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.
The Pit of the Serpentby Robert E. Howard
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The Pit and the Serpent is the first in the Steve Costigan series (about whom Robert Howard wrote more stories than any other character, including Conan). Able-bodied Seaman Costigan is in port in Manila, and while on shore leave, he gets into a fight over a beautiful girl ... and that's just the start of his trouble! Features a new introduction by Mark Finn and notes from editor Paul Herman about the story and Howard's classic boxing fiction.
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