People of the Dark

People of the Dark

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by Robert E. Howard
     
 

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I came to Dagon's Cave to kill Richard Brent. I went down the dusky avenues made by the towering trees, and my mood well-matched the primitive grimness of the scene.
The approach to Dagon's Cave is always dark, for the mighty branches and thick leaves shut out the sun, and now the somberness of my own soul made the shadows seem more ominous and gloomy than was…  See more details below

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I came to Dagon's Cave to kill Richard Brent. I went down the dusky avenues made by the towering trees, and my mood well-matched the primitive grimness of the scene.
The approach to Dagon's Cave is always dark, for the mighty branches and thick leaves shut out the sun, and now the somberness of my own soul made the shadows seem more ominous and gloomy than was natural.
Not far away I heard the slow wash of the waves against the tall cliffs, but the sea itself was out of sight, masked by the dense oak forest. The darkness and the stark gloom of my surroundings gripped my shadowed soul as I passed beneath the ancient branches—as I came out into a narrow glade and saw the mouth of the ancient cavern before me. I paused, scanning the cavern's exterior and the dim reaches of the silent oaks.

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ISBN-13:
2940148376507
Publisher:
Hillside Publishing
Publication date:
01/12/2015
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
34 KB

Meet the Author

Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936) was a classic American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction. Howard wrote "over three-hundred stories and seven-hundred poems of raw power and unbridled emotion" and is especially noted for his memorable depictions of "a sombre universe of swashbuckling adventure and darkling horror." He is well known for having created — in the pages of the legendary Depression-era pulp magazine Weird Tales — the character Conan the Cimmerian, a.k.a. Conan the Barbarian, a literary icon whose pop-culture imprint can be compared to such icons as Tarzan of the Apes, Sherlock Holmes, and James Bond. Between Conan and his other heroes Howard created the genre now known as sword-and-sorcery in the late 1920s and early 1930s, spawning a wide swath of imitators and giving him an influence in the fantasy field rivaled only by J.R.R. Tolkien and Tolkien's similarly inspired creation of the modern genre of High Fantasy. There is no evidence that Tolkien was influenced by the earlier author, however. A full century after his birth, Howard remains a seminal figure, with his best work endlessly reprinted. He has been compared to other American masters of the weird, gloomy, and spectral, such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Jack London. Source: Wikipedia
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People of the Dark (Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, Volume 3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Anytime you see Paul Herman's name on a REH book it's a win/win! All of these Weird Works of REH are great reading! On the back cover of the book; Quote "People of the Dark is the second volume of The Weird Works of REH, presenting many of Howard's works from the pulp magazines like Weird Tales, meticulously restored to its original texts. This volume begins with "People of the Dark," featuring a prototypical Conan of the Reavers, and concludes with "The People of the Black Circle," one of the very best Conan the Cimmerian tales. This volume includes five Conan stories, as well as tales featuring other barbaric heroes, as only REH can present them." Unquote. All of REH stories stand the test of time as the very best ever! I like these paperback books a lot from Cosmos, Del Rey, etc. as they are easy to carry, on really good paper, and the fonts are good size and easy to read. The cover art by Ken Kelly and cover design by Garry Nurrish is awesome! Highly recommend One Who Walked Alone by Novalyn Price who was REH's girlfriend. There's a DVD called The Whole Wide World about REH and Novalyn starring Renne Zellweger and Vincent D'Onofrio as REH. Also must haves: The Last of the Trunk, Collected Letters of REH by Rob Roehm, and The Star Rover by Jack London one of REH's favorite authors. The Star Rover is about Darrell Standing a man in prison who doesn't break under pressure even in a straight jacket, no food, no water, beaten, for days and weeks.