A complete list of all of Howard’s titles, stories, and notes. Poems not included. Errors, information, updates? Let me know. Thanks to Bill Thom for all the hard work put into Howard Works. I would also like to thank Mathieu Gagnon for going through the titles one by one correcting my mistakes and adding additional information. Click on the line below to add filters to your search.


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TitleSummaryFeaturingWrittenPublishedGenreIncome
1109 A.D. (notes)

1109 A.D. Notes prepared by REH while writing historical fiction for ORIENTAL STORIES / MAGIC CARPET in the early 1930s.

44-40 or Fight

’44-40 or Fight’ is a very short story that is lost. Howard submitted it to Western Story in 1924 but it was never published.

The Abbey

The Abbey is a fragment of a story that probably were never finished by Howard. It was published for the first time in Fantasy Crossroads in 1975.

Professor Brill
Adventures in Arabia

This is probably part of some of Howard’s school work. Adventures in Arabia.

After the Game

After the game was written for The Yellow Jacket the student paper. Published in volume XIII, no. 7th, October 1926. This is a play.

1926-10-27Humor
Age Lasting Love

A fragment first published (in French) in La Tomb Du Dragon (NeO, 1990). First English language publication in The New Howard Reader #7, Spring 2000.

AHA! Or the Mystery of the Queen’s Necklace

First published in The Tattler, the Brownwood High School paper, March 1, 1923. Inspired by Gus Mager’s Hawkshaw the Detective.

Hawkshaw1923-02-15Detective Parody
Akram the Mysterious

“Akram the Mysterious” is an unfinished story by Robert E. Howard, which tells the tale of Hengibar, a physically formidable and fiercely independent character from an ancient and primitive time. The story is narrated by James Allison, who possesses the unique ability to remember his past lives, including that of Hengibar.

James Allison, Hengibar, Wulfgar, Wolfang the One-eyed:Historical Adventures
Alleys of Darkness

Featuring Dennis Dorgan but was originally a Costigan story. Since Howard also had ‘The Shadow of the Vulture’ in the same issue, they used the pseudonym, Patrick Ervin. Alternate title ‘Alleys of Singapore’. First published in Magic Carpet Magazine, January 1934. Howard wrote the story in May, 1933.

Dennis Dorgan1934-01-00Boxing$45.90
Alleys of Peril

Featuring Steve Costigan. Alternate title ‘Leather Lightning’. First published in Fight Stories, volume 3, number 8 January, 1931.

Steve Costigan1931-01-00Boxing$80.00
Alleys of Peril (synopsis)

Featuring Steve Costigan. Synopsis of Alleys of Peril

Steve CostiganBoxing
Alleys of Singapore

Featuring Dennis Dorgan. Written under the pseudonym, Patrick Ervin. Alternate title ‘Alleys of Darkness’.

Dennis DorganBoxing
Alleys of Treachery

Featuring Dennis Dorgan. Written under the pseudonym, Patrick Ervin. Alternate title ‘The Mandarin Ruby’.

Dennis DorganBoxing
Almuric

Almuric is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert E. Howard. It was originally serialized in three parts in the magazine Weird Tales beginning in May 1939. The novel was first published in book form in 1964 by Ace Books.

Esau CairnSword & Planet
The Altar and the Scorpion

THE ALTAR AND THE SCORPION. Never published in Howard’s lifetime. Howard wrote the story in 1928. It was submitted to Weird Tales, but Farnsworth Wright rejected it. The story was first published in ‘King Kull’ by Lancer books in 1967. Even though Kull does not directly appear in the story he is mentioned as “Kull, king of all Valusia”.

KullSword & Sorcery
Ambition by Moonlight

First published in ‘The Juno volume 1 number 10’ in January 1929 as ‘Ambition in the Moonlight’.

1929-01-00
Ambition in the Moonlight

First published in ‘The Juno volume 1 number 10’ in January 1929.

1929-01-00
The Apache Mountain War

A tale about Breckinridge Elkins from 1935. First published in Actions Stories December, 1935.

Breckinridge Elkins1935-12-00Funny Western$ ?
Aphorism: The Girl that is a Beauty

The first appearance of this was in the Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter volume 7, number 4.

The Apparition in the Prize Ring

There exists two typescripts for this story. The first corresponds to the final version submitted to FIGHT STORIES and ARGOSY. It is written in the third person and the ghostly elements are less marked.
The second typescript is written in the first person and the supernatural element is more pronounced. Howard used the name John Taverel for this story. Alternate title: The Spirit of Tom Molyneaux.

Ace Jessel1929-04-00Boxing$95.00
Apparition of Josiah Wilbarger

Apparition of Josiah Wilbarger.

Alternative title is THE STRANGE CASE OF JOSIAH WILBARGER.

Josiah Wilbarger, Mrs. Hornsby, MargaretEssay
The Atavist

Unfinished story. 4800 words written.

An Autobiography

A short autobiography Howard wrote about himself on November 29, 1921.

Bastards All!

BASTARDS ALL. A play. From a letter To Tevis Clyde Smith, circa March 1929.

Sir John Crappo, Damnbo, Gowtu, Eve Hotbreech, Lady Joan WaistSpicy
The Battling Sailor

An incomplete story featuring Steve Costigan.

Steve CostiganBoxing
The Beast from the Abyss

“The Beast From the Abyss” is a reflective and contemplative piece by Robert E. Howard, shared in a letter (#268) to H.P. Lovecraft, circa November 1933. It delves deep into Howard’s observations and philosophies regarding cats, their nature, and their relationship with humanity and the environment. Unlike a traditional short story with a linear narrative, this piece is more an essay that combines Howard’s personal experiences with a broader commentary on cats as symbols of primordial life and uncaring survivalism.

Beyond the Black River

“Beyond the Black River” is one of the original short stories about Conan the Cimmerian. First published in Weird Tales magazine, May-June 1935. The story was republished in the collections King Conan (Gnome Press, 1953) and Conan the Warrior (Lancer Books, 1967). It has since been published a numerous times in many languages. It’s set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan’s battle against a savage tribe of Picts in the unsettled lands beyond the infamous Black River.

Conan1935-05-00Sword & Sorcery$ ?
Bill Smalley and the Power of the Human Eye

A humorous story set in Canada. Steve Bender and his friend Bill Smalley are trying to trap a bear. Never published in Howard’s lifetime.

Bill Smalley, Steve BenderWestern
Black Abyss

An unfinished work of REH. Lin Carter finished it, starting with Chapter 3, titled “Black Abyss”.

King KullSword & Sorcery
The Black Bear Bites

Considered part of the Cthulhu Mythos. Alternative title: Black John’s Vengeance.

Yotai Yun, Bill Lannon, Black John O'Donnel, Kang YaoMythos, Weird Menace
Black Canaan (alternate version)

“Black Canaan” is a short story originally published in the June 1936 issue of Weird Tales. It is a regional horror story in the Southern Gothic mode, one of several such tales by Howard set in the piney woods of the ArkLaTex region of the Southern United States.

Kirby BucknerHorror
Black Canaan

“Black Canaan” is a short story originally published in the June 1936 issue of Weird Tales. It is a regional horror story in the Southern Gothic mode, one of several such tales by Howard set in the piney woods of the ArkLaTex region of the Southern United States.

Kirby Buckner1934-08-011936-06-00Horror$108.00
The Black City

An unfinished work of REH. Lin Carter finished it, starting with Chapter 3, titled “Black Abyss”.

King Kull1934-10-04Sword & Sorcery
Black Colossus

“Black Colossus” is one of the original short stories about Conan the Cimmerian. First published in Weird Tales magazine, June1935. It has since been published a numerous times in many languages. During the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age, Conan leads the army of Khoraja against an evil sorcerer named Natohk, “the Veiled One.”

This story formed part of the basis for the later Conan novel, The Hour of the Dragon.

Conan1932-10-041933-06-00Sword & Sorcery$130.00
Black Country

Alternative title: Black-Country

Horror
Black Eons

Alternative title: Beneath the glare of the sun…

James AllisonHorror, Mythos, Historical Adventures
Black Hound of Death

First published in Weird Tales, November 1936. A tale of horror in the Deep South Piney Woods. Featuring Kirby Garfield, Tope Braxton, Adam Grimm, and Richard Brent, and his niece Miss Gloria Brent. Black devil-monks of Yahlgan are also involved.

Kirby Garfield1936-11-00Weird Menace, Strange Detective$90.00
Black John’s Vengeance

Alternative title: The Black Bear Bites. Considered part of the Cthulhu Mythos tales.

Eric Brand, Yotai Yun, Bill Lannon, Black John O'Donnel, Kang YaoMythos, Weird Menace
The Black Moon

Featuring Steve Harrison.

Steve HarrisonDetective
The Black Stone (early draft)

“The Black Stone (Early Draft)” is a facsimile of a Howard typescript, with a pair of handwritten comments by the author.

1930-11-00Horror, Mythos
The Black Stone

“The Black Stone” is a horror short story by American writer Robert E. Howard, first published in the November 1931 issue of Weird Tales. The story introduces the mad poet Justin Geoffrey and the fictitious Unaussprechlichen Kulten by Friedrich von Junzt. The story is part of the Cthulhu Mythos, follows the same pattern, and has the same features as much of H. P. Lovecraft’s classic work.

Justin Geoffrey, Friedrich Wilhelm von Junzt1930-11-001931-11-00Horror, Mythos$56.00
The Black Stranger (synopsis A)

Synopsis A. “The Black Stranger” is a fantasy short story by American writer Robert E. Howard, one of his works featuring the sword & sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian. It was written in the 1930s, but not published in his lifetime. When the original Conan version of his story failed to find a publisher, Howard rewrote “The Black Stranger” into a piratical Terence Vulmea story entitled “Swords of the Red Brotherhood”.

ConanSword & Sorcery
The Black Stranger (synopsis B)

Synopsis B. “The Black Stranger” is a fantasy short story by American writer Robert E. Howard, one of his works featuring the sword & sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian. It was written in the 1930s, but not published in his lifetime. When the original Conan version of his story failed to find a publisher, Howard rewrote “The Black Stranger” into a piratical Terence Vulmea story entitled “Swords of the Red Brotherhood”.

ConanSword & Sorcery
The Black Stranger

“The Black Stranger” is a fantasy short story by American writer Robert E. Howard, one of his works featuring the sword & sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian. It was written in the 1930s, but not published in his lifetime. When the original Conan version of his story failed to find a publisher, Howard rewrote “The Black Stranger” into a piratical Terence Vulmea story entitled “Swords of the Red Brotherhood”. This story was also not accepted.

Conan1935-01-00Sword & Sorcery
Black Talons

Black Talons.

Alternate title and variant of: TALONS IN THE DARK.

Joel Brill, Yut Wuen, Jugra Singh, BuckleyStrange Detective1933-12-00Weird Menace$55.25
Black Vulmea’s Vengeance

The story ‘Black Vulmea’s Vengeance’ first appeared in the magazine Golden Fleece in 1938.

Terence Vulmea, aka Black Vulmea, who was born a 17th-century Irish peasant, and carried his vendetta with the English oppressors of his country to the waters of the Caribbean. He is one of Robert E. Howard’s lesser known characters; more of his exploits were later added by David C. Smith. Robert E. Howard only wrote two tales about Vulmea.

Terence Vulmea, John WentyardPirate Adventure
Black Wind Blowing

Howard’s second and final appearance in Thrilling Mystery was in the June 1936 issue. The story was “Black Wind Blowing” a mystery adventure.

Emmet Glanton, John Bruckman, Joan Zukor, Joshua the halfwit, Juan Sanchez1936-06-00Weird Menace, Strange Detective$ 40.00
Blades for France

Dark Agnes de Chastillon (also known as Agnes de Chastillon, Dark Agnes, Agnes de la Fere and The Sword Woman) is a fictional character created by Robert E. Howard and the protagonist of three stories set in 16th Century France, which were not printed until long after the author’s death.

Agnes de ChastillonHistorical Adventures
Blades of the Brotherhood (1)

This story was originally written in 1929, titled ‘The Blue Flame of Vengeance’, and featured Solomon Kane. Howard failed to sell it, perhaps because it had no weird element, and hence WEIRD TALES would likely not take it. Howard rewrote it in 1932, changing the hero to Malachi Grim, changing the title to ‘Blades of the Brotherhood’, and shortening the story by a couple of pages. There is no record to show to which magazines this story was offered, if any.

Solomon Kane
Blades of the Brotherhood (2)

This story was originally written in 1929, titled ‘The Blue Flame of Vengeance’, and featured Solomon Kane. Howard failed to sell it, perhaps because it had no weird element, and hence WEIRD TALES would likely not take it. Howard rewrote it in 1932, changing the hero to Malachi Grim, changing the title to ‘Blades of the Brotherhood’, and shortening the story by a couple of pages. There is no record to show to which magazines this story was offered, if any.

Malachi Grim, Jonas Hardraker, Jem Allardyne, George Blanard, John Harkley, Black Mike, Bristol Tom, Rupert d'Arcy, Jack Holland, Dick Randel, Ellen Garvin
A Blazing Sun in a Blazing Sky

A Blazing Sun in a Blazing Sky. A short tale about two young (cow)boys with big guns traveling the Arizona ranges. Fearing the Mexican Miguel Gonzales might be hiding in the mountains.

Billy Buckner, Steve Allison, The Sonora Kid, Miguel GonzalesWestern
The Block

A very short story about misunderstandings. The title refers to what a slave thought was a chopping block but was a block where slaves were whipped. It’s not easy to make some sense of the few pages of this story.

The Blonde Goddess of Bal-Sagoth

Published after Howard’s death for the first time in Avon Fantasy Reader #12, 1950. Alterantive title: ‘The Gods of Bal-Sagoth’.

Turlogh O'Brien, Gol-goroth, Brunhild, Athelstane the Saxon
The Blood of Belshazzar

‘The Blood of Belshazzar’ is a story in the Cormac Fitzgeoffrey series about a knight fighting in the Crusades. Cormac Fitzgeoffrey only appears in two of these tales: Hawks of Outremer and The Blood of Belshazzar, both written in 1931. In the latter, Cormac seeks help in rescuing his leader from barbarians even more fierce and evil than those that hold his friend captive.

Cormac Fitzgeoffrey1931-08-00Historical Adventures$115.00
Blood of the Gods

“Blood of the Gods” is an El Borak short story by Robert E. Howard. It was originally published in the July 1935 issue of the pulp magazine Top-Notch.

A group of soldiers of fortune seek a set of matched rubies called the Blood of the Gods, owned by al Wazir. To find it, they capture an Arab who they believe knows the location of al Wazir, who has become a desert hermit. After the Arab agrees to help them, despite his fear of el Borak, a friend of al Wazir who leads the caravan to al Wazir’s hermitage and reveals al Wazir’s location at the Caves of El Khour, the Arab is shot by one of el Borak’s other allies, Salim.

El Borak1935-01-001935-07-00Desert Adventure$ ?
The Bloodstained God

Originally a Kirby O’Donnell story titled ‘The Trail of the Blood-Stained God’. It was re-written by L. Sprague de Camp into a Conan story titled ‘The Bloodstained God’. De Camp changed the names of the characters, added the sorcery elements, and recast the setting into Howard’s Hyborian Age. The story was first published in the hardbound collection Tales of Conan (Gnome Press, 1955), and subsequently appeared in the paperback collection Conan of Cimmeria (Lancer Books, 1969), as part of which it has been translated into German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Italian. The stories elements were used on the 1976 Peter Pan Records audio drama record: Conan the Barbarian, entitled The Jewel of the Ages.

Bloodstones and Ebony

A 579 words long poem.

Blow the Chinks Down!

BLOW THE CHINKS DOWN! is a Sailor Steve Costigan short story by Robert E. Howard. It was originally published in the October 1931 issue of Action Stories.

The original title is THE HOUSE OF PERIL, featuring Mike Dorgan and Bill McGlory. Action stories made the changes to make it into a Costigan story and changed both the title and the names of the characters and the boat.

Steve Costigan1931-10-00Boxing$75.00
The Blue Flame of Death

The ‘Blue Flame of Death’ is the title of an earlier draft of ‘The Blue Flame of Vengeance’.

The Blue Flame of Vengeance

This story was originally written in 1929, titled ‘The Blue Flame of Vengeance’, and featured Solomon Kane. Howard failed to sell it, perhaps because it had no weird element, and hence WEIRD TALES would likely not take it. Howard rewrote it in 1932, changing the hero to Malachi Grim, changing the title to ‘Blades of the Brotherhood’, and shortening the story by a couple of pages. There is no record to show to which magazines this story was offered, if any.

Solomon Kane
Blue River Blues

First published in French in Steve Costigan Le Champion, (Nouvelles Editions Oswald, March 1987). First published in English in The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval (Paradox Enertainment, March 2007). Featuring Steve Costigan.

Steve CostiganBoxing
Bookmen and Books

An article published by Robert E. Howard circa March/April 1925. There is only one copy known, although there may have originally been four of each.
A facsimile reproduction of this can be seen in Austin, volume 3 number 2 and REH: The Power of the writing mind.

article
Boot-Hill Payoff

This story is a collaboration with Chandler Whipple. Whipple’s pen-name is Robert Enders Allen. Whipple attempted to write the story, but got stuck and couldn’t figure out what to do for an ending. His agent suggested letting REH finish it. REH did, and they split the profits 50/50. Chapters 1-6 are by Chandler Whipple, the rest is by REH.

Buck Laramie1935-10-00Western$78.75
The Bore of the Cowed

From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith April 6, 1925. An interview With James J. Bunkus. The Bore of the Cowed.

A Boy, a Beehive, and a Chinaman

‘A Boy, a Beehive, and a Chinaman’ is a hand-written high school paper by Howard. Written on December 1st, 1920.

Brachen the Kelt

“Brachen the Kelt” narrates the past life of James Allison, who remembers himself as Brachan, a Kelt from an ancient, undiluted Aryan race. This story, set in a primordial world, unfolds through Allison’s vivid recollections of his previous incarnation. Unfinished story

James Allison, Brachan, Taramis, King Jogah, The Shaggy OneHistorical Adventures
Bran Mak Morn

A Bran Mak Morn synopsis.

Bran Mak MornHistorical Adventures
Bran Mak Morn: A Play

Handwritten manuscript of the play ‘Bran Mak Morn’ published for the first time by Cryptic Publications in 1983.

Bran Mak MornHistorical Adventures
The Brand of Satan

An unfinished story with 6200 words.

The Brazen Peacock

Two of Howard’s stories, ‘Dig Me No Grave’ and ‘The Brazen Peacock’, feature the worship of a devilish peacock deity, alternately called Malik Tous and Melek Tous.

Strange Detective, Weird Menace
Breed of Battle

‘Breed of Battle’ is a Sailor Steve Costigan short story by Robert E. Howard. It was originally published in the November 1931 issue of Action Stories. It is now in the public domain. Alternative titles are: ‘The fightin’est pair’ and ‘Samson had a soft spot’.

Steve Costigan1931-11-00Boxing$80.00
Brotherly Advice

“Brotherly Advice” is an unfinished story featuring the Allison family, focusing on the dynamic between Steve Allison and his younger sister Mildred. In this story, Steve, a former professional gambler with a strong sense of responsibility for his sister’s well-being, finds himself having to intervene in her social life to protect her from unsavory influences. The setting is Piretto’s Place, a popular cabaret and gambling-house in Greenwich, where Mildred is enjoying the company of the high-society crowd.

The Sonora Kid, Steve Allison, Mildred Allison, Kurt VannerWestern
The Bull Dog Breed

‘The Bull Dog Breed’ is a Sailor Steve Costigan short story by Robert E. Howard. It was originally published in the February 1930 issue of Fight Stories. Alternative titles: ‘You got to kill a bulldog’ published with the pseudonym Mark Adam.

Steve Costigan1930-02-00Boxing$90.00
By the Law of the Shark

Featuring Steve Costigan.

Steve CostiganBoxing
By This Axe I Rule!

‘By This Axe I Rule!’ is a fantasy short story by American writer Robert E. Howard, the last of his Kull stories, set in his fictional Thurian Age. It was first published in the Lancer Books paperback King Kull in 1967.

This story was rejected by the pulp magazines Argosy and Adventure in 1929, after which Howard rewrote it as the Conan story ‘The Phoenix on the Sword’, substituting a new secondary plot and adding elements of supernatural horror. The main shared elements of the two stories are the conspiracy and the king’s defeat of it. The Conan story was published in December 1932.

King Kull1929-05-00Sword & Sorcery
The Cairn on the Headland (early draft A)

This typescript of ‘The Cairn on the Headland’ draft is free of modifications made to the published story by Strange Tales editor Harry Bates.

Horror
The Cairn on the Headland

A short story with elements of fantasy and horror. As often in Howard’s stories, there is a link to the Cthulhu Mythos, in this case, mixed also with elements of both Norse Mythology and Catholic Christianity.

It has a rather convoluted history, being in effect an adaptation of Howard’s earlier story Spears of Clontarf, a historical adventure story by Howard focusing on the Battle of Clontarf (1014) and featuring Turlogh Dubh O’Brien or Black Turlogh, a fictional 11th Century Irishman created by Howard. Howard later rewrote “Spears” as “The Grey God Passes”, which was very similar to Spears of Clontarf, but with added fantasy elements. Howard failed to sell the story in either version during his lifetime.

James O'Brien, Red Cumal, Ortali, Meve MacDonnal, Odin, The Gray Man1933-01-00Horror$140.00
Cannibal Fists

Published under the pseudonym Mark Adam. Alternative title: Fist and Fang.

Boxing
The Case of the College Toilet

THE CASE OF THE COLLEGE TOILET. A detective parody. From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa February 1929.

Casonetto’s Last Song

About a Satanic cult and a haunted record. A record is sent to Stephen Gordon after the death of Casonetto. Also featuring his friend Steve Costigan who might or might not be the boxer sailor Steve Costigan.

Stephen Gordon, Steve Costigan1928-00-00Horror
The Castle of the Devil

First published in Red Shadows, Grant, 1968. In the Black Forest Kane tells John Silent, an English mercenary, that he cut down a boy from the local Baron’s gibbet. Both men head to the Baron’s castle for a reckoning.

Solomon Kane, John Silent
The Cat and the Skull

A draft. This is a variant of ‘Delcardes’ Cat’. Thulsa Doom is described by Howard in “The Cat and the Skull” as having a face “like a bare white skull, in whose eye sockets flamed livid fire”. He is seemingly invulnerable, boasting after being trampled by one of Kull’s comrades that he feels “only a slight coldness” when being injured and will only “pass to some other sphere when [his] time comes”.

King KullSword & Sorcery
The Celtica notes of Robert E. Howard

This originally was the untitled essay “. . . which is characterized . . .”, followed by six pages of general notes on all things Celtic, tentatively titled “Notes on the Celts”; the essay was handwritten, the rest of the pages typed, all facsimile reproduction of original REH pages; was reprinted completely in THE NEW HOWARD READER; just the essay in BRAN MAK MORN.

The Challenge from Beyond

The challenge from beyond is a round-robin (collaboration) 1935 horror short story written by Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Frank Belknap Long, Robert E. Howard, C. L. Moore, and Abraham Merritt. It was published in Fantasy Magazine and is part of the Cthulhu Mythos.

Horror, Mythos
Champ of the Forecastle

Featuring Steve Costigan. The alternate titles are ‘The Champion of the forecastle’ and ‘Champ of the seven seas’. First published in Fight Stories, volume 3, number 6 November 1930. Published under the pseudonym Mark Adams in Fight Stories volume 5, number 8.

Steve Costigan1930-11-00Boxing$65.00
The Champion of the Forecastle

Featuring Steve Costigan. The alternate titles are ‘Champ of the forecastle’ and ‘Champ of the seven seas’.

Steve CostiganBoxing
Champ of the Seven Seas

Featuring Steve Costigan. The alternate titles are ‘Champ of the forecastle’ and ‘Champ of the seven seas’.

Steve CostiganBoxing
The Children of Asshur

An unfinished story. Kane comes across a lost city of Assyrians. Howard completed parts I through III (Part III ends on page 129 of Bantam edition, The Hills of the Dead). This information was given in The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane. Ramsey Campbell completed the rest of the story.

Solomon Kane
The Children of the Night

‘The Children of the Night’ is a 1931 short story by Robert E. Howard, belonging to the Cthulhu Mythos. It was first published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in the April/May 1931 issue. Howard earned $60 for this publication.

The story starts with six people sitting in John Conrad’s study: Conrad himself, Clemants, Professor Kirowan, Taverel, Ketrick and the narrator John O’Donnel. O’Donnel describes them all as Anglo-Saxon with the exception of Ketrick. Ketrick, although he possesses a documented pure Anglo-Saxon lineage, appears to have slightly Mongolian-looking eyes and an odd lisp that O’Donnel finds distasteful.

John Conrad, Professor Kirowan, John O'Donnel, Bran Mak Morn1931-04-00Horror, Mythos$60.00
Circus Charade

A complete story. 650 words. Not published in Howard’s lifetime.

Circus Fists

Featuring Steve Costigan. Alternative title: Slugger Bait. First published in Fight Stories December 1931.

Steve Costigan1931-12-00Boxing$70.00
The Cobra in the Dream

First published in Weirdbook One (W. Paul Ganley, 1968).

1929-00-00Horror
College Socks

Alternative title and variant of: A student of Sockology.

Kid Allison1931-09-25Boxing$100.00
The Coming of El Borak

“The Coming of El Borak” is an El Borak short story by Robert E. Howard. First printed in English in the chapbook The Coming of El Borak (September 1987), it was not published in Howard’s lifetime.

El Borak
The Coming of El Borak – draft

“The Coming of El Borak” is an El Borak short story by Robert E. Howard. This draft was first presented in The Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter Winter 2009 as a typescript.

El Borak
The Commentary

As a young man in the late 20s and into the early 30s, Howard contributed to The Junto, a circulating publication written by a group of his friends and himself. During circulation, the group would write comments about the content, which was then typed up and distributed with the following issue of The Junto.

There was probably only one copy of each issue. It was mailed to each person on the mailing list, who would read the contributions and make comments. These comments would then be typed up by the editor and included in a future mailing under the heading “The Commentary.” “The Commentary” collects such comments made by Howard, edited by Rob Roehm.

Conan, Man of Destiny

Alternative titles: ‘The way of the swords’ and ‘The Road of the Eagles’.

