Robert E. Howard generated an enormous volume of written works, around 3.5 million words. In his tiny room in his house in Cross Plains, REH kept a trunk to hold all his output that was still awaiting a sale, as well as works that were rejected, unfinished, something he especially wanted to save, or simply copies of early drafts that he would reuse the back of in typing up another story. At the time of his death, that trunk held literally tens of thousands of pages of material, all hand-typed by REH. In the early 1960s, Glenn Lord obtained the contents of REH’s trunk. He had the duty, pleasure, and challenge of sorting it all out, and to begin shepherding those works into print. Hundreds of stories and poems poured forth, to see print in assorted books, magazines, and fan publications.

Ever since the publication of Glenn Lord’s The Last Celt in 1976, collectors of the works of REH have been aware of, but unable to read, more than a hundred unpublished stories and fragments. A few were published in the intervening years, but not many.

Finally, in this volume, the last of the trunk is being revealed. Virtually all the remaining prose, complete or not, is included. More than 100 works appear in this volume. While this collection may not feature his most memorable or impressive work (those works are already in print), it does fill in lots of blank spaces for the scholars and collectors, and perhaps yields a little more understanding of this great Texas writer.

This massive volume, well over 650 pages and over 180,000 words, is printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 300 copies, each individually numbered. Cover artwork is by Tom Foster, cover design by Dennis McHaney.

Contents

Notes

Edited by Patrice Louinet.
Limited edition of 300 copies
All texts taken from Howard’s typescripts or manuscripts, provided by Glenn Lord, except for those indicated, which were taken from Glenn Lord’s transcriptions.
Cover artist credited on copyright page.

Cover art (back and spine) by Tom Foster
Publisher: REH Foundation Press
Year : November 2007
Book No. : None
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : 657 plus xiii
Cover art : Cover artwork is by Tom Foster, cover design by Dennis McHaney.
Illustrations :  
Howard Works ISFDB REH Foundation Press

 

The Last of the Trunk

Finally, in this volume, the last of the trunk is being revealed. Virtually all the remaining prose, complete or not, is included. More than 100 works appear in this volume. While this collection may not feature his most memorable or impressive work (those works are already in print), it does fill in lots of blank spaces for the scholars and collectors, and perhaps yields a little more understanding of this great Texas writer.

This massive volume, well over 650 pages and over 180,000 words, is printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 300 copies, each individually numbered. Cover artwork is by Tom Foster, cover design by Dennis McHaney.

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