Conan the Adventurer PDF Ø Conan the Kindle -

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Conan the Adventurer ✻ [EPUB] ✰ Conan the Adventurer By Robert E. Howard ❅ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Contents Introduction L Sprague de Camp The People of the Black Circle Robert E Howard Weird Tales The Slithering Shadow Robert E Howard Weird Tales Drums of Tombalku The Pool of the Black One Robe Contents Introduction L Sprague de Camp The People of the Black Circle Robert E Howard Weird TalesThe Slithering Shadow Robert E Howard Weird Tales Drums of Tombalku The Pool of the Black One Robert E Howard Weird Tales.

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Conan the Adventurer
  • Robert E. Howard
  • English
  • 12 July 2019
  • 0441118585

About the Author: Robert E. Howard

Robert Ervin Howard was an 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 Conan the Kindle - of the legendary Depression era pulp magazine Weird Tales the character Conan the Cimmerian, aka Conan the Barbarian, a literary icon whose pop culture imprint can only be compared to such icons as Tarzan of the Apes, Count Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, and James Bond Wikipedia Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name.



10 thoughts on “Conan the Adventurer

  1. Stephen Stephen says:

    4.0 stars An excellent collection of Conan stories by Robert E Howard This is classic pulp sword and sorcery at its best and done by the master himself Of the four stories in this collection, my favorites were The Slithering Shadow aka Xuthal of the Dusk and The Pool of the Black One , both of which have a very Lovecraftian feel to me especially Slithering Shadow which features an Elder God right out of the Cthulhu mythos The descriptions are vivid and exotic and the plots are dense 4.0 stars An excellent collection of Conan stories by Robert E Howard This is classic pulp sword and sorcery at its best and done by the master himself Of the four stories in this collection, my favorites were The Slithering Shadow aka Xuthal of the Dusk and The Pool of the Black One , both of which have a very Lovecraftian feel to me especially Slithering Shadow which features an Elder God right out of the Cthulhu mythos The descriptions are vivid and exotic and the plots are dense with action and fast paced The very definition of a classic fun read

  2. Johan Haneveld Johan Haneveld says:

    To start with I know these are not the Conan stories in the way Howard wrote them, being edited for publication in this editon by L Sprague de Camp Also one of the four stories is written by De Camp from an outline by Howard Even so, these were the pocketbooks I found at a second hand book sale, and as I knew I had to try out these classics of the sword and sorcery genre one day, I bought a couple Of course I was familiar with Conan the Barbarian from the Arnold Schwarzenegger movies and To start with I know these are not the Conan stories in the way Howard wrote them, being edited for publication in this editon by L Sprague de Camp Also one of the four stories is written by De Camp from an outline by Howard Even so, these were the pocketbooks I found at a second hand book sale, and as I knew I had to try out these classics of the sword and sorcery genre one day, I bought a couple Of course I was familiar with Conan the Barbarian from the Arnold Schwarzenegger movies and the recent Jason Momoa one , and several comic books I read He has become an archetype, being skewered by Terry Pratchett in the form of Cohen the Barbarian Conan being reduced to a clich kept me from seeking out the original stories, but now I find it is worthwile to return to the source and find out the undiluted waters from which the clich draws its strength Of course this is no high literature And it s of its time, with its gender dynamics and race relations sometimes cringeworthy Even so I found a lot to enjoy here I myself like to write action and I found that in spades here Swordfights and battles described with vigor, and a lot of adjectives Howard was a great adventure writer and I was swept up in the stories Also interesting how Howard used themes of cosmic horror popularised by Lovecraft and gave a lot of these stories a very eery aspect There are old gods here with madness inducing and unexplained powers that would drive Lovecrafts protagonists mad But they form a great contrast with Conan who is so full of life and of himself that he remains unfazed, not letting his grasp on life be threatened by something he does not understand It gives just the right amount of tension because, well, human antagonists wouldn t stand a chance against Conan, so that would not lead to excitement And all without slipping into horror I read these stories with a huge grin plastered on my face and will seek outIf you like action filled stories with swords, wizards, old gods, ladies with lithe limbs and supple forms and lots of body parts flying around the sword and sorcery genre , this is a classic you mustn t miss Alsof if you re interested in the history of the fantasygenre and the influences on it, this is an important source Sad to realise Howard only lived to the age of 30 One wonders how his style would have devoloped over another ten, twenty years, and what classics he would have wrote if he had had the chance to grow older Still, his legacy will remain for aeons to come

