30 selected letters from Howard to Tevis Clyde Smith, August Derleth, Lovecraft and others. Included in the letters are the following poems and stories:

“Authorial Version of Duna” (poem)
“A Warning” (partial verse, “You have built a world of paper and wood”) (poem)
“Who is Grandpa Theobold?” (poem)
Untitled (“Lizzen my children and you shall be told”) (poem)
Untitled (“Many fell at the grog-shop wall”) (poem)

Contents

  • v • Introduction (Robert E. Howard: Selected Letters 1931-1936) • essay by Robert M. Price
  • 1 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa March 1931 (“Dear Finn: / I don’t have to tell you…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 1 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, May 9, 1931 from Marlin, Texas (“Dear Finn: / Have youse heard anything more…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 2 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa May 1931 (“Well Fear Finn: / I got a letter from Bradford…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 2 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, circa June 1931 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I didn’t take much of a trip…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, [c. early June 1931] (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I didn’t take much of a trip after all…”) 2002)
  • 9 •  Letter to Farnsworth Wright, circa Summer 1931 (“In your last letter you asked me…”) • [Letters to Farnsworth Wright] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter: Robert E. Howard to Farnsworth Wright, circa 1931 (“In your last letter you asked me…”) 1975)
  • 10 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa August 1931 (“Fear Finn: / Well, I doubt if this missile…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 11 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa September 1931 (“Fear Finn: / Lizzen my children and you…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. September 1931 (“Fear Finn: / Lizzen my children and you shall be told…”) 2007)
  • 11 • Untitled poem (“Lizzen my children and you shall be told…”) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 12 •  Letter to William Blanch Talman, circa September 1931 (“Dear Mr. Talman: / Thank you very much for the letter…”) • (1975) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 14 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa November 1931 (“Fear Finn: / I wrote Bradford a coarse rude letter…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 14 • Who Is Grandpa Theobold? • (1965) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 15 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa November 1931 (“Fear Finn: / Have you heard anything from the Christopher?…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 15 • Untitled poem (“Many fell at the grog-house wall…”) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 16 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa April 1932 (“I heard from that bone-crushing…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. April 1932 (“Fear Finn: / I heard from that bone-crushing man-eater…”) 2007)
  • 16 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa May 1932 (“Fear Finn: / Thank you very much for going to…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 18 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa April 1932 (“Fear Finn: / Lo, friend, I approach thee…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 19 •  Letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa September 1932 (“Fear Finn: / You owe me a letter, you louse…”) • [Letters to Tevis Clyde Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 19 • Authorial Version of Doona • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of Authorial Version of Duna)
  • 20 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, received September 22, 1932 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I read, as always, your comments…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, [received September 22, 1932] (“I read, as always, your comments on the Greco-Roman…”) 2002)
  • 31 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, received November 2, 1932 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / I want to begin this letter by an apology…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 43 •  Letter to August Derleth, December 29, 1932 (“Dear Mr. Derleth: / I read your recent letter with the greatest interest…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 46 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, circa May/June 1933 (“Dear Mr. Lovecraft: / Glad we got the physical-mental question…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 57 •  Letter to Clark Ashton Smith, circa October 1933 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / Thanks very much for the kind things you said…”) • [Letters to Clark Ashton Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 58 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, November 3, 1933 (“Dear HPL: / Glad you liked the rattles…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of To H. P. Lovecraft, November 3, 1933 (“Dear HPL: / Glad you liked the rattles. The owner got his head shot off…”) 2008)
  • 58 •  Letter to Clark Ashton Smith, postmarked December 14, 1933 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / Only the fact that I have been sick…”) • [Letters to Clark Ashton Smith] • (1972) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 59 •  Letter to August Derleth, ca. December 1933 (“Dear August: / I think Scribners was nuts to turn down…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 60 •  Letter to Clark Ashton Smith, circa January 1934 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / Thanks again for the drawing of the wizard…”) • [Letters to Clark Ashton Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 61 •  Letter to Clark Ashton Smith, circa March 1934 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / I am sorry to hear you have been indisposed…”) • [Letters to Clark Ashton Smith] • (1965) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 62 •  Letter to Clark Ashton Smith, postmarked May 21, 1934 (“Dear Mr. Smith: / My delay in answering you last letter…”) • [Letters to Clark Ashton Smith] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 63 •  Letter to August Derleth, July 4, 1935 (“Dear August: / Thanks very much for the article…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 65 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, December 5, 1935 (“Dear HPL: / A rather belated reply to your interesting letter…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 73 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, February 11, 1936 (“Dear HPL: / Glad you enjoyed the dream write-up…”) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard (variant of To H. P. Lovecraft, February 11, 1936 (“Dear HPL: / Glad you enjoyed the dream write-up I sent you…”) 2008)
  • 77 •  Letter to August Derleth, May 9, 1936 (“Dear August: / I am indeed sorry to learn of the deaths…”) • [Letters to August Derleth] • (1976) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 77 • Untitled poem (“You have built a world of paper and wood…”) • (1964) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of A Warning (“You have built a world of paper and wood … “))
  • 79 • Postcard to Thurston Torbett, postmarked June 3, 1936 (“Dear Thurston: / My mother is very low…”) • essay by Robert E. Howard
Publisher : Necronomicon Press
Year : March 1991
Format : Booklet / Chapbook
Pages : 80
Cover : Robert H. Knox
Illustrations : None

Notes

Edited by Glenn Lord.
Contains 30 letters written by Robert E. Howard.

Saddle stapled, wraps.
Cover artist credited on copyright page.
“First printing” on copyright page.
Letters are footnoted by the editor to clarify content.

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Robert E. Howard Selected Letters 1931 to 1936

Selected letters from Howard to Tevis Clyde Smith, August Derleth, Lovecraft and others. Included in the letters are poems and stories.

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