The Ultimate Triumph: The Heroic Fantasy of Robert E. Howard is a collection of Robert E. Howard’s heroic fantasy stories, including one Conan story. The texts for this edition were based on Howard’s original typescripts or the first published appearance if a typescript was unavailable.

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Contents

  • A1 • Barbarism vs. Civilization: Robert E. Howard’s Letters to H. P. Lovecraft • essay by uncredited
  • A18 • Chronology • essay by uncredited
  • A48 • Frazetta and Robert E. Howard: The Power of Passion • essay by Dr. David Winiewicz
  • A1 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, circa August 9, 1932 (excerpt) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • A16 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, circa December 1934 (excerpt) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • A4 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, circa December, 1932 (excerpt) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • A13 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, circa January 1934 (excerpt) • essay by Robert E. Lumpkin
  • A15 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, circa July 1934 (excerpt) • essay by Robert E. Lumpkin
  • A17 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, circa July 25, 1935 (excerpt) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • A5 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, circa March 6, 1932 (excerpt) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • A7 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, circa May-June, 1933 (excerpt) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • A3 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, circa November 2, 1932 (excerpt) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • A9 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, circa September 1933 (excerpt) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • A2 •  Letter to H. P. Lovecraft, circa Setember-October, 1932 (excerpt) • [Letters to H. P. Lovecraft] • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • A53 • Notes on the Original Text • essay by uncredited
  •  The Ultimate Triumph: The Heroic Fantasy of Robert E Howard • interior artwork by Frank Frazetta
  • A30 • Waiting for the Barbarians • essay by Patrice Louinet
  • i • Foreword (The Ultimate Triumph: The Heroic Fantasy of Robert E. Howard) • essay by Frank Frazetta
  • iii • Introduction (The Ultimate Triumph: The Heroic Fantasy of Robert E. Howard) • essay by Rusty Burke
  • 1 • Beyond the Black River • [Conan] • (1935) • novella by Robert E. Howard
  • 67 • The House of Arabu • (1952) • novelette by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Witch from Hell’s Kitchen)
  • 95 • Spears of Clontarf • non-genre • [Turlogh O’Brien] • (1978) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 135 • Lord of Samarcand • non-genre • (1932) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 181 • The Night of the Wolf • [Cormac Mac Art] • (1969) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 211 • Spear and Fang • (1925) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 223 • The Valley of the Worm • [James Allison] • (1934) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 249 • A Word from the Outer Dark • (1974) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 250 • A Song of the Naked Lands • (1973) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 254 • An Echo from the Iron Harp • (1974) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 258 • Viking’s Trail • (1975) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 259 • The Song of the Last Briton • (1982) • poem by Robert E. Howard

Notes

Edited by Rusty Burke
Design by Marcelo Anciano
Typography by Stuart Williams

The texts for this edition were based on Howard’s original typescripts or the first published appearance if a typescript was unavailable.
“The House of Arabu” is restored text.
“An Echo from the Iron Harp” is a later version never before published.

Contains more than 120 Frazetta sketches, 30-45% of those previously unpublished.

Trade Edition: The Classic Edition features over 120 black and white illustrations by legendary Frank Frazetta in a sturdy hardback binding.

Limited Edition: The Collector’s edition features all of the black and white illustrations found in the Classic edition, plus four previously unpublished color water-color plates, gilt-edged paper, a golden foil stamped cover, durable stitch binding, an embossed slipcase cover, and a specially designed numbered book mark. Each book is individually numbered and limited to one thousand five hundred copies.

Leatherbound Edition: This ultra deluxe edition is complete with all the features of the Collector’s Edition, plus one additional unpublished color plate by legendary Frank Frazetta. The text and art is surrounded by a beautiful fine leather binding with matching slipcase. Each book is individually numbered, and limited to only one hundred copies.

Publisher: Wandering Star
Year : 1999
Book No. : 0953425320  (Trade Edition) | 0953425312  (Limited Edition) | 0953425339  (Leatherbound Edition)
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : 340
Cover : Frank Frazetta
Illustrations : Frank Frazetta

The Ultimate Triumph: The Heroic Fantasy of Robert E. Howard is a collection of Robert E. Howard’s heroic fantasy stories, including one Conan story. The texts for this edition were based on Howard’s original typescripts or the first published appearance if a typescript was unavailable.

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