  3. Jack Jack says:

    Conan the Adventurer was a good collection of Conan the Barbarian tales, three of which originally appeared in Weird Tales magazine in 1933 34 Robert E Howard s colorful and imaginative use of the English language is strong in these stories I sometimes forget how much subtle humor REH used They raided the shipping, and harried the Zingaran coast towns, justas the Zingaran buccaneers did, but these dignified their profession by calling themselves Freebooters, while they dubbed the Barachans pi Conan the Adventurer was a good collection of Conan the Barbarian tales, three of which originally appeared in Weird Tales magazine in 1933 34 Robert E Howard s colorful and imaginative use of the English language is strong in these stories I sometimes forget how much subtle humor REH used They raided the shipping, and harried the Zingaran coast towns, justas the Zingaran buccaneers did, but these dignified their profession by calling themselves Freebooters, while they dubbed the Barachans pirates They were neither the first nor the last to gild the name of thief.The book begins with a short novel, The People of the Black Circle This story was my favorite of the four in the book because it had an even mix of the sword and sorcery aspects of a SS book, mixed in with Conan on the run after kidnapping a noblewoman The Slithering Shadow was solid, heavy on the sorcery, and the unseen, stalking eponymous monster gave the tale a sense of Lovecraftian style horror.According to the introduction by L Sprague de Camp, Drums of Tombalku was not written by Robert E Howard His estate found an outline and a rough draft of the first half, and De Camp finished the tale It was probably the weakest of the four stories, but not because of De Camp s efforts to finish the tale The story wasof a rambling set of encounters loosely stitched together, mixed with too many history lessons about lands and kings The Pool of the Black One also leaned towards the strange paranormal, and it has the added bonus of Conan in the role of a pirate Typical Conan the Barbarian fare, which means it s a good read

  4. Ron Ron says:

    Hard to beat the original Conan The character never dies Conan is forever.

  5. Charles Charles says:

    Some Conan stories edited by L Sprague de Camp It s not bad but many of the stories would have been better without the editing The Frazetta cover is one of the best on the Conan series, though.

  6. Joe Santoro Joe Santoro says:

    I think this is my favorite cover of the series not that any of them are bad. but this one is just awesome Happily, the stories inside do it justice. only one non Howard one and it s from an outline , and at that Drums of Tombalku is easily my favorite on de Camp s work Sakaumbe is a great contrast to Conan, and Almaric makes a great sidekick I would have like to have seen a bitof the brother kings thing explored, but, as is every situation when Conan gets to the top of a heap, I think this is my favorite cover of the series not that any of them are bad. but this one is just awesome Happily, the stories inside do it justice. only one non Howard one and it s from an outline , and at that Drums of Tombalku is easily my favorite on de Camp s work Sakaumbe is a great contrast to Conan, and Almaric makes a great sidekick I would have like to have seen a bitof the brother kings thing explored, but, as is every situation when Conan gets to the top of a heap, it never lasts long It s funny reading People of the Black Circle after all the various and sundry comic adaptations of things Yasmina is really fardeep as created by Howard as some of the others that Marvel did better with like Belit

