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Boot Hill Payoff (The Last Ride)
     

Boot Hill Payoff (The Last Ride)

by Robert E. Howard
 
This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1935 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Boot Hill Payoff' is one of Howard's stories in the western genre. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard – a bookish and

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This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1935 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Boot Hill Payoff' is one of Howard's stories in the western genre. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard – a bookish and somewhat introverted child – was steeped in the violent myths and legends of the Old South. At fifteen Howard began to read the pulp magazines of the day, and to write more seriously. The December 1922 issue of his high school newspaper featured two of his stories, 'Golden Hope Christmas' and 'West is West'. In 1924 he sold his first piece – a short caveman tale titled 'Spear and Fang' – for $16 to the not-yet-famous Weird Tales magazine. Howard's most famous character, Conan the Cimmerian, was a barbarian-turned-King during the Hyborian Age, a mythical period of some 12,000 years ago. Conan featured in seventeen Weird Tales stories between 1933 and 1936 which is why Howard is now regarded as having spawned the 'sword and sorcery' genre. The Conan stories have since been adapted many times, most famously in the series of films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781473397446
Publisher:
Read Books Ltd.
Publication date:
02/12/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
File size:
773 KB

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Meet the Author

Robert Ervin Howard (1906¿1936) 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 spent time in his late teens bodybuilding, eventually taking up amateur boxing—which he also wrote stories about. His tales of heroic & supernatural fantasy won him a huge audience across the world and influenced a whole generation of writers, from Robert Jordan to Raymond E. Feist.

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