Edited by L. Sprague de Camp

Conan the Freebooter is a 1968 collection of five fantasy short stories by American writers Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, featuring Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. Most of the stories originally appeared in the fantasy magazine Weird Tales in the 1930s. The book has been reprinted a number of times by various publishers, and has also been translated into German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Italian, and Japanese. It was later gathered together with Conan and Conan of Cimmeria into the omnibus collection The Conan Chronicles (1989).

Contents

  • 9 • Introduction (Conan the Freebooter) • (1968) • essay by L. Sprague de Camp
  • 15 • Hawks Over Shem • [Conan] • (1955) • novelette by L. Sprague de Camp and Robert E. Howard51 • Shadows in the Moonlight • [Conan] • (1934) • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 128 • The Road of the Eagles • [Conan] • (1955) • novelette by L. Sprague de Camp and Robert E. Howard
  • 59 • A Witch Shall Be Born • [Conan] • (1934) • novelette by Robert E. Howard

Plot

In these stories from Conan’s late twenties, the Cimmerian is a mercenary with the Free Company in the city-states of Shem and the lands to the north and east, a war leader of the steppe-raiding Kozaki, and finally a soldier in the service of the kingdom of Khauran.

Chronologically, the five short stories collected as Conan the Freebooter fall between Conan of Cimmeria and Conan the Wanderer.

Notes

‘First published in Great Britain by Sphere Books ltd 1974’ “Reprinted 1975” Edited by L. Sprague de Camp

Se complete Sphere publishing story. It’s not complete. It was missing this edition.

Publisher:Sphere
Year :1988?
Book No. :ISBN: 0-7221-4739-2
Edition :Reprint from ’88?
Format :Paperback
Pages :205
Cover :John Duillo
Illustrations :None

 

 

Conan the Freebooter

Edited by L. Sprague de Camp

Conan the Freebooter is a 1968 collection of five fantasy short stories by American writers Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, featuring Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. Most of the stories originally appeared in the fantasy magazine Weird Tales in the 1930s. The book has been reprinted a number of times by various publishers, and has also been translated into German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Italian, and Japanese. It was later gathered together with Conan and Conan of Cimmeria into the omnibus collection The Conan Chronicles (1989).

Tags: Conan / John Duillo / L. Sprague de Camp / Robert E. Howard