This 860-page collection contains all of Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Cimmerian stories published during his lifetime, contextualized with biographical details of their author. The hardcover, a Multimedia Bundle Edition, includes the e-book and audiobook editions as downloadable bonus content.
With its premium blue leather binding, a “hubbed” spine accented with true 22kt gold, and gilded page ends, this luxurious volume is the state-of-the-art in fine bookmaking. This is a hysterically expensive version of Pulp-Lit productions book.
After completing the seven page first draft of “Rattle of Bones,” REH decided that the story needed another ending and he rewrote the last two pages of the typescript. The seven carbon copy pages of the first draft and the originals to the first version of pages 6 and 7 were archived.
This newsletter version appears as a text version accompanied by scans of the seven carbon copy first draft pages.
Contains several untitled typescripts. The untitled synopses and the note about Hernando de Guzman are copies of Howard typescripts. “The Silver Heel” synopsis is missing the first two pages.
“A Boy, a Beehive, and a Chinaman” is a copy of Howard’s handwritten school theme paper. The untitled poem on page 15 is incomplete. The fragment on the back cover is a color copy of Howard’s typed draft, p. 15, that ends in a synopsis of the remainder of the story.
After years of rejection slips Howard finally sold a short caveman tale titled “Spear and Fang”, which netted him the sum of $16 and introduced him to the readers of a struggling pulp called Weird Tales. Spear and Fang is a story of conflict between Cro-Magnons and Neanderthals.
“In the Forest of Villefere”, is a very short story, barely 4 pages long. But, the story is tight in that it; introduces the main character de Montour of Normandy, puts him on a dark road at night that is known for strange happenings, and strange creatures. de Montour meets a mysterious traveler along the way, who tells him a legend about werewolves.
This monumental issue contains the full length cover story Wolfshead by Robert E. Howard, plus the story “The Outsider” by H.P. Lovecraft, “The Vengence of India” by Seabury Quinn and much more!