As one of the three most important American pulp fantasy authors of the 1930s (with Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith), Robert E. Howard captivated readers with his indomitable, battle-scarred barbarian hero Conan.
Though Howard's life ended prematurely in 1936 at the age of 30, Conan lives on as one of the genre's most enduring icons.
This beautifully designed collection contains nine essential Conan stories along with a full-length Conan novel. Also included is The Hyborean Age, Howard's fascinating history of the raw, blood-drenched world Conan inhabited, an alternative Earth that preceded Tolkien's Middle Earth.
And Their Memory Was a Bitter Tree features a color map of this realm and an interior painting by cult artist Brom, along with a series of Frank Frazetta's seminal Conan paintings, appearing for the first time with the stories for which they were created.
From the back cover:
Thief, pirate, mercenary, bandit, general, and king: few characters in fantasy literature are as popular or enduring as Robert E. Howard's Conan. Now the very best of these classic tales are gathered in this deluxe commemorative edition. Featuring an introduction by Spectrum's Arnie Fenner and a memorial by the legendary H.P. Lovecraft.
Limited to 7600 copies.