‘The Road of the Eagles’ is an REH story and title for which two drafts presently exist. It’s an unpublished historical adventure store that de Camp turned into a Conan story.

Conan the Conqueror

Alternative title: ‘The Hour of the Dragon’.

The Hour of the Dragon, also known as Conan the Conqueror, is a fantasy novel by American writer Robert E. Howard features his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian. It was one of the last Conan stories published before Howard’s suicide, although not the last to be written.

ConanSword & Sorcery
The Conquerin’ Hero of the Humbolts

The original title of ‘The Conquerin’ Hero of the Humbolts’ is ‘Politics at Blue Lizard.’ However, Howard undoubtedly meant “Politics at Lonesome Lizard” which is the name of the town in the story.
(Glenn Lord – THE LAST CELT).

Alternative titles: ‘Politics at Blue Lizard’ and ‘Politics at Lonesome Lizard’

Breckinridge Elkins1936-10-00Funny Western$ ?
Costigan vs. Kid Camera

First published in Fight Stories volume 2 number 10 March, 1930 as ‘Sailor’s Grudge’. It was published again in Fight Stories volume 5 number 7 in 1938 under the name Mark Adam and with the changed title.

Steve CostiganBoxing
The Country of the Knife

“Country of the Knife” is an El Borak short story by Robert E. Howard. It was originally published in the August 1936 issue of the pulp magazine Complete Stories. The story is also known as “Sons of the Hawk”.

El Borak1935-06-001936-08-00Desert Adventure$ 120.00
The Crimson Line

‘The Crimson Line’ is a very short story that is lost. Howard submitted it to Weird Tales and Adventure in 1925 but it was never published.

Crowd-Horror

One of Howard’s boxing stories which didn’t develop into an ongoing series.

1929-07-20Boxing$100.00
Cultured Cauliflowers

‘Cultured Cauliflowers’ is an unpublished manuscript by Patrick Ervin found after Howard’s death. ‘Cultured Cauliflowers’ was edited and retitled ‘In High Society’. Cross Plains Library has one original draft of this story and a retyped draft by the Otis Adelbert Kline Agency.

Steve CostiganBoxing
Cupid from Bear Creek

This short story was altered slightly to become Chapter 9 of the novel, A Gent From Bear Creek. Featuring Breckinridge Elkins.

Breckinridge ElkinsFunny Western
Cupid vs. Pollux

Cupid vs. Pollux. First published in the Yellow Jacket volume XIII number 20, Howard Payne College.

1927-02-10Humor
The Curly Wolf of Sawtooth

The version titled “The Curly Wolf of Sawtooth” features Bearfield Elston. The version titled “A Elkins Never Surrenders” comes from an earlier draft, and features Breckinridge Elkins.
The appearance in THE SUMMIT COUNTY JOURNAL had the name changed to “Breckenridge” to be like the town it was published in.

Otis Adelbert Kline (REH’s agent) first listed the title of the story as “A Elkins Never Surrenders”. He offered it to V. I. Cooper, when he declined, Kline returned the story to REH. A month later it hits the logs again with a new title “A Elston to the Rescue”, and is then sold to Miller for STAR WESTERN. The published title is likely from the magazine editors.

Breckinridge Elkins, Bearfield Elston1936-09-00Funny Western$ 60.00
The Curse of Greed

A short story categorized under Confessionals and Other Contemporary Fiction.

The Curse of the Crimson God

Alternative titles: ‘The Bloodstained God’ and ‘The Trail of the Blood-stained God’. Cross Plains Library has an original draft of this story.

Originally a Kirby O’Donnell story titled ‘The Trail of the Blood-Stained God’. It was re-written by L. Sprague de Camp into a Conan story titled ‘The Bloodstained God’. De Camp changed the names of the characters, added the sorcery elements, and recast the setting into Howard’s Hyborian Age. The story was first published in the hardbound collection Tales of Conan (Gnome Press, 1955), and subsequently appeared in the paperback collection Conan of Cimmeria (Lancer Books, 1969), as part of which it has been translated into German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Italian. The stories elements were used on the 1976 Peter Pan Records audio drama record: Conan the Barbarian, entitled The Jewel of the Ages.

Kirby O'DonnellHistorical Adventures
The Curse of the Golden Skull

First published in The Howard Collector, Spring 1967, “The Curse of the Golden Skull”, by Robert E. Howard, resembles a prose poem in the same vein as Clark Ashton Smith’s “Chinoiserie”.

King KullSword & Sorcery
Dagon Manor

Incomplete fragment, 300 words.

According to Rusty Burke “Dagon Manor” was obviously a first fumbling attempt at “The Children of the Night.” In just 300 words you have Conrad introduced (but Kirowan unnamed), and two characters named Tavarel and Ketric (“I never liked the fellow. There was something about his bare, high skull, his cold light eyes and thin hooded nose which was unpleasantly reminiscent of a vulture or some foul bird of prey.”). In “The Children of the Night” we’re in Conrad’s study, and we find characters named Taveral (or Taverel, which is how it’s spelled after its first appearance) and Ketrick. Of the latter, we quickly learn that “to me the man always seemed strangely alien.” The only possible conclusion is that “Dagon Manor” was a false start on the story that became “The Children of the Night.”

It would then also belong to the Cthulhu Mythos.

John ConradHorror, Mythos
The Dark Man

“The Dark Man” is a gripping tale set in the ancient, rugged landscapes of Connacht. It begins with Turlogh Dubh, an exiled warrior of the Clan na O’Brien, encountering a fisherman on a snowy shore. Turlogh, described as a formidable and darkly handsome man, is on a mission to rescue Moira, the daughter of a Dalcassian chief, abducted by Viking raiders led by Thorfel the Fair.

Turlogh Dubh O'Brien, Bran Mak Morn, Moira, Thorfel the Fair, Brogar, The Priest Jerome, Athelstane, Gonar1931-12-00Historical Adventures$85.00
Dark Shanghai

Originally a story featuring Mike Dorgan and Bill McGlory. The story was published in ACTION STORIES as “Dark Shanghai.” and Mike Dorgan was changed to Steve Costigan.

REH wrote three stories featuring Mike Dorgan and Bill McGlory. “One Shanghai Night” was the second of the three stories. It was submitted to Fiction House and accepted.

Steve Costigan1932-01-00Boxing$75.00
The Daughter of Erlik Khan

“The Daughter of Erlik Khan” is an El Borak short story by Robert E. Howard. It was originally published in the December 1934 issue of the pulp magazine Top-Notch.

El Borak1934-12-00Desert Adventure$195.50
Daughters of Feud

First published after Howard’s death in Fantasy Crossroads #8.

Spicy
The Dead Remember

“The Dead Remember” tells the tale of Jim Gordon, who is plagued by supernatural guilt and revenge after murdering an African American couple named Joel and Jezebel. In a letter to his friend Bill, Jim explains how he killed the couple in a drunken rage months earlier, after which Jezebel cursed him with her dying words.

James A. Gordon,, John Elston, Joel, Jezebel, John Elston, Mike O'Donnell, Sam Grimes, Tom Allison1933-05-001936-08-00Weird Western, Horror$ 17.50
Dear Mrs. Shane

Unfinished story. The typescript is presented in the Robert E. Howard Newsletter volume 7 number 2.

Death’s Black Riders

An unfinished fragment featuring Solomon Kane. It is set in a forest, rather than the African jungle, but where and when (in Kane’s lifetime) is hard to say.

Solomon Kane
Delcarde’s Cat (draft)

The Draft for Delcardes’ Cat. Thulsa Doom first appeared (as Thulses Doom) at the end of the short story “Delcardes’ Cat” by Robert E. Howard, which featured the character Kull as the protagonist. Howard later edited the text to include foreshadowing/references to Thulsa Doom (as he had been rechristened) throughout the story and changed the title to The Cat and the Skull to reflect this.

Thulsa Doom is described by Howard in “The Cat and the Skull” as having a face “like a bare white skull, in whose eye sockets flamed livid fire”. He is seemingly invulnerable, boasting after being trampled by one of Kull’s comrades that he feels “only a slight coldness” when being injured and will only “pass to some other sphere when [his] time comes”.

King KullSword & Sorcery
Delcardes’ Cat

Thulsa Doom first appeared (as Thulses Doom) at the end of the short story “Delcardes’ Cat” by Robert E. Howard, which featured the character Kull as the protagonist. Howard later edited the text to include foreshadowing/references to Thulsa Doom (as he had been rechristened) throughout the story and changed the title to The Cat and the Skull to reflect this.

Thulsa Doom is described by Howard in “The Cat and the Skull” as having a face “like a bare white skull, in whose eye sockets flamed livid fire”. He is seemingly invulnerable, boasting after being trampled by one of Kull’s comrades that he feels “only a slight coldness” when being injured and will only “pass to some other sphere when [his] time comes”.

King Kull, Thulsa DoomSword & Sorcery
Delenda Est

This is a tale of historical fiction with supernatural elements, focusing on Genseric, the King of the Vandals as he sails from Carthage to Rome around 455 A.D.

1932-00-00Horror
Dermod’s Bane

Originally written and submitted to Ghost Stories magazine by Howard in 1929. The story was rejected by Ghost Stories, and then disappeared until Glenn Lord found it in a trunk full of manuscripts in 1964. First published in Magazine of Horror #17 in 1967.

“Dermod’s Bane” is a tale steeped in Irish folklore and family legacy, reflecting on sorrow, supernatural encounters, and the thin veil between life and death. The story intertwines personal grief with the haunting and often violent history of Ireland, blending the supernatural with the emotional journey of coming to terms with loss.

Moira Kirowan, Dermod O’Connor, Sir Michael Kirowan, Kirowan1929-07-00Horror
Desert Blood

One of Howard’s spicy stories published with the name Sam Walser. Alternative title: Revenge by Proxy. Featuring Wild Bill Clanton.

Wild Bill Clanton1935-11-001936-06-00Spicy$ ?
Desert Blood (list of characters)

One of Howard’s spicy stories was published under the name Sam Walser. A list of characters.

Wild Bill ClantonSpicy
Desert Rendezvous

Set in Egypt, the story begins with the Allison family, specifically the feminine members, touring the country. Steve, the younger son, decides to see Khartoum on his own, leaving his family behind in Alexandria. He plans to reunite with them later in Assuan.

The Sonora Kid, Steve AllisonWestern
The Destiny Gorilla

Featuring Dennis Dorgan. Written under the pseudonym, Patrick Ervin. Alternate titles: ‘Sailor Dorgan and the Destiny Gorilla’ and ‘Sailor Costigan and the Destiny Gorilla’. The Cross Plains Library has one original draft of this story and a retyped draft by the Otis Adelbert Kline Agency.

Dennis DorganBoxing
The Devil in his Brain

The Devil in His Brain a short story by Robert E. Howard.

The Devil in Iron

‘The Devil in Iron’ is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in August 1934. Howard earned $115 for the publication of this story.

The plot concerns the resurrection of a mythical demon, the theft of a sacred dagger, and an unrelated trap that lures Conan to the island fortress roamed by the demon. The story borrowed elements from ‘Iron Shadows in the Moon’.

Conan1933-10-001934-08-00Sword & Sorcery$115.00
The Devil’s Jest

Alternative titles: ‘The Devil’s Joker’ and ‘Outlaw Trails’.

The Devil’s Joker

In “The Devil’s Joker,” Robert E. Howard weaves a gripping Western tale centered around Steve Allison, also known as The Sonora Kid. The story begins in a bar where Bill Harrigan plays a prank on Steve by using a harmless snake. Unaware of Steve’s intense fear of snakes, the joke takes a dark turn when Steve, in a moment of panic, shoots Bill in the stomach, thinking he’s defending himself from a deadly threat.

The Sonora Kid, Steve Allison, Marshal John MacFarlane, Bill Harrigan, Black Jim Buckley, Frank Reynolds, Dick BrillWestern
The Devil’s Joker (alternate version)

Alternate version of ‘The Devil’s Joker’.

The Sonora Kid, Steve Allison, MacFarlane, Cactus Lemark, Sam Herd, Wells Fargo, Larson Rafe, Yucca La CostaWestern
The Devil’s Woodchopper

An incomplete story completed by Tevis Clyde Smith.

Horror
The Devils of Dark Lake

Cross Plains Library has an original draft of this story. A horror story.

Weird Menace, Strange Detective
The Diablos Trail

The Diablos Trail, featuring Pike Bearfield.

Pike Bearfield, Doc Kirby, William WestphalFunny Western
Dig Me No Grave

“Dig Me No Grave” is a gripping tale by Robert E. Howard intertwines elements of horror, the occult, and the supernatural. Considered part of the Cthulhu Mythos. Sold for $100.00. This horror story appeared in Weird Tales in 1937 after Howard died in 1936.

John Kirowan, John Grimlan, John Conrad, Malik Tous1937-02-00Mythos, Horror$ 100.00
Diogenes of Today

The collaboration between Tevis Clyde Smith and Robert E. Howard on “Diogenes of Today” presents a fascinating study in creative partnership. Both authors, hailing from Texas, shared not only a deep friendship but also a mutual interest in literature, history, and storytelling that transcended the typical boundaries of their time. Their decision to write a story together, alternating pages, allowed for a unique blend of their distinct voices and perspectives.

Walter Simpson, Dumpums, Amanda, Marandy, Zeke SpigbeeSatirical Fiction
The Dominant Male

Complete, 1900 words.

The Dook of Stork

‘The Dook of Stork’ (parody, included in REH to Tevis Clyde Smith, 7 July 1923), is subtitled ‘A Dramma by Willie Shakesbeer.’

The Door to the Garden

Alternative title: ‘The Door to the Garden’.

Mythos
The Door to the World

Alternative title: ‘The Door to the Garden’.

Mythos
Double-Cross

First published in Bran Mak Morn: A Play and Others (Cryptic Publications, 1983).

Ace Jessel1930-12-00Boxing
Drag

A 160 words unfinished story. Alternate title: untitled story (It was a strange experience, and I don’t expect anyone . . .)

Steve Allison, William Buckner ("Drag"), Gordon, Lal SinghWestern
The Dragon of Kao Tsu

She came from high society and she should have known she had no business associating with a gorilla like Wild Bill Clanton. However, the job she wanted done was plain burglary, and her code of honor wouldn’t let her turn thief!

Howard wrote some spicy adventure tales. For this one, he used the pseudonym, Sam Walser.

Wild Bill Clanton1936-01-001936-09-00Spicy$ 26.50
The Drawing Card

Featuring Kid Allison. First published in The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval (Paradox Press, March 2007).

Kid AllisonBoxing
A Dream

Originally, this story appeared in a letter to HPL ca. December 1930 (As always, your letter proved highly . . .) and was untitled.

The Dream Snake

In this story, first published in the February 1928 edition of Weird Tales Magazine, a terrified individual recounts the details of a strange, recurring nightmare. The Dream Snake is a terrifying tale of a man who has had a recurring dream about being pursued by a sinister, unseen giant snake that gets nearer and nearer to him every night….

1928-02-00Horror$20.00
The Drifter

1400 words, incomplete.

Kid Allison
Drums of Horror

‘Drums of Horror’ is a short story that is lost. Howard submitted it to Weird Tales in 1925 but it was never published.

Drums of the Sunset

Robert E. Howard sets this old west adventure tale in a remote mountain range called the Sunset Mountains. Young wandering cowboy Steve Harmer from Texas crosses paths with an eccentric old prospector named Hard Luck Harper. Hard Luck tells Steve legends of a lost gold mine hidden somewhere in the light and shadows of the peaks.

Steve Harmer, Hard Luck Harper, Gila Murken, Joan Farrel, Bill Allison, Mark "Cherokee" Edwards1928-11-02Western$20.00
Drums of Tombalku

“Drums of Tombalku” is an American fantasy short story, one of the original ones written in the 1930s by Robert E. Howard featuring Conan the Cimmerian. Howard left it as an untitled synopsis that was not published in his lifetime. The tale was finalized by L. Sprague de Camp and in this form first published in the collection Conan the Adventurer (1966). It has first been published in its original form in the collection The Pool of the Black One (Donald M. Grant, 1986) and later in The Conan Chronicles Volume 1: The People of the Black Circle (Gollancz, 2000) and Conan of Cimmeria: Volume Two (1934) (Del Rey, 2005).

Fragment and a synopsis. The fragment in The Pool of the Black One was bowdlerized when it appeared.

ConanSword & Sorcery
Dula Due to be Champion

A factual report on the Kid Dula – Duke Tramel bout, Fort Worth, July 13, 1928.

1928-07-18Article
The Dwellers Under the Tomb, draft A

“The Dwellers under the Tombs, Draft A” is a facsimile of Howard’s typescript, the earlier and shorter of two drafts that survive. Published in the Robert E. Howard Foundtaion Newsletter, summer 2008.

1931-10-00Horror
The Dwellers Under the Tomb

Alternative title: His Brother’s Shoes.

1931-10-00Horror
Editorial

First published in Howard’s amateur press publication, The Right Hook volume 1, number 3, 1925.

Educate or Bust

This short story was altered slightly to become Chapter 11 of the novel, A Gent From Bear Creek. The original version is unpublished.

Eighttoes Makes a Play

Eighttoes makes a play, short story by Robert E. Howard and Tevis Clyde Smith. Written with two different endings. This is a dog-team racing story set during the Alaskan gold rush.

Eighttoes Coogle, Ice Face Hennigan, Cooto Colvin, Bosco, Yukon JimpkinsHumor
El Borak (1)

Never published in Howard’s lifetime. Alternate Title: UNTITLED STORY (“I emptied my revolver . . .”)

El Borak
El Borak (2)

A team-up of different Howard characters. Today we would probably call them crossovers. El Borak teams up with the Sonora Kid. Never published in Howard’s lifetime. The opening line is “Were you ever stranded . . .”

El Borak, The Sonora Kid, Steve Allison
A Elkins Never Surrenders

The version titled “The Curly Wolf of Sawtooth” features Bearfield Elston. The version titled “A Elkins Never Surrenders” comes from an earlier draft, and features Breckinridge Elkins.
The appearance in THE SUMMIT COUNTY JOURNAL had the name changed to “Breckenridge” to be like the town it was published in.

Otis Adelbert Kline (REH’s agent) first listed the title of the story as “A Elkins Never Surrenders”. He offered it to V. I. Cooper, when he declined, Kline returned the story to REH. A month later it hits the logs again with a new title “A Elston to the Rescue”, and is then sold to Miller for STAR WESTERN. The published title is likely from the magazine editors.

Breckinridge ElkinsFunny Western
A Elkins Never Surrenders (early draft)

An early draft of A ELKINS NEVER SURRENDERS. First line: There ain’t nothing makes pap madder’n to be laid up with rheumatiz when they is a feud going on.

Breckinridge ElkinsFunny Western
A Elston to the Rescue

Alternative title: “The Curly Wolf of Sawtooth”. Features Bearfield Elston. The version titled “A Elkins Never Surrenders” comes from an earlier draft, and features Breckinridge Elkins.
The appearance in THE SUMMIT COUNTY JOURNAL had the name changed to “Breckenridge” to be like the town it was published in.

Otis Adelbert Kline (REH’s agent) first listed the title of the story as “A Elkins Never Surrenders”. He offered it to V. I. Cooper, when he declined, Kline returned the story to REH. A month later it hits the logs again with a new title “A Elston to the Rescue”, and is then sold to Miller for STAR WESTERN. The published title is likely from the magazine editors.

Bearfield ElstonFunny Western
Etched in Ebony

In its first appearance, it was part of a bundle of works titled “Sketches”, published in The Junto.

Etchings in Ivory

A collection of six prose poems, “Proem,” “Flaming Marble,” “Skulls and Orchids,” “Medallions in The Moon,” “The Gods That Men Forget,” and “Bloodstones and Ebony.”

Evil Deeds at Red Cougar

Featuring Breckinridge Elkins.First published in Action Stories, June 1936.

Breckinridge Elkins1936-06-00Funny Western$ ?
Evil Deeds at Red Cougar, synopsis

Featuring Breckinridge Elkins. Incomplete synopsis.

Breckinridge ElkinsFunny Western
Exile of Atlantis

Exile of Atlantis is titled by Glenn Lord. Alternative title: Untitled story, starting with “The sun was setting. A last crimson…”.

Kull
The Extermination of Yellow Donory

“The Extermination of Yellow Donory” is a tale of Joey Donory, a man tormented by his own perceived cowardice. Living in a rugged environment, Joey feels overshadowed by larger, more imposing figures, leading to a life riddled with self-loathing and humiliation.
Alternative title: ‘The Killing of Yellow Donory’.

Joey Donory, Bull Groker, Demon DartsWestern
A Faithful Servant

Written when Howard attended Cross Plains High School. Date February 9, 1921. First published in The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval (Paradox Entertainment, March 2007).

Landon, Skagen
Fall Guy

By “John Starr”. Published in Fight Stories, June 1938. Alternate titles: “The Iron Man” and “Iron Men”.

The Fangs of the Copperhead

There is no known story with this title

Fangs of Gold

Featuring Steve Harrison. Alternate title: “People of the Serpent”.

The February 1934 issue of STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES carried two stories by REH: “The Tomb’s Secret” and “Fangs of Gold.”
It appears that the story titles were inadvertently switched.
Howard’s agent, Otis Adelbert Kline, kept a list of titles and the magazines that purchased them.
Above “The Teeth of Doom” on Kline’s list, someone added “The Tomb’s Secret.”
Above “The People of the Serpent” on Kline’s list, someone added “Fangs of Gold.”

Steve Harrison1934-02-00Detective$85.00
The Fangs of the Yellow Cobra

Alternate Titles: ‘The Yellow Cobra’, ‘Sailor Dorgan and the Yellow Cobra’, ‘Sailor Costigan and the Yellow Cobra’, ‘A Night Ashore’ and ‘A Korean Night’. Featuring Sailor Steve Costigan.

“The Fangs of the Yellow Cobra” is the earliest complete draft of the story “The Yellow Cobra”.

Steve CostiganBoxing
The Fastidious Fooey Mancucu

A rediculous pastiche story from a young Howard.

Fate is the Killer

1900 words, unfinished story.

The Fear at the Window

Glenn Lord came up with the title of “Restless Waters” for the untitled typescript, but then later came across a letter from REH to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1929 (“Salaam:/ Ancient English Balladel”), in which REH mentions a story he wrote titled “The Fear at the Window,” and Glenn said he thought this might be the correct title.

Horror
The Fear-Master

First published in ‘Crypt of Cthulhu #22’ in 1984.

Horror
The Fearsome Touch of Death

Old Adam Farrel lay dead in the house wherein he had lived alone for the last twenty years. A silent, churlish recluse, in his life he had known no friends, and only two men had watched his passing… little did they know the Fearsome Touch of Death had not left the house…

In this tale, first published in the February 1930 edition of Weird Tales Magazine, a man spends a night alone with a corpse.

1930-02-00Horror$18.00
The Female of the Species

Unfinished story. 2800 words written.

The Ferocious Ape

A boxing story by Howard.

Boxing
The Feud Buster

A tale about Breckinridge Elkins from 1935. First published in Actions Stories June, 1935. This short story was altered slightly to become Chapter 6 of A Gent From Bear Creek.

Breckinridge Elkins, Uncle Jeppard Grimes, Dick Blanton, Elinor Elkins, Ezra Warren, Elisha Warren, Joshua Warren, Old Man Warren1935-06-00Funny Western$ ?
The Fift Crusade (notes)

Notes prepared by REH while writing historical fiction for ORIENTAL STORIES / MAGIC CARPET in the early 1930s.

The Fightin’ Dumbell

‘The Fightin’ Dumbell’ is a story that is lost. Howard submitted it to Sport Story in 1924 but it was never published.

The Fightin’est Pair

‘The Fightin’est Pair’ is a Sailor Steve Costigan short story by Robert E. Howard. It was originally published in the November 1931 issue of Action Stories as ‘Breed of Battle’. It is now in the public domain. Alternative titles are: ‘Breed of Battle’ and ‘Samson had a soft spot’.

Steve CostiganBoxing
The Fighting Fury

The Fighting Fury.

Boxing
Fighting Nerves

Kid Allison version. “Fighting Nerves” was originally written as a Kid Allison story and submitted to the magazine SPORT STORY. It was rejected because SPORT STORY was all stocked up with fight stories and REH was asked to hold it for several months and resubmit. Not wanting to wait that long, REH rewrote the story changing the character’s name to Jim O’Donnel, and submitted it to FIGHT STORIES.

Kid AllisonBoxing
Fighting Nerves

“Fighting Nerves” was originally written as a Kid Allison story and submitted to the magazine SPORT STORY. It was rejected because SPORT STORY was all stocked up with fight stories and REH was asked to hold it for several months and resubmit. Not wanting to wait that long, REH rewrote the story changing the character’s name to Jim O’Donnel, and submitted it to FIGHT STORIES.

Jim O'DonnelBoxing
The Fire of Asshurbanipal (1)

“The Fire of Asshurbanipal” was originally written early in the 1930’s like a straight adventure story. There is no record of where this version of the story was submitted. REH later revised the story to have a supernatural ending. The version with the supernatural ending was submitted to WEIRD TALES after Howard’s death by his father. Glenn Lord discovered the original (straight adventure story) version of the story in a trunk and it was first published in THE HOWARD COLLECTOR #16, Spring 1972.

“The Fire of Asshurbanipal” was first published in Weird Tales in December 1936, almost six months after Howard’s death. It is one of three completed stories that the author’s father, Isaac Howard, submitted to Weird Tales after his son’s death (this is according to a letter he sent to Howard’s literary agent, Otis Adelbert Kline). The other two stories are “Dig Me No Grave,” and “The Black Hound of Death.” All saw print in the Weird Tales in late 1936 and early 1937. However, “The Fire of Asshurbanipal” may have been written earlier, possibly around the time of “The Black Stone” in late 1930 (both reference the name ‘Xuthltan’) when Howard was experimenting with H. P. Lovecraft’s themes and concepts. A second, non-fantasy version of the story exists, which suggests to me that Howard was considering selling it to Adventure or a similar magazine.

Considered part of the Cthulhu Mythos.

