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The Robert E. Howard Omnibus: 99 Collected Stories (Halcyon Classics) [Kindle Edition]

Robert E. Howard
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Book Description

This Halcyon Classics ebook contains 99 short stories and novellas by 1930s pulp writer Robert Ervin Howard. Howard (1906-1936) is best known today for creating the sword-and-sorcery hero Conan, subject of two movies and dozens of books. However, during his short life Howard also published stories in a number of other genres.

In addition to fantasy, Howard wrote boxing stories, westerns, detective stories, horror, and created an number of compelling characters such as Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn, El Borak, Steve Costigan, Pike Bearfield, King Kull, and Conan the Cimmerian.

This ebook is DRM free and includes an active table of contents for easy navigation.

Conan Stories


Gods of the North
Queen of the Black Coast
Shadows in the Moonlight
A Witch Shall be Born
Shadows in Zamboula
The Devil in Iron
The People of the Black Circle
Red Nails
Jewels of Gwahlur
Beyond the Black River
The Hour of the Dragon
The Hyborian Age


Boxing 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
Alleys of Darkness
Apparition in the Prize Ring


Detective Stories

Graveyard Rats
Fangs of Gold
Names in the Black Book
Skull-Face
The Tomb’s Secret
Aha! or The Mystery of the Queen's Necklace
Halt! Who Goes There?
Unhand Me, Villain!


Fantasy Adventure Stories

Almuric
The Treasures of Tartary
The Voice of El-Lil
The Valley of the Worm
The Garden of Fear
Witch from Hell's Kitchen


Kull Stories

The Shadow Kingdom
The Mirrors of Tuzun Thune


Bran Mak Morn Stories

The Lost Race


Cormac Fitzgeoffrey Stories

Hawks of Outremer
The Blood of Belshazzar


Wild Bill Clanton Stories

She Devil
The Purple Heart of Erlik


Historical Adventure Stories

Lord of Samarcand
Gates of Empire
The Lion of Tiberias
The Shadow of the Vulture
The Sowers of the Thunder
Red Blades of Black Cathay


Horror Stories

People of the Dark
Black Canaan
Moon of Zambebwei
Black Talons
Black Vulmea’s Revenge
The Cairn on the Headland
The Fearsome Touch of Death
The Haunter of the Ring
The Hyena
The Fire of Asshurbanipal


Solomon Kane Stories

Solomon Kane
Skulls in the Stars
Rattle of Bones


Western Stories

A Gent from Bear Creek
Cupid from Bear Creek
Evil Deeds at Red Cougar
Guns of the Mountains
High Horse Rampage
No Cowherders Wanted
Pilgrims to the Pecos
Pistol Politics
Sharp’s Gun Serenade
Texas John Alden
The Apache Mountain War
The Conquerin’ Hero of the Humbolts
The Feud Buster
The Haunted Mountain
The Riot at Cougar Paw
The Road to Bear Creek
The Scalp Hunter
War on Bear Creek
The Vultures of Whapeton
While Smoke Rolled
Boot-Hill Payoff
"Golden Hope" Christmas
Mountain Man

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  • File Size: 3485 KB
  • Print Length: 2032 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.; Revised edition (May 4, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003O86R5M
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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Starting Point January 2, 2011
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A very good Robert E. Howard sampler, and it's possible to go directly to each story. If you're not aquainted with Howard, here's your chance. He's known mostly for heroic adventure, usually in a fantasy setting, but he wrote horror and humor, westerns and boxing stories as well--not to mention some excellent historical pieces.
This collection includes western--humorous and otherwise--Solomon Kane stories, horror, historical adventure, Kul, Bran Mak Morn, Cormac FitzGeoffrey, boxing stories, and a substantial majority of the Conan tales. Other than his poetry, you'll have to dig a bit to find Howard material not represented.Contents include at least two novels--"Hour of the Dragon" and "Almuric"--and a great many novellas any one of which would be worth the purchase price.
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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a True Omnibus, but Hey, Who Cares? March 2, 2011
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There is no way on earth to get more Robert E. Howard stories for your buck than by buying this particular work. However, this 'omnibus' does not include everything Robert E Howard ever wrote, as the title suggests. For example, if you are a fan of Conan primarily, I would recommend 'Conan the Cimmerian: The Complete Tales (Trilogus Classics) [Kindle Edition].'

If you are looking for a lot of good work from Robert E Howard, and enjoy a little boxing, horror, and westerns, then this book is the one for you. Robert E. Howard is a little more multi-dimensional than simple sword and sorcery, but most of his work has recurring themes which a lot of people find appealing. Reading this omnibus will give you a greater insight into the man who created Conan the Cimmerian, by understanding his literature in the broader sense.

While this book does sport a navigable index, it is not accessible from anywhere in the book. You have to go the beginning of the book, go over the rather long index, and use the hyperlinks that are present there to skip to other chapters (see note) or stories in the book. Actually, you cannot get to specific chapters within different stories unless you mark them yourself. The index is based on stories, and most all of the stories have multiple chapters.

