Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “And Their Memory Was a Bitter Tree: Queen of the Black Coast and Others” as Want to Read:
And Their Memory Was a Bitter Tree: Queen of the Black Coast and Others
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

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

by
4.48  ·  Rating Details  ·  64 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
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)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about And Their Memory Was a Bitter Tree, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about And Their Memory Was a Bitter Tree

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 117)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Ed [Redacted]
Jan 15, 2012 Ed [Redacted] rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
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
May 28, 2013 James Holzrichter rated it it was amazing
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
Ryan
Feb 21, 2015 Ryan rated it it was amazing
I already have most of these stories in other editions. I bought this one because it is a beautiful book with paintings by Brom and Frank Frazetta.
Izzy
Jan 24, 2014 Izzy rated it it was amazing
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
May 27, 2012 Bruce Corrie rated it liked it
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
Jun 03, 2013 Morgan Chalfant rated it it was amazing
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.
Kaitlynn
Kaitlynn marked it as to-read
Jan 30, 2016
Christopher Warner
Christopher Warner rated it really liked it
Jan 18, 2016
Puppy
Puppy rated it really liked it
Jan 13, 2016
Rebecca
Rebecca marked it as to-read
Dec 31, 2015
Christopher Bussmann
Christopher Bussmann marked it as to-read
Dec 30, 2015
Michael Grogan
Michael Grogan marked it as to-read
Dec 25, 2015
Andrew Caldwell
Andrew Caldwell rated it it was amazing
Nov 02, 2015
Chris Hansen
Chris Hansen rated it really liked it
Oct 01, 2015
Florence
Florence marked it as to-read
Aug 18, 2015
Calvin
Calvin marked it as to-read
May 23, 2015
Barry Truman
Barry Truman marked it as to-read
Jun 29, 2015
Christina Browne
Christina Browne marked it as to-read
Apr 02, 2015
Raymond Perez
Raymond Perez rated it it was amazing
Mar 29, 2015
Audrey Laurey
Audrey Laurey marked it as to-read
Jan 28, 2015
Sarah
Sarah marked it as to-read
Jan 28, 2015
Richard Radgoski
Richard Radgoski is currently reading it
Jan 18, 2015
Amanda Quental
Amanda Quental marked it as to-read
Jan 14, 2015
Jp Malartre
Jp Malartre rated it it was amazing
Mar 13, 2015
J.R. Hardesty
J.R. Hardesty rated it it was amazing
Jan 01, 2015
Shawn
Shawn marked it as to-read
Dec 29, 2014
Bloodstone
Bloodstone rated it it was amazing
Dec 06, 2014
Paul Reid
Paul Reid rated it it was amazing
Oct 12, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
66700
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
More about Robert E. Howard...

Share This Book