Yar Ali, Steve Clarney, Nureddin El Mekru, Xuthltan1936-12-00Desert Adventure, Horror, Mythos$100.00
The Fire of Asshurbanipal (2)

“The Fire of Asshurbanipal” was originally written early in the 1930’s like a straight adventure story. There is no record of where this version of the story was submitted. REH later revised the story to have a supernatural ending. The version with the supernatural ending was submitted to WEIRD TALES after Howard’s death by his father. Glenn Lord discovered the original (straight adventure story) version of the story in a trunk and it was first published in THE HOWARD COLLECTOR #16, Spring 1972.

Yar Ali, Steve ClarneyDesert Adventure
A Fishing Trip

375 words.

Fist and Fang

First published in FIGHT STORIES May 1930. Published again in Winter 1938-1939 but under the name of Mark Adam and the title: “Cannibal Fists”.

Steve Costigan1930-05-00Boxing$100.00
Fistic Psychology

Featuring Kid Allison.

Kid AllisonBoxing
Fists of the Desert

Alternative title: Iron-Jaw.

1934-06-00Boxing
Fists of the Revolution

Fists of the Revolution.

Boxing
The Flame-Knife

Originally an El Borak story titled “Three Bladed Doom” had a short (24.000 words) and a long (42.000 words) version.

The Flame Knife is a 1955 fantasy novella by American writers Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, featuring Howard’s sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. It was revised by de Camp from Howard’s original story, a then-unpublished oriental tale featuring Francis X. Gordon titled “Three-Bladed Doom”. De Camp changed the names of the characters, added the fantastic element, and recast the setting into Howard’s Hyborian Age. The story was first published in the hardbound collection Tales of Conan (Gnome Press, 1955), and subsequently appeared in the paperback collection Conan the Wanderer (Lancer Books, 1968), as part of which it has been translated into German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Italian. It was published itself in paperback book form by Ace Books in 1981, in an edition profusely illustrated by Esteban Maroto.

Flaming Marble (poem)

Alternative title: Untitled (“I carved a woman out of marble when”). Published in Poet’s Scroll January 1929. 14 lines.

Flaming Marble (story)

A short poetic story starting with (“This is a dream that comes to me often…”)

Flying Knuckles

Alternate Title: untitled story (A sailorman ain’t got no business … ). Featuring Steve Costigan.

Steve CostiganBoxing
The Folly of Conceit

Unfinished story. 6300 words written.

The Footfalls Within

The story opens with Kane coming across the body of a young black woman. The corpse is fresh, and there are marks where whips and shackles have torn her flesh. It doesn’t take long for Kane to catch up with the slavers who killed her. He sees a train of blacks being led away by a group of armed Arabs and other blacks who have allied with them. They’re taking their captives to a slave market. They’re also driving them hard, neither giving them rest breaks nor providing them with ample water.

First published in Weird Tales, September 1931.

Solomon Kane1931-09-00$56.00
Footprints of Terror

‘Footprints of Terror’ is a story that is lost. Howard submitted it to Argosy in 1927 but it was never published.

For the Honor of the School

Authorship uncertain. First published in the Yellow Jacket volume XIII number 10, Howard Payne College.

1926-11-17
“For the Love of Barbara Allen”

For the Love of Barbara Allen is a ghost/love story, considered by some as one of REH’s twenty best stories.

Friends

Undated school work. 650 words.

From Tea to Tee

Authorship uncertain. First published in the Yellow Jacket volume XIII number 25, Howard Payne College.

1927-03-17
The Frost Giant’s Daughter

Originally written by REH as a Conan story “The Frost-Giant’s Daughter” (REH1). The story was not accepted, so REH rewrote it with a different hero (Amra), and changed the title to “The Frost King’s Daughter” (REH2).

When published by The Fantasy Fan, they changed the title to “Gods of the North”. L. Sprague de Camp found the original manuscript, but extensively rewrote it, and called it “The Frost Giant’s Daughter” (REH/LSDC).

The Frost-Giant’s Daughter

Originally written by REH as a Conan story “The Frost-Giant’s Daughter”(REH1). The story was not accepted, so REH rewrote it with a different hero (Amra), and changed the title to “The Frost King’s Daughter” (REH2).

When published by The Fantasy Fan, they changed the title to “Gods of the North”. L. Sprague de Camp found the original manuscript, but extensively rewrote it, and called it “The Frost Giant’s Daughter” (REH/LSDC).

Conan, Atali, Heimdull, Horsa, Old Gorm, Ymir1932-02-00Sword & Sorcery
The Frost King’s Daughter

Originally written by REH as a Conan story “The Frost-Giant’s Daughter” (REH1). The story was not accepted, so REH rewrote it with a different hero (Amra), and changed the title to “The Frost King’s Daughter” (REH2). When published by THE FANTASY FAN, they changed the title to “Gods of the North.”

Amra of Akbitana, Heimdul, Atali, Ymir, Niord, GormSword & Sorcery
The Funniest Bout

225 words.

The Further Adventures of Lal Singh

The Further Adventures of Lal Singh is a short story by Robert E. Howard. First printed in English in the chapbook The Adventures of Lal Singh (1985). It was not published in Howard’s lifetime.

Lal SinghHistorical Adventures
The Galveston Affair

As part of a collection of stories titled “Sketches”. Published in the Junto, December 1928.

1928-12-00
The Garden of Fear

“The Garden of Fear” explores reincarnation, anthropology, theology, and evolution, through the quest of James Allison as Hunwulf, living a life that was once his own. It’s a riveting tale of primordial love and cosmic memory, set in a landscape both surreal and dangerous.

James Allison, Hunwulf, Gudrun, The Winged Man1934-07-00Sword & Sorcery, Historical Adventures
Gates of Empire

Supposed to have been published in The Magic Carpet Magazine Volume 4 Number 2. In the last magazine, it says “on sale Feb. 1”. Unfortunately Magic Carpet folded, and it was first published in GOLDEN FLEECE volume 2, number 1 in January 1939, almost 5 years after. Set during the Crusades. It is a unique story as it is the only comic historical he wrote.

Historical Adventures
General Ironfist

“General Ironfist” is a Sailor Steve Costigan short story by Robert E. Howard. It was originally published in the June 1934 issue of Jack Dempsey’s Fight Magazine. Howard earned $35 for the sale of this story which is now in the public domain.

Steve Costigan1934-06-00Boxing$35.00
Genseric’s Fifth Born Son

This is a round-robin, 17-chapter story, based on the first chapter by REH. All but the REH portion was written in the 1970s. Originally scheduled to be published serially in several episodes in Fantasy Crossroads, only 12 of the 17 got published. The Necronomicon Press edition is the first complete publication of the story.

Written by Robert E. Howard, Karl Edward Wagner, Joseph Brennan; Richard L. Tierney; Michael Moorcock; Charles R. Saunders; Andrew J. Offutt; Manly Wade Wellman; Darrell Schweitzer; A. E. Van Vogt; Brian Lumley; Frank Belknap Long; Adrian Cole; Ramsey Campbell; H. Warner Munn; Marion Zimmer Bradley; Richard A. Lupoff

James Allison, Genseric, Gudrun, BragiHistorical Adventures
Genseric’s Son

This is a round-robin, 17-chapter story, based on the first chapter by REH. All but the REH portion was written in the 1970s. Originally scheduled to be published serially in several episodes in Fantasy Crossroads, only 12 of the 17 got published. The Necronomicon Press edition is the first complete publication of the story.

Alternate titles: GENSERIC’S FIFTH BORN SON; Untitled (“Long, long ago a son was born . . .”); GHOR, KINSLAYER

For appearances of this story, refer to the main story listing under GENSERIC’S FIFTH BORN SON.

James AllisonHistorical Adventures
A Gent from Bear Creek (draft)

The draft for “A Gent from Bear Creek”.

Breckinridge ElkinsFunny Western
A Gent from Bear Creek (novel)

“A Gent from Bear Creek” is the title of both an original short story, as well as a novel created by combining several previous short stories with some new material; the previously published short stories were altered a little to create chapters with a continuous storyline, and new material was added as additional chapters.

Breckinridge ElkinsFunny Western
A Gent from Bear Creek (short story)

“A Gent from Bear Creek” is the title of both an original short story, as well as a novel created by combining several previous short stories with some new material; the previously published short stories were altered a little to create chapters with a continuous storyline, and new material was added as additional chapters.

This short story was altered slightly to become Chapter 5 of the novel, A Gent From Bear Creek.

Breckinridge Elkins, Ouachita Elkins, Glory McGraw, Jim Braxton, Erath Elkins, Joel Gordon, Uncle Jeppard Grimes, Doc Richards, Al Jackson, Betty, Bill Ormond, Wolf Ashley, Black Whiskers, Jack Gordon1934-10-00Funny Western$46.75
A Gent from the Pecos

A Gent from the Pecos, featuring Pike Bearfield. Alternate title: ‘Shave that Hawg!’.

Pike Bearfield1936-10-00Funny Western$ 72.00
Gents in Buckskin

Gents in Buckskin. Alternate Title: “NO COWHERDERS WANTED”. Featuring Breckinridge Elkins.

Breckinridge ElkinsFunny Western
Gents on the Lynch

Gents on the Lynch, featuring Pike Bearfield.

Pike Bearfield1936-10-00Funny Western$ 76.50
Gents on the Rampage

Gents on the Rampage. Alternate Title: HIGH HORSE RAMPAGE. Featuring Breckinridge Elkins.

Breckinridge ElkinsFunny Western
Ghor, Kin-Slayer

This is a round-robin, 17-chapter story, based on the first chapter by REH. All but the REH portion was written in the 1970s. Originally scheduled to be published serially in several episodes in Fantasy Crossroads, only 12 of the 17 got published. The Necronomicon Press edition is the first complete publication of the story.

For appearances of this story, refer to the main story listing under GENSERIC’S FIFTH BORN SON.

James AllisonHistorical Adventures
The Ghost Behind the Gloves

The Ghost Behind the Gloves. Incomplete, 700 words.

The Ghost in the Doorway

“The Ghost in the Doorway” is a supernatural tale set in Ireland, recounted from the memoirs of Captain Turlogh Kirowan. During Cromwell’s rule in Ireland, Kirowan finds himself alone in County Clare. He seeks refuge in the ruins of an O’Brien clan castle, where he encounters the ghost of Conmac O’Sullivan, an ancestor from his mother’s side. By “Patrick MacConaire”.

Turlogh Kirowan, Conmac O’Sullivan, Captain Balston, Lady Nuala O’Brien1929-07-00Horror
The Ghost of Bald Rock Ranch

Written by Howard when he attended Cross Plains High School. The date was December 13, 1921. The Ghost of Bald Rock Ranch featuring Bill Smalley.

Bill Smalley1921-12-13Humor
The Ghost of Camp Colorado

Robert E. Howard’s article ‘The Ghost of Camp Colorado,’ crafted for the Texaco Star Company’s monthly magazine for employees and stockholders, offers a vivid glimpse into the bygone days of the American frontier. Featured on pages 13-15, the piece is enriched with five photographs, enhancing the narrative’s historical depth. This article, for which Howard received $28.26, stands as a poignant homage to the lost era of frontier life, intricately detailing its history, conflicts, and transformative journey.

Henry Sackett, Major Van Dorn, General James B. Hood, General Kirby Smith, General Fitzhugh Lee, Captain Sol Ross, Cynthia Ann Parker, Big Foot, Jape the Comanche1931-06-041931-04-00Article$28.26
The Ghosts of Jacksonville

The Ghost of Jacksonville. 550 words. Written by Howard on November 3, 1920, when he attended High School.

Bill Smalley1920-11-03Humor
The Ghost with the Silk Hat

“The Ghost with the Silk Hat” was originally published in WRITER OF THE DARK by Dark Carneval Press. Nearly three dozen changes were made to the text. The text included in THE MAN FROM CROSS PLAINS was taken from the typescript and a few corrections are noted at the back of the book.

Steve Bender, Weary McGrew, The Whale
The Girl on the Hell Ship (draft)

The Girl on the Hell Ship draft. Howard used the name Sam Walser.

Wild Bill Clanton, Raquel O'ShaneSpicy
The Girl on the Hell Ship

The Girl on the Hell Ship. Howard used the name Sam Walser. Alternate title: SHE DEVIL.

Wild Bill Clanton, Raquel O'Shane1936-09-00Spicy
A Glass of Vodka – A Play

A Glass of Vodka – A Play

The God in the Bowl

“The God in the Bowl” is one of the original short stories featuring the sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard but not published during his lifetime. Set during the fictional Hyborian Age, the plot sees Conan robbing a temple museum only to become the prime suspect in a murder mystery. The story first saw publication in September 1952 in Space Science Fiction and has been reprinted many times since.

In the Nemedian municipality of Numalia, the second largest city of Nemedia, Conan enters a museum and antique house called the Temple of Kallian Publico.

While robbing the museum, Conan becomes embroiled in a murder investigation. The strangled corpse of the temple’s owner and curator, Kallian Publico, is found by a night watchman. Though the Cimmerian is the prime suspect, the investigating magistrate, Demetrio, and the prefect of police, Dionus, show forbearance. The two allow Conan to remain free and keep his unsheathed sword while their men search the premises. A combination of Conan’s physique, his glare, and his insistence that he’ll disembowel the first person who tried to apprehend him keeps the guards at bay.

Conan1932-03-00Sword & Sorcery
The Gods of Bal-Sagoth

First published in Weird Tales in October 1931. Featuring Turlogh Dubh O’Brien.

Turlogh Dubh O'Brien, Athelstane the Saxon, Brunhild, Gol-goroth, Ska, Zomar, Gelka1931-10-00Historical Adventures$140.00
Gods of the North

Gods of the North. Originally written by REH as a Conan story “The Frost-Giant’s Daughter” (REH1). The story was not accepted, so REH rewrote it with a different hero (Amra), and changed the title to “The Frost King’s Daughter” (REH2). When published by THE FANTASY FAN, they changed the title to GODS OF THE NORTH.

The Gods that Men Forget

Poem.

Gold from Tartary

A Kirby O’Donnell tale.

Kirby O'DonnellDesert Adventure, Historical Adventures
Gold from Tatary

A Kirby O’Donnell tale.

Kirby O'DonnellDesert Adventure, Historical Adventures
“Golden Hope” Christmas

“‘Golden Hope’ Christmas,” a story written by Robert E. Howard during his time at Brownwood High School, was published in the December 22, 1922 issue of The Tattler, the school’s student newspaper.

Red Ghallinan, Hal Sharon1922-12-22Western
Golnor the Ape

Golnor the Ape. Unfinished. Listed as “Golnar” in the Last Celt. Appeared as “Golnor” in Crypt of Cthulhu and The New Howard Reader.

Horror
The Gondarian Man

The Gondarian Man.

The Good Knight

The Good Knight. Accepted by Street & Smith circa mid-May 1931 and published in December. Howard got $90 for this story.

Kid Allison1931-12-25Boxing$90.00
Graveyard Rats

Graveyard Rats. Published in the February 1936 issue of STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES. Featuring Steve Harrison.

Steve Harrison, Saul Wilkinson, Joel Middleton, Peter Wilkinson, John Wilkinson, Richard Wilkinson1936-02-00Detective$ ?
Graveyard Rats (draft)

Graveyard Rats draft. Featuring Steve Harrison.

Steve HarrisonDetective
The Great Munney Ring (article)

An article Howard wrote. The Great Munney Ring.

The Grey God Passes

“The Grey God Passes” is a vivid tale set during a tumultuous period in Irish history, focusing on the Battle of Clontarf and the symbolic end of the Norse gods’ influence over the region.

The story begins with Conn, a thrall (slave), confronting a mysterious stranger who knows of Conn’s killing of his master, Wolfgar Snorri’s son. The stranger, later revealed to be Odin, the Grey God, hints at an impending war in Ireland and vanishes after predicting doom and the fall of gods.

Turlogh Dubh O'Brien, Conn, Odin, Dunlang O’Hartigan, Murrogh, King Brian Boru, Jarl Sigurd, Brodir of Man, Malachi O’Neill, O’Kelly, Kormlada (Gormlaith), Eevin, Wolfgar Snorri's son, King Sitric, Thorwald RavenHistorical Adventures
The Grisly Horror

The Grisly Horror. Alternate title: MOON OF ZAMBEBWEI. Published for the first time in Weird Tales, February 1935.

1935-02-00Weird Menace, Strange Detective$99.00
The Grove of Lovers

The Grove of Lovers. 2100 words, unfinished.

The Guardian of the Idol (synopsis)

The Guardian of the Idol (synopsis)

James Allison, GormHistorical Adventures
The Guardian of the Idol

In this draft, Gorm is captured and bound beside the altar stone of the River People, a group distinct from his Bison People. These River People are preparing him for sacrifice, having already branded him with a symbol on his chest. Their village is situated on a peninsula by a great river, surrounded by a palisade of pointed logs. The altar, a flat rock atop a heap of stones, is in the village center, surrounded by fires.

The Guardian of the Idol (fragment). Originally an unfinished 700-word manuscript, with a synopsis. There is also a version completed by Gerald W. Page.

James Allison, GormHistorical Adventures
Guests of the Hoodoo Room

First published in Shudder Stories #1 (Cryptic Publications, June 1984). Cross Plains Library has an original draft of this story.

1934-12-00Weird Menace, Strange Detective
Gunman’s Debt

“Gunman’s Debt,” a Western tale by Robert E. Howard, offers a vivid glimpse into the raw and tumultuous world of the Old West. Set in the small prairie town of San Juan, Kansas, the story unfolds with the arrival of Texan John Kirby, who is quickly ensnared in a web of deceit and long-standing feuds. Unbeknownst to Kirby, the town is under the clandestine control of Captain Blanton and his chief henchman, Jim Garfield, an old enemy from Kirby’s past along the Rio Grande.

Grizzly Elkins, John Kirby, Bill Rogers, Red Donaldson, Jack Corlan, Joan Laree, Jim GarfieldWestern
Gunman’s Debt (synopsis – page 4)

Page for of Gunman’s Debt. A synopsis.

Grizzly ElkinsFunny Western, Western
Gunman’s Debt (three synopses)

Howard left three synopses of Gunman’s Debt, with varying levels of detail

Grizzly ElkinsWestern, Funny Western
Guns of Khartum

Guns of Khartum.

Spicy
Guns of the Mountains

Guns of the Mountains.

Breckinridge Elkins, Uncle Garfield Elkins, Sheriff Dick Hopkins, Joel Cairn, Tarantula Bixby, Jim Braxton, Ellen Reynolds1934-05-00Funny Western$42.50
The Hades Saloon

The Hades Saloon. A fragment by Robert E. Howard featuring The Sonora Kid.

Set in Buffalotown, Arizona.

The Sonora Kid, Helen Cnannon, Red McGaren, Drag Buckner, Steve AllisonWestern
The Hall of the Dead

“The Hall of the Dead” is a fantasy short story by American Robert E. Howard, one of his tales featuring the fictional sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian. A fragment began in the 1930s but was not finished or published in Howard’s lifetime. L. Sprague de Camp wrote an entire story based on this untitled synopsis.

ConanSword & Sorcery
Halt! Who goes there?

“Halt! Who goes there?” A story Howard wrote for the Yellow Jacket (Howard Payne College).

1924-09-00Detective Parody, Humor
The Hand of Nergal

“The Hand of Nergal” is one of the original short stories by American author Robert E. Howard starring the sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian, an untitled fragment begun in the 1930s but not finished or published in Howard’s lifetime. It was completed and titled by Lin Carter.

ConanSword & Sorcery
The Hand of Obeah

The Hand of Obeah. The novelet was submitted to Adventure but was rejected.

Strange Detective, Weird Menace
Hand of the Black Goddess

Hand of the Black Goddess. Featuring Gorman and Kirby.

Gloria Corwell, Brent Kirby, Butch GormanDetective, Strange Detective, Weird Menace
Hard-Fisted Sentiment

Hard-Fisted Sentiment. Featuring Steve Costigan.

Steve CostiganBoxing
The Hashish Land

I will not seek to express my appreciation of “The Hashish-Eater”. I lack the words. I have read it many times already; I hope to read it many more times.
– Robert E. Howard to Clark Ashton Smith, 22 Jul 1933, CL3.97

Robert E. Howard himself dabbled in hashish-vision literature with a piece titled “The Hashish Land,” first published Fantôme #1 (1978) by The Great Bhang Press, as a collection of fantastic cannabis literature.

The Haunted Hut

The Haunted Hut

The Haunted Mountain

The Haunted Mountain.This short story was altered slightly to become Chapter 10 of the novel, A Gent From Bear Creek.

Breckinridge Elkins1935-02-00Funny Western$ ?
The Haunter of the Ring

“The Haunter of the Ring” is a 1934 short story Howard, belonging to the Cthulhu Mythos. It was first published in Weird Tales in the June 1934 issue. Howard earned $60 for this publication. This story is set in the modern age but includes a relic from the Hyborian Age of the Conan stories, the ring of Thoth-Amon.

John Kirowan, Evelyn Gordon, James Gordon1932-03-001934-06-00Horror$60.00
The Hawk of Basti

The Hawk of Basti. Not published when Howard was alive. Featuring Solomon Kane.

Solomon Kane
Hawk of the Hills

HAWK OF THE HILLS is an El Borak short story by Robert E. Howard. It was originally published in the June 1935 issue of the pulp magazine Top-Notch.

El Borak1935-06-00Desert Adventure$ ?
Hawks of Outremer

‘Hawks of Outremer’ is a story in the Cormac Fitzgeoffrey series about a knight fighting in the Crusades. Cormac Fitzgeoffrey only appears in two of these tales: Hawks of Outremer and The Blood of Belshazzar, both written in 1931. In the latter, Cormac seeks help in rescuing his leader from barbarians even more fierce and evil than those that hold his friend captive.

First published in Oriental Stories (Spring 1931) after being accepted by that magazine in October 1930. “Outremer” (literally, “Oversea”) was what the Crusader states were often called.

Cormac Fitzgeoffrey1931-04-00Historical Adventures$120.00
Hawks over Egypt

The story is set in Egypt in 1021 AD. Diego de Guzman, a Castillian, is in Cairo on a mission of personal vengeance. Disguised as a Moor, he seeks a man responsible for the deaths of his comrades and his own imprisonment. He learns that this man is now a high-ranking officer in the army of the Caliph, al Hakim, and learns that the Caliph, believing himself to be God Incarnate, plans to launch a jihad against Spain. De Guzman, with the aid of a Turkish ally, is able to take advantage of court intrigues and simmering rebellion among the Caliph’s subjects to prevent the jihad.

Diego de GuzmanHistorical Adventures
Hawks over Shem

“Hawks over Shem” is a fantasy short story by American writer L. Sprague de Camp, featuring Conan the Barbarian and published in 1955. It’s based on the story “Hawks over Egypt” by Robert E. Howard and it is usually credited to both authors.

The Cross Plains Library has an original draft of this story. L. Sprague de Camp rewrote “Hawks Over Egypt” into a Conan story “Hawks Over Shem”.

Diego de GuzmanHistorical Adventures
The Heathen

The Heathen

Heavyweight Champions (list)

A list of heavyweight champions published by REH himself in THE GOLDEN CALIPH, circa August 1923. Only one copy known. This was REH’s own amateur magazine.

1923-08-00
High Horse Rampage

High Horse Rampage.

Breckinridge Elkins1936-08-00Funny Western$ ?
The Hills of the Dead

First published in Weird Tales, August 1930. In Africa again, Kane’s old friend N’Longa (the witch doctor from “Red Shadows”) gives the Puritan a magic wooden staff, the Staff of Solomon, which will protect him in his travels. Kane enters the jungle and finds a city of vampires.

Solomon Kane1930-08-00Horror$70.00
His War Medals

His War Medals was posted in THE YELLOW JACKET volume XIII number 15. There is apparently an uncertainty about the authorship.

The Honor of the Game

Circa November/December 1930 Howard was working on the second draft of a collaborative story with Tevis Clyde Smith which probably was titled ‘The Honor of the Game’. There is no known story extant with this title.

The Honor of the Ship

“The Honor of the Ship”. Featuring Steve Costigan.

Steve CostiganBoxing
The Hoofed Thing

The Hoofed Thing. Considered part of the Cthulhu Mythos. Cats, dogs, babies, children, and tramps successively and mysteriously disappear from the neighborhood. Alternate title: USURP THE NIGHT.

Michael Strang, Marjory Ash, John StarkMythos
The Horror from the Mound

Howard wrote one of the first “Weird Western” stories ever created, “The Horror from the Mound,” published in the May 1932 issue of Weird Tales. This genre acted as a bridge between his early “weird” stories (a contemporary term for horror and fantasy) and his later straight western tales.

There is a secret held inside an Indian burial mound, only a few know the secret and they have been sworn to secrecy… until someone became greedy, deciding that there must be treasure hidden in the mound…

Steve Brill, Juan Lopez, Don Santiago de Valdez., Hernando de Estrada, Porfirio Lopez1932-05-00Weird Western, Horror$65.00
A Horror in the Night

A Horror in the Night.

The Hot Arizona Sun

The Hot Arizona Sun. Originally untitled. Set in The Rio Grande. A fragment by Robert E. Howard featuring The Sonora Kid, Steve Allison, and his sister Helen.

The Sonora Kid, Helen Allison, Steve AllisonWestern
The Hour of the Dragon

The Hour of the Dragon, also known as Conan the Conqueror, is a fantasy novel by American writer Robert E. Howard features his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian. It was one of the last Conan stories published before Howard’s suicide, although not the last to be written.

Conan1934-03-001935-12-00Sword & Sorcery$160.00 (part 1), $170.00 (part 2)
The Hour of the Dragon (notes)

Various notes about The Hour of the Dragon.

ConanSword & Sorcery
The House (fragment)

The House is an unfinished story by Howard. August Derleth finished the incomplete REH draft. Derleth’s portion begins with the second sentence of the paragraph that begins “We had passed through the circling . . .”; Derleth added a verse heading which was from an early draft of “The Children of the Night,” as well as the poems “Arkham” and “An Open Window”. The alternate title is: THE HOUSE IN THE OAKS.

Horror, Mythos
The House in the Oaks

The House is an unfinished story by Howard. August Derleth finished the incomplete REH draft. Derleth’s portion begins with the second sentence of the paragraph that begins “We had passed through the circling . . .”; Derleth added a verse heading which was from an early draft of “The Children of the Night,” as well as the poems “Arkham” and “An Open Window”. The alternate title is: THE HOUSE IN THE OAKS.

