Back to School by Robert E. Howard. This volume presents, in black and white facsimile, all of the known, surviving school work of the author from Cross Plains, most of it never before published. Includes work from English, History, Biology, Geometry, Physics, and more. This soft cover book measures 8.5 X 11 and has 450 pages, with introduction by Rob Roehm.

Contents

  • “A Note on the Text” by Rob Roehm
  • “Introduction” by Rob Roehm

Cross Plains High School 1920-21

  • Schedule of Classes
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Oct. 9, 1920
  • A Twentieth-Century Rip Van Winkle – Oct. 13, 1920
  • The Ancient Mariner – Oct. 15, 1920
  • The Punishment of the Ancient Mariner – Oct. 20, 1920
  • The Ghosts of Jacksonville – Nov. 3, 1920
  • Money Thrift, Time Thrift, Health Thrift – Nov. 17, 1920
  • A Boy, a Beehive, and a Chinaman – Dec. 1, 1920
  • Caius Cassius Longinus – Dec. 7, 1920
  • Marcus Junius Brutus – Dec. 8, 1920
  • Pictures in the Fire – 1921
  • The Value of Athletics to the School – Jan. 12, 1921
  • Mr. Dowser Buys a Car – Jan. 26, 1921
  • Sir Launfal (1) – Jan. 27, 1921
  • Parody (poem) – Jan. 28, 1921
  • Sir Launfal (2) – Feb. 4, 1921
  • A Faithful Servant – Feb. 9, 1921
  • Vision of Sir Launfal – Feb. 14, 1921
  • Latin Notes – Feb. 18, 1921
  • The Lady of the Lake: Synopsis – Feb. 24, 1921
  • James-Fitz-James, Knight of Snowdown – Feb. 25, 1921
  • A South Sea Storm – March 2, 1921
  • Christmas Carol – March 4, 1921
  • Washington’s Farewell Address – March 14, 1921
  • The Man Without a Country – March 21, 1921
  • Ichabod Crane – March 30, 1920
  • Lessons Taught to the Great Stone Face – April 5, 1921
  • Silas Mariner – April 7, 1921
  • Latin Examination – April 15, 1921

Cross Plains High School 1921-22

  • English Notes – Sept. 29, 1921
  • Physics Notes – Sept. 29, 1921
  • Geometry (1) – Sept. 20, 1921
  • American Literature – Oct. 26, 1921
  • Geometry (2) – Oct. 27, 1921
  • Physics – Oct. 31, 1921
  • Over the Rockies in a Ford – Nov. 15, 1921
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Nov. 15, 1921
  • Written Examination – Nov. 18, 1921
  • American History – November 21, 1921
  • Geometry (3) – Nov. 22, 1921
  • An Autobiography – Nov. 29, 1921
  • The Ghost of Bald Rock Ranch – Dec. 13, 1921
  • American Literature Notes – Dec. 14, 1921
  • History of American Literature – Sept. 14, 1921-Dec. 16, 1921
  • American History (2) – Jan. 10, 1922
  • Geometry (4) – Jan. 18, 1921
  • Some People Who Have Had Influence Over Me – Feb. 7, 1922
  • L’Allegro – Feb. 14, 1922
  • Il’Penseroso – Feb. 14, 1922
  • Geometry (5) – Feb. 24, 1922
  • Cricket on the Hearth – March 2, 1922
  • History Examination – March 2, 1922
  • Macbeth – March 10, 1922
  • Geometry: Monthly Examination – March 24, 1921
  • English Class No. 3: Monthly Examination – March 28, 1922
  • Theorem – March 30, 1922
  • Ten Minutes on a Street Corner – undated

Biology Notebook – undated

  • Problem I, Common Elements
  • Problem XXV, The Paramecium
  • Problem XXVII, The Earthworm
  • Problem XXIX, The Crayfish
  • Problem XXX, The Grasshopper
  • Problem XXXII, Amphibia
  • Problem XLIV, Experimentia
  • Problem XLVIII, A Fish

Brownwood High School 1922-23

  • A Fishing Trip – Oct. 6, 1922
  • She Stoops to Conquer – Oct. 23, 1922
  • West Is West – pre-Dec. 1922
  • The Vicar of Wakefield – undated
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – undated
  • Oliver Goldsmith, Outline – undated
  • The Characters of the Deserted Village – undated
  • English Notes: Romanticism – undated
  • Literature Notes: “The fight with Grendel” – undated

Miscellanea

  • Friends – undated
  • The Wings of the Bat – undated, missing first page
  • William Shakespeare Notes – undated
  • Drama – undated
  • Othello – undated
  • Outside Notes: Versification – undated
  • Adventures in Arabia – undated
  • Symbolism for Correction – undated
  • “Golden Hope” Christmas, draft – pre-Dec. 1922
  • The Sea, draft – pre-May 1923
  • Stray Papers (Physics, Trigonometry, math scratch)
  • Notes from Howard’s Text Book
Howard Works
Publisher : REH Foundation Press
Year : December 2012
Edition: 1st. 
Format : Trade paperback  (8.5 x  11 inches)
Pages : vi plus 446
Cover : None
Illustrations : None

Notes

Edited by Rob Roehm
A collection of Robert E. Howard’s school work presented in facsimile format.

Back to School

Howard may not have been a great artist, but in this book the Robert E. Howard Foundaton have made a compilation of all the known cartoons, doodles, and maps. Fun for any fan of Howard. Introduction by Bill Cavalier.

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