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Read online Boxing Stories.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Boxing Stories Although he is best known as the creator of Conan the Barbarian and as a writer of historical fiction and fantasy Robert E Howard was both a successful author of popular boxing stories and an avid amateur boxer himself The sixteen stories and three poems collected in this volume show the full range of his talents for action humor and fistic philosophy Ten of the stories feature the sailor Steve Costigan a lovable hard fisted and innocent semipro pugilist who takes on dastardly villains in exotic ports of call Howard s brilliant blue collar humor belies his preoccupation with the real life issues near and dear to his heart death honor pride and a man s love for his dog Other stories are more dramatic and somber including Iron Men which Howard called the best fight story I ever wrote in many ways the best story of any kind I ever wrote Severely edited and truncated for its original publication in in i Fight Stories i magazine the tale has never been published in its original form until now It appears here completely restored from Howard s original typescript in an authoritative version that Howard fans everywhere will appreciate In these stories Howard created a realistic richly populated boxing universe with intertwining characters and histories that carry on from tale to tale With them he takes his place in a tradition of American boxing writers but always with a uniquely Howardian twist a gritty brooding atmosphere and a reserve of humor that captures the often brutal ambiance of the s by Robert E. Howard, Chris Gruber

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Boxing Stories
Title:Boxing Stories
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ISBN:0803273525
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Number of Pages:314
Category:adventure, fiction, short-stories, pulp
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Poem and first tales in order written plus i Miscellanea i drafts notes maps by author br Cimmeria poem br The Phoenix on the Sword br The Frost Giant s Daughter br The God in the Bowl br The Tower of the Elephant br The Scarlet Citadel br Queen of the Black Coast br Black Colossus br Iron Shadows in the Moon br Xuthal of the Dusk br The Pool of the Black One br Rogues in the House br The Vale of Lost Women br The Devil in Iron, The Hyborian Age part article Robert E Howard br The Thing in the Crypt short story L Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter br The Tower of the Elephant novelette Robert E Howard br The Hall of the Dead novelette Robert E Howard and L Sprague de Camp br The God in the Bowl short story Robert E Howard br Rogues in the House novelette Robert E Howard br The Hand of Nergal novelette Robert E Howard and Lin Carter br The City of Skulls short story L Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter, b Conan the Cimmerian b the boy thief who became a mercenary who fought and loved his way across fabled lands to become King of Aquilonia Neither supernatural fiends nor demonic sorcery could oppose the barbarian warrior as he wielded his mighty sword and dispatched his enemies to a bloody doom on the battlefields of the legendary Hyborian age Collected here in the chronological order they were first published are Robert E Howard s definitive stories of Conan exactly as he wrote them A foreword and afterword by Stephen Jones provide a biography of Howard along with a comprehensive overview of his writing and background on the world of pulp fiction World Fantasy Award nominee Les Edwards contributes a black and white frontispiece along with a gold embossed work on the leather style cover while Hugo Award and Bram Stoker Award winning editor and author Stephen Jones provides an insightful afterword, Three of longest tales plus outlines notes drafts br br b The People of the Black Circle b Amid towering crags of Vendhya in the shadowy citadel of the Black Circle Yasmina of the golden throne seeks vengeance against the Black Seers Her only ally is also her most formidable enemy Conan outlaw chief br br b The Hour of the Dragon b Toppled from the throne of Aquilonia by the evil machinations of an undead wizard Conan must find fabled jewel the Heart of Ahriman to reclaim his crown and save his life br br b A Witch Shall Be Born b A malevolent witch of evil beauty An enslaved queen A kingdom in the iron grip of ruthless mercenaries And Conan who plots deadly vengeance against the human wolf who left him in the desert to die