Mythos, Horror
The House of Arabu

The House of Arabu. First published as “Witch From Hell’s Kitchen” in Avon Fantasy Reader #18, Avon, 1952.

Horror
The House of Arabu (notes)

The typescript draft of The House of Arabu.

The House of Om

The House of Om. A synopsis.

Strange Detective, Weird Menace
The House of Peril

THE HOUSE OF PERIL. REH wrote three stories featuring Mike Dorgan and Bill McGlory. THE HOUSE OF PERIL was the first of the three stories. It was submitted to Fiction House and accepted. However, Mike Dorgan was changed to Steve Costigan, his ship China Moon became The Sea Girl, and a line was added referencing Costigan’s bulldog Mike.

Steve Costigan, Bill McGlory, Mike DorganBoxing
The House of Suspicion

In the Otis Adelbert Kline logs, the original title listed was “The House of Suspicion”, then “Suspicion” is struck out, and “Death” written above it; offered by OAK to STRANGE DETECTIVE, not sold;

Steve HarrisonDetective
The Hyborian Age (draft A)

REH did three known drafts of his essay The Hyborian Age. These three were presented by the Robert E. Howard Foundation in a chapbook presented to the Legacy Circle members. Drafts A through C are from REH’s original typescripts, furnished by Glenn Lord, and sent to the REH Foundation by Patrice Louinet.

The Hyborian Age (draft B)

REH did three known drafts of his essay The Hyborian Age. These three were presented by the Robert E. Howard Foundation in a chapbook presented to the Legacy Circle members. Drafts A through C are from REH’s original typescripts, furnished by Glenn Lord, and sent to the REH Foundation by Patrice Louinet.

The Hyborian Age (draft C)

REH did three known drafts of his essay The Hyborian Age. These three were presented by the Robert E. Howard Foundation in a chapbook presented to the Legacy Circle members. Drafts A through C are from REH’s original typescripts, furnished by Glenn Lord, and sent to the REH Foundation by Patrice Louinet.

The Hyborian Age

“The Hyborian Age” is an essay by Robert E. Howard pertaining to the Hyborian Age, the fictional setting of his stories about Conan the Cimmerian. It was written in the 1930s but only partly published during Howard’s lifetime. Its purpose was to maintain consistency within his fictional setting.

The essay sets out in detail the major events of Howard’s pseudohistorical prehistory, both period before and after the time of the Conan stories. In describing the cataclysmic end of the Thurian Age, the period described in his Kull stories, Howard links both sequences of stories into one shared universe. The names he gives his various nations and peoples of the age borrow liberally from actual history and myth. The essay also sets out the racial and geographical heritage of these fictional entities, making them progenitors of modern nations. For example, Howard makes the Gaels descendants of his own Cimmerians.

ConanSword & Sorcery
The Hyena

The Hyena is a horror story first published in Weird Tales in March 1928.

1928-03-00Horror$25.00
The Ideal Girl

“The Ideal Girl” A 95-word essay by Howard written for the Tattler (Brownwood High School):

In the first place, she should be at least six feet tall and weigh about two hundred pounds, so she could take in washing or coal heaving at wharfs, while I took a vacation. As beauty is apt to make a woman vain, she should have a face that resembled a female crocodile with hippopotamus ancestors. As to hair, eyes and so on, I have no especial preference, but if she squinted with one ye and goggled with the other, it would be all right. Also, she should have a strong Swedish accent.

1925-01-06Humor
Includin’ the Scandinavian!

Published in FIGHT STORIES Fall 1940. Published under the name of Mark Adam. “Includin’ the Scandinavian” previously appeared in FIGHT STORIES V4N9, February 1932 as “Vikings of the Gloves”

Steve CostiganBoxing
Incongruity

Unfinished, 1500 words.

The Influence of the Movies

The Influence of the Movies. A 550 words complete piece.

In High Society

‘Cultured Cauliflowers’ is an unpublished manuscript by Patrick Ervin found after Howard’s death. ‘Cultured Cauliflowers’ was edited and retitled ‘In High Society’. Cross Plains Library has one original draft of this story and a retyped draft by the Otis Adelbert Kline Agency.

Steve CostiganBoxing
In his own image

2200 words, article.

In the Forest of Villefère

First published in Weird Tales, August 1925, In the Forest of Villefère tells of de Montour’s passage through a supposedly haunted forest. There he comes upon a most unusual traveling companion.

De Montour1925-08-00Horror$8.00
Intrigue in Kurdistan

“Intrigue in Kurdistan” is an El Borak short story by Robert E. Howard. It was not published in Howard’s lifetime.

El Borak
The Iron Man

Published in Fight Stories, June 1930. Alternate titles: “Fall Guy” and “Iron Men”.

1930-06-00Boxing$200.00
Iron Men

REH completed the first version of “Iron Men” (draft a) in March or April 1929. That version was sent to FIGHT STORIES and apparently considered too long. Two successive drafts (drafts b & c) condensed the story. Draft c was eventually submitted to FIGHT STORIES, but the published version was heavily edited. . Alternate titles: “Fall Guy” and “The Iron Man”.

Boxing
Iron Men (first version)

REH completed the first version of “Iron Men” (draft a) in March or April 1929. That version was sent to FIGHT STORIES and apparently considered too long. Two successive drafts (drafts b & c) condensed the story. Draft c was eventually submitted to FIGHT STORIES, but the published version was heavily edited. . Alternate titles: “Fall Guy” and “The Iron Man”.

Boxing
Iron Shadows in the Moon

IRON SHADOWS IN THE MOON. First published in Weird Tales magazine in April 1934, but under the name SHADOWS IN THE MOONLIGHT.

This is one of the original short stories starring Conan. The story It’s set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan escaping to a remote island in the Vilayet Sea where he encounters the Red Brotherhood, a skulking creature, and mysterious iron statues.

Conan1932-11-00Sword & Sorcery
The Iron Terror

“The Iron Terror” is an El Borak short story by Robert E. Howard. First printed in English in the chapbook The Coming of El Borak (September 1987), it was not published in Howard’s lifetime.

El Borak
Iron-Clad Fists

Howard used Patrick Ervin as a pseudonym. Alternative title: “A Knight of the Round Table”.

Dennis DorganBoxing
Iron-Jaw

First published for DIME SPORTS MAGAZINE in April 1936. Alternative title: Fists of the Desert.

1934-06-001936-04-00Boxing$ ?
Irony

“Irony” is a dramatic sketch set in a confectionery shop, with the main characters being Costigan, a writer, Gloria, a young woman, Gross, the shop manager, and Tommy, a youth.

Gloria, Costigan, Tommy, Gross
The Isle of Pirate’s Doom

Perhaps not as well known as Valeria and Belit, Helen Tavrel is a also notorious female pirate and adventuress. She appeared in Howards story ‘The Isle of Pirates’ Doom written in 1928. The story did not sell.

Helen TavrelPirate Adventure
The Isle of the Eons

The Isle of the Eons. First appearance comprised of edited together sections from the drafts b1, b2, and a3.

The Isle of the Eons (outline)

The Isle of the Eons. Outline.

The Isle of the Eons (draft a1)

The Isle of the Eons. Draft a1.

The Isle of the Eons (draft a2)

The Isle of the Eons. Draft a2.

The Isle of the Eons (draft a3)

The Isle of the Eons. Draft a3.

The Isle of the Eons (draft b1)

The Isle of the Eons. Draft b1.

The Isle of the Eons (draft b2)

The Isle of the Eons. Draft b2.

The Ivory Camel

The Ivory Camel. 1800 words, unfinished.

Weird Menace
The Jade God

The Jade God. First published in Unaussprechlichen Kulten #2 (Editions Samarcande, July 1992). 1400 words, unfinished. Originally an untitled story (“I started up . . .”), the title was likely by Glenn Lord.

Professor John Kirowan, John ConradWeird Menace
The Jade Monkey

The Jade Monkey. REH used Patrick Ervin as a pseudonym. For appearances of this story, refer to the main story listing under SAILOR COSTIGAN AND THE JADE MONKEY.

Alternate titles: SAILOR COSTIGAN AND THE JADE MONKEY or SAILOR DORGAN AND THE JADE MONKEY

Boxing
Jazz Music

A short history of Jazz Music published by REH himself in THE GOLDEN CALIPH, circa August 1923. Only one copy is known. This was REH’s own amateur magazine.

1923-08-00Article
Jeffries versus Dempsey

Jeffries versus Dempsey. A variant of Untitled story (“John L. Sullivan knocked out Ryan…”)

Jewels of Gwahlur

“Jewels of Gwahlur” is one of the original short stories starring the fictional sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard. Set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age, it concerns several parties, including Conan, fighting over and hunting for the eponymous treasure in Hyborian Africa. The tale was first published in the March 1935 issue of Weird Tales. Howard’s original title for the story was “The Servants of Bit-Yakin”.

Conan, Muriela, Gorulga, Thutmekri, Zargheba, Gwarunga, Yelaya1934-06-001935-03-00Sword & Sorcery$155.00
The Jinx

The Jinx, featuring Kid Allison.

Kid AllisonBoxing
John Grimlan’s Debt

John Grimlan’s Debt. Alternate title: “Dig me no grave”. This horror story appeared in Weird Tales in 1937 after Howard’s death in 1936.

Kirowan, John Grimlan1929-00-00Horror
John Morrissey – Adventurer

‘John Morrissey – Adventurer’ was an article Howard wrote that is now lost. It was submitted to Adventurer and rejected in 1926.

Jottings

Jottings. Verbal doodles.

The Judgement of the Desert

The Judgement of the Desert. Alternate title: Showdown at Hell’s Canyon.

Stan Brannigan, Joan Kirby, Hansen, Mike O'Mara, Sour Sanson, Yaqui Slade, La CostaWestern
Kelly the Conjure-Man

In Howard’s following letter to Lovecraft, he responds to the latter’s suggestion that he make use of Kelly in his fiction; “Kelly the conjure-man was quite a character, but I fear I could not do justice to such a theme as you describe”. However, despite Howard’s reticence, Kelly did begin to find a way into his writing.

Article
Khoda Khan’s Tale

“Khoda Khan’s Tale” features El Borak and is a short story by Howard. First printed in English in the chapbook The Coming of El Borak (September 1987), it was not published in Howard’s lifetime.

El Borak, Khoda Khan
Kid Galahad

Kid Galahad. Alternate Title: THE GOOD KNIGHT.

Kid AllisonBoxing
The Killer’s Debt

“The Killer’s Debt” is an untitled fragment. Might be the same as ‘A Killer’s Debt’ which was sent to Adventure on June 7, 1931, and later rejected. The complete story seemed to have been lost.

Brill, Texas, Beldon, Yaqui Kane, La Costa
The Killing of Yellow Donory

Alternative title: ‘The Killing of Yellow Donory’.

Joey Donory, Bull Groker, Demon DartsWestern
King Bahthur’s Court

“King Bahthur’s Court,” a playful and satirical piece written by Robert E. Howard in a 1925 letter to his friend Tevis Clyde Smith, encapsulates Howard’s unique blend of humor with his fascination for the medieval era, albeit in a whimsically modern context. The play parodies Arthurian legends and the chivalric code, infusing contemporary 1920s elements to critique and satirize both the romanticized past and the modern world’s commercialism and materialism.

King Hootus

The satiric sketch is found in a letter (#059) written to Tevis Clyde Smith, probably in late 1927, or early 1928.

King of the Forgotten People

King of the Forgotten People. Alternate title: THE VALLEY OF THE LOST (1)

Kings of the Night

“Kings of the Night” by Robert E. Howard is a compelling story that intertwines elements of fantasy, historical fiction, and adventure. It unfolds in ancient Britain, where Bran Mak Morn, the king of the Picts, faces an imminent threat from a Roman legion marching towards his land. The story is notable for its blending of Howard’s created mythos with historical elements, creating a rich tapestry of ancient cultures and legendary figures.

King Kull, Bran Mak Morn, Cormac of Connacht, Gonar, King Kull, Marcus Sulius, Wulfhere1930-11-00Sword & Sorcery, Historical Adventures$120.00
The King’s Service

“The King’s Service” is a tale set in the times of Nagdragore’s forgotten splendor, before its decline under the forces of various invaders. This story intertwines the fates of Western warriors with the intricate politics and culture of the East, specifically within the grandeur of Nagdragore, a city in India.

Donn Othna, Athelred, Rajah Constantius, Yatala, Tamur, Anand Mulhar, Nimbaydur SinghHistorical Adventures
Knife, Bullet and Noose

Knife, Bullet and Noose. Short fiction by Robert E. Howard featuring The Sonora Kid.

The Sonora Kid, Steve Allison, Johnny Elkins, Grizzly Gullin, R. J. Blaine, Marshal Mike Conolly, Bill GaltWestern
Knife, Gun and Noose

Knife, Gun and Noose. Short fiction by Robert E. Howard featuring The Sonora Kid. Alternate title: KNIFE, BULLET AND NOOSE.

The Sonora Kid, Steve AllisonWestern
Knife-River Prodigal

Knife-River Prodigal. Featuring Buckner J. Grimes. Alternate title: A TEXAS PRODIGAL.

Buckner J. Grimes1937-07-01Funny Western$ ?
A Knight of the Round Table

A Knight of the Round Table. Howard used Patrick Ervin as a pseudonym. Alternative title: IRON-CLAD FISTS.

Dennis DorganBoxing
A Korean Night

“A Korean Night” is a slightly different, earlier original draft of the Costigan version.

Steve CostiganBoxing
Lal Singh, Oriental Gentleman

Lal Singh, Oriental Gentleman. Submitted to Weird Tales and Chicago Ledger, but was not published in either.

Lal SinghHistorical Adventures
The Lame Man

The Lame Man. Alternative title: LORD OF SAMARCAND.

Historical Adventures
The Land of Forgotten Ages

The Land of Forgotten Ages. Unfinished story. 500 words written.

The Land of Mystery

The Land of Mystery. A team-up of different Howard characters. Today we would probably call them crossovers. El Borak teams up with the Sonora Kid. Never published in Howard’s lifetime.

El Borak, The Sonora Kid
The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh. Alternate title: Untitled story (The rising sun was behind the wild figure.)

The Last Man

The Last Man. Alternate Title: untitled (The flaming sun of the year 2000 . . .)

The Last Ride

“The Last Ride” is co-authored by Chandler Whipple (aka Robert Enders Allen). The exact contribution of each author is unknown.
A Western tale centered around Buck Laramie, the youngest of the Laramie brothers, who are known outlaws. The story depicts Buck’s internal conflict between his loyalty to his family and his moral compass, which is against their criminal lifestyle. After a bank robbery, Buck leaves his brothers, seeking a new life. Years later, he returns to San Leon, the scene of their last crime, to find redemption and repay the townspeople. However, his return leads to a series of misadventures and misunderstandings, reflecting Buck’s struggle to escape his past.

Buck Laramie, "Pop" Anders, Bob Anders, Judy Anders, Mart Rawley, Joel WatersWestern$ 87.50
The Last White Man

The Last White Man. 6400-word unfinished manuscript.

Law Guns of Cowtown

Law Guns of Cowtown. Alternative title: LAW-SHOOTERS OF COWTOWN.

Grizzly ElkinsFunny Western
Law-Shooters of Cowtown

Law-Shooters of Cowtown. Alternative title: LAW GUNS OF COWTOWN.

Grizzly Elkins, Richards, Joel Rogers, Buck Chisom, Jim KirbyWestern
Leather Lightning

Published with the name Mark Adam. The alternate title is ‘Alleys of Peril’. First published in Fight Stories, volume 3, number 8 January 1931. Originally this was a Mike O’Brien story. It was rewritten as a Costigan after a rejection.

Boxing
Legend

Legend is from a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. October 1927. The letter starts with “Are you the young man to whom this letter is addressed?”. The letter contains several short stories/snippets primarily written humorously.

Kid Allison
Letter of a Chinese student (1)

A short story from 1924. It was written for the Yellow Jacket (Howard Payne College student paper).

1924-03-07
Letter of a Chinese student (2)

A short story from 1924. It was written for the Yellow Jacket (Howard Payne College student paper).

1924-05-02
Le Gentil Homme Le Diable

Le Gentil Homme Le Diable, first published by Truett Vinson in The Toreador in June 1925.

Library

A short list of Howard’s library. A typescript.

The Lion Gate

The Lion Gate. 1500 words, unfinished. Featuring Yar Ali Khan.

Yar Ali Khan, El Borak
The Lion of Tiberias

The Lion of Tiberias was originally published in July 1933. It is one of Howard’s stories in the historical fiction/crusader tales.

John Norwald1933-07-00Historical Adventures$110.00
The Lion of Tiberias (draft pages)

The Lion of Tiberias was originally published in July 1933. A fragment was published in the REH Foundation Newsletter.

John NorwaldHistorical Adventures
List of names (the Treasure of Henry Morgan)

A list of characters from a draft of “The Treasure of Henry Morgan.”

Lives and Crimes of Notable Artists

“Lives and Crimes of Notable Artists” is from a letter Howard wrote. It begins with “Vinson, Smith and Howard, three of the most spectacular stars that flashed across the boozy horizon of that age.”

The Little People

A horror story first published in 1970. A page was missing from the original manuscript of “The Little People.”

Joan Costigan, Bran Mak Morn1928-00-00Horror
Lobo Volante

Lobo Volante. Unfinished story. 300 words written.

Kid Allison
Lord of the Dead

Featuring Steve Harrison. Alternate title: “Dead Man’s Doom”.

Steve Harrison, Erlik KhanDetective
Lord of Samarcand

First published in Oriental Stories, spring 1932. Alternative title: ‘The Lame Man’.

Donald MacDeesa, Ak Boga, Zuleika1932-04-00Historical Adventures$140.00
The Loser

The Loser.

The Lost Race

The Lost Race (first published in Weird Tales, January 1927). ‘The Lost Race’ is a story in the Bran Mak Morn series and is set during the Roman invasion of Britain. Related to, but does not feature Bran; Sold for $30;

Bran Mak Morn1927-01-00$30.00
The Lost Valley of Iskander

“The Lost Valley of Iskander” is an El Borak short story by Robert E. Howard. It was not published within Howard’s lifetime, the first publication was in the FAX Collector’s Editions hardback The Lost Valley of Iskander in 1974. Its original title was “Swords of the Hills”.

In this story, El Borak discovers a legendary valley in which live Greek descendants of Alexander the Great invading army. Meanwhile, the vital package he carries must be carried to British India before the Hungarian, Hunyadi, can stop him or thousands will die.

El Borak
Madge Meraldson

Madge Meraldson. Originally untitled. Madge Meraldson arrives at the train station to visit the Allison ranch. She is picked up by Billy Buckner. There’s not much more since it’s a short fragment.

The Sonora Kid, Madge Allison, Billy "Drag" Buckner, Steve AllisonWestern
Man

Man, a 1000-words complete story.

A Man and a Brother

A Man and a Brother, 300-words complete story.

A Man of Peace

A Man of Peace.

Boxing
The Man on the Ground

The story centers on a feud between two cowboys, Cal Reynolds and Esau Brill, who have hated each other most of their lives. They encounter one another while out riding and a gunfight ensues. They stalk one another from hiding places among the boulders, firing occasional shots over a long period.

Cal Reynolds, Esau Brill1932-11-001933-07-00Weird Western$20.00
Man with the Mystery Mitts

“The Man With the Mystery Mitts”. Featuring Kid Allison. Originally published in Street & Smith’s Sport Story Magazine volume 33 number 2, October 25, 1931.

Kid Allison1931-10-25Boxing$100.00
The Man Who Went Back

The man who went back. Unfinished story. 2700 words written.

The Man Who Would be God

Alternative title: Hawks over Egypt

The Man-Eaters of Zamboula

“Shadows in Zamboula” is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in November 1935. Its original title was “The Man-Eaters of Zamboula”.

Conan, Aram Baksh, Nafertari, Jungir Khan, Baal-Pteor, Totrasmek1935-03-00Sword & Sorcery
The Man-Eaters of Zamboula (early draft)

“Shadows in Zamboula” is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in November 1935. Its original title was “The Man-Eaters of Zamboula”.

This typescript was provided to Legacy Circle members of the Robert E. Howard Foundation.

Conan1935-03-00Sword & Sorcery
The Man-Eaters of Zamboula (synopsis)

Synopsis of “Shadows in Zamboula”. This is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in November 1935. Its original title was “The Man-Eaters of Zamboula”.

Conan1935-03-00Sword & Sorcery
A Man-Eating Jeopard

“I’m a peaceable man, as law-abiding as I can be without straining myself, and it always irritates me for a stranger to bob up from behind a rock and holler, “Stop where you be before I blow your fool head off!”

Buckner J. Grimes1936-06-00Funny Western$ 49.50
The Mandarin Ruby

Featuring Dennis Dorgan. Written under the pseudonym, Patrick Ervin. Alternate title ‘Alleys of Treachery’.

Dennis DorganBoxing
Manila Manslaughter

Published with the name Mark Adam. The alternate title is ‘The Pit of the Serpent’. First published in Fight Stories volume 5, number 5, Fall 1937.

Steve CostiganBoxing
Marchers of Valhalla

The story opens with James Allison, who, upon encountering a mysterious woman, is sent on a visionary journey into the past. He becomes Hialmar, a member of the Æsir, a group of powerful, golden-haired warriors. This transformation leads Hialmar and his fellow Æsir on a remarkable journey that spans diverse landscapes and confronts various civilizations.

James Allison, Hialmar, Aluna, Ishtar, Akkheba, Bragi, Gorm, ShakkaruHistorical Adventures
The Mark of a Bloody Hand

“The Mark of a Bloody Hand” was originally published in WRITER OF THE DARK by Dark Carneval Press. A tale of boxing, ghosts, and crime.

Jack Maloney, Tony Azerello, Malissa di Gigisetti, Police Inspector Hanlon, William J. Karney, Luigi SavonariBoxing
A Matter of Age

A Matter of Age.

Mayhem and Taxes

Featuring Breckinridge Elkins. First published in The Summit Country Journal. Stories, 1967.

Breckinridge ElkinsFunny Western
Medallions in the Moon

Medallions in the Moon.

Meet Cap’n Kidd

“Meet Cap’n Kidd” continues the humorous and rugged adventures of Breckinridge Elkins, a character of immense strength and simple-minded integrity. This chapter narrates Elkins’ quest to prove his worth by capturing and taming the most ferocious horse in the West, known as Cap’n Kidd. The story is rich in action, showcasing Elkins’ physical prowess and his straightforward approach to life’s challenges.

Written for the novel “A Gent From Bear Creek”. First published in The Summit Country Journal. Stories, 1968.

Breckinridge Elkins, Cap'n Kidd, Wild Bill Donovan, Glory McGraw, AlexanderFunny Western
Men of Iron

Men of Iron. Never published in Howard’s lifetime. First published in The Iron Man, 1976 by Grant.

Men of the Shadows

Men of the Shadows is a story in the Bran Mak Morn series. It was rejected by Weird Tales. Written circa 1925-1926.

Bran Mak Morn
Midnight

Midnight. Initially as part of a collection of stories titled “Sketches”. Published in the Junto, September 1929.

The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune

“The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune” is a fantasy short story by American author Robert E. Howard, one of his original short stories about Kull of Atlantis, first published in Weird Tales magazine c. 1929. It is one of only three Kull stories to be published in Howard’s lifetime.

Set in the fictional Prehistoric Thurian Age, it deals with a disillusioned King Kull questioning the meaning of existence, leading him to seek the assistance of a two-faced wizard.

King Kull1929-09-00Sword & Sorcery$20.00
Miss High-Hat

Miss High-Hat.

Spicy
Misto’ Dempsey

A group of 7 humorous boxing sketches.

Boxing
Mistress of Death (first draft)

Mistress of Death featuring Agnes de Chastillon.

Howard only wrote two drafts of “Mistress of Death”, both incomplete. The second of the two drafts was later completed by Gerald W. Page and it was this version that was first published in Witchcraft & Sorcery Volume 1 Number 5 (January–February 1971). Gerald W. Page also provided the title. This is the only Dark Agnes story to include a fantasy element, in the form of a sorcerer. It is not written to the same standard of the two stories Howard completed, and features some departures from the established character, making her more stereotypically feminine.

Agnes de ChastillonHistorical Adventures
Mistress of Death (second draft)

Mistress of Death featuring Agnes de Chastillon.

Howard only wrote two drafts of “Mistress of Death”, both incomplete. The second of the two drafts was later completed by Gerald W. Page and it was this version that was first published in Witchcraft & Sorcery Volume 1 Number 5 (January–February 1971). Gerald W. Page also provided the title. This is the only Dark Agnes story to include a fantasy element, in the form of a sorcerer. It is not written to the same standard of the two stories Howard completed, and features some departures from the established character, making her more stereotypically feminine.

Agnes de ChastillonHistorical Adventures
The Moon of Skulls

The story was sent to Jungle Stories, but they returned it on the 15th of August 1929. It was accepted by Weird Tales and published in two parts. Part 1, June 1930; Part 2, July 1930. Kane goes to Africa on the trail of an English girl named Marylin Taferal, kidnapped from her home and sold to Barbary pirates by her cousin. When he finds the hidden city of Negari, he encounters Nakari, “the vampire queen of Negari”.

Solomon Kane1930-06-00$200.00
Moon of Zambebwei

The Grisly Horror. Alternate title: THE GRISLY HORROR. Published for the first time in Weird Tales, February 1935.

Weird Menace, Strange Detective
More evidences of the innate divinity of man

The first appearance of “More evidences of the innate divinity of man” was in Junto, a literary travelogue circulated from member to member on its mailing list with each member adding some content.

1928-10-00
Mountain Man

“Mountain Man” is a humor-filled adventure that continues the exploits of Breckinridge Elkins, a character whose physical strength is only matched by his naivety and good-heartedness. In this chapter, Elkins embarks on a journey to the town of Tomahawk to retrieve a letter for his father, leading to a series of misadventures that further entangle him in the complexities of the civilized world. First published in Actions Stories March-April, 1934.

Breckinridge Elkins, Alexander, Buffalo Rogers, Bill Elkins, Bat O'Tool, Bruiser McGoorty, Yucca Blaine, Old Man Brenton, Comanche Santry1934-03-00Funny Western$46.75
…The Mountains of Thibet

…The Mountains of Thibet. Originally untitled. Steve Allison and Timoleon (Timmy) Lycurgus Cassanova de Quin are in the mountains of Thibet just for the fun of it. A fragment.

