The Bloody Crown of Conan

By: Robert E. Howard

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CB6 - A hardcover book club in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Book has a few chipping on the cover edges, dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Fully illustrated by Gary Gianni. Three Sword-and-Sorcery Adventures Written by the Master Himself, Including Howard's only Conan Novel. In his hugely influential and tempestuous career, Robert E. Howard created the genre that came to be known as sword and sorcery - and brought to life one of fantasy's boldest and most enduring figures: Conan the Cimmerian - reaver, slayer, barbarian, king. This lavishly illustrated volume gathers together three of Howard's longest and most famous Conan stories - two of them printed for the first time directly from Howard' s typescript - along with a collection of the author's previously unpublished and rarely seen outlines, notes, and drafts. Longtime fans and new readers alike will agree that The Bloody Crown of Conan merits a place of honor on every fantasy lover's bookshelf. 9.5"x6.5", 366 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Robert Ervin Howard was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre. Howard was born and raised in Texas. He spent most of his life in the town of Cross Plains, with some time spent in nearby Brownwood. A bookish and intellectual child, he was also a fan of boxing and spent some time in his late teens bodybuilding, eventually taking up amateur boxing. From the age of nine he dreamed of becoming a writer of adventure fiction but did not have real success until he was 23. Thereafter, until his death by suicide at age 30, Howard's writings were published in a wide selection of magazines, journals, and newspapers, and he became proficient in several subgenres. His greatest success occurred after his death. Although a Conan novel was nearly published in 1934, Howard's stories were never collected during his lifetime. The main outlet for his stories was Weird Tales, where Howard created Conan the Barbarian. With Conan and his other heroes, Howard helped fashion the genre now known as sword and sorcery, spawning many imitators and giving him a large influence in the fantasy field. Howard remains a highly-read author, with his best works still reprinted. Howard's suicide and the circumstances surrounding it have led to speculation about his mental health. His mother had been ill with tuberculosis his entire life, and upon learning she had entered a coma from which she was not expected to wake, he walked out to his car and shot himself in the head.

Title: The Bloody Crown of Conan

Author: Robert E. Howard

Categories: Fantasy, Fiction,

Publisher: New York, Del Rey: 2003

ISBN: 0739449710

ISBN 13: 9780739449714

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Book ID: ec53196