This book contains over 60 black and white photos. It also contains over 60 black and white cover reproductions of publications by and featuring REH. ‘The Ghost with the Silk Hat’ was originally published in ‘Writer of the Dark’ by Dark Carneval Press. Nearly three dozen changes were made to the text. The text included in ‘The Man from Cross Plains’ was taken from the typescript and a few corrections are noted at the back of the book. ~ ~ The book is divided into six sections. The first is a rare piece of Howard fiction, the 16,500 word story, “The Ghost in the Silk Hat.” This story appeared in 1985 in Switzerland and there were many changes made to the script. The text of this story was taken directly from the manuscript. The other sections are non-fiction and contain a wide variety of topics from personal travelogs of folks who have visited Cross Plains; a look at Howard’s fictional creations, including Conan.

Contents

  • i •  The Man from Cross Plains (Patches & Two-Gun Bob, circa 1920) • interior artwork by Jim Keegan and Ruth Keegan
  • xiii • Introduction (The Man from Cross Plains) • essay by Dennis McHaney
  • xiii •  Introduction (The Man from Cross Plains) • interior artwork by Tom Foster
  • 1 •  The Ghost with the Silk Hat • interior artwork by Tom Foster
  • 1 • The Ghost with the Silk Hat • [Steve Bender] • (1986) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 65 • Robert E. Howard in Cross Plains • essay by Randy Burke
  • 72 • Cross Plains 1967: Missed Opportunities • essay by Brian Leno
  • 77 • Cross Plains, REHupa & Me • essay by Bill Cavalier
  • 83 • Cross Plains Memories • essay by Rob Roehm
  • 88 • Cross Plains, Hometown of my Heart • essay by Rusty Burke
  • 105 • What We Talk About When We Talk About Belit • essay by Gary Romeo
  • 113 •  The Man from Cross Plains • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • 114 • The Black Stranger and Why I Hate It So • essay by Bill Cavalier
  • 114 •  The Black Stranger and Why I Hate It So • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • 127 • A Brief Publishing History of Gnome Press & the Conan Series • essay by Scotty Henderson
  • 145 • The Shadow of the Dragon • essay by Don Herron
  • 154 • Fate and Danger • essay by Larry Richter
  • 155 •  Fate and Danger • interior artwork by Gary Gianni
  • 159 •  The Man from Cross Plains • interior artwork by Gary Gianni
  • 160 • Gothic Influences • essay by Steve Trout
  • 161 •  Gothic Influences • interior artwork by Bill Cavalier
  • 164 •  Gothic Influences • (1935) • interior artwork by Joseph Doolin
  • 167 • Echoes from Bal-Sagoth • essay by Damon C. Sasser
  • 168 •  Echoes from Bal-Sagoth • (1931) • interior artwork by Joseph Doolin
  • 179 • NéO – The French Howard Connection • essay by Patrice Louinet
  • 179 •  NéO – The French Howard Connection • (1979) • interior artwork by Jean-Michel Nicollet
  • 188 •  NéO – The French Howard Connection [2] • (1985) • interior artwork by Jean-Michel Nicollet
  • 189 • Herbert Klatt: The Fourth Musketeer • essay by Glenn Lord
  • 197 • Rope • poem by Herbert Klatt
  • 198 • From Ala to Zarfhaana: The Names of the Pre-Cataclysmic Age, A–Z • essay by Fred Blosser
  • 198 •  From Ala to Zarfhaana: The Names of the Pre-Cataclysmic Age, A–Z • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • 220 • Atavists All? Howard’s Boxing Heroes as Throwbacks • essay by Chris Gruber
  • 227 • Crowd-Horror • (1929) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 235 • Death by Incarceration? • essay by Danny Street
  • 243 •  The Man from Cross Plains [2] • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel
  • 244 • How to Be a Howard Guerrilla • essay by Mark Finn
  • 253 • Hunting Howard • essay by Rob Roehm
  • 276 • A Brownwood Memory • essay by Lee A. Breakiron [as by Lee Breakiron]
  • 277 • Contributors • essay by uncredited
  • 277 •  The Man from Cross Plains [3] • interior artwork by Roy G. Krenkel

Notes

The first 23 hardcover editions were signed by Dennis McHaney and Tom Foster.
This book contains over 60 black and white photos.
It also contains over 60 black and white cover reproductions of publications by and featuring REH.
“The Ghost with the Silk Hat” was originally published in WRITER OF THE DARK by Dark Carneval Press. Nearly three dozen changes were made to the text.
The text included in THE MAN FROM CROSS PLAINS was taken from the typescript and a few corrections are noted at the back of the book.
On December 27, 2005, a wildfire broke out in Callahan County, Texas. The fire destroyed much of Cross Plains.
All profits from the sale of THE MAN FROM CROSS PLAINS were donated to The City of Cross Plains Fire Relief Fund.

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Publisher: Dennis McHaney
Year : May 2006
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket | Trade Paperback
Pages : 310
Cover art : Rob Roehm and Dennis McHaney
Illustrations : David Burton, Bill Cavalier, Tom Foster, Ed Emshwiller, Gary Gianni, Jim and Ruth Keegan, Roy G. Krenkel, Jean-Michel Nicollet, Mark Shultz, C. C. Senf
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This book contains over 60 black and white photos. It also contains over 60 black and white cover reproductions of publications by and featuring REH. ‘The Ghost with the Silk Hat’ was originally published in ‘Writer of the Dark’ by Dark Carneval Press. Nearly three dozen changes were made to the text. The text included in ‘The Man from Cross Plains’ was taken from the typescript and a few corrections are noted at the back of the book. ~ ~ The book is divided into six sections. The first is a rare piece of Howard fiction, the 16,500 word story, “The Ghost in the Silk Hat.” This story appeared in 1985 in Switzerland and there were many changes made to the script. The text of this story was taken directly from the manuscript. The other sections are non-fiction and contain a wide variety of topics from personal travelogs of folks who have visited Cross Plains; a look at Howard’s fictional creations, including Conan.

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