The Sonora Kid, Timoleon (Timmy) Lycurgus Cassanova de Quin, Steve Allison, Billy Buckner
Mr. Dowser Buys a Car

Mr. Dowser Buys a Car. 1100 words.

Murderer’s Grog

Murderer’s Grog. One of Howard’s spicy stories was published under the name Sam Walser. Alternative title: Outlaw Working. Featuring Wild Bill Clanton.

Wild Bill Clanton1937-01-00Spicy$ 27.00
Musings

Musings. Initially as part of a collection of stories titled “Sketches”. Published in the Junto, September 1929. THE JUNTO was a literary travelogue circulated from member to member on its mailing list with each member adding some content.

Musings of a Moron

Musings of a Moron.

The Mutiny of the Hellroarer

The Mutiny of the Hellroarer is from a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa April 1930.

The Mystery of Summerton Castle

‘The Mystery of Summerton Castle’ is a story that is lost. Howard submitted it to Weird Tales (old Management) in 1922-1923. But it was never published.

The Mystery of Tannernoe Lodge

Featuring Steve Harrison. The Mystery of Tannernoe Lodge. First published in Lord of the Dead, by Grant in 1981. It was then completed by Fred Blosser, based on a fragment by Howard.

Steve HarrisonDetective
The Nameless Tribe Drafts

The Nameless Tribe Drafts. Draft A1, A2 and B.

Names in the Black Book

Names in the Black Book. Featuring Steve Harrison.

Steve Harrison1934-05-00Detective$85.00
Nekht Semerkeht

Nekht Semerkeht. Unfinished. Supposedly the last story REH ever worked on.

Originally there was a complete first draft, though the later portions of it were in synopsis form and a second draft which was started but didn’t go very far. Glenn Lord gave Offutt the second draft beginning with the remaining portion of the first draft, and Offutt worked from that.

Hernando de Guzman
Nerve

Nerve.

A New Game for Costigan

A New Game for Costigan. The original typescript lists the author as “Patrick Ervin”, a pseudonym REH used in connection with his Dennis Dorgan stories. Otis Adelbert Kline and later agents retained the original typescript (titled “A New Game for Dorgan”), and it was eventually donated to Cross Plains Library. In OAK’s logs the title is originally “A New Game for Costigan”, then “Costigan” is struck out and “Dorgan” is written above it, along with “Patrick Ervin”.

Steve CostiganBoxing
A New Game for Dorgan

A New Game for Dorgan. The original typescript lists the author as “Patrick Ervin”, a pseudonym REH used in connection with his Dennis Dorgan stories. Otis Adelbert Kline and later agents retained the original typescript (titled “A New Game for Dorgan”), and it was eventually donated to Cross Plains Library. In OAK’s logs the title is originally “A New Game for Costigan”, then “Costigan” is struck out and “Dorgan” is written above it, along with “Patrick Ervin”.

Dennis DorganBoxing
A Night Ashore

A Night Ashore. Alternate Title #1: SAILOR COSTIGAN AND THE YELLOW COBRA – Alternate Title #2: THE YELLOW COBRA

Steve CostiganBoxing
Night Encounter

Night Encounter. 4500 words, incomplete.

Boxing
Night of Battle

Night of Battle. First published in Fight Stories in March 1932. Published again with the byline Mark Adam in the same magazine in the Fall 1942 issue and the title was changed to “Shore Leave for a Slugger”.

Steve Costigan1932-03-00Boxing$60.00
The Night of the Wolf

The Night of the Wolf. Unpublished during Howard’s lifetime. This is one of a handful of short stories Howard wrote about yet another in his large clan of ferocious Irish warriors. Cormac Mac Art is an outlawed Gael, a pirate, and a Reiver. He is very similar to Turlogh O’Brien.

Cormac Mac Art, Thorwald Shield-hewer, Brulla, Hrut, Wulfhere, Aslaf Jarl’s-bane, Grimm Snorri’s son, Osric, Hakon Skel, Jarl Anlaf, EricHistorical Adventures
“No Cowherders Wanted”

“No Cowherders Wanted” featuring Breckinridge Elkins. Alternate Title: GENTS IN BUCKSKIN. First published in Action Stories, September 1936.

Breckinridge Elkins1936-09-00Funny Western$ ?
No Man Needs Three Hands

‘No Man Needs Three Hands’ is a short story that is lost. Howard submitted it to Weird Tales in 1926 but it was never published.

North of Khyber

North of Khyber. A team-up of different Howard characters. Today we would probably call them crossovers. El Borak teams up with the Sonora Kid. Never published in Howard’s lifetime.

El Borak, The Sonora Kid, Steve Allison
The Noseless Horror

The Noseless Horror.

1928-00-00Horror, Weird Menace
Note (“Hernando de Guzeman, born in . . .”)

Note (“Hernando de Guzeman, born in . . .”)

Notes for a Gent From Bear Creek

Notes for a Gent From Bear Creek. Two pages of REH-typed notes.

Notes, on the Fifth Crusade

Notes, on the Fifth Crusade. One page of REH-typed notes.

Notes on various peoples of the Hyborian Age

Notes, on the Fifth Crusade. One page of REH-typed notes.

Nothing to Lose

Nothing to lose. The name used was R. T. Maynard. Alternate Title: THE PURPLE HEART OF ERLIK

Wild Bill ClantonSpicy
The Nut’s Shell

The Nut’s Shell. A hand-written manuscript.

Old Garfield’s Heart

“Old Garfield’s Heart” was first published in Weird Tales in December of 1933 and is generally labeled as a “Horror Story”. It takes place shortly after the end of the Wild West, but it falls squarely into the “Weird Western” genre. The story is about a frontiersman, Old Garfield, who has lived as long as anyone can remember. The story is told through the eyes of an unnamed narrator who believes the tales told by Old Garfield are nothing more than whims of fancy or tall tales.

Old Jim Garfield, Doc Blaine, Joe Braxton, Jack Kirby, Ghost Man1933-06-001933-12-00Weird Western$35.00
One Shanghai Night

REH wrote three stories featuring Mike Dorgan and Bill McGlory. “One Shanghai Night” was the second of the three stories. It was submitted to Fiction House on June 7, 1931, and later accepted.

Mike Dorgan, Bill McGloryBoxing
One Shanghai Night (synopsis)

One Shanghai Night (synopsis). Alternate Title: untitled synopsis (Dark Shanghai).

Mike Dorgan, Bill McGloryBoxing
Out of the Deep

OUT OF THE DEEP is a sequel of sorts to SEA CURSE (Weird Tales, May 1928). It was submitted to Weird Tales in 1928 but got rejected.

John Gower, Adam Falcon, Tom Leary, MargaretHorror
Outlaw Trails

Outlaw Trails. Alternative titles: ‘The Devil’s Joker’ and ‘The Devil’s Jest’.

Outlaw Working

Outlaw Working. One of Howard’s spicy stories was published under the name Max Neilson. Alternative title: Murderer’s Grog. Featuring Wild Bill Clanton.

Wild Bill ClantonSpicy
Over the Rockies in a Ford

Over the Rockies in a Ford. 2800 words. Written on November 15, 1921, when Howard was in High School.

Bill Smalley1921-11-15Humor
The Paradox

The Paradox. 1700 words, unfinished.

Pay Day

Pay Day.

The Peaceful Pilgrim

The Peaceful Pilgrim. Featuring Breckinridge Elkins. Alternate title: Cupid from Bear Creek.

Breckinridge Elkins1935-08-00Funny Western$ ?
The People of the Black Circle

“The People of the Black Circle” is one of the original novellas about Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard and first published in Weird Tales magazine in three parts over the September, October and November 1934 issues. Howard earned $250 for the publication of this story.

It’s set in the Hyborian Age and concerns Conan kidnapping an exotic princess from Vendhya (prehistoric India) while foiling a nefarious plot of world conquest by the Black Seers of Yimsha. Due to its epic scope and atypical Hindustan flavor, the story is considered an undisputed classic of Conan lore and is often cited by Howard scholars as one of his best tales. It is also one of the few Howard stories where the reader is treated a deeper insight into magic and magicians beyond the stereotypical Hyborian depiction as demon conjurer-illusionist-priests.

Conan, Devi Yasmina, Kerim Shah, Yar Afzal, Khemsa, Gitara1934-09-00Sword & Sorcery$250.00
The People of the Black Circle – The story thus far…

The October and November 1934 installments of “The People of the Black Circle” in WEIRD TALES were headed by a short recap of the preceding chapters.

ConanSword & Sorcery
The People of the Black Coast

This is a tale of historical fiction with supernatural elements, focusing on Genseric, the King of the Vandals as he sails from Carthage to Rome around 455 A.D.

1928-03-00Horror
People of the Dark

The story begins with John O’Brien, the narrator, entering a dark, eerie forest, with the intent to kill his rival, Richard Brent, over the love of Eleanor Bland. O’Brien falls and hits his head in Dagon’s Cave, leading to a vivid recollection of a past life as Conan, a Gaelic reaver.

John O’Brien, Conan of the Reavers, Richard Brent, Eleanor Bland, Tamera, Vertorix, The Children of the Night1932-06-00Horror$134.00
People of the Serpent

People of the Serpent. Featuring Steve Harrison. Alternate title: “Fangs of Gold”.

Steve HarrisonDetective
The People of the Winged Skull

“The People of the Winged Skull” is from a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, cirka late 1928. Here is a brief extract

Hogu the Damyousir
The Phantom of Old Egypt

‘The Phantom of Old Egypt’ is a story that is lost. Howard submitted it to Weird Tales in 1922-1923. But it was never published.

The Phoenix on the Sword

“The Phoenix on the Sword” is one of the original short stories about Conan the Cimmerian was written by Howard and first published in Weird Tales magazine in December 1932. The tale, in which Howard created the character of Conan, was a rewrite of the unpublished Kull story “By This Axe I Rule!”, with long passages being identical.

Conan, Ascalante, Epimetreus, Prospero, Rinaldo, Thoth-amon, Dion, Gromel1932-02-001932-12-00Sword & Sorcery$85.00
The Phoenix on the Sword (first submitted draft)

The Phoenix on the Sword (first submitted draft).

ConanSword & Sorcery
Pictures in the Fire

Pictures in the Fire. This was a paper REH wrote for English class in high school.

Pigeons from Hell (early draft)

Pigeons from Hell (early draft)

Horror
Pigeons from Hell

“Pigeons from Hell” is a horror short story written in late 1934 and published posthumously by Weird Tales in 1938.

John Branner, Griswell1938-05-00Horror
Pigskin Scholar

1800 words, fragment.

Pilgrims to the Pecos

Pilgrims to the Pecos. Alternate Title: Weary Pilgrims on the Road. Featuring Breckinridge Elkins.

Breckinridge Elkins1936-02-00Funny Western$60.00
A Pirut Story

A Pirut Story.

Pistol Politics

Pistol Politics. Featuring Breckinridge Elkins.

Breckinridge Elkins1936-04-00Funny Western$ ?
The Pit of the Serpent

The Pit of the Serpent. The alternate title is ‘Manila Manslaughter’. First published in Fight Stories volume 5, number 5, Fall 1937.

Steve Costigan1929-07-00Boxing$90.00
Playing Journalist

Playing Journalist. The unpublished manuscript by Patrick Ervin was found after Howard’s death and retitled “Playing Journalist”.

Dennis DorganBoxing
Playing Santa Claus

Playing Santa Claus. Featuring Dennis Dorgan and was written under the pseudonym, Patrick Ervin. Alternate title A TWO-FISTED SANTA CLAUS. Cross Plains Library has one original draft of this story and a retyped draft by the Otis Adelbert Kline Agency.

Dennis DorganBoxing
Politics at Blue Lizard

The original title of ‘The Conquerin’ Hero of the Humbolts’ is ‘Politics at Blue Lizard.’ However, Howard undoubtedly meant “Politics at Lonesome Lizard” which is the name of the town in the story.
(Glenn Lord – THE LAST CELT).

Alternative titles: ‘Politics at Blue Lizard’ and ‘Politics at Lonesome Lizard’

Breckinridge ElkinsFunny Western
Politics at Lonesome Lizard

The original title of ‘The Conquerin’ Hero of the Humbolts’ is ‘Politics at Blue Lizard.’ However, Howard undoubtedly meant “Politics at Lonesome Lizard” which is the name of the town in the story.
(Glenn Lord – THE LAST CELT).

Alternative titles: ‘Politics at Blue Lizard’ and ‘Politics at Lonesome Lizard’

Breckinridge ElkinsFunny Western
The Pool of the Black One

“The Pool of the Black One” is one of the original short stories starring the sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard. It’s set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan becoming the captain of a pirate vessel while encountering a remote island with a mysterious pool that has the power of transmutation.

First published in Weird Tales in October 1933, the story was republished in the collections The Sword of Conan (Gnome Press, 1952) and Conan the Adventurer (Lancer Books, 1966).

Conan1932-11-001933-10-00Sword & Sorcery$110.00
Post Oaks and Sand Roughs

Post Oaks & Sand Roughs is a semi-autobiographical adventure novel by Robert E. Howard. It was completed and submitted to an unnamed publisher circa October/November 1928. It didn’t get published.

Post Oaks and Sand Roughs (early draft)

An early draft of Post Oaks & Sand Roughs. This is a semi-autobiographical adventure novel by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in 1989 in France by NéO (Nouvelles Editions Oswald) under the title of “Le Rebelle”.

The story is a fictional account of Robert E. Howard’s life. The viewpoint character is named Stephen Costigan but is probably not intended to be the same as Sailor Steve Costigan from Howard’s boxing stories.

The Post of the Sappy Skipper

From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, April 6, 1925 (“Salaam, sahib: / What ho! I have never . . .”).
As this is a parody of Sax Rohmer’s “The Quest for the Sacred Slipper”, the title was likely a typo, and should have been “The Post of the Sappy Slipper”.

Alternate title: THE POST OF THE SAPPY SLIPPER

A Power Among the Islands

A Power Among the Islands. A team-up of different Howard characters. Today we would probably call them crossovers. El Borak teams up with the Sonora Kid. Never published in Howard’s lifetime.

El Borak, The Sonora Kid, Steve Allison
The power of the human eye

A boxing tale, featuring Bill Smalley.

Alternate Title: BILL SMALLEY AND THE POWER OF THE HUMAN EYE.

Bill SmalleyWestern
Proem

Proem

The Punch

The Punch. 900 words, article.

Kid Allison
Puritans (article)

Puritans (article).

The Purple Heart of Erlik

The Purple Heart of Erlik. The name used by Spicy-Adventure Stories was Sam Walser. Alternate Title: NOTHING TO LOSE.

Wild Bill Clanton1935-12-001936-11-00Spicy$ 26.00
Queen of the Black Coast (early draft)

Partial early draft, typescript reproduction. In this version, the Queen is named Tameris, not Bêlit.

Tameris, ConanSword & Sorcery
Queen of the Black Coast

“Queen of the Black Coast” is one of the original short stories about Conan the Cimmerian. First published in Weird Tales magazine in May 1934. Conan becomes a notorious pirate and plunders the coastal villages of Kush alongside Bêlit, a head-strong femme fatale.

Bêlit, Conan1932-08-001934-05-00Sword & Sorcery$115.00
The Question of the East

The Question of the East. 250 words article.

Rattle of Bones (first draft)

When the first draft of Rattle of Bones was written, Howard decided that it needed another ending. The draft consisted of seven pages of which he rewrote the last two and changed the ending. This was what he sent to Weird Tales and what was published. The REH Foundation printed the first version of the 1928 story in their very first issue of ‘The Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter’ in the spring of 2007.

Solomon KaneHorror
Rattle of Bones

First published in Weird Tales, June 1929. In Germany, Kane meets a traveler named Gaston L’Armon, who seems familiar to Kane, and together they take rooms in the Cleft Skull Tavern. At this time in his career, Howard was an inexperienced professional writer. Several times when he sent his drafts story to Weird Tales, he was careful to prepare carbons.

When the first draft of Rattle of Bones was written, Howard decided that it needed another ending. The draft consisted of seven pages of which he rewrote the last two and changed the ending. This was what he sent to Weird Tales and what was published. The REH Foundation printed the first version of the 1928 story in their very first issue of ‘The Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter’ in the spring of 2007.

Solomon Kane1929-06-00Horror$20.00
The Recalcitrant

The Recalcitrant. 650 words, complete story.

Recap of Harold Lamb’s “The Wolf Chaser”

Robert E. Howard wrote a short recap of Harold Lamb’s “The Wolf Chaser”. He then wrote his own story synopsis but never turned it into a finished story. Alternate title: Untitled (“500 Torguts”).

Cormac Fitzgeoffrey
Red Blades of Black Cathay

Red Blades of Black Cathay was written as a collaboration between Robert E. Howard and Tevis Clyde Smith. It was first published in Oriental Stories in the February/March issue of 1931.

Sir Godric de Villehard, Princess Yulita, You-tai, Genghis Khan, Subotai, Chepe Noyon, Roogla1931-02-00Historical Adventures$118.00
Red Curls and Bobbed Hair

“Red Curls and Bobbed Hair” is a lighthearted and humorous story by Robert E. Howard, focusing on family dynamics and generational differences regarding style and fashion.

The Sonora Kid, Steve Allison, Mildred Allison, Mrs. Allison, Helen Allison, Marion Allison, Mr. Allison, JackWestern, Humor
Redflame

Redflame. Featuring John Silent.

John Silent
Red Nails

“Red Nails” is the last of the stories featuring Conan the Cimmerian written by American author Robert E. Howard. A novella, it was originally serialized in Weird Tales magazine from July to October 1936, the months after Howard’s suicide. It is set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan entering a lost city whose degenerate inhabitants are entangled in a murderous blood feud. Due to its dark themes of decay and death, the story is considered a classic of Conan lore while also cited by Howard scholars as one of his best tales.

Conan, Valeria of the Red Brotherhood1935-07-001936-07-00Sword & Sorcery$ ?
Red Nails (draft)

A draft of “Red Nails”.

Conan, Valeria of the Red BrotherhoodSword & Sorcery
Red Shadows

“Red Shadows” was REH’s first published Solomon Kane story (Howard’s original title was “Solomon Kane”). It tells a tale of wide scope, one which takes place over many years and in many countries. It’s a tale of unrelenting dogged persistence as Kane spends years of his life seeking to avenge the death of a complete stranger.

Solomon Kane1928-08-00$80.00
The Red Stone

The Red Stone. 250 words, unfinished.

Weird Menace
The Reformation: A Dream

Authorship uncertain. First published in the Yellow Jacket volume XIII number 295, Howard Payne College.

1927-04-21Humor
Restless Waters

Glenn Lord came up with the title of “Restless Waters” for the untitled typescript, but then later came across a letter from REH to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1929 (“Salaam:/ Ancient English Balladel”), in which REH mentions a story he wrote titled “The Fear at the Window,” and Glenn said he thought this might be the correct title.

Horror
The Return of Skull-Face

A sequel to Skull Face, begun by Howard but finished by Richard A. Lupoff.

Stephen Costigan, John GordonStrange Detective, Weird Menace
The Return of the Sorcerer

The Return of the Sorcerer.

Horror, Weird Menace
Revenge

Revenge. Part of a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. October 1927. The letter starts like this:

ARE YOU THE YOUNG MAN TO WHOM THIS LETTER IS ADDRESSED? ARE YOU ANY RELATION TO THAT WORTHY YOUNG MAN? YOU AREN’T? THEN WHY IN HELL ARE YOU OPENING HIS LETTERS?

This particular letter contains parts of a song and several short stories and poems.

Revenge by Proxy

Revenge by Proxy. One of Howard’s spicy stories was published under the name William Decatur. A list of characters. Featuring Wild Bill Clanton.

Wild Bill ClantonSpicy
Riders Beyond the Sunrise

Exile of Atlantis is titled by Glenn Lord. Alternative title: Untitled story, starting with “The sun was setting. A last crimson…”.

Kull
Riders of the Sunset

Published under the name “Riders of the Sunset”. Drums of Sunset was published in nine parts in the Cross Plains Review. The Cross Plains Review has been the newspaper for Cross Plains, Texas since 1909.

Alternative title: DRUMS OF THE SUNSET.

Steve Harmer, Hard Luck Harper, Gila Murken, Joan FarrelWestern
The Right Hand of Doom

“The Right Hand of Doom” was never published while Howard lived. It is a story about a necromancer, and what happens when you cross him.

Solomon Kane
The Right Hook

Short story. ‘The Right Hook’ was presented to both Fight Story and Argosy, but didn’t sell.

Boxing
Ringside Tales

Ringside Tales. First published in Howard’s amateur press publication, The Right Hook volume 1, number 3, 1925.

A Ringtailed Tornado

A Ringtailed Tornado. Originally a Buckner J. Grimes story titled “Ring-Tailed Tornado.”
Published under the name of Patrick Ervin.
Rewritten by someone at the Kline agency into a Breckinridge Elkins story.

Breckinridge ElkinsFunny Western
A Ring-tailed Tornado

A Ring-tailed Tornado. Originally a Buckner J. Grimes story titled “Ring-Tailed Tornado.”
Published under the name of Patrick Ervin.
Rewritten by someone at the Kline agency into a Breckinridge Elkins story.

Buckner J. GrimesFunny Western
The Riot at Bucksnort

The Riot at Bucksnort. Featuring Pike Bearfield.

Pike Bearfield1936-10-00Funny Western$ ?
The Riot at Cougar Paw

The Riot at Cougar Paw. Featuring Breckinridge Elkins.

Breckinridge Elkins.1935-10-00Funny Western$ ?
The Rivals

The Rivals. Authorship uncertain. First published in the Yellow Jacket volume XIII number 15, Howard Payne College.

1927-01-06
The Road of Azrael

In “The Road of Azrael,” the Turkish warrior, Kosru Malik, recounts his adventure with the Frankish knight, Sir Eric de Cogan. The knight has ventured into the dangerous lands beyond the Crusader states in search of his kidnapped beloved, Ettaire.

Kosru Malik, Sir Eric de Cogan, EttaireHistorical Adventures
The Road of the Eagles

Alternative titles: ‘The way of the swords’ and ‘The Road of the Eagles’.

‘The Road of the Eagles’ is an REH story and title for which two drafts presently exist. It’s an unpublished historical adventure store that de Camp turned into a Conan story.

The Road of the Mountain Lion

The Road of the Mountain Lion. Alternate title: GATES OF EMPIRE.

Historical Adventures
The Road to Bear Creek

The Road to Bear Creek. Featuring Breckinridge Elkins.

Breckinridge Elkins, Glory McGraw, Uncle Esau Grimes, Badger Chisom, Grizzly Hawkins, Dolly Rixby1934-12-00Funny Western$42.50
Robert Ervin Howard (typing practice)

Robert Ervin Howard. Typing Practice. Howard playing around with his name.

Rogues in the Candlelight

Rogues in the Candlelight. This is a title Howard mentioned in a letter to an unknown recipient. The letter was never sent and is numbered 368 in Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard Volume 3 and starts with (“I’m writing mainly . . .”). Here he mentions that he was thinking of using for a pirate story. It is unknown if he ever did or not. There is no other record of it.

Rogues in the House

“Rogues in the House” is one of the original short stories starring Conan. First published in Weird Tales magazine in January 1934. It is set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan inadvertently becoming involved in the struggle between two powerful men fighting for control of a city-state. It was the seventh Conan story Howard had published. It features a fight between Conan and an intelligent ape-like hominid.

It is famous for the fight scene between Conan and an ape, often known as the cover by artist Frank Frazetta.

Conan1933-01-001934-01-00Sword & Sorcery$100.00
A Room in London

A Room in London. Outline.

The Roving Boys on a Sandburg

The Roving Boys on a Sandburg. 800 words.

The Rump of Swift

The Rump of the Swift. A short story from a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa June 1928.

Sailor Costigan and the Destiny Gorilla

Sailor Costigan and the Destiny Gorilla. Featuring Steve Costigan.

Alternate titles: SAILOR DORGAN AND THE DESTINY GORILLA and THE DESTINY GORILLA.

Steve CostiganBoxing
Sailor Costigan and the Jade Monkey

Sailor Costigan and the Jade Monkey. Patrick Ervin was used as a pseudonym. Three drafts exist for this story; One early shorter untitled draft; A draft in final form told in the 3rd person; A draft in final form told in the 1st person.

The 3rd party draft was prepared a couple of years before the 1st. person version. The 1st. person version is the one sent to Otis Adelbert Kline, who proceeded to mark it up with changes to try to make it a Dennis Dorgan story. Kline then sold the story to THE MAGIC CARPET MAGAZINE and it was announced in the last issue (January 1934). THE MAGIC CARPET MAGAZINE then went under and it was never published. OAK listed the story in his records as “Sailor Costigan and the Jade Monkey.”

Boxing
Sailor Costigan and the Swami

Sailor Costigan and the Swami.

Steve CostiganBoxing
Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace

Sailor Costigan and the Turkish Menace

Steve CostiganBoxing
Sailor Costigan and the Yellow Cobra

Howard sent Otis Adelbert Kline a finished typescript entitled “Sailor Costigan and the Yellow Cobra.” This typescript was first corrected, and then later changed into the Dennis Dorgan story “Sailor Dorgan and the Yellow Cobra” by Patrick Ervin. It was sold to MAGIC CARPET MAGAZINE, but never published by them. The typescript at the Cross Plains Library is Howard’s, but correction tape has been used to change Howard to Ervin, Costigan to Dorgan, Mike to Spike, The Sea Girl to The Python, etc.) Still, later, a “clean copy” was produced that incorporated all the changes and corrections.

Steve CostiganBoxing
Sailor Dorgan and the Destiny Gorilla

Sailor Dorgan and the Destiny Gorilla.

Alternate titles: SAILOR COSTIGAN AND THE DESTINY GORILLA and THE DESTINY GORILLA.

Dennis DorganBoxing
Sailor Dorgan and the Jade Monkey

Sailor Dorgan and the Jade Monkey. REH used Patrick Ervin as a pseudonym. For appearances of this story, refer to the main story listing under SAILOR COSTIGAN AND THE JADE MONKEY.

Dennis DorganBoxing
Sailor Dorgan and the Turkish Menace

Sailor Dorgan and the Turkish Menace. Alternate title: THE TURKISH MENACE.

Boxing
Sailor Dorgan and the Yellow Cobra

Sailor Dorgan and the Yellow Cobra.

