Robert Ervin Howard (1906-1936) grew up in Cross Plains, Texas in the very center of the state. A shy and sickly child, Howard was blessed with a vivid imagination and and a strong will. As a young man, he turned to bodybuilding and boxing to overcome his physical weakness. Howard also found success in writing for popular pulp magazines of the 1920s and 1930s, including WEIRD TALES. He wrote in a variety of genres, including westerns, boxing stories, detective, and horror, but Howard is best known for creating the sword-and-sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. Upon learning of the impending death of his mother from tuberculosis, Howard committed suicide in 1936.
The Collected Boxing Stories of Robert E. Howardby Robert E. Howard
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This Halcyon Classics ebook contains twenty-four boxing short stories by 20th century pulp writer Robert E. Howard, creator of 'Conan.' Originally published in pulp fight magazines during the 1920s and 1930s, these stories reflect Howard's excellent skill at creating instant action and excitement. Includes an active table of contents for easy navigation. Steve Costigan Stories: Alleys of Peril Blow the Chinks Down! Breed of Battle Champ of the Forecastle Circus Fists Cupid vs. Pollux Dark Shanghai Fist and Fang General Ironfist Night of Battle Sailors’ Grudge Sluggers on the Beach Texas Fists The Bull Dog Breed The Iron Man The Pit of the Serpent The Sign of the Snake The Slugger’s Game The TNT Punch Vikings of the Gloves Waterfront Fists Winner Take All Other Works: Alleys of Darkness Apparition in the Prize Ring
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Robert E. Howard (1906-1936) was born and raised in Texas and a boxer himself. He hung out with the locals in town and saw, learned, and trained with them. REH himself was pretty darn good with his fists but his greatest claim to fame is telling some great yarns. His famous character is Conan The Barbarian! He spent most of his life in the town of Cross Plains with some time spent in nearby Brownwood. He was also a fan of boxing and spent some time in his late teens bodybuilding, eventually taking up amateur boxing himself. From the age of nine he dreamed of becoming a writer of adventure fiction. REH's writings were published in a wide selection of magazines, journals, and newspapers, and he has became world renowned in several genres. He contributed most of his stories to the pulp magazine Weird Tales. I liked these stories a lot and if you've never read a REH story you're in for a real treat! One of his best stories ever written is Red Nails and about Conan and Valeria! Another book I highly recommend is The Robert E. Howard Omnibus: 99 Collected Stories, Halcyon Classics which has 99 of his best stories in all genres! Enjoy as once you read one of REH stories you're hooked!