Conan the Barbarian
The Stories That Inspired the Movie
By Robert E. Howard
(Del Rey Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345531230, 286pp.)
Publication Date: July 26, 2011
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THE CLASSIC STORIES THAT INSPIRED THE BLOCKBUSTER FILM
Conan the Barbarian is one of the greatest fictional heroes ever created—a swordsman who cuts a swath across the lands of the Hyborian Age, annihilating powerful sorcerers, deadly creatures, and whole armies of ruthless foes. Today his name is synonymous with the epic battles of ancient times, but Conan originated in the early decades of the twentieth century with one of the founding fathers of fantasy, the visionary Robert E. Howard. The unforgettable stories collected here form a thrilling adventure, following Conan from his mercenary youth to his bloody conquests on the frontier and even the high seas. Bold and enduring, the legend of Conan the Barbarian continues to grow in popularity and influence.
“The voice of Robert E. Howard still resonates after decades with readers—equal parts ringing steel, thunderous horse hooves, and spattered blood.”—Eric Nylund, author of Halo: The Fall of Reach