Alternate Titles: SAILOR COSTIGAN AND THE YELLOW COBRA and THE YELLOW COBRA

Boxing
Sailor’s Grudge

Sailor’s Grudge. Featuring Steve Costigan. First published in Fight Stories volume 2 number 10 march 1930 as ‘Sailor’s Grudge’. It was published again in Fight Stories volume 5 number 7 in 1938 under the name Mark Adam and with the changed title.

Steve Costigan1930-03-00Boxing$75.00
Sailor’s Grudge (outline)

Outline of Sailor’s Grudge.

Steve CostiganBoxing
Samson had a soft spot

Samson had a soft spot is a Sailor Steve Costigan short story by Robert E. Howard posted under the name Mark Adam.

Alternative titles are: ‘THE FIGHTIN’EST PAIR’ and BREED OF BATTLE.

Steve CostiganBoxing
Sanctuary of the Sun

‘Sanctuary of the Sun’ is a short story that is lost. Howard submitted it to Weird Tales and Ghost Story in 1927 but it was never published.

The Sappious Few Menchew

The Sappious Few Menchew. Part of a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, March 17, 1925. The letter starts like this:

Faith and bejabbers! Whee! Hurra for Brian Boru, St. Brandon, Jack McAuliffe, John MacCormick, Mike McTigue and ivry other, shillalah wavin’, potheen swiggin’, wild Irishman who iver hilped make the auld isle famous!

The story is a parody of the Fu Manchu stories popular at the time.

Jailum Smith, Few Menchew
The Scalp Hunter

The Scalp Hunter. Featuring Breckinridge Elkins. This short story was altered slightly to become chapter 8 of the novel, A Gent From Bear Creek.

Alternate Title: A STRANGER IN GRIZZLY CLAW

Breckinridge Elkins1934-08-00Funny Western$51.00
The Scarlet Citadel

“The Scarlet Citadel” is one of the original short stories starring the Conan the Cimmerian. First published in the January 1933 issue of Weird Tales magazine. In the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age, a middle-aged Conan battles rival kingdoms. The wizard Tsotha-lanti ensnares King Conan, who escapes a dungeon with unexpected aid.

Conan, Tsotha-Lanti, King Strabonus of Koth, King Amalrus of Ophir, Arbanus, Kothian general, Shukeli, eunuch servant of Tsotha, Pelias, Kothian wizard, Trocero, Prince Arpello of Pellia, Publius, chancellor of Aquilonia, Athemides, Aquilonian student, Prospero1932-04-001933-01-00Sword & Sorcery$140.00
The Scarlet Citadel (notes)

Notes for The Scarlet Citadel (typescript)

Scarlet Tears

Hand of the Black Goddess. Featuring Gorman and Kirby.

Gloria Corwell, Brent Kirby, Butch GormanDetective
Scotchogram

Scotchogram. The first appearance of this was in the Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter volume 3, number 1.

The Screaming Skull of Silence

The Screaming Skull of Silence. The short story was submitted to Weird Tales in 1928 but rejected.

Kull
Sea Curse

‘Sea Curse’. A tale that starts with a village tragedy. A local girl who lives with her elderly aunt has been seduced and deflowered by a swaggering, drunk sailor.

John Kulrek, Moll Farrell, Lie-lip Canool1928-05-00Horror$17.00
Secret of Lost Valley

Secret of Lost Valley.

Alternate title: THE VALLEY OF THE LOST (2)

John Reynolds, Jonas McCrill, Jack Solomon, Bill Ord
Sentiment

Sentiment. Initially as part of a collection of stories titled “Sketches”. Published in the Junto, September 1929. THE JUNTO was a literary travelogue circulated from member to member on its mailing list with each member adding some content.

Serpent Vines

Serpent Vines.

Horror
The Servents of Bit-Yakin

Howard’s original title for the story was “The Servants of Bit-Yakin”, but it was as “Jewels of Gwahlur” the tale was first published in the March 1935 issue of Weird Tales.

Alternate titles: JEWELS OF GWAHLUR and TEETH OF GWAHLUR.

Conan, Gorulga, high priest, Gwarunga, priest, Muriela, Thutmekri, Zargheba1934-06-00Sword & Sorcery
Shackled Mitts

The title “Shackled Mitts” was erroneously applied to this untitled story, as Glenn Lord thought it was a story of that title mentioned in REH’s papers, which REH said he had offered to Fiction House in April 1931; but as this story was not written until after early 1932, this can not be that story.

Boxing
The Shadow in the Well

The Shadow in the Well. An unfinished story, 3200 words. A complete synopsis also exists.

The Shadow Kingdom (draft)

A draft of The Shadow Kingdom. Featuring Kull.

King KullSword & Sorcery
The Shadow Kingdom

“The Shadow Kingdom”, the first of his Kull stories, set in his fictional Thurian Age. It was first published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in August 1929.

King Kull1929-08-00Sword & Sorcery$100.00
The Shadow of Doom

The Shadow of Doom. The name “John Taverel” was used.

1929-10-00Horror
The Shadow of the Beast

The short story ‘The Shadow of the Beast’ was submitted, but it’s unknown to whom in 1929.

Horror, Mythos
The Shadow of the Hun

“The Shadow of the Hun” by Robert E. Howard is an epic tale set in a time of ancient wars and legendary warriors. The story begins on a warship where three distinct warriors from different backgrounds – Athelstane the Saxon, Don Roderigo del Cortez, and Turlogh Dubh O’Brien – converse about their upcoming battle against the Saracens. Athelstane, a towering Saxon with golden hair and beard, inquires about these Eastern enemies, and Don Roderigo, a tall, dark Spaniard, describes the Saracens as brave and cruel, adherents of Muhammad. Turlogh, a well-built, dark-haired Gaelic warrior, adds his insights, dismissing the existence of dragons but acknowledging the dangers that await them.

Turlogh Dubh O'Brien, Athelstane the Saxon, Don Roderigo del Cortez, Khogar Khan, SomakeldHistorical Adventures
The Shadow of the Vulture

“The Shadow of the Vulture” is a short story by Howard, first published in The Magic Carpet Magazine, in January 1934. The story introduces the character of Red Sonya of Rogatino, who later became the inspiration for the popular character Red Sonja, the archetype of the chainmail-bikini-clad female warrior.

Red Sonya of Rogatino, Gottfried Von Kalmbach, Mikhal Oglu, Suleiman the Magnificent1934-01-00Historical Adventures$140.00
Shadows in the Moonlight

“Iron Shadows in the Moon” is one of the original short stories starring Conan. First published in Weird Tales magazine in April 1934, but then under the name “Shadows in the Moonlight”. Howard originally named his story “Iron Shadows in the Moon”. It’s set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan escaping to a remote island in the Vilayet Sea where he encounters the Red Brotherhood, a skulking creature, and mysterious iron statues.

Alternate title: IRON SHADOWS IN THE MOON.

Conan1932-11-001934-04-00Sword & Sorcery$120.00
Shadows in Zamboula

“Shadows in Zamboula” is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, first published in Weird Tales in November 1935. Its original title was “The Man-Eaters of Zamboula”.

Conan, Aram Baksh, Nafertari, consort of Jungir Khan, alias Zabibi, Jungir Khan, Turanian satrap, alias Alafdahl, Baal-Pteor, Kosalan priest, Totrasmek, Turaninan priest1935-03-001935-11-00Sword & Sorcery$120.00
Shanghied Mitts

Shanghied Mitts is a Sailor Steve Costigan short story by Robert E. Howard. Published under the name Mark Adam. Should probably have been ‘Shanghaied Mitts’.

Steve CostiganBoxing
Sharp’s Gun Serenade

“Sharp’s Gun Serenade” featuring Breckinridge Elkins.First published in Action Stories, January 1937.

Breckinridge Elkins1937-01-00Funny Western$ ?
Shave that Hawg!

Shave that Hawg! Featuring Pike Bearfield. Alternate title: A GENT FROM THE PECOS.

Pike Bearfield
She-Cats of Samarcand

She-Cats of Samarcand. Short story by Marc Cerasini and Charles Hoffman and Robert E. Howard [as by Sam Walser].

John GormanDetective, Spicy
She Devil

She Devil. Under the nae Sam Walser. Alternate title: THE GIRL ON THE HELL SHIP.

Wild Bill Clanton, Raquel O'Shane1936-09-001936-04-00Spicy$48.60
The Sheik

“The Sheik”. Written for the Tattler (Brownwood High School).

1923-03-15Humor
Ship in Mutiny (draft)

A draft of Ship in Mutiny. The story was never published when Howard lived.

Wild Bill ClantonSpicy
Ship in Mutiny

Ship in Mutiny. Never published when Howard lived.

Wild Bill ClantonSpicy
Shore Leave for a Slugger

SHORE LEAVE FOR A SLUGGER. First published in Fight Stories in March 1932 as NIGHT OF BATTLE. Published again with the byline Mark Adam in the same magazine in the Fall 1942 issue and the title was changed to SHORE LEAVE FOR A SLUGGER.

Steve CostiganBoxing
Showdown at Hell’s Canyon

Showdown at Hell’s Canyon.

Alternate title: THE JUDGEMENT OF THE DESERT.

Stan Brannigan, Joan Kirby, Hansen, Mike O'Mara, Sour Sanson, Yaqui Slade, La CostaWestern
The Shunned Castle

The Shunned Castle. A team-up of different Howard characters. Today we would probably call them crossovers. El Borak teams up with the Sonora Kid. Never published in Howard’s lifetime.

El Borak, The Sonora Kid, Steve Allison
The Sign of the Snake

The Sign of the Snake. Featuring Steve Costigan. First published in Action Stories, volume 10, number 10 June 1931.

Steve Costigan1931-06-00Boxing$75.00
The Silver Heel

The Silver Heel. Featuring Steve Harrison.

Steve HarrisonDetective
The Silver Heel (synopsis)

Synopsis of The Silver Heel. Featuring Steve Harrison.

Steve HarrisonDetective
Sisters (article)

Sisters (article).

Six-Gun Interview

Six-Gun Interview,” an unfinished (4200 words) and untitled story by Robert E. Howard, estimated to be half to two-thirds complete, is a tale set in the Western genre, likely written in 1931. The story, tentatively titled “Six-Gun Interview” by Glenn Lord, appears to be an adaptation of Howard’s Sailor Steve Costigan stories to a Western setting. The tale appears to be a precursor to the Breckinridge Elkins series.

Western
Sketches

Sketches. This title was used for two separate collections of stories. It was first used in THE JUNTO, Volume 2, #4, September 1929, for a bundle that included “Sentiment”, “Musings”, “Midnight”, and “Etched in Ebony”. The title was re-used by Glenn Lord for a bundle of seven stories that were published in TRUMPET #7. Those seven stories include “Ambition in the Moonlight”, “To a Man Whose Name I Never Knew”, “Musings”, “Etched in Ebony”, “The Galveston Affair”, “Surrender – Your Money or Your Vice”, and “Them”. All seven stories came from various issues of THE JUNTO.

The Skull of Silence

The Skull of Silence.

Alternate title: THE SCREAMING SKULL OF SILENCE

Kull
Skull-Face

Skull-Face is a fantasy novella by Howard, which appeared as a serial in Weird Tales magazine, beginning in October 1929, and ending in December 1929. It was submitted in 1928 and Weird Tales accepted it for $300.

Stephen Costigan1929-10-00Weird Menace, Strange Detective$300.00
Skulls and Orchids

The very short story ‘Skulls and Orchids’ were presented to both Weird Tales and Argosy but didn’t sell. Howard listed it as v.v.s (very short story) but it could probably also be called a prose poem.

Skulls in the Stars

Skulls in the Stars. First published in Weird Tales, January 1929. In England, Kane is on his way to the hamlet of Torkertown, and must choose one of two paths, a route that leads through a moor or one that leads through a swamp. He is warned that the moor route is haunted and all travelers who take that road die, so he decides to investigate.

Solomon Kane1929-01-00$ 30.00
The Slave-Princess

The Slave-Princess. Unfinished. Featuring Cormac Fitzgeoffrey.

Cormac FitzgeoffreyHistorical Adventures
The Slave-Princess (synopsis)

The Slave-Princess. Synopsis. Featuring Cormac Fitzgeoffrey.

Cormac FitzgeoffreyHistorical Adventures
The Slayer

The Slayer. Unfinished, 1500 words.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty. First published in the Yellow Jacket volume XIII number 7 on October 27th, 1926, Howard Payne College.

1926-10-27Humor
The Slithering Shadow

“The Slithering Shadow” is one of the original short stories starring Conan. First published in the September 1933 issue of Weird Tales magazine. “The Slithering Shadow” is the original title, but the story is also known as “Xuthal of the Dusk” in further publications. It is set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age, and concerns Conan discovering a lost city in a remote desert while encountering a Lovecraftian demon known as Thog.

Conan1933-09-00Sword & Sorcery$120.00
Slugger Bait

Slugger Bait. Published under the name Mark Adam. Featuring Steve Costigan. First published in Fight Stories in December 1931 as ‘Circus Fists’.

Steve CostiganBoxing
The Slugger’s Game

The Slugger’s Game is a Sailor Steve Costigan short story by Robert E. Howard. It was originally published in the May 1934 issue of Jack Dempsey’s Fight Magazine.

Steve Costigan1934-05-00Boxing$35.00
Sluggers of the Beach

Sluggers of the Beach is a Sailor Steve Costigan short story by Robert E. Howard. It was originally published in the August 1934 issue of Jack Dempsey’s Fight Magazine. The story was sold for $35.00.

Steve Costigan1934-08-00Boxing$35.00
The Snout in the Dark

“The Snout in the Dark” is one of the original short stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian, an untitled fragment begun in the 1930s but not finished or published in Howard’s lifetime. It was completed and titled by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter and in this form first published in the collection Conan of Cimmeria (1969).

ConanSword & Sorcery
Solomon Kane

Solomon Kane was the original title Howard had for this story, but it was changed to “Red Shadows” when it was published. It tells a tale of wide scope, one which takes place over many years and in many countries. It’s a tale of unrelenting dogged persistence as Kane spends years of his life seeking to avenge the death of a complete stranger.

Solomon Kane
Some people who have had an influence over me

Some people who have had an influence over me. Written on February 7, 1922, when Howard attended Cross Plains High School.

Something about Eve

Review: Something about Eve. A review Howard did of a book by James Branch Cabell.

Son of the White Wolf

“Son of the White Wolf” is an El Borak short story by Howard. It was originally published in the December 1936 issue of the pulp magazine Thrilling Adventures.

El Borak is a contemporary of T.E. Lawrence, and Lawrence is mentioned several times in the story “Son of the White Wolf,” setting this tale firmly during World War I. Gordon is well-known to the Arabs; the name El Borak is used to striking fear into the hearts of children.

El Borak1936-03-001936-12-00Desert Adventure$50.00
Songs of Bastards (play)

From a long letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa March 1929. Several poems, stories, ramblings and even plays are presented.

Spicy
The Sonora Kid – Cowhand

“The Sonora Kid—Cowhand,” a story by Robert E. Howard, introduces us to the eponymous character, a young, confident, and skilled cowboy named Steve Allison. Set in a ranch environment, the story unfolds with a mix of humor, action, and the classic Western setting. It was never published during Howard’s lifetime.

The Sonora Kid, Steve Allison, Ogallala Brent, Gunboat, Cyclone, SkinnyWestern, Humor
The Sonora Kid’s Winning Hand

The Sonora Kid’s Winning Hand. Short fiction by Robert E. Howard featuring The Sonora Kid.

The Sonora Kid, Steve Allison, Marion Allison, Billy Buckner
Sons of Hate

Sons of Hate. Featuring Gorman & Kirby.

Butch Gorman, Brent KirbyDetective, Strange Detective, Weird Menace
Sons of Hate (partial synopsis)

Partial synopsis of SONS OF HATE. Featuring the private detectives Butch Gorman and Brent Kirby.

Butch Gorman, Brent KirbyDetective, Weird Menace
Sons of the Hawk

Sons of the Hawk, Howard’s original title or “The Country of the Knife” as it was published as is an El Borak short story. It was originally published in the August 1936 issue of the pulp magazine Complete Stories.

El Borak1935-06-00Desert Adventure
The Sophisticate

The Sophisticate.

Sordid Sayings of a Simple Sap

Sordid Sayings of a Simple Sap.

A South Sea Storm

A South Sea Storm. 325 words. Written by Howard on March 2, 1921, when he attended Cross Plains High School.

The Sowers of the Thunder

“The Sowers of the Thunder” is a historical fiction short story by Howard, originally published in Oriental Stories, Winter 1932. It takes place in Outremer (the Crusader states) in the time of General Baibars and deals with the General’s friendly/adversarial relationship with Cahal Ruadh O’Donnell, an Irish Crusader with a troubled past cut in the Howardian mold. Both the Siege of Jerusalem (1244) and the Battle of La Forbie feature in the plot.

Cormac Fitzgeoffrey, Red Cahal O'Donnel, Walter de Brienne1932-01-00Historical Adventures$160.00
Spanish Gold on Devil Horse

Spanish Gold on Devil Horse. This is a 2-part serial (45 pages) that was submitted to Argosy and Adventure but rejected by both in 1928.

Spanish Gold on Devil Horse (early draft)

An early draft of Spanish Gold on Devil Horse.

Spear and Fang

Spear and Fang. First published in Weird Tales, July 1925. After years of rejection slips, Howard finally sold a short caveman tale titled “Spear and Fang”, which netted him the sum of $16 and introduced him to the readers of a struggling pulp called Weird Tales. Spear and Fang is a story of the conflict between Cro-Magnons and Neanderthals.

A-æa, Ga-nor, Ka-nanu1925-07-00$16.00
Spears of Clontarf

Howard’s first version (as Spears of Clontarf) finally saw print in a chapbook in 1978, and his Grey God Passes version was also published posthumously in the anthology collection titled Dark Mind, Dark Heart in 1962.

Turlogh Dubh O'BrienHistorical Adventures
Spears of the East

Spears of the East.

1923-08-00Historical Adventures, Article
Spectres in the Dark

Cross Plains Library has an original draft of this story. A horror story.

Horror, Weird Menace
The Spell of Damballah

The Spell of Damballah.

Weird Menace
The Spirit of Brian Boru

The Spirit of Brian Boru. 1400 words.

The Spirit of Tom Molyneaux

The Spirit of Tom Molyneaux. There exists two typescripts for this story. The first corresponds to the final version submitted to FIGHT STORIES and ARGOSY. It is written in the third person and the ghostly elements are less marked.
The second typescript is written in the first person and the supernatural element is more pronounced. Howard used the name John Taverel for this story. Alternate title: The Spirit of Tom Molyneaux.

Ace JesselBoxing, Horror
The Splendid Brute

The Splendid Brute. 1300 words, incomplete.

Sporting Page

Sporting Page.

Stand up and Slug!

Stand up and Slug! First published in Fight Stories volume 6 number Summer 1940.

Steve CostiganBoxing
Steve Allison

STEVE ALLISON. Originally untitled. 1400 words unfinished story by Robert E. Howard featuring The Sonora Kid.

This untitled and unfinished story fragment by Robert E. Howard features Steve Allison, a central character, in a setting that mixes elements of Western adventure with a hint of mystery and intrigue. The story also introduces his young sister, Mildred, showcasing their close and protective relationship.

The Sonora Kid, Mildred Allison, Steve Allison
The Stones of Destiny

The Stones of Destiny.

The story thus far…

“The Story Thus Far” consists of the short paragraphs that appeared at the start of the second and third portions of “Skull-Face” as it appeared in WEIRD TALES. It is not known if REH wrote these or Farnsworth Wright.

Butch Gorman, Brent KirbyDetective, Weird Menace
The Strange Case of Josiah Wilbarger

“The Strange Case of Josiah Wilbarger” is a harrowing account of survival and the supernatural on the American frontier. Written by Robert E. Howard, this essay tells the story of Josiah Wilbarger, who, in 1833, was scalped and left for dead by Native Americans but miraculously survived.

Josiah Wilbarger, Mrs. Hornsby, MargaretEssay
A Stranger in Grizzly Claw

A Stranger in Grizzly Claw. Featuring Breckinridge Elkins.

Alternate Title: THE SCALP HUNTER.

Breckinridge ElkinsFunny Western
The Street of Grey-Beards

‘The Street of Grey-Beards’ is a short story that is lost. Howard submitted it to Weird Tales in 1925 but it was never published.

The Striking of the Gong

A very short story ‘The Striking of the Gong’ or ‘The Chiming of the Gong’ as Howard referred to in a letter was presented to Argosy, but didn’t sell.

King KullSword & Sorcery
Striped Shirts and Busted Hearts

Striped Shirts and Busted Hearts. Featuring Breckinridge Elkins. This short story was altered slightly to become chapter 1 of the novel, A Gent From Bear Creek.

Breckinridge Elkins, Glory McGraw, Snake River Wilkinson, Joel Braxton, Jim Garfield, Old Man McGraw, Joe McGraw, Bill McGraw, John McGrawFunny Western
A Student of Sockology

Alternative title and variant of: A student of Sockology.

Kid AllisonBoxing
Sucker!

Sucker! First published in Fight Stories volume 6 number 2 Winter 1939-1940. Published under the name Mark Adam.

Alternate title: WINNER TAKE ALL.

Steve Costigan
Sunday in a Small Town

Sunday in a Small Town.

The Supreme Moment

The Supreme Moment.

Horror
Surrender – Your Money or Your Vice

Sirrender – Your Money or Your Vice. Movie review. Published in The Junto volume 1 number 6 by Booth Mooney, September 1928.

1928-09-00
The Sword

The Sword. Published by REH himself in THE GOLDEN CALIPH, circa August 1923. Only one copy is known. This was REH’s own amateur magazine.

Article
Sword Woman

Sword Woman. Featuring Dark Agnes de Chastillon (also known as Agnes de Chastillon, Dark Agnes, Agnes de la Fere and The Sword Woman). She is a fictional character created by Robert E. Howard and the protagonist of three stories set in 16th Century France, which were not printed until long after the author’s death.

Agnes de ChastillonHistorical Adventures
Swords of Shahrazar

Swords of Shahrazar” is a direct sequel to “The Treasures of Tartary”, following Kirby O’Donnell only days later. The story starts with a recap of “The Treasures of Tartary”, then brings us up to date.

Kirby O'Donnell1934-10-00Desert Adventure, Historical Adventures$124.90
Swords of the Hills

Swords of the Hills is the original title of this story, but it is better known as “The Lost Valley of Iskander”. It is an El Borak short story by Robert E. Howard. It was not published within Howard’s lifetime, the first publication was in the FAX Collector’s Editions hardback The Lost Valley of Iskander in 1974.

El Borak, Francis Xavier Gordon, Gustav Hunyadi, Bardylis of Attalus, Ptolemy the King, AbdullahDesert Adventure
Swords of the Northern Sea

Swords of the Northern Sea. Unpublished during Howard’s lifetime. This is one of a handful of short stories Howard wrote about yet another in his large clan of ferocious Irish warriors. Cormac Mac Art is an outlawed Gael, a pirate, and a Reiver. He is very similar to Turlogh O’Brien.

Cormac Mac Art, Rognor the Red, Hakon, Tarala, Anzace, WulfhereHistorical Adventures
Swords of the Purple Kingdom

“Swords of the Purple Kingdom” was never published in Howard’s lifetime. It was first printed in King Kull by Lancer in 1967.

King Kull1929-06-00Sword & Sorcery
Swords of the Red Brotherhood

Swords of the Red Brotherhood. Featuring Terence “Black” Vulmea. “The Black Stranger” is a fantasy short story by American writer Robert E. Howard, one of his works featuring the sword & sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian. It was written in the 1930s, but not published in his lifetime. When the original Conan version of his story failed to find a publisher, Howard rewrote “The Black Stranger” into a piratical Terence Vulmea story entitled “Swords of the Red Brotherhood”. This story was also not accepted.

Terence (Black) VulmeaPirate Adventure
The Tale of Am-Ra

The Tale of Am-Ra. 180 words, unfinished.

The Tale of the Rajah’s Ring

The Tale of the Rajah’s Ring. Featuring Lal Singh.

Lal SinghHistorical Adventures
Tallyho!

Tallyho! 1000 words fragment.

Talons in the Dark

Talons in the Dark.

Alternate title and variant of BLACK TALONS.

Joel Brill, Yut Wuen, Jugra Singh, Buckley
Taverel Manor

Taverel Manor. A sequel to Skull Face, begun by Howard but finished by Richard A. Lupoff. Featuring Stephen Costigan (not Sailor Steve Costigan).

Stephen Costigan, John GordonStrange Detective, Weird Menace
Teeth of Doom

Teeth of Doom. Under the name: Patrick Ervin. Featuring Steve Harrison.

Steve HarrisonDetective
The Teeth of Gwahlur

The Teeth of Gwahlur is another name for “Jewels of Gwahlur” and is one of the original short stories starring the fictional sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard. Set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age, it concerns several parties, including Conan, fighting over and hunting for the eponymous treasure in Hyborian Africa. The tale was first published in the March 1935 issue of Weird Tales. Howard’s original title for the story was “The Servants of Bit-Yakin”.

Conan1934-06-00Sword & Sorcery
The Temple of Abomination

The Temple of Abomination. Unpublished and unfinished during Howard’s lifetime. This is one of a handful of short stories Howard wrote about yet another in his large clan of ferocious Irish warriors. Cormac Mac Art is an outlawed Gael, a pirate, and a Reiver. He is very similar to Turlogh O’Brien.

Cormac Mac Art, Wulfhere Hausakliufr, Fabricus, Thorfinn Jarl’s bane, Black Hrothgar, Hakon Snorri’s son, Thorfinn, Arthur Pendragon, Lancelot, GawaineHistorical Adventures
Temptress of the Tower of Torture and Sin

Temptress of the Tower of Torture and Sin.

Original title: THE VOICE OF EL-LIL.

Ten Minutes on a Street Corner

Ten Minutes on a Street Corner. 500 words. Written by Howard during 1921-1922 when he attended Cross Plains High School, undated.

Texas Fists

Alternative title: SHANGHIED MITTS.

Steve Costigan1931-05-00Boxing$75.00
Texas John Alden

Texas John Alden. Originally a Buckner J. Grimes story titled “Ring-Tailed Tornado”. Published under the name of Patrick Ervin.
Rewritten by someone at the Kline agency into a Breckinridge Elkins story.

