The Young Swordsman

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Fully searchable text, linked table of contents. Over 150,000 Words of Robert E. Howard Classics! Here are some of the earliest adventures of Conan straight from the pages of the legendary pulp, Weird Tales. Thrill to the deadly perils the giant Cimmerian faces from the "Shadows in Zamboula," "The Devil in Iron," "Jewels of Gwahlur," "Red Nails," and seven other classics of sword and sorcery. This is Conan as Robert E. Howard meant him to be! The iron-muscled barbarian is no superhero in a fur girdle, nor is he a gentlemen. Howard's Conan is brave, strong and cunning--but also greedy, rapacious, opportunistic and self-serving. No one today writes stories as gripping, full-blooded and savage as the 1930s Texas writer, Robert E. Howard. Cover art: original 1930s magazine cover for Conan story The Devil in Iron by Brundage.

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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 March 27, 2009 by PageTurner. 387 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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