And Their Memory Was a Bitter Tree: Queen of the Black Coast and Others
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And Their Memory Was a Bitter Tree: Queen of the Black Coast and Others

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As one of the three most important American pulp fantasy authors of the 1930s (with Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith), Robert E. Howard captivated readers with his indomitable, battle-scarred barbarian hero Conan. Though Howard's life ended prematurely in 1936 at the age of 30, Conan lives on as one of the genre's most enduring icons. This beautifully designed collection c...more
Hardcover, 640 pages
Published November 4th 2008 by Underwood Books (first published September 1st 2008)
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Pretty good collection of Conan stories in a gorgeous package. There is probably nothing here you haven't already read if you are a Conan fan, and in fact some of Howard's best Conan stories do not appear. If you are new to Conan, you would probably be better served by getting the three volume set published by Del Rey a few years ago. Still, the color illustrations by Frank Franzetta are a nice touch, and this is a very good looking book. 4/5
James Holzrichter
For anyone who ever wondered about the origins & beginnings of the amazing character of Conan, this book is a must read compilation. The impact that Howard's physical descriptions had on me have affected my appreciation for storytelling in a way I had not thought the written word could. At times I've tensed up in comparable ways as that of the protagonist, as he strained against insurmountable & often supernatural odds. Also of note, the story entitled Queen of the Black Coast tells the...more
I bought this book because it is beautiful and looks nice on my shelf. I read all these stories 35 years ago and have loved them ever since. Kind of an odd mix of stories with some of the best not included.
Bruce Corrie
Complation of the short stories of Conan. Woul dhave been intersting to hav a full book on him but it never happend. Also included th ehistory of Robert E Howard which I knew nothing about seems he had many issues.
Morgan Chalfant
A fantastic read as all Howard's fantasy works are. This book comes complete with REH's eulogy as written by his friend, H.P. Lovecraft. Wonderful cover artwork by Brom.
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Robert Ervin Howard was an American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. Howard wrote "over three-hundred stories and seven-hundred poems of raw power and unbridled emotion" and is especially noted for his memorable depictions of "a sombre universe of swashbuckling adventure and darkling horror."

He is well known for having created — in the p...more
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