Breckinridge Elkins, Bizz Ridgeway, Betty Wilkinson, Gloria La Venner, Ace Middleton, Rudwell Shapley Jr, Marshal SantryFunny Western
A Texas Prodigal

Knife-River Prodigal. Featuring Buckner J. Grimes. Alternate title: A TEXAS PRODIGAL.A Texas Prodigal. Featuring Buckner J. Grimes.

Alternate title: KNIFE-RIVER PRODIGAL.

Buckner J. Grimes
The Texas Wildcat

The Texas Wildcat. Featuring Kid Allison.

Alternate title: THE WILDCAT AND THE STAR.

Kid AllisonBoxing
Them

Them. Published in The Junto volume 1 number 6 by Booth Mooney, September 1928.

THE JUNTO was a literary travelogue circulated from member to member on its mailing list with each member adding some content.

1928-09-00
The Thessalians

The Thessalians. First published in the Yellow Jacket volume XIII number 16, Howard Payne College on January 13th, 1927.

1927-01-13Humor
They Always Come Back

They Always Come Back.

Boxing
The Thing on the Roof (draft)

The Thing on the Roof (draft).

The Thing on the Roof first appeared in the February 1932 issue of Weird Tales. Howard sold it to Weird Tales for $40.00, but later said he would have let it go for free, just to see it in print. He was quite fond of it. The story is set in the early 1930’s, and focuses on the legend surrounding the Temple of the Toad God. Howard’s occult tome, Nameless Cults plays a big part in the story.

1930-12-00Horror, Mythos
The Thing on the Roof

The Thing on the Roof first appeared in the February 1932 issue of Weird Tales. Howard sold it to Weird Tales for $40.00, but later said he would have let it go for free, just to see it in print. He was quite fond of it. The story is set in the early 1930’s, and focuses on the legend surrounding the Temple of the Toad God. Howard’s occult tome, Nameless Cults plays a big part in the story.

1930-12-001932-02-00Horror, Mythos$40.00
Thoroughbreds

Thoroughbreds.1800 words.

Three Perils of Sailor Costigan

Three Perils of Sailor Costigan consists of three untitled stories: untitled story (“I had just hung …”), untitled story (“It was the end …”), and untitled story (“The night Sailor Steve …”).

Steve CostiganBoxing
Three-Bladed Doom

An El Borak story titled “Three Bladed Doom” had a short (24.000 words) and a long (42.000 words) version.

El Borak, Baber Khan, Ahmed Shah, Lal Singh, Yar Ali Khan, Amir of Afghanistan, Francis Xavier GordonDesert Adventure
Through the Ages

Through the Ages. Unfinished, 800 words.

A Thunder of Trumpets

A THUNDER OF TRUMPETS by Robert E. Howard and Thurston Torbett appeared in the September 1938 issue of Weird Tales—the advertisement in the preceding issue declared:

Horror
The Thunder-Rider

“The Thunder-Rider” by Robert E. Howard tells the story of John Garfield, who is the reincarnation of a Comanche warrior named Iron Heart. Through a mystical experience, Garfield recalls his past life and the various exploits and conflicts of Iron Heart. The narrative alternates between Garfield’s current life and his past, exploring themes of identity, cultural heritage, and the timeless nature of certain human experiences. The story delves into the spiritual journey of its main character, his connection to his past, and his understanding of himself as a man of two worlds.

John Garfield, Iron Heart, Eagle Feather, Conchita, Red Knife, Tezcatlipoca, Xototl
Tigers of the Sea

Tigers of the Sea. This was only a fragment and the story was unpublished and unfinished during Howard’s lifetime. The story was first published by Grant in Tigers of the Sea in 1974 and Richard Tierney completed it based on Howard’s fragment.

This is one of a handful of short stories Howard wrote about yet another in his large clan of ferocious Irish warriors. Cormac Mac Art is an outlawed Gael, a pirate, and a Reiver. He is very similar to Turlogh O’Brien.

Cormac Mac Art, King Gerinth, Conal, Wulfhere, Donal, Princess Helen, Thorleif Hordi's son, Marcus, Hrut, Hrut, Halfgar Wolf's-tooth, Rudd ThorwaldHistorical Adventures
The TNT Punch

The TNT Punch. Featuring Steve Costigan. First published in Action Stories, volume 10, number 5 January 1931.

Alternate titles: WATERFRONT LAW and THE WATERFRONT WALLOP

Steve Costigan1931-01-00Boxing$75.00
To a Man Whose Name I Never Knew

To a man whose name I never knew. Published in The Junto volume 1 number 8 by Booth Mooney, November 1928.

THE JUNTO was a literary travelogue circulated from member to member on its mailing list with each member adding some content.

1928-11-00
Tom Sharkey – Mankiller

‘Tom Sharkey – Mankiller’ was an article Howard wrote that is now lost. It is not known where Howard submitted it, but it was probably in 1925.

The Tom Thumb Moider Mystery

The Tom Thumb Moider Mystery. A murder mystery parody. From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa May 1932.

Cormac FitzGeoffrey, Genghis Khan, Steve Costigan, Kid Allison are all mentioned by name.

The Tomb of the Dragon

The Tomb of the Dragon

Mike Dorgan, Bill McGloryBoxing
The Tomb’s Secret

The Tomb’s Secret. Under the name: Patrick Ervin. Featuring Steve Harrison.

The February 1934 issue of STRANGE DETECTIVE STORIES carried two stories by REH: “The Tomb’s Secret” and “Fangs of Gold”. It appears that the story titles were inadvertently switched. Howard’s agent, Otis Adelbert Kline, kept a list of titles and the magazines that purchased them.

Steve Harrison1934-02-00Detective$72.25
A Touch of Color

A Touch of Color.

The Touch of Death

The Touch of Death. Old Adam Farrel lay dead in the house wherein he had lived alone for the last twenty years. A silent, churlish recluse, in his life he had known no friends, and only two men had watched his passing… little did they know the Fearsome Touch of Death had not left the house…

Horror
A Touch of Trivia

A Touch of Trivia.

A Tough Nut to Crack

A Tough Nut to Crack. Unfinished. An aborted Kid Allison tale that was re-written into a Kid Clarny tale. Both versions are dated from early to mid-1931 and are unfinished. The Clarny version is more fleshed out.

Kid AllisonBoxing
A Tough Nut to Crack

A Tough Nut to Crack. Unfinished. An aborted Kid Allison tale that was re-written into a Kid Clarny tale. Both versions are dated from early to mid-1931 and are unfinished. The Clarny version is more fleshed out.

Kid ClarnyBoxing
The Tower of the Elephant

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. Set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age, it concerns Conan infiltrating a perilous tower to steal a fabled gem from an evil sorcerer named Yara. Its unique insights into the Hyborian world and atypical science fiction elements have led the story to be considered a classic of Conan lore and is often cited by Howard scholars as one of his best tales.

Conan, Yag-Kosha, Yara, Taurus1932-03-001933-03-00Sword & Sorcery$95.00
The Tower of Time

The Tower of Time. A fragment. Lin Carter completed this for Fantastic Sword & Sorcery and Fantasy Stories June 1975.

Alternate title: AKRAM THE MYSTERIOUS.

James AllisonHistorical Adventures
The Track of Bohemund

The Track of Bohemund. An unfinished draft. Probably completed by Grant for the publications in The Road of Azrael.

Historical Adventures
The Toy Rattle Murder Case

The Toy Rattle Murder Case by (Jack) A.S.S. Von Swine. A murder mystery parody. From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa May 1932.

The Trail of the Blood-Stained God

Alternative titles: ‘The Bloodstained God’ and ‘The Trail of the Blood-stained God’. Cross Plains Library has an original draft of this story.

Originally a Kirby O’Donnell story titled ‘The Trail of the Blood-Stained God’. It was re-written by L. Sprague de Camp into a Conan story titled ‘The Bloodstained God’. De Camp changed the names of the characters, added the sorcery elements, and recast the setting into Howard’s Hyborian Age. The story was first published in the hardbound collection Tales of Conan (Gnome Press, 1955), and subsequently appeared in the paperback collection Conan of Cimmeria (Lancer Books, 1969), as part of which it has been translated into German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Italian. The stories elements were used on the 1976 Peter Pan Records audio drama record: Conan the Barbarian, entitled The Jewel of the Ages.

Kirby O'DonnellDesert Adventure, Historical Adventures
The Trail of the Dinosaur

The Trail of the Dinosaur.

Alternate titles: THE LAND OF FORGOTTEN AGES and THE TRAIL OF THE MAMMOTH.

The Trail of the Mammoth

The Trail of the Mammoth.

Alternate titles: THE LAND OF FORGOTTEN AGES and THE TRAIL OF THE DINOSAUR.

The Trail of the Single Foot

‘The Trail of the Single Foot’ is a short story that is lost. Howard submitted it to Weird Tales in 1925 but it was never published.

The Trail of the Snake

The Trail of the Snake

Boxing
The Treasure of Henry Morgan

The Treasure of Henry Morgan. 2500 words fragment.

Treasure of Shaibar Khan

Treasure of Shaibar Khan.

Alternate title: SWORDS OF SHARAZAR.

The Treasure of Tranicos

The Treasure of Tranicos is L. Sprague de Camp’s rewrite of “The Black Stranger”. Howard wrote THE BLACK STRANGER as a Conan story. When the original Conan version of his story failed to find a publisher, Howard rewrote “The Black Stranger” into a piratical Terence Vulmea story entitled “Swords of the Red Brotherhood”. This story was also not accepted.

ConanSword & Sorcery
The Treasures of Tartary

THE TREASURES OF TARTARY.

Kirby O’Donnell is an American treasure hunter, created by Howard, in early-twentieth-century Afghanistan disguised as a Kurdish merchant, “Ali el Ghazi”. Howard only wrote three stories about O’Donnell, one of which was not published within his lifetime.

Kirby O'Donnell1935-01-00Desert Adventure, Historical Adventures$42.50
The Turkish Menace

The Turkish Menace. Name used: Patrick Ervin.

Alternate title: SAILOR DORGAN AND THE TURKISH MENACE.

Dennis DorganBoxing
Twentieth Century Slave Trade

Twentieth Century Slave Trade

A Twentieth-Century Rip Van Winkle

A Twentieth-Century Rip Van Winkle. Written when Howard attended Cross Plains High School. Date October 13, 1920. First published in The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval (Paradox Entertainment, March 2007).

The Twilight of the Grey Gods

The Twilight of the Grey Gods. Features Turlogh Dubh O’Brien, “once a chief of Clan na O’Brien”.

Turlogh Dubh O'BrienHistorical Adventures
Two Against Tyre

TWO AGAINST TYRE is a story based on an unpublished story featuring Eithriall the Gaul, one of the lesser-known characters created by Robert E. Howard.[1] The story celebrated the pageantry of medieval knighthood, the exoticism of the Orient, the ferocity of the invaders from the steppes, the mysteries of the seraglio, and the rise and fall of great dynasties. It was adapted by Marvel Comics into the Conan The Barbarian comics episode Two Against Turan, with major changes in the storyline.

Eithriall the GaulHistorical Adventures
A Two-Fisted Santa Claus

A Two-Fisted Santa Claus. Featuring Dennis Dorgan and was written under the pseudonym, Patrick Ervin.

Dennis DorganBoxing
Two Wrongs Make a Wright

‘Two Wrongs Make a Wright’ is a short story that is lost. Howard submitted it to Police Gazette in 1925 but it was never published.

Typing Practice

Typed pages that appear to be typing practice.

Under the Baobab Tree

Under the Baobab Tree

Under the Great Tiger

Under the Great Tiger was a collaboration between Robert E. Howard and Tevis Clyde Smith. Published in two parts in the All-Around Magazine May-June and July 1923. This magazine was Tevis Clyde Smith’s amateur paper.

Yussef Ullah1923-05-00Historical Adventures
Unhand me, Villain

Unhand me, Villain. First published in The Tattler, the Brownwood High School paper, March 1, 1923.

Hawkshaw1923-02-15Detective Parody
A Unique Hat

A Unique Hat. 175 words.

Unsigned Contract

Unsigned Contract. Seems to be a contract for the rewriting of the story ‘West of the Rio Grande’. A story of the modern West. Plot construction by R. Fowler Gafford, literary style by Robert E. Howard. The story was never published.

Usurp the Night

Usurp the Night. Considered part of the Cthulhu Mythos. Cats, dogs, babies, children, and tramps successively and mysteriously disappear from the neighborhood.

Alternate title: THE HOOFED THING.

Michael Strang, Marjory Ash, John StarkMythos
The Vale of Lost Women

THE VALE OF LOST WOMEN is a fantasy short story by Howard and one of his original short stories about Conan the Cimmerian. It was not published during his lifetime. The Magazine of Horror first published the story in its Spring, 1967 issue.

Conan, Livia, Bajujh, king of the Bakalah tribe, Aja, Bakalah war chief1933-02-00Sword & Sorcery
The Valley of the Golden Web

‘The Valley of the Golden Web’ is a very short story that is lost. Howard submitted it to Weird Tales in 1927 but it was never published.

The Valley of the Lost (1)

Glenn Lord had erroneously titled this story “The Valley of the Lost,” as he thought it was the story that had been announced for the last issue of STRANGE TALES that never got published; as it turns out, he was wrong, and when the proper story showed up, Glenn Lord titled it “The Secret of Lost Valley.”

Jim Brill1932-01-00Weird Western, Horror
The Valley of the Lost (2)

The Valley of the Lost (2).

Alternate title: SECRET OF LOST VALLEY. The story begins with “As a wolf spies…”.

John Kirowan, Evelyn Gordon
The Valley of the Worm

The story begins with James Allison, lying on his deathbed, reminiscing about his past lives. He believes he has lived through many incarnations, always as a member of the Aryan or Nordheimer race. Allison recalls a specific life as Niord, a powerful warrior, and his encounter with a horrific, demonic entity known as the Worm.

James Allison, Niord, Grom, Bragi1932-07-001934-02-00Sword & Sorcery, Horror, Historical Adventures, Mythos$80.00
The Value of Athletics to the School

The Value of Athletics to the School. School work Howard wrote when he was a ninth-grader at Cross Plains High School. Written on January 12, 1921.

Vengeance of a Woman

Vengeance of a Woman

The Vicar of Wakefield

A review of the book THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD. Written by Howard when he was attending Brownwood Highschool between 1922-23. It’s undated.

Howard also mentioned the Vicar of Wakefield to H.P. Lovecraft in November 2, 1932.

Vikings of the Gloves

VIKINGS OF THE GLOVES. Published in FIGHT STORIES Fall 1940. Published under the name of Mark Adam. “Includin’ the Scandinavian” previously appeared in FIGHT STORIES V4N9, February 1932 as “Vikings of the Gloves”

Steve Costigan, Mushy Hansen, Hakon Torkilsen, Bill O'Brien, Sven Larson, Old Man, Mike1932-02-00Boxing$65.00
The Voice of Death

The Voice of Death. Featuring Steve Harrison.

Steve HarrisonDetective
The Voice of Doom

The Voice of Doom.

Boxing
The Voice of El-lil

THE VOICE OF EL-LIL is an adventure tale. An Englishman and an American venture into Somaliland where they discover a tribe of people who have not advanced/progressed with the rest of the world and have remained as they were about 3,000 years earlier.

First published in Oriental Stories Volume 1 Number 1, October/November 1930.

Bill Kirby, John Conrad, Naluna, the dancer of El-lil1930-10-00$90.00
The Voice of the Mob

The Voice of the Mob.

Voyages with Villains

VOYAGES WITH VILLAINS is from a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa July 1930. Howard. It’s a comedy where he uses himself, Smith and Vinson as “The Rogues of America”.

Vulture’s Roost

‘Vulture’s Roost’ is a short story that is lost. Howard submitted it to Weird Tales 1926 but it was never published.

Vultures’ Sanctuary

“Vultures’ Sanctuary” by Robert E. Howard is set in the wilds of the Old West, where the lead character, Big Mac, encounters the infamous Checotah Kid. The Kid, an outlaw, seeks Mac’s help for a seemingly lucrative gold mine venture. As the story unfolds, it becomes apparent that the Kid’s intentions are far from honest, leading to intense confrontations and betrayals. This tale is steeped in the themes of treachery, survival, and the moral complexities of a lawless land.

Big Mac, Checotah Kid, Slip Ratner, Judith Ellis, Old Man Ellis, El Bravo, Stark Campbell, John Garrison, Red Emmett, Wolf Wilson1936-11-00Western$ ?
The Vultures

The Vultures.

Western
The Vultures of Teton Gulch

The Vultures.

Western
The Vultures of Wahpeton

The Vultures of Wahpeton.

Western
The Vultures of Whapeton

The Vultures of Whapeton

Steve Corcoran, John Middleton, Colonel Hopkins, Glory Bland, Bill McNab, Ace Brent, Joel Miller, Joel Miller, Buck Gorman1936-12-00Western$ 135.00
The Wandering Years

The Wandering Years

War on Bear Creek

WAR ON BEAR CREEK. Featuring Breckinridge Elkins.First published in Action Stories, April 1935. This short story was altered slightly to become Chapter 12 of the novel, A Gent From Bear Creek.

Breckinridge Elkins1935-04-00Funny Western$54.00
Waterfront Fists

WATERFRONT FISTS. First published in Fight Stories September 1930. Featuring Steve Costigan. It was published again in Fight Stories volume 6 number Summer 1940 but then under the name, Mark Adam, and the title STAND UP AND SLUG!

Steve Costigan, Bill O'Brien, Gloria, Sven Larsen1930-09-00Boxing$90.00
Waterfront Law

WATERFRONT LAW. First published as THE TNT PUNCH in Action Stories, volume 10, number 5 January 1931. Featuring Steve Costigan.

Steve CostiganBoxing
The Waterfront Wallop

THE WATERFRONT WALLOP. Published in Fight Stories Fall 1941 under the name Mark Adam. First published as THE TNT PUNCH in Action Stories, volume 10, number 5 January 1931. Featuring Steve Costigan.

Steve CostiganBoxing
The Way of the Swords

THE WAY OF THE SWORDS is the name from an early draft Glenn Lord published in the Donald Grant book ‘Road of Azrael’. The original title is THE ROAD OF THE EAGLES for which two drafts presently exist. It’s an unpublished historical adventure store that de Camp turned into a Conan story.

Historical Adventures
The Weaker Sex

The Weaker Sex

Weary Pilgrims on the Road

Weary Pilgrims on the Road.

Breckinridge ElkinsFunny Western
Weekly short story

Weekly short story. First published in the Yellow Jacket volume XIII number 16, Howard Payne College. Originally without a title.

1926-11-03Humor
The Weeping Willow

The short story ‘The Weeping Willow’ or ‘The Weepin’ Willow” was submitted to Fight Story and Argosy, but rejected.

Boxing
The Werewolf Murder Case

The Werewolf Murder Case. Part of a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, circa after mid-1932.

Jailum Smith, Few Menchew
West is West

West is West. First published in The Tattler, the Brownwood High School paper, December 1922.

Hawkshaw1922-12-22Humor
The West Tower

The West Tower. Short fiction by Robert E. Howard featuring The Sonora Kid. A 5000-word fragment.

Set in Berlin. Steve Allison and Billy Buckner are invited by their friend Helen Tranton to a party in an old castle in the Black Forest.

The Sonora Kid, Helen Tranton, Steve Allison, Billy Buckner, Captain Ludvig von Schlieder, Erich Steindorf
Westward Ho!

Westward Ho! 1700 words, incomplete.

Steve Bender, Weary McGrew, The Whale
What I did in vacation

What I did in Vacation. Three pages of REH-hand written schoolwork.

What I did to help win the war

What I did to help win the war. Two pages of REH-hand written schoolwork.

What the Deuce?

What the Deuce? 450 words, incomplete.

Steve Bender, Weary McGrew, The Whale
What my signature means to me

What my signature means to me

What the Nation Owes to the South

What the Nation Owes to the South is an essay written for the Brownwood Bulletin and published on May 26th, 1923.

1923-05-26Article
The Wheel Turns

The Wheel Turns. 12,000 words, unfinished.

When Bear Creek Came to Chawed Ear

When Bear Creek Came to Chawed Ear. Featuring Breckinridge Elkins. First published in The Summit Country Journal. Stories, 1971 as a 27-part serial.

Breckinridge ElkinsFunny Western
Where Strange Gods Squall (part 1)

Where Strange Gods Squall (part 1). From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. October 1927.

Where Strange Gods Squall (part 2)

Where Strange Gods Squall (part 2). From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. fall 1927.

While Smoke Rolled

WHILE SMOKE ROLLED. Featuring Breckinridge Elkins. A known early draft of this story is a Pike Bearfield story, not a Breckinridge Elkins story. It is not known who made the character change, Howard or Otis Adelbert Kline.

Breckinridge ElkinsFunny Western
While the Smoke Rolled

WHILE THE SMOKE ROLLED. An early draft featuring Pike Bearfield, not a Breckinridge Elkins story. It is not known who made the character change, Howard or Otis Adelbert Kline.

Pike BearfieldFunny Western
The White Jade Ring

The White Jade Ring. 1400 words, fragment.

The Sonora Kid, Steve Allison
The Wildcat and the Star

The Wildcat and the Star. First published in The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval (Paradox Press, March 2007).

Kid AllisonBoxing
The Wild Man

The Wild Man. 2400 words.

Steve Bender, Weary McGrew, The Whale
Wild Water

Wild Water. First published in Cross Plains #7, George Hamilton, September 1975. Jim Reynolds sets out to take down the corrupt politcal machine of Bisley, Texas. But his idea of justice brings more than he bargained for.

Jim Reynolds, Saul Hopkins, John Brill, Joel Jackson, Bill Emmett, Mike DaleyWestern
Wild Water (early draft)

Wild Water. An early draft. Jim Reynolds sets out to take down the corrupt political machine of Bisley, Texas. But his idea of justice brings more than he bargained for. A typescript reproduction was provided to Legacy Circle members of the Robert E. Howard Foundation with Newsletter #1.

Jim Reynolds
Wild Water Timing

Wild Water Timing

Windigo! Windigo!

‘Windigo! Windigo!’ is a short story that is lost. Howard submitted it to Weird Tales, Adventure, Argosy, Tales of Mystery & Magic and Ace-High in 1925 but it was never published.

Wings in the Night

WINGS IN THE NIGHT. First published in Weird Tales in July 1932. Featuring Solomon Kane.

Kane comes across an entire village wiped out, and all of the roofs have been ripped off, as if by something attempting to get inside from above.

Solomon Kane1932-07-00$118.00
The Wings of the Bat

The Wings of the Bat

Winner Take All

WINNER TAKE ALL The story was accepted around April 1930 by Fight Stories and published in volume 3 number 2, July 1930. Featuring Steve Costigan.

Steve Costigan1930-07-00Boxing$80.00
Witch from Hell’s Kitchen

Witch from Hell’s Kitchen. First published in Avon Fantasy Reader #18, Avon, 1952.

Horror
A Witch Shall Be Born

A WITCH SHALL BE BORN is one of the original sword and sorcery novellas by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian. It was written in only a few days in the spring of 1934 and first published in Weird Tales in December 1934.

Queen Taramis of Khauran awakens one day to find her identical twin sister, Salome, staring her in the face. As an infant, Salome was deemed a witch due to a crescent-shaped birthmark on her chest. This birthmark was believed to be a sign of evil, so she was left in the desert to die. However, a magician from Khitai (China) found Salome, brought her up, and instructed her in the art of sorcery.

Conan, Queen Taramis of Khauran, Salome, Olgerd Vladislav1934-05-001934-12-00Sword & Sorcery$155.00
With a set of Rattlesnake Rattles

With a set of Rattlesnake Rattles. Essay from an unidentified letter to H.P. Lovecraft along with a set of rattlesnake rattles. Howard later commented about this in another letter to Lovecraft dated November 11, 1933.

Wizard and Warrior

WIZARD AND WARRIOR. An untitled draft completed by Lin Carter and given a title. Carter’s contribution starts with “It was the Sungara”.

King KullSword & Sorcery
Wolfsdung

WOLFSDUNG. Part of a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. January 1928. The letter contains the funny story WOLFSDUNG, sort of a parody of Howard’s own story WOLFSHEAD. Featuring some of the same names in the more serious story.

De MontourHumor
Wolfshead

WOLFSHEAD is the title of a short story about lycanthropy by Howard, first published in the April 1926 issue of Weird Tales. The title was also used for a posthumously-published collection of seven novelettes by the same author, named after the story “Wolfshead”, which it also includes.

de Montour, Dom Vincente, Don Florenzo1926-04-00Horror$50.00
Wolves – and a Sword

WOLVES – AND A SWORD. 3500 words, incomplete.

Wolves Beyond the Border

WOLVES BEYOND THE BORDER is one of the original Conan stories by Howard featuring. It’s only a fragment begun in the 1930s and was not finished or published in Howard’s lifetime. It is a peripheral story in the canon in that while it takes place in Conan’s “Hyborian Age” and during Conan’s lifetime, Conan does not actually appear, but is merely mentioned. The story was completed by L. Sprague de Camp and in this form first published in the collection Conan the Usurper (1967). It has since been published in its original form.

ConanSword & Sorcery
Wolves Beyond the Border (draft A)

WOLVES BEYOND THE BORDER, draft A

ConanSword & Sorcery
Wolves Beyond the Border (draft B)

WOLVES BEYOND THE BORDER, draft B

ConanSword & Sorcery
Worms of the Earth

WORMS OF THE EARTH. It was originally published in the magazine Weird Tales in November 1932. The story features one of Howard’s recurring protagonists, Bran Mak Morn, a legendary king of the Picts.

Bran Mak Morn1932-11-00Horror, Mythos$120.00
Worms of the Earth (draft)

WORMS OF THE EARTH. Draft.

Bran Mak MornHorror, Mythos
Xuthal of the Dusk

“The Slithering Shadow” is one of the original short stories starring Conan. First published in the September 1933 issue of Weird Tales magazine. “The Slithering Shadow” is the original title, but the story is also known as “Xuthal of the Dusk” in further publications. It is set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age, and concerns Conan discovering a lost city in a remote desert while encountering a Lovecraftian demon known as Thog.

