A Gent From Bear Creek

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9781473322547 - A Gent From Bear Creek - Robert E. Howard
9781473322547 - A Gent From Bear Creek - Robert E. Howard
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A Gent From Bear Creek

This book is a story in the Breckinridge Elkins series about a cowboy in the wild west. This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1934.

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SKU: 9781473322547 Categories: Fiction | Action & Adventure Fiction | Westerns |

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This early work by Robert E. Howard was originally published in 1934 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. ‘A Gent From Bear Creek’ is a story in the Breckinridge Elkins series about a cowboy in the wild west. Robert Ervin Howard was born in Peaster, Texas in 1906. During his youth, his family moved between a variety of Texan boomtowns, and Howard – a bookish and somewhat introverted child – was steeped in the violent myths and legends of the Old South. At fifteen Howard began to read the pulp magazines of the day, and to write more seriously. The December 1922 issue of his high school newspaper featured two of his stories, ‘Golden Hope Christmas’ and ‘West is West’. In 1924 he sold his first piece – a short caveman tale titled ‘Spear and Fang’ – for $16 to the not-yet-famous Weird Tales magazine. Howard’s most famous character, Conan the Cimmerian, was a barbarian-turned-King during the Hyborian Age, a mythical period of some 12,000 years ago. Conan featured in seventeen Weird Tales stories between 1933 and 1936 which is why Howard is now regarded as having spawned the ‘sword and sorcery’ genre. The Conan stories have since been adapted many times, most famously in the series of films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Book Details

Author

Robert E. Howard

Imprint

Read & Co. Books

ISBN

9781473322547

Formats Available

Pages

36

Publication Date

12 December 2014

Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in

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