Conan the Barbarian: The Stories That Inspired the Movie

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THE CLASSIC STORIES THAT INSPIRED THE BLOCKBUSTER FILM
 
Conan the Barbarian is one of the greatest fictional heroes ever created—a swordsman who cuts a swath across the lands of the Hyborian Age, annihilating powerful sorcerers, deadly creatures, and whole armies of ruthless foes. Today his name is synonymous with the epic battles of ancient times, but Conan originated in the early decades of the twentieth century with one of the founding...
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Overview

THE CLASSIC STORIES THAT INSPIRED THE BLOCKBUSTER FILM
 
Conan the Barbarian is one of the greatest fictional heroes ever created—a swordsman who cuts a swath across the lands of the Hyborian Age, annihilating powerful sorcerers, deadly creatures, and whole armies of ruthless foes. Today his name is synonymous with the epic battles of ancient times, but Conan originated in the early decades of the twentieth century with one of the founding fathers of fantasy, the visionary Robert E. Howard. The unforgettable stories collected here form a thrilling adventure, following Conan from his mercenary youth to his bloody conquests on the frontier and even the high seas. Bold and enduring, the legend of Conan the Barbarian continues to grow in popularity and influence.
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“The voice of Robert E. Howard still resonates after decades with readers—equal parts ringing steel, thunderous horse hooves, and spattered blood.”—Eric Nylund, author of Halo: The Fall of Reach
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345531230
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/26/2011
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Movie Tie-In
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 788,280
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Robert E. Howard is one of the most prolific short story writers in American history, and has created such beloved characters as Conan the Barbarian, Kull of Atlantis, Soloman Kane, Bran Mak Morn, El Borak, and Dark Agnès de Chastillon. He tragically passed away in 1936.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    Beautiful creation of an artful prose Beatiful masterpiece of gruelling, frenetic prose

    Howard creates an arsenal of pure 1930s pulp fiction tales in a masculine stoic, barbaric--hence the name "barbarian"-- figure called Conan; swords hack, parry, jab, and eviscerate as the hero hews through black priests, wildmen, and even a 20-man coup!

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