Conan1932-111933-09-00Sword & Sorcery
Ye College Days

YE COLLEGE DAYS. First published in the Yellow Jacket volume XIII number 17, Howard Payne College on January 20, 1927.

1927-01-20Humor
The Year 1021 (notes)

The Year 1021 (notes). Notes prepared by REH while preparing HAWKS OVER EGYPT.

The Yellow Cobra

THE YELLOW COBRA. Howard sent Otis Adelbert Kline a finished typescript entitled “Sailor Costigan and the Yellow Cobra.” This typescript was first corrected, and then later changed into the Dennis Dorgan story “Sailor Dorgan and the Yellow Cobra” by Patrick Ervin. It was sold to MAGIC CARPET MAGAZINE, but never published by them. The typescript at the Cross Plains Library is Howard’s, but correction tape has been used to change Howard to Ervin, Costigan to Dorgan, Mike to Spike, The Sea Girl to The Python, etc.) Still, later, a “clean copy” was produced that incorporated all the changes and corrections.

Dennis DorganBoxing
Yellow Laughter

YELLOW LAUGHTER. 325 words, incomplete, rejected by Weird Tales.

Weird Menace
You Got to Kill a Bulldog

YOU GOT TO KILL A BULLDOG. Published under the name Mark Adam. Originally titled ‘The Bull Dog Breed’. It is a Sailor Steve Costigan short story by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in the February 1930 issue of Fight Stories.

Steve CostiganBoxing
Untitled (“500 Torguts”)

UNTITLED (“500 Torguts”). REH wrote a short recap of Lamb’s story, then wrote his own story synopsis, though he never turned it into a final story.

Untitled article (I like John L. Sullivan.)

UNTITLED ARTICLE (I like John L. Sullivan.).

Untitled article (I progress slowly in my classification of champions)

UNTITLED ARTICLE (I progress slowly in my classification of champions.)

Untitled article (Munn! Munn!)

UNTITLED ARTICLE (Munn! Munn!). First published in Howard’s amateur press publication, The Right Hook volume 1, number 2, circa April-May, 1925.

Untitled article (On May 29 Mike McTigue…)

UNTITLED ARTICLE (On May 29 Mike McTigue…). First published in Howard’s amateur press publication, The Right Hook volume 1, number 2, circa April-May, 1925.

Untitled article (The round started slow…)

UNTITLED ARTICLE (The round started slow…)

Untitled draft (Amboola awakened slowly, . . .)

UNTITLED DRAFT. (Amboola awakened slowly, . . .). An untitled draft for a Conan story.

Tuthmes, Amboola, Ageera, Afari, Tananda, ConanSword & Sorcery
Untitled draft (The Haunted Mountain)

UNTITLED DRAFT (The Haunted Mountain)

Untitled draft (The Persians had all fled . . .)

Untitled draft (The Persians had all fled . . .)

Historical Adventures
Untitled draft (Three men squatted beside the . . .)

UNTITLED DRAFT. Untitled draft (Three men squatted beside the . . .)

Untitled essay (…which has characterized…)

Circa 1920-1923. Originally an untitled essay (. . . which is characterized . . .), followed by six pages of general notes on all things Celtic, tentatively titled “Notes on the Celts”; the essay was handwritten, the rest of the pages typed, all facsimile reproduction of original REH pages; was reprinted completely in THE NEW HOWARD READER; just the essay in BRAN MAK MORN.

Untitled fragment (A gray sky arched…)

UNTITLED FRAGMENT (A gray sky arched…). Featuring Bran Mak Morn.

Bran Mak MornHistorical Adventures
Untitled fragment (The battlefield stretched silent, . . .)

UNTITLED FRAGMENT (The battlefield stretched silent, . . .) is one of the original short stories by Howard, starring Conan. An untitled fragment begun in the 1930s but not finished or published in Howard’s lifetime. It was completed and titled by Lin Carter and given the name THE HAND OF NERGAL.

ConanSword & Sorcery
Untitled fragment (Beneath the glare of the sun . . .)

UNTITLED FRAGMENT (Beneath the glare of the sun . . .)

James AllisonHorror, Mythos, Historical Adventures
Untitled fragment ( . . . fabulous amount stated in the exaggerated legend,)

UNTITLED FRAGMENT ( . . . fabulous amount stated in the exaggerated legend,)

Untitled fragment (Feel the edge, dog, and move not!)

UNTITLED FRAGMENT (Feel the edge, dog, and move not!).

SWORDS OF SHAHRAZAR was originally offered to VI Cooper for THRILLING ADVENTURES, somebody asked for a rewrite, and REH rewrote the opening significantly. It was then offered again to Cooper, who turned it down, and it was subsequently sold to Miller with TOP-NOTCH.

Kirby O'Donnell
Untitled fragment (The Honor of Beffum.)

UNTITLED FRAGMENT (The honor of Beffum.). A small excerpt from FOR THE HONOR OF THE SCHOOL.

Untitled fragment (Men have had visions ere now. . . .)

UNTITLED FRAGMENT (Men have had visions ere now. . . .). 12,000 words, unfinished. This fragment is not included in the Wandering Star edition. It is believed that this was to be a Bran Mak Morn story.

Bran Mak Morn
Untitled fragment (. . . throat under his lower jaw, and I had . . .)

UNTITLED FRAGMENT (. . . throat under his lower jaw, and I had . . .)

Untitled note (Jack Dempsey)

UNTITLED NOTE (Jack Dempsey)

1923-08-00
Untitled notes (Knute Hansen)

UNTITLED NOTES (Knute Hansen)

Untitled note (The Texas journalist . . .)

UNTITLED NOTE (The Texas journalist . . .). Note about Tevis Clyde Smith.

Untitled notes (The Westermarck: located between . . .)

UNTITLED NOTES (The Westermarck: located between . . .)

Untitled play (A typical small town drugstore . . .)

UNTITLED PLAY. (A typical small town drugstore . . .). From a letter To Tevis Clyde Smith, week of February 20, 1928.

Untitled story (“Arrange, Madame, arrange!”)

UNTITLED STORY (“Arrange, Madame, arrange!”). Unfinished.

Untitled story (As he approached the two, he swept off his feathered hat . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (As he approached the two, he swept off his feathered hat . . .). 900 words, unfinished.

Untitled story (As my dear public remembers . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (As my dear public remembers . . .). From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. before 1930; probably late 1928, late 1929.

Clyde Smith, Bob Howard
Untitled story (Better that a man should remain in kindly ignorance, than . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (Better that a man should remain in kindly ignorance, than . . .).

Untitled story (Between berserk battle-rages, the black despair of melancholy . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (Between berserk battle-rages, the black despair of melancholy . . .). Unfinished, 225 words.

The untitled draft presents a dark introspection of Wulfhere Skull-crusher, a warrior who, in the throes of his existential despair, contemplates the futility and emptiness of life. Amidst his battles and berserk rages, he comes to see through the illusions of life, recognizing the “Nothing” that lies at the core of existence. This realization strips away the comforting deceptions that people wrap around their lives, leaving Wulfhere to stare into the bleak “Abyss” that is reality.

Wulfhere Skull-crusher
Untitled story (“A blazing sun…”)

A unfinished fragment (1400 words) about two young (cow)boys with big guns traveling the Arizona ranges. Fearing the Mexican Miguel Gonzales might be hiding in the mountains.

Billy Buckner, Steve Allison, The Sonora Kid, Miguel GonzalesWestern
Untitled story (A Cossack and a Turk . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (A Cossack and a Turk . . .)

Untitled story (The Dane came in with a rush, hurtling his huge body forward . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (The Dane came in with a rush, hurtling his huge body forward . . .). Featuring Turlogh Dubh O’Brien.

Turlogh Dubh O'Brien, Sigrel, Murtagh O’Donnell,, Maelmora O’Neill, Swane Lodbrog, Conmac O’Donnell,Historical Adventures
Untitled story (determined. So I set out up the hill-trail as if on a hunt and . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (determined. So I set out up the hill-trail as if on a hunt and . . .). 700 words, incomplete.

Kull
Untitled story (The flaming sun of the year 2000 . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (The flaming sun of the year 2000 . . .)

Untitled story (Franey was a fool.)

UNTITLED STORY (Franey was a fool.). 700 words, incomplete.

Untitled story (From the black, bandit-haunted mountains of Kang . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (From the black, bandit-haunted mountains of Kang . . .). 350 words, unfinished.

Untitled story (Gordon, the American whom the Arabs call El Borak, . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (Gordon, the American whom the Arabs call El Borak, . . .). 850 words, unfinished.

El Borak
Untitled story (The Hades Saloon and gambling hall, Buffalotown, . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (The Hades Saloon and gambling hall, Buffalotown, . . .). 350 words, incomplete.

The story sets a dramatic scene in a classic Western setting, depicting the confrontation between famous outlaws and a local gunman. The introduction of Helen Channon suggests a potential shift in the narrative, possibly exploring her perspective and experiences in the West. However, being unfinished, the story leaves these developments unexplored.

The Sonora Kid, Steve Allison, Drag Buckner, Red McGaren, Helen ChannonWestern
Untitled story (Hatrack!)

UNTITLED STORY (Hatrack!). From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, cirka March 1929.

Untitled story (He knew De Bracy, they having fought against the Saracens . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (He knew De Bracy, they having fought against the Saracens . . .). 160 words.

Historical Adventures
Untitled story (Help! Help! They’re murderin’ me!)

UNTITLED STORY (Help! Help! They’re murderin’ me!). 1000 words, unfinished. Featuring Mike O’Brien.

Mike O'Brien
Untitled story (The hot Arizona sun had not risen high enough to heat . . .)

THE HOT ARIZONA SUN. Originally untitled. Set in The Rio Grande. A fragment by Robert E. Howard featuring The Sonora Kid, Steve Allison, and his sister Helen. 950 words.

The story sets the stage for an adventure in the Arizona desert, hinting at potential encounters and explorations, but being unfinished, it leaves the narrative and the characters’ journeys unresolved.

The Sonora Kid, Helen Allison, Steve AllisonWestern
Untitled story (“Huh?” I was so dumbfounded I was clean off . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (“Huh?” I was so dumbfounded I was clean off . . .). First published in The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval (Paradox Press, March 2007). Featuring KID ALLISON. 1700 words, incomplete (consisted of pages 10-14 of 14 page manuscript).

Kid AllisonBoxing
Untitled story (I emptied my revolver . . .)

Never published in Howard’s lifetime. Alternate Title: UNTITLED STORY (“I emptied my revolver . . .”)

El Borak
Untitled story (I had just hung by sparring partner, Battling O’Toole . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (I had just hung by sparring partner, Battling O’Toole . . .). 700 word fragment.

Appeared as THREE PERILS OF SAILOR COSTIGAN which consists of this story and two others:
UNTITLED STORY (“It was the end …”) and UNTITLED STORY (“The night Sailor Steve …”).

Steve CostiganBoxing
UNTITLED STORY (I have been . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (I have been . . .). Weekly short story. First published in the Yellow Jacket volume XIII number 16, Howard Payne College. Originally without a title.

1926-11-03Humor
Untitled story (I met him first in the Paradise saloon . . .)

This untitled and unfinished story by Robert E. Howard introduces us to a young, well-built man with a commanding presence, first encountered in the Paradise saloon. His appearance is striking—fine, keen grey eyes and a somewhat handsome face, and he moves with the grace of a panther. The notable detail about his attire is the presence of two big black guns, holstered low on each hip and tied down, hinting at his readiness for trouble and skill in handling it.

Ratty Ganson, Mike Cassidy, Shorty McKeever
Untitled story (“I”, said Chuchulain, “was a man, at least.”)

UNTITLED STORY (“I”, said Chuchulain, “was a man, at least.”). Unfinished. 175 words.

The story begins with a conversation between the narrator and Chuchulain, a legendary figure from the Red Branch kings of Ulster, Ireland. Chuchulain suggests, with a touch of humility and pride, that he was a notable man among his peers.

Untitled story (“I started up . . .”)

UNTITLED STORY (“I started up . . .”). Published later as The Jade God. First published in Unaussprechlichen Kulten #2 (Editions Samarcande, July 1992). 1400 words, unfinished. The title was likely by Glenn Lord.

Professor John Kirowan, John ConradWeird Tales
Untitled story (“I’m a man of few words . . .”)

The title “Shackled Mitts” was erroneously applied to this untitled story, as Glenn Lord thought it was a story of that title mentioned in REH’s papers, which REH said he had offered to Fiction House in April 1931; but as this story was not written until after early 1932, this can not be that story.

Boxing
Untitled story (I’m writing this with a piece of pencil on the backs of old . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (I’m writing this with a piece of pencil on the backs of old . . .). 250 words, unfinished.

Untitled story (It was a strange experience, and I don’t expect anyone . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (It was a strange experience, and I don’t expect anyone . . .). A 160 words unfinished story.

Steve Allison, Gordon, Lal Singh, William Buckner ("Drag")
Untitled story (It was the end of the fourth round.)

UNTITLED STORY Untitled story (It was the end of the fourth round.). 700 word unfinished.

Appeared as THREE PERILS OF SAILOR COSTIGAN which consists of this story and two others:
UNTITLED STORY (“I had just hung by sparring partner, Battling O’Toole…”) and UNTITLED STORY (“The night Sailor Steve …”).

Steve CostiganBoxing
Untitled story (A land of wild, fantastic beauty; of mighty trees . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (A land of wild, fantastic beauty; of mighty trees . . .). 650 words, unfinished.

Kull
Untitled story (The lazy quiet of the mid-summer day was shattered . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (The lazy quiet of the mid-summer day was shattered . . .) 1100 words, unfinished.

Untitled story (Long, long ago, an infant son was born to Gudrun . . .)

Untitled story (Long, long ago, an infant son was born to Gudrun . . .). 1400 words, unfinished.

James AllisonHistorical Adventures
Untitled story (Madge Meraldson set her traveling-bag on the station . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (Madge Meraldson set her traveling-bag on the station . . .). fragment by Robert E. Howard featuring The Sonora Kid, Steve Allison. 200 words, unfinished. In this unfinished and untitled Steve Allison story by Robert E. Howard, the narrative revolves around Madge Meraldson’s arrival at a train station, where she is greeted by Billy Buckner, a cowpuncher from the Allison ranch.

The Sonora Kid, Madge Meraldson, Billy Buckner, Steve AllisonWestern
Untitled story (“A man”, said my friend Larry Aloysius O’Leary . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (“A man”, said my friend Larry Aloysius O’Leary . . .) 275 words, unfinished.

Untitled story (Marks was a giant.)

Untitled story (Marks was a giant.) One of two untitled stories appearing under the title RINGSIDE TALES. First published in Howard’s amateur press publication, The Right Hook volume 1, number 3, 1925.

Untitled story (The matter seemed so obvious that my only answer . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (The matter seemed so obvious that my only answer . . .). 700 words, incomplete.

Untitled story (Maybe it don’t seem like anything interesting and . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (Maybe it don’t seem like anything interesting and . . .). 700 words, unfinished.

Untitled story (Mike Costigan, writer and self-avowed futilist, gazed . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (Mike Costigan, writer and self-avowed futilist, gazed . . .). 700 words, unfinished.

Mike Costigan
Untitled story (My name is San Culotte . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (My name is San Culotte . . .) First published in Howard’s amateur press publication, The Right Hook volume 1, number 3, 1925.

Untitled story (The next day I was sluggish and inefficient in my work.)

UNTITLED STORY (The next day I was sluggish and inefficient in my work.). 300 words, incomplete.

Untitled story (The night Sailor Steve Costigan fought Battling O’Rourke . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (The night Sailor Steve Costigan fought Battling O’Rourke . . .). 700 words fragment

Appeared as THREE PERILS OF SAILOR COSTIGAN which consists of this story and two others:
UNTITLED STORY (“I had just hung by sparring partner, Battling O’Toole…”) and UNTITLED STORY (It was the end of the fourth round.).

Steve CostiganBoxing
Untitled story (The night was damp, misty, the air possessing a certain . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (The night was damp, misty, the air possessing a certain . . .)

John GordonHorror, Weird Menace
Untitled story (Old Man Jacobson crunched his powerful teeth through . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (Old Man Jacobson crunched his powerful teeth through . . .). 225 words, incomplete.

Untitled story (The rising sun was behind the wild figure.)

UNTITLED STORY (The rising sun was behind the wild figure.) Later given the titld The Last Laugh. 600 words, incomplete

Untitled story (A sailorman ain’t got no business … )

UNTITLED STORY (A sailorman ain’t got no business … ). Featuring Steve Costigan.

Steve CostiganBoxing
Untitled story (Science will always beat brute strength.)

Untitled story (Science will always beat brute strength.) One of two untitled stories appearing under the title RINGSIDE TALES. First published in Howard’s amateur press publication, The Right Hook volume 1, number 3, 1925.

Untitled story (The Seeker thrust . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (The Seeker thrust . . .). This piece from a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith by Robert E. Howard is a vivid and eerie narrative that delves into the realms of cosmic horror and ancient, unfathomable evils. It presents a tale that is both mystical and terrifying, showcasing Howard’s ability to explore themes of existential dread and the supernatural.

Untitled story (So there I was.)

UNTITLED STORY (So there I was.). 1100 words, incomplete.

Untitled story (Spike Morissey was as tough a kid as ever came . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (Spike Morissey was as tough a kid as ever came . . .) 350 words, fragment.

Untitled story (Steve Allison settled himself down comfortably in . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (Steve Allison settled himself down comfortably in . . .) 1400 words unfinished story by Robert E. Howard featuring The Sonora Kid.

This untitled and unfinished story fragment by Robert E. Howard features Steve Allison, a central character, in a setting that mixes elements of Western adventure with a hint of mystery and intrigue. The story also introduces his young sister, Mildred, showcasing their close and protective relationship.

The Sonora Kid, Mildred Allison, Steve Allison, Billy BucknerWestern
Untitled story (The sun was setting. A last crimson . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (The sun was setting. A last crimson . . .). Later titled EXILE OF ATLANTIS by Glenn Lord.

Kull
Untitled story (The tale has always been doubted and scoffed at, . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (The tale has always been doubted and scoffed at, . . .) 350 words, fragment.

Untitled story (. . . that is, the artistry is but a symbol for the thought!)

UNTITLED STORY (. . . that is, the artistry is but a symbol for the thought!) 500 words, fragment.

Untitled story (Three men sat at a . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (Three men sat at a . . .). An untitled and unfinished draft. Later completed by Lin Carter and given the title WIZARD AND WARRIOR.. Carter’s contribution starts with “It was the Sungara”.

King KullSword & Sorcery
Untitled story (Thure Khan gazed out across the shifting vastness . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (Thure Khan gazed out across the shifting vastness . . .) 200 words, unfinished.

Untitled story (“Thus, said Tu . . .”)

UNTITLED STORY (“Thus, said Tu . . .”).

An unfinished REH draft completed by Lin Carter as riders BEYOND SUNRISE.
Carter’s portion begins with the paragraph “Safety!’, Kull grunted.”, and ends with the paragraph “A feral light”, and begins again with “Then come, king”.

Kull
Untitled story (Trail led through dense jungle.)

UNTITLED STORY (Trail led through dense jungle.) 1000 words, fragment. Dated November 10, 1922.

Untitled story (Tumba Hooey)

UNTITLED PLAY. (A typical small town drugstore . . .). From a letter To Tevis Clyde Smith, week of February 20, 1928.

Untitled story (Two men were standing in the bazaar at Delhi.)

UNTITLED STORY (Two men were standing in the bazaar at Delhi.) 150 words, unfinished.

Untitled story (The way it came about that Steve Allison, Timoleon . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (The way it came about that Steve Allison, Timoleon . . .) Originally untitled. Steve Allison and Timoleon (Timmy) Lycurgus Cassanova de Quin are in the mountains of Thibet just for the fun of it. A fragment. 1100 words, unfinished. Featuring The Sonora Kid.

The story sets up an intriguing adventure in a remote and exotic location, blending elements of exploration, humor, and potential conflict. However, being unfinished, the narrative leaves the readers in suspense about the characters’ encounters and discoveries in Thibet.

The Sonora Kid, Timoleon (Timmy) Lycurgus Cassanova de Quin, Steve AllisonWestern
Untitled story (When Yar Ali Khan crept into the camp of Zumal Khan, . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (When Yar Ali Khan crept into the camp of Zumal Khan, . . .) 150 words, unfinished.

Yar Ali Khan, El Borak
Untitled story (Who I am it matters little . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (Who I am it matters little . . .) Unfinished.

Untitled story (William Aloysius McGraw’s father was red-headed and . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (William Aloysius McGraw’s father was red-headed and . . .) 700 words, unfinished.

Steve Bender, Weary McGrew, The Whale
Untitled story (The wind from the Mediterranean wafted . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (The wind from the Mediterranean wafted . . .). Unfinished.

Historical Adventures
Untitled story (“Yessah!” said Mrs. . . )

UNTITLED STORY (“Yessah!” said Mrs. . . ) Unfinished.

Steve Bender, Weary McGrew, The Whale
Untitled story (“You,” said Shifty Griddle, pointing his finger at me . . .)

UNTITLED STORY (“You,” said Shifty Griddle, pointing his finger at me . . .).700 words, unfinished. The first appearance of this was in the Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter volume 7, number 4.

Untitled synopsis (Alleys of Peril)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (Alleys of Peril). The first appearance of this was in the Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter volume 3, number 1.

Boxing
Untitled synopsis (Amalric, a son of a nobleman . . .)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS. (Amalric, a son of a nobleman . . .)

Untitled synopsis (Black Canaan)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS of “Black Canaan” which is a short story originally published in the June 1936 issue of Weird Tales.

Kirby BucknerHorror
Untitled synopsis (Black Colossus)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (Black Colossus).

ConanSword & Sorcery
Untitled synopsis (The Black Hound of Death)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (The Black Hound of Death).

Untitled synopsis (The Black Stone)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (The Black Stone). The typescript is presented in the Robert E. Howard Newsletter volume 7 number 2.

Horror, Mythos
Untitled synopsis (Blades for France).

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (Blades for France). Featuring Dark Agnes de Chastillon

Agnes de ChastillonHistorical Adventures
Untitled synopsis (Blood of the Gods)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (Blood of the Gods).

Untitled synopsis (Dark Shanghai)

Untitled synopsis (Dark Shanghai)

Mike Dorgan, Bill McGloryBoxing
Untitled synopsis (The Daughter of Erlik Khan)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (The Daughter of Erlik Khan)

Untitled synopsis (Daughters of Feud)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (Daughters of Feud).

Spicy
Untitled synopsis (The Devils of Dark Lake)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (The Devils of Dark Lake). The first appearance of this was in the Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter volume 3, number 1.

Steve GormanWeird Menace, Strange Detective
Untitled synopsis (Evil Deeds at Red Cougar)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (Evil Deeds at Red Cougar)

Funny Western
Untitled synopsis (First Draft: James Norris . . .)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (First Draft: James Norris . . .)

Weird Menace
Untitled synopsis (General Ironfist)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (General Ironfist).

Steve CostiganBoxing
Untitled synopsis (A Gent from the Pecos)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (A Gent from the Pecos).

Pike BearfieldFunny Western
Untitled synopsis (Gents on the Lynch)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (Gents on the Lynch).

Pike BearfieldFunny Western
Untitled synopsis (Gents on the Rampage)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (Gents on the Rampage).

Breckinridge ElkinsFunny Western
Untitled synopsis (The Hour of the Dragon)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (The Hour of the Dragon).

ConanSword & Sorcery
Untitled synopsis (Hunwulf, an American . . .)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (Hunwulf, an American . . .). Unfinished.

Untitled synopsis (Joe Rogers had been working the stock markets.)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (Joe Rogers had been working the stock markets.). Refer to UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (First Draft: James Norris . . .)

Weird Menace
Untitled synopsis (John Gorman found himself in Samarkand, . . .)

Untitled synopsis (John Gorman found himself in Samarkand, . . .).

She-Cats of Samarcand. Short story by Marc Cerasini and Charles Hoffman and Robert E. Howard [as by Sam Walser].

John GormanDetective, Spicy
Untitled synopsis (King of the Forgotten People)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (King of the Forgotten People). See KING OF THE FORGOTTON PEOPLE.

Untitled synopsis (A Knight of the Round Table)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (A Knight of the Round Table).

Boxing
Untitled synopsis (The People of the Black Circle)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (The People of the Black Circle).

ConanSword & Sorcery
Untitled synopsis (The Purple Heart of Erlik)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (The Purple Heart of Erlik).

Spicy
Untitled synopsis (Ring-Tailed Tornado)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (Ring-Tailed Tornado).

Pike BearfieldFunny Western
Untitled synopsis (The Road to Bear Creek)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (The Road to Bear Creek).

Breckinridge ElkinsFunny Western
Untitled synopsis (The Scarlet Citadel)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (The Scarlet Citadel).

ConanSword & Sorcery
Untitled synopsis (The setting: The city of Shumballa, . . .)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (The Scarlet Citadel).

ConanSword & Sorcery
Untitled synopsis (The Shadow in the Well)

UNTITLED DRAFT (The Shadow in the Well).

Untitled synopsis (Ship in Mutiny)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (Ship in Mutiny)

Wild Bill ClantonSpicy
Untitled synopsis (The Silver Heel)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (The Silver Heel)

Untitled synopsis (The Slugger’s Game)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (The Slugger’s Game)

Untitled synopsis (Slugger’s on the Beach)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (Slugger’s on the Beach)

Untitled synopsis (A squad of Zamorian soldiers, led . . .)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (A squad of Zamorian soldiers, led . . .).

ConanSword & Sorcery
Untitled synopsis (Steve Harrison received a wire from Joan Wiltshaw.)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (Steve Harrison received a wire from Joan Wiltshaw.)

Steve HarrisonDetective
Untitled synopsis: (The Story of a Forgotten Age . . .)

Untitled synopsis: (The story of a forgotten age . . .)

Bran Mak Morn
Untitled synopsis (The Vultures of Wahpeton)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (The Vultures of Wahpeton).

John Middleton, Steve Corcoran, Billy Glanton, Glory Bland, Ace Brent, Jack McBride, McNab, Richardson, Stark, Colonel HopkinsWestern
Untitled synopsis (While the Smoke Rolled)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (While the Smoke Rolled).

Pike BearfieldFunny Western
Untitled synopsis (A Witch Shall Be Born)

UNTITLED SYNOPSIS (A Witch Shall Be Born).

ConanSword & Sorcery