REH Foundation Press, June 2018. Cover by Bill “Indy” Cavalier. Edited and with an introduction by Paul Herman. Contains an additional selection of untitled fragments, juvenelia and poetry.

Contents

  • vii • Finding a Home • essay by Paul Herman
  • 3 • “For the Love of Barbara Allen” • (1966) • short story by Robert E. Howard (variant of For the Love of Barbara Allen)
  • 11 • Two Against Tyre • (1970) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 26 • The Voice of El-Lil • (1930) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 50 • Spear and Fang • (1925) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 59 • Black Canaan (Early Version) • (2010) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 94 • The Cobra in the Dream • (1968) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 101 • The Ghost in the Doorway • (1969) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 105 • A Thunder of Trumpets • (1938) • short story by Robert E. Howard and Frank Thurston Torbett
  • 125 • The Shadow of Doom • (1966) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 129 • The Haunted Hut • (1969) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 134 • Under the Baobab Tree • (1974) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 141 • The Hyena • (1928) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 154 • Black Country • (1973) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 169 • Nekht Semerkeht (fragment) • (2005) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 185 • Untitled fragment (“As he approached the two…”) • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 188 • The Abbey (fragment) • (1975) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 190 • Age Lasting Love • (1992) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 202 • The Devil’s Woodchopper • (2003) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 205 • The Door of the World • short story by Robert E. Howard (variant of Door to the Garden 1977)
  • 212 • Redflame • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 220 • Serpent Vines • (1974) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 223 • Untitled Synopsis (Black Canaan) • (2010) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 224 • The Isle of the Eons • (1979) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 326 • The Brand of Satan • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 344 • Dagon Manor • (1986) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 345 • Dear Mrs. Shane • (2013) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 346 • Fate Is the Killer • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 351 • Incongruity • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 355 • The Jade God • (1992) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 360 • The Slayer • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 365 • Through the Ages • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 368 • The Wings of the Bat • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 377 • Untitled fragment (“You,” said Shifty Griddle, pointing his finger at me…”) • (2014) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 380 • Untitled (“Better that a man should remain…”) • (2015) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 381 • Untitled draft (“From the black, bandit-haunted mountians…”) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 383 • Untitled fragment (“I’m writing this with a piece of pencil…”) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 384 • Old Man Jacobson • (2014) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 385 • Untitled fragment (“The matter seemed so obvious…”) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 387 • Untitled fragment (“The next day I was sluggish…”) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 388 • Songs of Bastards • (1987) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 401 • Bastards All! • (1987) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 414 • Pictures in the Fire • (1976) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 416 • The Dominant Male • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 422 • Miss High Hat • short story by Robert E. Howard (variant of Miss High-Hat 1986)
  • 424 • Etched in Ebony • (1968) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 425 • Untitled fragment (“‘Arrange, Madame, arrange!’…”) • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 426 • Letter of a Chinese Student (1) • (1924) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 428 • Letter of a Chinese Student (2) • (1924) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 431 • For the Honor of the School • (1926) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 439 • A Rattlesnake Sings in the Grass • (2012) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 439 • The Masque • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 440 •  Whence cometh Erlik? • (2012) • interior artwork by Robert E. Howard
  • 440 • A High Land • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of Untitled Verse (“A high land and a hill land!…) 2011)
  • 441 • Untitled fragment (“Abhorrent gods”) • (2015) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 441 • Lost Nisapur • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 442 • A Song of Praise • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 442 • The Tale of Glory • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 442 • The Race without Name • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 443 • Let Me Dream by a Silver Stream • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 443 • My Animal Instinct • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 443 • The Wind Blows • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of Untitled Variant 1 (“The wind blows out of the east…”) 2015)
  • 443 • The Wind Blows (variant) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of Untitled Variant 2 (“The wind blows out of the east…”) 2015)
Publisher : Robert E. Howard Foundation
Year : June 2018
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : viii plus 443
Cover : Bill Cavalier
Illustrations : None
Cover by Bill Cavalier

Notes

Edited by Paul Herman
All the texts were obtained from Howard’s original manuscripts, typescripts, carbons, or transcripts thereof, with the following exceptions:
“Etched in Ebony” from The Junto, September 1929
“The Hyena” from Weird Tales, March 1928
“Spear and Fang” from Weird Tales, July 1925
“A Thunder of Trumpets” from Weird Tales, September 1938
“The Voice of El-Lil” from Oriental Stories, October – November 1930
“Letter of a Chinese Student” (1)
“Letter of a Chinese Student” (2)
“For the Honor of the School”
First appearance:
“A Song of Praise” (poem)
“The Tale of Glory” (poem)
“The Race Without Name” (poem)
“Let Me Dream by a Silver Stream” (poem)
“The Wind Blows” (1, poem)
“The Wind Blows” (2, poem)
“Black Canaan”
After publication of the first printing of PICTURES IN THE FIRE, it was discovered that the typescript used for “Black Canaan” was Howard’s final version, rather than the earlier version that was intended. To correct this error, the REH Foundation Press issued this chapbook and included it with copies of the first print run. Future print runs of PICTURES IN THE FIRE will have the early version of “Black Canaan” included in the book.
Limited edition of 200 copies

Cover art credited on the rear jacket flap. The art consists of color drawings of B&W photos of Robert E. Howard.

REH Foundation Press, June 2018. Cover by Bill “Indy” Cavalier. Edited and with an introduction by Paul Herman. Contains an additional selection of untitled fragments, juvenelia and poetry.

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