Post Oaks and Sand Roughs & Other Autobiographical Writings from the REH Foundation Press. Outside of the boxing stories, whenever Robert E. Howard used the name “Costigan” the autobiographical implications weren’t far behind. This volume collects those “other” Costigan tales, including the title novel as well as the previously unpublished early draft. It also contains other items that reveal details about the people and places in Howard’s life, including the “Lost Plains” stories, items from The Junto, personal essays, and more, all restored to the original text, where available.

With the introductory material, this volume checks in at over 400 pages and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Jim & Ruth Keegan; edited and with notes by Rob Roehm; Introduction and notes by Rusty Burke.

Contents

  • vii • Too Much Like Life • essay by Rusty Burke
  • 3 • The Wandering Years • (1945) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 13 • An Autobiography • (1976) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 14 • What I Did to Help Win the War • (2016) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 16 • In His Own Image • (2007) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 23 • Some People Who Have Had Influence Over Me • (1945) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 25 • A Touch of Trivia • (1976) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 32 • To a Man Whose Name I Never Knew • (1968) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 33 • The Galveston Affair • (1968) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 34 • The Beast from the Abyss • (1971) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 45 • Untitled play (“A typical small town drugstore…”) • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 53 • Spanish Gold on Devil Horse • (1972) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 96 • Post Oaks & Sand Roughs • non-genre • (1990) • novel by Robert E. Howard
  • 231 • Sunday in a Small Town • (1969) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 235 • Ambition in the Moonlight • (1929) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 238 • Musings of a Moron • (1968) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 240 • Irony • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 249 • What I Did in Vacation • (2015) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 251 • That My Signature Means to Me • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 253 • The Recalcitrant • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 256 • Untitled fragment (“Mike Costigan, writer and self-avowed…”) • [Mike Costigan] • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 259 • The Splendid Brute • (2007) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 263 • The Paradox • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 269 • The Ivory Camel • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 277 • Spanish Gold on Devil Horse (early draft) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 305 • Post Oaks & Sand Roughs (early draft) • novel by Robert E. Howard
  • 359 • The Seven-Up Ballad • (1990) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 361 • Dula Due to Be Champion • (1928) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 363 •  Letters from Mom • essay by Hester Howard
  • 365 • Unsigned Contract • essay by R. Fowler Gafford and Robert E. Howard
  • 369 •  Letter to Argosy All-Story Weekly • (1929) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of To “Argosy All-Story Weekly”, ca. Spring 1929 (“I was born in Texas about…”) 2007)
  • 370 •  Letter to Farnsworth Wright, ca. June / July 1931 (“In your last letter you asked me…”) • [Letters to Farnsworth Wright] • (2003) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter: Robert E. Howard to Farnsworth Wright, circa 1931 (“In your last letter you asked me…”) 1975)
  • 373 •  Letter to Wilfred Blanch Talman, ca. September 1931 (“Dear Mr. Talman: / Thank you very much for the letter you wrote…”) • (2003) • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to William Blanch Talman, circa September 1931 (“Dear Mr. Talman: / Thank you very much for the letter…”) 1975)
  • 378 •  Letter to Dime Sports, June 1936 (“The Score Board / So many of you fans seemed to like…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 381 •  Letter to E. Hoffmann Price, July 11, 1936 (“My Dear Mr. Price: Yours of July 2 received and very much appreciated…”) • essay by Dr. I. M. Howard
  • 384 •  Letter to G. H. Sherman,September 30, 1936 (“Dear Sir: I ordered $15.00 worth of vaccines from you…”) • essay by Dr. I. M. Howard
  • 385 •  Letter to Ray Teague, October 13, 1936 (“Dear Sir: I wrote you some time ago about Mr. J. O. Randall…”) • essay by Dr. I. M. Howard
    386 •  Letter to American Indemnity, November 10, 1936 (“Gentlemen: I notice that you pay taxes…”) • essay by Dr. I. M. Howard
    387 •  Letter to Otis A. Kline, January 20, 1940 (Dear Mr. Kline: Replying to your letter of January 20th…”) • essay by Dr. I. M. Howard
    388 •  Letter to E. Hoffmann Price, March 8, 1943 (Dear Mr. Price: Your letter came today. Thanks a lot…”) • essay by Dr. I. M. Howard
    390 •  Letter to E. Hoffmann Price, October 25, 1943 (“Dear Mr. Price I was delighted to have your letter…”) • (2011) • essay by Dr. I. M. Howard
    392 •  Letter to E. Hoffmann Price, December 28, 1943 (“Dear Mr. Price: So very glad to hear from you again…”) • essay by Dr. I. M. Howard
    394 •  Letter to E. Hoffmann Price, September 8, 1944 (“Dear Mr. Price I received you card… “) • (2011) • essay by Dr. I. M. Howard
Publisher :Robert E. Howard Foundation
Year :June 2019
Format :Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages :xviii plus 394
Cover :Jim & Ruth Keegan
Illustrations :None

Notes

Edited and notes by Rob Roehm
All the texts were obtained from Howard’s original manuscripts, typescripts, carbons, or transcripts thereof, with the following exceptions:
“Ambition in the Moonlight”
“Dula Due to Be Champ”
“The Galveston Affair”
Letter to Argosy All-Story Weekly, Spring 1929
Letter to Dime Sports, June 1936
First appearance:
“What My Signature Means to Me”
“Spanish Gold on Devil Horse” (early draft)
“Post Oaks and Sand Roughs” (early draft)
“Letters from Mom”
“Unsigned contract”
Limited edition of 200 copies

Cover art credited on the rear jacket flap.
Price for REHF Premium members, $45.00.

Post Oaks and Sand Roughs & Other Autobiographical Writings

Post Oaks and Sand Roughs & Other Autobiographical Writings from the REH Foundation Press. Outside of the boxing stories, whenever Robert E. Howard used the name “Costigan” the autobiographical implications weren’t far behind. This volume collects those “other” Costigan tales, including the title novel as well as the previously unpublished early draft. It also contains other items that reveal details about the people and places in Howard’s life, including the “Lost Plains” stories, items from The Junto, personal essays, and more, all restored to the original text, where available.

With the introductory material, this volume checks in at over 400 pages and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Jim & Ruth Keegan; edited and with notes by Rob Roehm; Introduction and notes by Rusty Burke.

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