  7. David Sarkies David Sarkies says:

    My first taste of an original Conan story30 June 2012 This is the first proper Conan books that I have read with the previous one simply being a novelisation of the John Milius movie I guess I enjoyed the novelisation because I love, and still love, the movie, but with this book we pretty much go back to the 1930s in some cases to experience the original Conan stories that appeared the the pulp magazine Weird Tales The book contains four stories, not short stories but novellas, three of them My first taste of an original Conan story30 June 2012 This is the first proper Conan books that I have read with the previous one simply being a novelisation of the John Milius movie I guess I enjoyed the novelisation because I love, and still love, the movie, but with this book we pretty much go back to the 1930s in some cases to experience the original Conan stories that appeared the the pulp magazine Weird Tales The book contains four stories, not short stories but novellas, three of them original Howard works and one of them written by de Camp from some of the notes that Howard left behind After reading this collection I now understand why my friend, and others, make mention of the difference between the two authors In a way de Camp was never going to be able to truly replicate Howard s work simply because he was not Howard and as such was only able to attempt to reproduce Howard s unpublished works, so when he sat down to create the stories from Howard s original notes, there was always going to be a substantial difference Further, Howard wrote pre Tolkien while de Camp was writing post Tolkien so the influences on each of the authors was going to no doubt be different One thing that I have to do before continuing is to quote from the opening of the Slithering Shadow, the quote that pretty much describes the Conan novels, particularly those of Howard He stood like a bronze image in the sand, apparently impervious to the murderous dun, though his only garment was a silk loin cloth, girdled by a wide gold buckled belt from which hung a sabre and a broad bladed poniard On his clean cut limbs were evidences of scarcely healed wounds.At his feet rested a girl, one white arm clasping his knee, against which her blonde head drooped Her white skin contrasted with his hard, bronzed limbs her short silken tunic low necked and sleeveless, girdled at the waist, emphasised rather than concealed her lithe figure Well, that pretty much sums up what Conan is about, both with the original Howard stories and the de Camp re edits The world is a harsh and barren world set before recorded history, populated with scantily clad men and women, with the woman being powerless without the protection of a powerful warrior A friend of mine suggested that Conan waslike a Cthulu novel than a fantasy adventure story, and having read three of Howard s stories I am now inclined to agree However they can be confusing because with the way Howard drafted the stories there is almost an implied knowledge of the world that the reader should have and despite the world being based on our own, and the many countries he visits based on our own, unless you are aware of that then there are going to be difficulties in following the story As mentioned, there are four stories in this book, the first dealing with the abduction of a princess from Afghanistan after the king of India is killed The second involved Conan travelling through the desert with a woman looking for water and stumbling on a lost city with some very nasty surprises inside The third is one of de Camp s stories, and seems to be very similar to the second story which is also set in a desert however for half of the story Conan isn t even around and we are following one of his friends The final one I quite liked where Conan joins a pirate ship where the captain has decided to attempt to cross the Western Ocean, and in doing so finds himself on a tropical island which holds a dark secret In a way this last story reminded me a lot of parts of the Odyssey In this story the crew run onto the island and gouge themselves with fruit which causes them to fall asleep While Conan is exploring the island after killing the captain so that he can take command of the crew he discovers some humanoids taking the crew back to their city to sacrifice them to some horrid beast As mentioned, these stories sound very Lovecraftian, particularly when they are being chased by demonic beasts that cannot be killed, however Conan is not a horror story, but rather a tale of high adventure set in a world lost in the mists of time

  8. Graham Graham says:

    L Sprague de Camp s CONAN anthologies are notorious for de Camp s meddling with the original Conan stories he often finished unfinished tales, for instance However, these books were my first exposure to the king of heroic fantasy, so they ll always have a special place in my heart.DRUMS OF TOMBALKU is the weakest story here, which comes as little surprise as it s one of the stories that de Camp finished The beginning of the story is very similar to that of THE SLITHERING SHADOW, also collec L Sprague de Camp s CONAN anthologies are notorious for de Camp s meddling with the original Conan stories he often finished unfinished tales, for instance However, these books were my first exposure to the king of heroic fantasy, so they ll always have a special place in my heart.DRUMS OF TOMBALKU is the weakest story here, which comes as little surprise as it s one of the stories that de Camp finished The beginning of the story is very similar to that of THE SLITHERING SHADOW, also collected here, and Conan doesn t seem to be around for a great deal There s one set piece, with our hero battling a glowing eyed god, which is tremendous fun though.THE SLITHERING SHADOW fares better, a familiar story absolutely packed to the gunnels with action Conan and a female companion face death by dehydration in a scorching desert until they find a walled city, seemingly deserted, which hides an awful secret Shadowy gods, our hero cutting dozens of the enemy to pieces, a final encounter with the villainous Thog and a whipping scene it s all present.The other two stories collected here are among the best of the canon THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK CIRCLE begins somewhat muddled, with dozens of different tribesmen vying for the reader s attention It soon picks up, offering great action and a superb climax in which Conan, an ally and an army of hill men venture into the Castle of the Black Seers to face off against some gruesome black magic.THE POOL OF THE BLACK ONE is a seafaring yarn, as Conan and his fellow sailors find a remote island inhabited by black men who worship voodoo magic Conan is at his most primal and Howard at his bloodiest, and the culmination is blood drenched tale of epic adventure

  9. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    This is one of the Lancer Conans Some of you will hate them because they are not only NOT the pure Howard stories, but they also include stories made from notes and pastiches by other authors I enjoyed them, maybe not so much as the pure Howard stories, but they are good I don t have all of them any and they are hard to findif you can find them they are worth a try Wish someone would reissue them.

  10. Al Al says:

    Conan is great, but there is no substitute for the original, Conan by Robert E Howard Three out of these four stories are the original Robert Howard, and boy, can you tell the difference from those who tried to finish his unfinished stories, much less write new ones No comparison This is life the way it never was, but should have been at least, if you were Conan Anyway, that s it for me and the Conan canon, and a great ride it was.

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