to party, including a brief stop at Stan Lee Media in 2000. It's important to note that the rights to Conan and the rights to the rest of Howard's works were completely separate, although Paradox Entertainment now owns the majority of it.

The bulk of the book is what collectors will be after...sections on collecting and identifying Howard's works, and a comprehensive bibliography listing all of Howard's hardcover books, mass-market paperbacks, magazine appearances, special publications and amateur periodicals. The bibliography includes publisher name, publishing date, page count, press run, and other notes as well as a current price value. Even seasoned Howard fans will barely be able to contain their excitement at the volume of material presented in the book. The Amateur publications alone (i.e., fanzines) will make for an incredible quest for collectors. Dozens of photos of rare editions are included to whet your appetite. This is an essential book for any Howard collector!

Reviewed by Tim Janson
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Maybe some of you are like me and discovered the works of Robert Howard during college. My roommate was a big fan of Howard's stories about Conan the Barbarian as well as King Kull. He got me - who originally turned up his nose at them -started on them and I fondly remember enjoying these pulp fiction works, of which Howard was a prolific writer.

Nielsen has written a very fine book about Howard and his works. He starts with a brief biography of Howard, who died at the age of 30, followed by an excellent discussion of Howard's literary legacy and why his works are still reprinted when many other writers of his genre are forgotten. The book then discusses the aspects of collecting Howard's books with comments that apply to many of us book collectors. Even the bibliography, normally a list of publications, have interesting notes.

This book will automatically appeal to Howard fans but it's also a first-rate introduction if you've heard the name and are curious about the writer or wondering where to start.

Highly recommended.