“The Tower of the Elephant” is one of the original short stories starring the fictional sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard. It is set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan infiltrating a perilous tower in order to steal a fabled gem from an evil sorcerer named Yara. Due to its unique insights into the Hyborian world and atypical science fiction elements, the story is considered a classic of Conan lore and is often cited by Howard scholars as one of his best tales.

Contents

  • 275 • The Thing in the Fog • [Jules de Grandin] • novelette by Seabury Quinn
  • 275 •  The Thing in the Fog • interior artwork by Jayem Wilcox
  • 305 •  Weird Tales, March 1933 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch (variant of The Phantom Rider 1924)
  • 306 • The Tower of the Elephant • [Conan] • novelette by Robert E. Howard
  • 306 •  The Tower of the Elephant • interior artwork by Jayem Wilcox
  • 322 •  Weird Tales, March 1933 [2] • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch (variant of The Desert Lich 1924)
  • 323 • Germs of Death • short story by Harold Ward
  • 323 •  Germs of Death • interior artwork by Jayem Wilcox
  • 335 • Buccaneers of Venus (Part 5 of 6) • [Grandon • 3] • serial by Otis Adelbert Kline (book publication as The Port of Peril 1949)
  • 335 •  Buccaneers of Venus (Part 5 of 6) • interior artwork by J. Allen St. John
  • 353 • The Devil’s Tower • (1928) • short story by Arlton Eadie
  • 353 •  The Devil’s Tower • interior artwork by M. R.
  • 362 • The Isle of the Torturers • [Zothique] • short story by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 362 •  The Isle of the Torturers • interior artwork by Jayem Wilcox
  • 372 •  Weird Tales, March 1933 [3] • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch (variant of Weird Tales, December 1924 [3] 1924)
  • 373 • Akkar’s Moth • short story by Paul Ernst
  • 373 •  Akkar’s Moth • interior artwork by Jayem Wilcox
  • 386 • The Letter • short story by S. Gordon Gurwit
  • 391 • In Memoriam: Henry St. Clair Whitehead • essay by H. P. Lovecraft [as by uncredited]
  • 392 •  The Eyrie • (1924) • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch
  • 392 • The Eyrie (Weird Tales, March 1933) • [The Eyrie] • essay by The Editor
  • 392 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1933) • essay by A. B. Leonard
  • 392 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1933) • essay by Howard Charlton
  • 393 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1933) • essay by Clifton Amsbury
  • 393 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1933) • essay by William Moore
  • 393 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1933) • essay by W. H. Pope
  • 393 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1933) • essay by Katherine Turner
  • 394 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1933) • essay by Claude H. Cameron
  • 394 •  Letter (Weird Tales, March 1933) • essay by Henry Hasse
  • 395 • Coming Next Month (Weird Tales, March 1933) • essay by uncredited
  • 396 • A Witch Passes • poem by M. C. Bodkin
  • 397 • The Look • non-genre • short story by Maurice Level (trans. of Le regard 1906)
Publisher : Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year : March 1933
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Format : Pulp
Pages : 144
Cover : Margaret Brundage 
Illustrations : Se above

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“The Tower of the Elephant” is one of the original short stories starring the fictional sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard. It is set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan infiltrating a perilous tower in order to steal a fabled gem from an evil sorcerer named Yara. Due to its unique insights into the Hyborian world and atypical science fiction elements, the story is considered a classic of Conan lore and is often cited by Howard scholars as one of his best tales.[1]

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