- Paperback: 736 pages
- Publisher: Gollancz (20 January 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0575089881
- ISBN-13: 978-0575089884
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 4.1 x 24.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 998 g
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Conan's Brethren Paperback – 20 Jan 2011
ISBN-13: 978-0575089884 ISBN-10: 0575089881
A sumptuous collection of epic fantasy heroes from the pen of Robert E. Howard, one of the true Masters of Fantasy.
About the Author
(1906-1936) Robert Erwin Howard was born and raised in rural Texas, where he lived all his life. The son of a pioneer physician, he began writing professionally at the age of fifteen. Howard killed himself in June 1936 when he learned that his beloved mother had fallen into a coma.
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Great introduction to Non Conan works of Robert E. Howard!!!6 May 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Being both a certified Bibliomaniac & devout Robert E. Howard fan I have all of these stories by multiple publisher's, but I wanted this book for the beauty of it ! If you popped for "The Complete Chronicles of Conan" by the same publisher & enjoyed the Robert E Howard tales within don't hesitate to pick up this companion Book covering many other Robert E. Howard's vibrant albeit violent characters! Robert E. Howard created adult hero's like Stan Lee created Super Hero's! If your introduction to R.E.H.'s characters is through the Comic version's be prepared for much more visceral, violent characters! In R.E.H.'s time this was spicy, sudo pornographic literature. Definitely geared towards adult's & not meant for the hands of children. By todays standards the sexual innuendo & scantily dressed if dressed at all women in these tales would be considered mild compared to the 30's. And because R.E.H. wrote these stories as Fantasy & historical adventures they are as exciting today as they were when first submitted to Weird Tales magazine! Few authors ever could so poetically paint such vivid colorful imagery with so very few words! I think this fast paced style & ability to describe action, scenery & the intricacies of combat so well is what makes Robert E. Howard one of my favorite authors! While Conan's Brethren introduces you to more of Howard's character's it by no means covers the huge bulk of characters he created in such a short amount of time! R.E.H. did it all & all he did was great! Westerns, boxing, detective, horror, fantasy, Sword & sorcery, historical, comedy, West meets East, Pirates & even adventures on other planets! For a self taught writer R.E.H. is not only a great story teller but great writer as well had he not died at such a early age he would have become as prolific as Stephen King amassing a forest's worth of novels!!!
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but he was super entertaining.23 July 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
Robert E. Howard is the real father of sword & sorcery fiction!! He may not have written Classic Literature, but he was super entertaining.
Conan Plus25 September 2011 - Published on Amazon.com
The cover and style of the book is a great visual draw. I usually like to travel with smaller books, but his stories are short and easy to read. You will be through them in no time and have a book that looks amazing on the shelf. Read the adventures you want to live.
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the first page was missing but it was just a picture of a map(not important to the book really) so I am very satisfied with this1 November 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
It is well worth the money, the first page was missing but it was just a picture of a map(not important to the book really) so I am very satisfied with this.
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