Robert E. Howard wrote many types of stories. These are funny, over the top adventures about Breckinridge Elkins from Bear Creek. Could be categorized as funny western. The volume is 414 pages, plus introductory material.

This is Volume two and it collects the novel, A Gent from Bear Creek as well as the exploits of Howard’s other funny western heroes–including Pike Bearfield and Buckner J. Grimes–all restored to the original text, where available.

This volume is printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 300   copies, each individually numbered.Cover design and painting by Richard Bernal; introduction by James Reasoner; edited by Rob Roehm and Paul Herman.

First editions of this book is still available. It’s published by the Robert E. Howard Foundation.

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Contents

  • v • Make ‘Em Laugh: Howard’s Humorous Westerns • essay by James Reasoner
  • 3 • A Gent from Bear Creek • non-genre • [Breckinridge Elkins] • (1937) • novel by Robert E. Howard
  • 227 • A Elston to the Rescue • non-genre • short fiction by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Curly Wolf of Sawtooth 1936)
  • 249 • Knife River Prodigal • non-genre • [Buckner J. Grimes] • (1937) • short story by Robert E. Howard (variant of Knife-River Prodigal)
  • 265 • A Man-Eating Jeopard • non-genre • [Buckner J. Grimes] • (1936) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 281 • Ring-Tailed Tornado • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 299 • A Gent from the Pecos • non-genre • [Pike Bearfield] • (1936) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 317 • Gents on the Lynch • non-genre • [Pike Bearfield] • (1936) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 335 • The Riot at Bucksnort • non-genre • [Pike Bearfield] • (1936) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 351 • While the Smoke Rolled • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 369 • West Is West • non-genre • (1922) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 371 • Mayhem and Taxes • (1967) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 381 • The Peaceful Pilgrim • (1968) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 398 •  Letter to Miss Viola Irene Cooper, March 1, 1935 • essay by John F. Byrne
  • 399 • Untitled Synopsis (Ring-Tailed Tornado) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 401 • Draft of Letter to Mr. Jack Byrne, April 21, 1936 • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 403 • The Diablos Trail • non-genre • [Pike Bearfield] • (1983) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 411 • Untitled Synopsis (A Gent from the Pecos) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 413 • Untitled Synopsis (Gents on the Lynch) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 414 • Untitled Synopsis (While the Smoke Rolled) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
Publisher: The Robert E. Howard Foundation Press
Year : March 2017
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : x plus 414
Cover : Richard Bernal
Illustrations : None

Notes

Edited by Paul Herman and Rob Roehm
First appearance:
Untitled Synopsis (“Ring-Tailed Tornado”)
Untitled Synopsis (“A Gent from the Pecos”)
Untitled Synopsis (“Gents on the Lynch”)
Untitled Synopsis (“While the Smoke Rolled”)
All the texts were obtained from Howard’s typescripts or carbons with the following exceptions:
“West is West” from TATTLER, December 22, 1922
“A Elston to the Rescue” from STAR WESTERN, September 1936 where it appeared as “The Curly Wolf of Sawtooth”
Second in a series of two books.

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The Adventures of Breckinridge Elkins Volume 2

Robert E. Howard wrote many types of stories. These are funny, over the top adventures about Breckinridge Elkins from Bear Creek. Could be categorized as funny western. The volume is 414 pages, plus introductory material.

This is Volume two and it collects the novel, A Gent from Bear Creek as well as the exploits of Howard’s other funny western heroes–including Pike Bearfield and Buckner J. Grimes–all restored to the original text, where available.

This volume is printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 300   copies, each individually numbered.Cover design and painting by Richard Bernal; introduction by James Reasoner; edited by Rob Roehm and Paul Herman.