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Book Information: Coming of Conan the Cimmerian, the

Coming of Conan the Cimmerian, the (2003) [Collection]
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Series: Conan Chronicles, the

Summary (From the publisher):

Conan is one of the greatest fictional heroes ever created - a swordsman who cuts a swath across the lands of the Hyborian Age, facing powerful sorcerers, deadly creatures, and ruthless armies of thieves and reavers.

In a meteoric career that spanned a mere twelve years before his tragic suicide, Robert E. Howard single-handedly invented the genre that came to be called sword and sorcery. Collected in this volume, profusely illustrated by artist Mark Schultz, are Howard's first thirteen Conan stories, appearing in their original versions - in some cases for the first time in more than seventy years - and in the order Howard wrote them. Along with classics of dark fantasy like "The Tower of the Elephant" and swashbuckling adventure like "Queen of the Black Coast", The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian contains a wealth of material never before published in the United States, including the first submitted draft of Conan's debut, "The Phoenix on the Sword", Howard's synopses for "The Scarlet Citadel" and "Black Colossus", and a map of Conan's world drawn by the author himself.

Here are timeless tales featuring Conan the raw and dangerous youth, Conan the daring chief, Conan the swashbuckling pirate, and Conan the commander of armies. Here, too, is an unparalleled glimpse into the mind of a genius whose bold storytelling style has been imitated by many, yet equalled by none.

Contents:

  • Introduction by Patrice Louinet
  • Cimmeria (poem)
  • The Phoenix on the Sword (1932)
  • The Frost-Giant's Daughter (1934)
  • The God in the Bowl (1952)
  • The Tower of the Elephant (1933)
  • The Scarlet Citadel (1933)
  • Queen of the Black Coast (1934)
  • Black Colossus (1933)
  • Iron Shadows in the Moon (1934)
  • The Slithering Shadow (1933)
  • The Pool of the Black One (1933)
  • Rogues in the House (1934)
  • The Vale of Lost Women (1969)
  • The Devil in Iron (1934)
  • The Phoenix on the Sword (first submitted draft)
  • Notes on Various Peoples of the Hyborian Age
  • The Hyborian Age
  • Untitled Synopsis
  • Untitled Synopsis (The Scarlet Citadel)
  • Untitled Synopsis (Black Colossus)
  • Untitled Fragment
  • Untitled Synopsis
  • Untitled Draft
  • Hyborian Names and Countries
  • Hyborian Age Maps
  • Appendices
  • Notes on the Conan Typescripts and the Chronology
  • Notes on the Original Howard Texts

Original title: The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionFantasySword and Sorcery


The following works are contained within this one:
     Phoenix on the Sword, the (1932) [Novelette]
      Author: Robert E. Howard
     Pool of the Black One, the (1933) [Novelette]
      Author: Robert E. Howard
     Black Colossus (1933) [Novelette]
      Author: Robert E. Howard
     Tower of the Elephant, the (1933) [Novelette]
      Author: Robert E. Howard
     Slithering Shadow, the (1933) [Novelette]
      Author: Robert E. Howard
     Scarlet Citadel, the (1933) [Novelette]
      Author: Robert E. Howard
     Queen of the Black Coast (1934) [Novelette]
      Author: Robert E. Howard
     Frost-Giant's Daughter, the (1934) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert E. Howard
     Rogues in the House (1934) [Novelette]
      Author: Robert E. Howard
     Iron Shadows in the Moon (1934) [Novelette]
      Author: Robert E. Howard
     Devil in Iron, the (1934) [Novelette]
      Author: Robert E. Howard
     God in the Bowl, the (1952) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert E. Howard
     Vale of Lost Women, the (1969) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert E. Howard

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Coming of Conan the Cimmerian, the (2003)
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Language: English

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Coming of Conan the Cimmerian, the (2003)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Del Rey Books
ISBN: 0345461517
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 463

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