Robert E. Howard wrote many types of stories.

This publication collects Howard’s piratical yarns that aren’t part of his more famous characters’ collections; no Conan or Solomon Kane tales are herein, but the book does collect the two Black Vulmea stories and a handful of others, including Howard’s rewrite of “The Blue Flame of Vengeance” using a new character, Malachi Grim. The tales collected herein were not commercial successes for their author, though many of them display the poetic prose and narrative drive that are the earmarks of Howard’s fiction. It checks in at 257 pages, and is printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 250 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction and edited by Rob Roehm. 

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Contents

  • v • The Pirate • (2002) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • vii • Introduction (Pirate Adventures) • essay by uncredited
  • 3 • A Pirate Remembers • (1976) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 4 • A Buccaneer Speaks • (1976) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 5 • The Isle of Pirate’s Doom • non-genre • (1975) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 43 • A Song of the Anchor Chain • (1989) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 45 • Blades of the Brotherhood • [Solomon Kane] • (1968) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 71 • Buccaneer Treasure • (1985) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 79 • Swords of the Red Brotherhood • [Terence Vulmea] • (1976) • novella by Robert E. Howard
  • 162 • Flint’s Passing • (1975) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 163 • Black Vulmea’s Vengeance • [Terence Vulmea] • (1938) • novella by Robert E. Howard
  • 216 • A Dying Pirate Speaks of Treasure • (1977) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 220 • List of Names for “The Treasure of Henry Morgan” • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 221 • The Treasure of Henry Morgan • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 230 • Untitled fragment (“‘So there I was. Stranded in a …”) • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 233 • Untitled fragment (“Help! Help! They’re murderin’ me!…”) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 237 • Untitled synopsis (The Shadow in the Well) • (1987) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Shadow in the Well (synopsis))
  • 239 • The Shadow in the Well (unfinished draft) • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 253 • A Pirut Story • (2009) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 254 • Bill Boozy was a pirate bold • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of Untitled poem (“Bill Boozy was a pirate bold…”))
  • 255 • At the Inn of the Gory Dagger • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of Untitled poem (“At the Inn of the Gory Dagger, with nothing to win or lose…”))

Notes

“First Printing” on copyright page.
1st edition 250 numbered copies. 
No ISBN.
Edited by Rob Roehm.

Cover art by Tom Gianni
Cover art by Tom Gianni
Year :February 2013
Book No. :None
Edition :1st
Format :Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages :xii plus 257
Cover :Tom Gianni
Illustrations :None
ISFDB Howard Works

 

Pirate Adventures

This publication collects Howard’s piratical yarns that aren’t part of his more famous characters’ collections; no Conan or Solomon Kane tales are herein, but the book does collect the two Black Vulmea stories and a handful of others, including Howard’s rewrite of “The Blue Flame of Vengeance” using a new character, Malachi Grim. The tales collected herein were not commercial successes for their author, though many of them display the poetic prose and narrative drive that are the earmarks of Howard’s fiction. It checks in at 257 pages, and is printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 250 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction and edited by Rob Roehm.