The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Western Tales, a collection of Robert E. Howard’s traditional and weird western stories. The book checks in at 550 pages, and was printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited first-print quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction by James Reasoner.

Contents

  • v • Robert E. Howard: Western Pulp Pioneer • essay by James Reasoner
  • 3 • Drums of the Sunset • non-genre • (1928) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 36 • John Ringold • (1964) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 37 • The Extermination of Yellow Donory • (1970) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 48 • Old Faro Bill • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of Untitled poem (“Old Faro Bill was a man of might…”))
  • 49 • The Judgment of the Desert • non-genre • (1973) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 79 • The Sand-Hill’s Crest • (1986) • poem by Robert E. Howard (variant of The Sand-Hills’ Crest)
  • 81 • Gunman’s Debt • (1974) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 103 • The Devil’s Joker • [The Sonora Kid] • (1975) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 112 • The Feud • (1978) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 113 • Knife, Bullet and Noose • [The Sonora Kid] • (1965) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 125 • Law-Shooters of Cowtown • [Grizzly Elkins] • (1974) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 134 • Over the Old Rio Grandey • (2002) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 135 • Wild Water • non-genre • (1975) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 156 • Cowboy • (2007) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 157 • The Last Ride • (1935) • novella by Robert E. Howard and Chandler Whipple [as by Robert Enders Allen and Robert E. Howard]
  • 227 • The Vultures of Wahpeton • non-genre • (1936) • novella by Robert E. Howard
  • 309 • Vultures’ Sanctuary • (1936) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 328 • Ace High • (2002) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 329 • The Ballad of Buckshot Roberts • (1975) • poem by Robert E. Howard
  • 333 • The Horror from the Mound • (1932) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 351 • The Valley of the Lost • (1975) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 373 • The Man on the Ground • (1933) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 379 • Old Garfield’s Heart • (1933) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 389 • The Thunder-Rider • (1972) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 415 • The Dead Remember • (1936) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 425 • The Strange Case of Josiah Wilbarger • (1967) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 429 • The Ghost of Camp Colorado • (1931) • essay by Robert E. Howard
  • 435 • Six-Gun Interview (unfinished) • non-genre • [Breckinridge Elkins] • (2009) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard (variant of Untitled fragment (Six-Gun Interview))
  • 446 • Untitled (“I met him first in the Paradise Saloon…”) • (2007) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard (variant of Untitled fragment (“I met him first in the Paradise saloon…”))
  • 447 • The Killer’s Debt (fragment) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 450 • Three Synoposes (Gunman’s Debt) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 454 • Wild Water Timing • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 455 • The Devil’s Joker (alternative version) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 471 • Untitled Synopsis (The Vultures of Wahpeton) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 479 • A Faithful Servant • (2007) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 482 • “Golden Hope” Christmas • non-genre • (1922) • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 487 • The Sonora Kid—Cowhand • [The Sonora Kid] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 492 • The Sonora Kid’s Winning Hand • [The Sonora Kid] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 494 • Red Curls and Bobbed Hair • [The Sonora Kid] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 503 • Untitled (“Madge Meraldson… “) • [The Sonora Kid] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard (variant of Untitled fragment (“Madge Meraldson…”))
  • 504 • Untitled (“The Hades Saloon… “) • [The Sonora Kid] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard (variant of Untitled fragment (“The Hades Saloon…”))
  • 505 • Untitled (“A blazing sun…”) • [The Sonora Kid] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard (variant of Untitled fragment (“A blazing sun…”))
  • 509 • Untitled (“The way it came about… “) • [The Sonora Kid] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard (variant of … The Mountains of Thibet)
  • 512 • Untitled (“The hot Arizona sun…”) • [The Sonora Kid] • short fiction by Robert E. Howard (variant of Untitled fragment (“The hot Arizona sun…”) 1988)
  • 515 • Untitled (“Steve Allison settled…”) • [The Sonora Kid] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard (variant of Untitled fragment (“Steve Allison…”))
  • 519 • Brotherly Advice (unfinished) • [The Sonora Kid] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard (variant of Brotherly Advice)
  • 525 • Desert Rendezvous (unfinished) • [The Sonora Kid] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard (variant of Desert Rendezvous)
  • 531 • The West Tower (unfinished) • [The Sonora Kid] • (1988) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard (variant of The West Tower)
  • 546 • “Drag” (unfinished) • short fiction by Robert E. Howard
  • 547 • Notes on the Text (Western Tales) • essay by uncredited

Notes

Edited by Rob Roehm
After the first printing was received, Patrice Louinet identified one of the many stray pages in the Glenn Lord Collection as being part of the unfinished “Six-Gun Interview.” The page was reproduced and inserted into first printing copies of WESTERN TALES. The additional text will be included in future printings.
All of the items in WESTERN TALES come from Howard’s original manuscripts, typescripts, and carbons with the following exceptions:
“Drums of the Sunset” – CROSS PLAINS REVIEW, November 6, 1928
Chapter 1 and the first five paragraphs of Chapter 2
“The Man on the Ground” – WEIRD TALES, July 1933
“Old Garfield’s Heart” – WEIRD TALES, December 1933
“The Ghost of Camp Colorado” – TEXACO STAR, April 1931
“‘Golden Hope’ Christmas” – THE TATTLER, December 22, 1922
First appearance:
Three Synopses (“Gunman’s Debt”)
“Wild Water Timing”
“The Devil’s Joker” (Alternate Version)
Untitled Synopsis (“The Vultures of Wahpeton”)
“Drag”
Limited edition of 200 copies

 

Source: Wikipedia.

Publisher:REH Foundation Press
Year :December 2013
Book No. :None
Edition :1st
Format :Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages :xiv plus 551
Cover :Tom Gianni
Illustrations :None
Cover art by Tom Gianni
Cover art by Tom Gianni

Western Tales

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Western Tales, a collection of Robert E. Howard’s traditional and weird western stories. The book checks in at 550 pages, and was printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited first-print quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction by James Reasoner.

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