Wings in the Night: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, Vol. 4

Wings in the Night: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, Vol. 4

by Robert E. Howard, Paul Herman
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Wings in the Night: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, Vol. 4 by Robert E. Howard

The definitive 10-volume set of Robert E. Howard's weird fiction and poetry (with all texts meticulously restored to the original versions as published in "Weird Tales" and other magazines) continues with "Wings in the Night." Included: "Introduction: Revenge," by Paul Herman, plus "Wings in the Night," "Arkham," "An Open Window," "Worms of the Earth," "The Phoenix on the Sword," "The Scarlet Citadel," "The Cairn on the Headland," "The Tower of the Elephant," "Autumn" and "Moonlight on a Skull."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012495723
Publisher: Wildside Press
Publication date: 05/11/2011
Series: The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 196
Sales rank: 781,664
File size: 542 KB

About 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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Wings in the Night (Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, Volume 4) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Posted January 31, 2008, 5:50 PM EST: This is a terrific book and is the second volume of The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, presenting many of Howard's works from the pulp magazine 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. Other stories are The Cairn on the Headland - Stange Tales, Jan 1933 'And the next instant this great red loon was shaking me like a dog shaking a rat. 'Where is Meve McDonnal?' he was screaming. By the Saints, it's a grisly thing to hear a madman in a lonely place at midnight screaming the name of a woman dead three hundred years.' The Longshoremans Tale, One Who Comes at Eventide, To a Woman, The Valley of the Worm, Gods of the North, Shadows in the Moonlight, Queen of the Black Coast = The Horror of the Jungle pg 187 Was it a dream the nighted lotus brought? Then curst the dream that bought my sluggish life And curst each laggard hour that does not see Hot blood drip blackly from the crimsoned knife - The Song of Belit, The Haunter of the Ring, The Garden of Fear - very scary!, The Devil in Iron, The Voices Waken Memory, and The People of the Black Circle. Pg 69 - To A Woman ''Though fathoms....'' Modern American Poetry, Galleon Press, 1933 Though fathoms deep you sink me in the mould, Locked in with thick-lapped lead and bolted wood, Yet rest not easy in your lover's arms Let him beware to stand where I have stood. I shall not fail to burst my ebon case, And thrust aside the clods with hands stained red: You blood will turn to ice to see my face, Look from the shadows on your moonlight bed. To face the dead, he, too, will wake in vain, My fingers at his throat, your scream his knell He will not see me tear you from you bed, And drag you by your golden hair to Hell. These Weird Works stories are real treasures. If you've never read REH before you are for a super treat! Enjoy! Finally, Get the book The Last of The Trunk by Paul Herman of REHFoundation. These are untitled and unfinished stories of REH that Glenn Lord had. The story about 1997 where REH tells what it will be like is right on target. It's like he had a crystal ball! Everything is good in this 600 page book and gives the reader more insight into REH. Enjoy and check out the REH Foundation and Forum!
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This is a terrific book and is the second volume of The Weird Works of Robert E. Howard, presenting many of Howard's works from the pulp magazine 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. Other stories are The Cairn on the Headland - Stange Tales, Jan 1933 'And the next instant this great red loon was shaking me like a dog shaking a rat. 'Where is Meve McDonnal?' he was screaming. By the Saints, it's a grisly thing to hear a madman in a lonely place at midnight screaming the name of a woman dead three hundred years.' The Longshoremans Tale, One Who Comes at Eventide, To a Woman, The Valley of the Worm, Gods of the North, Shadows in the Moonlight, Queen of the Black Coast = The Horror of the Jungle pg 187 Was it a dream the nighted lotus brought? Then curst the dream that bought my sluggish life And curst each laggard hour that does not see Hot blood drip blackly from the crimsoned knife - The Song of Belit, The Haunter of the Ring, The Garden of Fear - very scary!, The Devil in Iron, The Voices Waken Memory, and The People of the Black Circle. Pg 69 - To A Woman ''Though fathoms....'' Modern American Poetry, Galleon Press, 1933 Though fathoms deep you sink me in the mould, Locked in with thick-lapped lead and bolted wood, Yet rest not easy in your lover's arms Let him beware to stand where I have stood. I shall not fail to burst my ebon case, And thrust aside the clods with hands stained red: You blood will turn to ice to see my face, Look from the shadows on your moonlight bed. To face the dead, he, too, will wake in vain, My fingers at his throat, your scream his knell He will not see me tear you from you bed, And drag you by your golden hair to Hell. These Weird Works stories are real treasures. If you've never read REH before you are for a super treat! Enjoy! Finally, Get the book The Last of The Trunk by Paul Herman of REHFoundation. These are untitled and unfinished stories of REH that Glenn Lord had. The story about 1997 where REH tells what it will be like is right on target. It's like he had a crystal ball! Everything is good in this 600 page book and gives the reader more insight into REH. Enjoy!