Conan

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Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian Barbarian Summary

This collection contains all of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian stories published during his lifetime, contextualized with biographical details of their author.

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Excerpt from the introduction:

"When the first Conan of Cimmeria story appeared in the pages of Weird Tales magazine in December 1932, nothing quite like it had ever before appeared in print. Author Robert E. Howard had been writing stories broadly similar to it for half a decade; but it was with Conan, and the Hyborian Age storyworld in which he was placed, that Howard finally fully doped out the sub-genre that would become known as "sword and sorcery", of which Howard is today considered the founding father.

"Conan's origins date back to an experiment in 1926 titled "The Shadow Kingdom", featuring the character Kull, exile of Atlantis. The idea - Howard's great innovation - was, at its core, historical fiction set in a pre-historical period. That pre-historical period - being, of course, lost in the mists of time - could contain anything Howard might like to include: evil races of sentient snake-things, sorcerers, undead creatures, demons walking upon the earth, anything.

"In other words, Howard was creating a secular mythology."

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  • Book 1-17

    • Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian Barbarian

    • The Complete Weird Tales Omnibus
    • By: Robert E. Howard, Finn J. D. John
    • Narrated by: Finn J. D. John
    • Length: 35 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This collection contains all of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian stories published during his lifetime, contextualized with biographical details of their author.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great collection

    • By MR BB on 19-01-18

    Regular price: £28.99

  • Book 2

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  • Book 9

    • Queen of the Black Coast

    • By: Robert E. Howard
    • Narrated by: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
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    FNH audio presents an unabridged reading of Robert E. Howard's Conan in 'Queen of the Black Coast'. In this sword and sorcery tale, Conan finds himself in league with a pirate queen and set against an ancient evil deep in the dark jungles of a cursed land.

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  • Book 14

    • Beyond the Black River

    • By: Robert E Howard
    • Narrated by: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
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    Conan is working for pay as a soldier at the frontier fort of Tuscelan. While out scouting he saves the life of Balthus, and the two become embroiled in a fight for their lives and a war against the invading picts. Can Conan and Balthus defeat the evil sorcerer that has summoned ancient monsters and bound the pictish clans as never before?

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  • Book 15

    • Shadows in Zamboula

    • By: Robert E. Howard
    • Narrated by: Harry Shaw
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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    Conan the Barbarian spends a night in a cheap tavern in Zamboula, and is swept up in a dark world of roaming cannibals, a naked woman and her deranged lover, the strangler Baal-pteor and the evil high priest he serves.

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  • Book 16

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  • Book 17

    • Red Nails

    • By: Robert E. Howard
    • Narrated by: Gregg Margarite
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
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    "Red Nails" is the last of the stories about Conan the Cimmerian written by American author Robert E. Howard. A novella, it was originally serialized in "Weird Tales" magazine from July to October 1936. It is set in the pseudo historical Hyborian Age and concerns Conan encountering a lost city in which the degenerate inhabitants are proactively resigned to their own destruction. Due to its grim themes of decay and death, the story is considered a classic of Conan lore and is often cited by Howard scholars as one of his best tales.

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    • Red Nails

    • By: Robert E Howard
    • Narrated by: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
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    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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    Conan and Valeria discover a lost city that is walled in and roofed over, allowing none to enter or leave. Within its walls are riches beyond compare and a seething war between the tribes of degenerates who live there. FNH audio presents an unabridged reading of Red Nails. Red Nails was the last Conan story penned by Robert E. Howard and is often represented by Howard scholars as one of the best.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Conan Tale, and well voiced

    • By Brendan G. on 11-10-16

    Regular price: £4.99