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End of the Trail, the (2005) [Collection]
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"I was born in the little ex-cowtown of Peaster (Texas)", Robert E. Howard wrote to a friend, and the first story he ever published (in 1922) was a Western sketch. Although he went on to write hundreds of fantasy tales set in Conan's Hyborian kingdoms, Kull's ancient Atlantis, and Solomon Kane's darkest Africa, his heart always remained in the West. In 1929 he began publishing Western tales, but they were unlike any the genre had ever seen - they didn't have happy endings or perfect heroes. They were grimmer, more action packed, even cataclysmically violent.

Howard was fascinated by outlaws and gunmen, especially those who "crossed over" to become lawmen, and he knew and interviewed many "old-timers - old law officers, trail drivers, cattlemen, buffalo hunters, and pioneers". The twelve stories collected here show a West stripped down to essentials, where internalized codes of personal honor, loyalty, and courage matter more than laws, progress, or civilization. Also included are four articles, suggestive of his far-ranging interests - from Billy the Kid to the eerie and unexplained happenings on the frontier.

  • Introduction by Rusty Burke
  • "Golden Hope" Christmas
  • Drums of the Sunset
  • The Extermination of Yellow Donory
  • The Judgment of the Desert
  • Gunman's Debt
  • The Man on the Ground
  • The Sand-Hill's Crest (poem)
  • The Devil's Joker
  • Knife, Bullet and Noose
  • Law-Shooters of Cowtown
  • The Last Ride (with Robert Enders Allen)
  • John Ringold (poem)
  • Vultures of Wahpeton
  • Vultures of Wahpeton: Alternate Ending
  • Vulture's Sanctuary
  • The Dead Remember
  • The Ghost of Camp Colorado
  • The Strange Case of Josiah Wilbarger
  • Beeyond the Brazos River
  • Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War
  • The Ballad of Buckshot Roberts (poem)

Original title: The End of the trail
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionWesternBad Men and Good


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End of the Trail, the (2005)
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Language: English

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End of the Trail, the (2005)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Lincoln, NE
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803273568
Dimensions: x x x
Pages: 321

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End of the Trail, the (2005)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Lincoln, NE
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803224249
Pages: 321

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