For this reason, I deduct a star, because an omnibus of this enormous size needs easy navigation, and I found the navigation adequate, but lacking. I realize that the price might go up with a full navigatable index that is accessible from within the book, but I would gladly pay up to $5 more for such a feature.

Recommended.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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These stories are some of Robert Howard's best! I highly recommend this collected edition. If you've never read Robert E. Howard you're in for a real treat and if you've never read any of his other writings besides Conan you're in for a real treat. These are classics! Two of my all time favorites stories of Robert are here: Beyond The Black River and Red Nails!! You can also get Red Nails for free here on Amazon. If you'd like to sample Robert's work first before getting this collection please try Red Nails for free. Believe me; You won't be able to put your Kindle down! Enjoy!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must for Kindle Owners January 9, 2012
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This is an unbelievable collection of works by the master of short stories and novellas, Robert E. Howard. The worst part of owning this enormous collection of the pulp master and poet is choosing which story to read first. At the ridiculous low price, there should be no reason to own this fantastic collection. If you are not a fan, you will be after just a few stories. You cannot lose.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Kindle edition ONLY September 6, 2012
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I could have gotten most of the Conan stories for free off Feedbooks given the copyright has expired on these works. It's all I really wanted, but I got tired of reading them without editing- they tended to have missing lines at the beginning of the chapters, and lots of inappropriate characters in random places. So I ponied up 2.99 for this collection of most of Howard's work, which includes a lot of stories besides the Conan stuff, and an incomplete Conan Anthology. I figured paying for and edited version would provide me with a more pleasant reading experience. Well, I was only partially right. Although the stories had better editing, there were still random inappropriate characters, suggesting this volume did little more than make a digital copy of existing text without any substantial proofreading.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Collection January 25, 2013
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Robert E. Howard had a tremendous effect on so many of the writers that are still with us today. His relatively brief career was extremely prolific in scope, and the quality of his writing and stories is excellent. Whether you are interested in his Conan stories and other similar characters, or his Boxing stories, or the hilarious Breckinridge Elkins Western stories, this is a must have collection.

*It's $2.0!!! Stop reading this and buy it already! :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great collection, but a few typos December 26, 2012
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I have no regrets about purchasing this collection. Whenever I migrate back to REH, I am always taken aback by what an excellent writer he was. Howard had an evident command of vocabulary, writing styles and historical knowledge. These he employed to weave well-crafted stories. If you are unfamiliar with REH's humorous works, this is a great introduction. Howard had a well-developed sense of humor and he exhibits it here ("Halt! Who Goes There?" and the Sailor Steve Costigan stories ("The Bull Breed," "Fist and Fang," etc.) are prime examples). It's an excellent sampler. My only reservation regarding this anthology are the various typographical errors that appear throughout the work. Many of these errors are glaring. For example, a line from "Queen of the Black Coast" should start with "Belit" but instead reads as "Wit". Another comes from "Red Nails". The line reads "And that was at it should have been..." Clearly the "t" in "at" should be an "s". I confirmed these typos using previously published editions of these stories. It's still a great collection. It's just sloppily edited. Be aware of that.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Small price for big entertainment
All the good stuff by Howard for a cheap price. Amazing how the prices for good writing is falling so quickly. The low price is not a reflection on the quality of this collection. Read more
Published 9 days ago by C. Garvin
3.0 out of 5 stars Some of the stories are duplicated towards the last 90 ...
Some of the stories are duplicated towards the last 90 % Probably just the way it was released. I have always been a Conan the Barbarian fan, but some of the cowboy and boxer... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Kirk Scobey
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed it immensely
I enjoyed this so much, I was actually sorry I had reached the end of the stories. Easily worth it price.
Published 19 days ago by Paul S Tischer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection
Highlights many of REH non-Conan works, including a few I had never read before. While a few are dated, the writing, stories and characters are a crisp, clean and fun as ever.
Published 27 days ago by Eric Miller
4.0 out of 5 stars A Deeper Swim in the Robert E. Howard Canon
A little background: as a very young boy I read everything that Edgar Rice Burroughs wrote, everything available in those old Ace paperbacks. Read more
Published 1 month ago by frederick ceely
5.0 out of 5 stars Oldtimer
Excellent all of bobs work in one easy reading format. A must read for any Howard fan or first timer
Published 3 months ago by Gene Snedeker
5.0 out of 5 stars damn good read!
Money well spent! I love robert howard and this compilation didn't disappoint!

Buy it now and enjoy to your hearts content!
Published 4 months ago by Thatch and Anne
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic collection
Big fan, when I saw this & for the price listed, I had to have it, great buy, happy customer, a must for every fan.
Published 4 months ago by JCruz
4.0 out of 5 stars What a deal
If you want a lot of good readingt at a cheap price here it is , How he wrote so many stories and died so young is amazing
Published 4 months ago by Charles Lawson
5.0 out of 5 stars Read With Relish, But Be Bittersweet for Literature Lost...
Why is a Robert E. Howard omnibus awesome? Simply that it is. This collection shows the reader the absolute brilliance of one of pulp's most prolific and gifted authors. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Slick Jimmy
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