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Title:Boxing Stories
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Robert E. Howard, Chris Gruber
Publisher:Bison Books
ISBN:0803273525
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Number of Pages:314
Category:Adventure, Fiction, Short stories, Pulp

Boxing Stories by Robert E. Howard, Chris Gruber

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Boxing Stories Although he is best known as the creator of Conan the Barbarian and as a writer of historical fiction and fantasy Robert E Howard was both a successful author of popular boxing stories and an avid amateur boxer himself The sixteen stories and three poems collected in this volume show the full range of his talents for action humor and fistic philosophy Ten of the stories feature the sailor Steve Costigan a lovable hard fisted and innocent semipro pugilist who takes on dastardly villains in exotic ports of call Howard s brilliant blue collar humor belies his preoccupation with the real life issues near and dear to his heart death honor pride and a man s love for his dog Other stories are more dramatic and somber including Iron Men which Howard called the best fight story I ever wrote in many ways the best story of any kind I ever wrote Severely edited and truncated for its original publication in in i Fight Stories i magazine the tale has never been published in its original form until now It appears here completely restored from Howard s original typescript in an authoritative version that Howard fans everywhere will appreciate In these stories Howard created a realistic richly populated boxing universe with intertwining characters and histories that carry on from tale to tale With them he takes his place in a tradition of American boxing writers but always with a uniquely Howardian twist a gritty brooding atmosphere and a reserve of humor that captures the often brutal ambiance of the s

The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (Conan the Cimmerian, #1)

Poem and first tales in order written plus i Miscellanea i drafts notes maps by author br Cimmeria poem br The Phoenix on the Sword br The Frost Giant s Daughter br The God in the Bowl br The Tower of the Elephant br The Scarlet Citadel br Queen of the Black Coast br Black Colossus br Iron Shadows in the Moon br Xuthal of the Dusk br The Pool of the Black One br Rogues in the House br The Vale of Lost Women br The Devil in Iron


Conan of Cimmeria (Conan 2)

Contents br br Introduction L Sprague de Camp in br The Curse of the Monolith Conan and the Cenotaph L Sprague de Camp amp Lin Carter ss Worlds of Fantasy br The Bloodstained God L Sprague de Camp amp Robert E Howard nv Tales of Conan Gnome br The Frost Giant s Daughter revised from Gods of the North The Fantasy Fan Mar Robert E Howard amp L Sprague de Camp ss Fantasy Fiction Aug br The Lair of the Ice Worms L Sprague de Camp amp Lin Carter ss br Queen of the Black Coast L Sprague de Camp amp Lin Carter ss br The Vale of Lost Women Robert E Howard ss Magazine of Horror Spr br The Castle of Terror L Sprague de Camp amp Lin Carter nv br The Snout in the Dark L Sprague de Camp Robert E Howard amp Lin Carter ss


The Conquering Sword of Conan (Conan the Cimmerian, #3)

From Robert E Howard the master of heroic fantasy come five classic adventures featuring Conan the legendary Cimmerian br br Listen to a href http amblingbooks com books view the conquering sword of conan rel nofollow The Conquering Sword of Conan a on your smartphone notebook or desktop computer


The Bloody Crown of Conan (Conan the Cimmerian, #2)

Three of longest tales plus outlines notes drafts br br b The People of the Black Circle b Amid towering crags of Vendhya in the shadowy citadel of the Black Circle Yasmina of the golden throne seeks vengeance against the Black Seers Her only ally is also her most formidable enemy Conan outlaw chief br br b The Hour of the Dragon b Toppled from the throne of Aquilonia by the evil machinations of an undead wizard Conan must find fabled jewel the Heart of Ahriman to reclaim his crown and save his life br br b A Witch Shall Be Born b A malevolent witch of evil beauty An enslaved queen A kingdom in the iron grip of ruthless mercenaries And Conan who plots deadly vengeance against the human wolf who left him in the desert to die


