Robert E. Howard 1906—1936

Robert E. Howard

About

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 sub-genre. Voracious reading, along with a natural talent for prose writing and the encouragement of teachers, created in Howard an interest in becoming a professional writer. From the age of nine he began writing stories, mostly tales of historical fiction centering on Vikings, Arabs, battles, and bloodshed. One by one he discovered the authors that would influence his later work: Jack London and his stories of reincarnation and past lives, most notably The Star Rover; Rudyard Kipling’s tales of subcontinent adventure and his chanting, shamanic verse; the classic mythological tales collected by Thomas Bulfinch. Howard was considered by friends to be eidetic, and astounded them with his ability to memorize lengthy reams of poetry with ease after one or two readings. (source: Wikipedia)

Available eBooks

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    A Witch Shall Be Born (1934)

    One of the first sword and sorcery fantasy classics written by Robert E. Howard featuring Conan the Barbarian, this thrilling tale centers around a rega...read more »

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    Beyond the Black River (1935)

    Conan the Barbarian is employed by one of the civilized countries to help in it’s push to claim lands from the primitive Picts. The Picts are not excite...read more »

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    Black Colossus (1933)

    The story is set in the pseudo-historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan leading the demoralized army of Khoraja against an evil sorcerer named Natokk,...read more »

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    Cimmeria (1932)

    Cimmeria is a poem by Robert E. Howard about the fictional country Cimmeria, created by Howard as part of his Hyborian world which is the setting for hi...read more »

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    Conan the Conqueror (1936)

    The Hour of the Dragon, also known as Conan the Conqueror, is a fantasy novel written by Robert E. Howard featuring his seminal sword and sorcery hero C...read more »

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    Jewels of Gwahlur (1935)

    The Teeth of Gwahlur are legendary jewels, kept in an abandoned city in the country of Keshan. Conan, following legends of this treasure, has travelled ...read more »

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    Queen of the Black Coast (1934)

    Queen of the Black Coast is one of the original short stories about Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard and first published...read more »

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    Red Nails (1936)

    Can’t get enough of Conan the Barbarian? Fans rank the tale Red Nails as one of the best stories in the series that ultimately inspired Arnold Schwarzen...read more »

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    Rogues in the House (1934)

    Rogues in the House is one of the original short stories starring the fictional sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author R...read more »

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    Shadows in the Moonlight (1934)

    Shadows in the Moonlight is full of barbarian craftiness, magic, fierce fighting, and Conan’s incredible strength. The story begins with Conan and his c...read more »

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    Shadows in Zamboula (1935)

    Shadows in Zamboula is one of the original stories by Robert E. Howard about Conan the Cimmerian. Its original title was The Man-Eaters of Zamboula. The...read more »

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    The Devil in Iron (1934)

    Premium-sized adventure short featuring Conan. While one could say a lot against some of the sexist fantasies in Conan stories, Howard’s stories always ...read more »

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    The Frost Giant's Daughter (1932)

    The Frost-Giant’s Daughter is one of the original short stories about Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Robert E. Howard, but not publishe...read more »

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    The Hyborian Age (1930)

    The Hyborian Age is an essay by Robert E. Howard pertaining to the Hyborian Age, the fictional setting of his stories about Conan the Cimmerian. It was ...read more »

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    The People of the Black Circle (1934)

    Regarded by critics and fans alike as one of the most thrilling and tightly plotted of the Conan the Barbarian tales, The People of the Black Circle has...read more »

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    The Phoenix on the Sword (1932)

    The Phoenix on the Sword begins with a middle-aged Conan of Cimmeria attempting to govern the turbulent kingdom of Aquilonia. Conan has recently seized ...read more »

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    The Pool Of The Black One (1933)

    The Pool of the Black One is one of the original short stories starring the sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian, written by American author Rober...read more »

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    The Scarlet Citadel (1933)

    Trapped in the dungeons beneath an evil wizard’s scarlet stronghold, Conan must confront a slew of new challenges and foes as he fights to free himself ...read more »

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    The Slithering Shadow (1933)

    The Slithering Shadow (also known as Xuthal of the Dusk) is one of the original short stories starring the fictional sword and sorcery hero Conan the Ci...read more »

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    The Tower of the Elephant (1933)

    The Tower of the Elephant is one of the original short stories starring the fictional sword and sorcery hero Conan the Cimmerian, written by American au...read more »