The purpose of this book is twofold. First, and foremost, it is to provide a reading guide to the sword-and-sorcery fiction of Robert E. Howard. The second purpose of the book is to provide some critical commentary on the fiction and Howard’s writing in general. While much has been made of sword-and-sorcery, little critical writing has ever been done on the subject. Too long sword-and-sorcery, perhaps even all fantasy fiction, has been ignored by critics. Hopefully this work will be the first of many dealing with such aim.

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Solomon Kane
  • King Kull
  • Bran Mak Morn and the Picts
  • James Allison
  • Turlogh Dubh
  • Non-Series Stories
  • Conan
  • The Chronological Conan
  • The Conan Saga (as written by Robert E. Howard)
Publisher:Starmount House
Year :1976
Book No. :0916732002
Edition :1st
Format :Trade paperback
Pages :152
Cover :Marcus Boas
Illustrations :None
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The Annotated Guide to Robert E. Howard’s Sword & Sorcery

The purpose of this book is twofold. First, and foremost, it is to provide a reading guide to the sword-and-sorcery fiction of Robert E. Howard. The second purpose of the book is to provide some critical commentary on the fiction and Howard’s writing in general. While much has been made of sword-and-sorcery, little critical writing has ever been done on the subject. Too long sword-and-sorcery, perhaps even all fantasy fiction, has been ignored by critics. Hopefully this work will be the first of many dealing with such aim.

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