The Complete Chronicles of Conan

b Conan the Cimmerian b the boy thief who became a mercenary who fought and loved his way across fabled lands to become King of Aquilonia Neither supernatural fiends nor demonic sorcery could oppose the barbarian warrior as he wielded his mighty sword and dispatched his enemies to a bloody doom on the battlefields of the legendary Hyborian age Collected here in the chronological order they were first published are Robert E Howard s definitive stories of Conan exactly as he wrote them A foreword and afterword by Stephen Jones provide a biography of Howard along with a comprehensive overview of his writing and background on the world of pulp fiction World Fantasy Award nominee Les Edwards contributes a black and white frontispiece along with a gold embossed work on the leather style cover while Hugo Award and Bram Stoker Award winning editor and author Stephen Jones provides an insightful afterword


Conan (Book 1)

The Hyborian Age part article Robert E Howard br The Thing in the Crypt short story L Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter br The Tower of the Elephant novelette Robert E Howard br The Hall of the Dead novelette Robert E Howard and L Sprague de Camp br The God in the Bowl short story Robert E Howard br Rogues in the House novelette Robert E Howard br The Hand of Nergal novelette Robert E Howard and Lin Carter br The City of Skulls short story L Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter


The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane

With Conan the Cimmerian Robert E Howard created more than the greatest action hero of the twentieth century he also launched a genre that came to be known as sword and sorcery But Conan wasn t the first archetypal br adventurer to spring from Howard s fertile imagination br br i He was a strange blending of Puritan and Cavalier with a touch of the ancient philosopher and more than a touch of the pagan A hunger in his soul drove him on and on an urge to right all wrongs protect all weaker things Wayward and restless as the wind he was consistent in only one respect he was true to his ideals of justice and right Such was Solomon Kane br br i Collected in this volume lavishly illustrated by award winning artist Gary Gianni are all of the stories and poems that make up the thrilling saga of the dour and deadly Puritan Solomon Kane Together they constitute a sprawling epic of weird fantasy adventure that stretches from sixteenth century England to remote African jungles where no white man has set foot Here are shudder inducing tales of vengeful ghosts and bloodthirsty demons of dark sorceries wielded by evil men and women all opposed by a grim avenger armed with a fanatic s faith and a warrior s savage heart br br b i This edition also features exclusive story fragments a biography of Howard by scholar Rusty Burke and In Memoriam H P Lovecraft s moving tribute to his friend and fellow literary genius br i b


Conan the Wanderer (Conan, #4)

Contents br br Introduction Conan the Wanderer essay by L Sprague de Camp br Black Tears Conan Universe novelette by L Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter br Shadows in Zamboula Conan Universe novelette by Robert E Howard br The Devil in Iron Conan Universe novelette by Robert E Howard br The Flame Knife Conan Universe novella by L Sprague de Camp and Robert E Howard br br Cover John Duillo


Conan the Warrior (Book 7)

Contents br br Introduction L Sprague de Camp in br Red Nails Robert E Howard na Weird Tales Jul br Jewels of Gwahlur Robert E Howard nv Weird Tales Mar br Beyond the Black River Robert E Howard na Weird Tales May


Cthulhu: The Mythos and Kindred Horrors

The true gods of Earth existed long before our ancestors crawled mindless upon the shore Yog Sothoth Shub Niggurath Nyarlathotep insatiate tenebrous monsters whose ultimate throne is Chaos br br Greatest of all is he called Cthulhu Only in ancient blasphemous manuscripts can that name be found and those who decipher it are left pale and numb aware that in the very act of decipherment they have become both pawn and prey of an ultra worldly power that renders human existence both tenuous and trite br br The Old Ones were the Old Ones are and the Old Ones shall remain long after they have devoured us br br Contents br br Introduction by David Drake br br Arkham poem br br The Black Stone br br The Fire of Asshurbanipal br br The Thing on the Roof br br Dig Me No Grave br br Silence Falls on Mecca s Walls poem br br The Valley of the Worm br br The Shadow of the Beast br br Old Garfield s Heart br br People of the Dark br br Worms of the Earth br br Pigeons From Hell br br An Open Window poem


Conan (Book 1), Conan of Cimmeria (Conan 2), Conan the Wanderer (Conan, #4), The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane, The Complete Chronicles of Conan, The Conquering Sword of Conan (Conan the Cimmerian, #3), The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (Conan the Cimmerian, #1), Conan the Warrior (Book 7), The Bloody Crown of Conan (Conan the Cimmerian, #2), Cthulhu: The Mythos and Kindred Horrors