This is L. Sprague de Camp and his wife Catherines biography of Robert E. Howard. Considered by many to be full of gossip, psychoanalysis, rumors and tall-tales about Howard. There is a lot of Howard’s family history and upbringing including a family tree and all the places that Bob and his parents have lived over the years of his life before settling in Cross Plains, TX.

If you read this, be sure to read many of the more serious and great biographies that have since been written.

Contents

  •  Dark Valley Destiny: The Life of Robert E. Howard • (1983) • nonfiction by Catherine Crook de Camp and L. Sprague de Camp and Jane Whittington Griffin
Publisher :Bluejay Books
Year :December 1983
Book No.:031940742 (Regular hardcover edition) | 031940750 (Limited hardcover edition) | 0312940769 (Trade paperback)
Format :Hardcover with dust jacket (limited edition with slipcase) | Trade paperback
Pages :402
Cover :Kevin Eugene Johnson
Illustrations :None

Notes

By L. Sprague de Camp, Catherine Crook de Camp, and Jane Whittington Griffin
There are numerous black and white photos throughout the book.
Limited edition of 1000 signed and numbered copies in a slipcase. Signed by both de Camps.

“First Bluejay printing, December 1983” stated on the copyright page.
“Jacket art and endpaper art (collector’s edition only) by Kevin Eugene Johnson” 
“Book design by Francesca Belanger” stated on the copyright page.
“Jacket painting by Kevin Eugene Johnson”
“Jacket design by Greg Wilkin” printed on the back flap of the dustjacket.

The limited edition with slipcase

Dark Valley Destiny – The Life of Robert E. Howard

This is L. Sprague de Camp and his wife Catherines biography of Robert E. Howard. Considered by many to be full of gossip, psychoanalysis, rumors and tall-tales about Howard. There is a lot of Howard’s family history and upbringing including a family tree and all the places that Bob and his parents have lived over the years of his life before settling in Cross Plains, TX.

If you read this, be sure to read many of the more serious and great biographies that have since been written.

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