Conan the Barbarian by Robert E. Howard
The stories that inspired the movie (Random House Movie Tie-In Books)

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Conan the Barbarian is one of the greatest fictional heroes ever created—a swordsman who cuts a swath across the lands of the Hyborian Age, annihilating powerful sorcerers, deadly creatures, and whole armies of ruthless foes. Today his name is synonymous with the epic battles of ancient times, but Conan originated in the early decades of the twentieth century with one of the founding fathers of fantasy, the visionary Robert E. Howard. The unforgettable stories collected here form a thrilling adventure, following Conan from his mercenary youth to his bloody conquests on the frontier and even the high seas. Bold and enduring, the legend of Conan the Barbarian continues to grow in popularity and influence.

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About Robert E. Howard

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Robert E. Howard was born January 22, 1906, southwest of Fort Worth. His father, a country physician, moved the family around Texas before settling in the small town of Cross Plains in 1919. While in high school, Howard began submitting stories to magazines, and Weird Tales magazine accepted Spear and Fang. Solomon Kane was the first of his continuing characters to see print; others included King Kull and Bran Mak Morn. Howard tried detective fiction, horror, and Paul Bunyanesque tales, then in 1933, Weird Tales introduced Conan the Cimmerian. In 1935 his mother was admitted to the King's Daughters Hospital. Told she would never recover, he committed suicide in 1936.
Published July 26, 2011 by Del Rey. 303 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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These stories see Conan allied with a ferocious she -pirate named Bêlit, and feature adventures on the high seas and in some dark jungles - hardly your traditional vision of Conan, if your vision is limited to the cinematic version.

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When the first announcement was made that a new Conan the Barbarian film was in the works, it was the first “reboot” announcement that didn’t entirely make me cringe.

Nov 28 2011 | Read Full Review of Conan the Barbarian: The stor...

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