Who wrote the conan the barbarian books

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Conan the Barbarian by Robert E. Howard

Conan the Cimmerian. Black-haired, sullen-eyed, sword in hand, a thief, a reaver, a slayer… Discover how it all began. Conan the Barbarian spawned a hundred imitators. Find out why with these tales from his early life. From the Tower of the Elephant to Beyond the Black River, follow Robert E. Howards greatest creation as he cuts a bloody swathe through the history of Hyborea. Over 350 pages of epic action, personally selected by the makers of the new film and the greatest Robert E. Howard scholars. “A hero of mythic proportion, fashioned by a storyteller who helped define what a modern fantasy should be” Raymond E. Feist. Conan. Warrior, Hero, Legend.
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History and Origin of Conan! Who Is Conan The Barbarian?

Robert E. Howard

Conan the Barbarian also known as Conan the Cimmerian is a fictional sword and sorcery hero who originated in pulp magazines and has since been adapted to books , comics , several films including Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer , television programs animated and live-action , video games , role-playing games , and other media. The character was created by writer Robert E. Howard in for a series of fantasy stories published in Weird Tales magazine. Conan the Barbarian was created by Robert E. Howard in a series of fantasy stories published in Weird Tales in Some Howard scholars believe this Conan to be a forerunner of the more famous character.

On the morning of June 11, , Robert E. Howard walked out of his house, gun in his hand. His father and hired cook were in the house, and paid him no mind as he walked past them to his car. Once seated inside, he raised the gun and shot himself in the head. It was the end to a particularly short life and a promising career in writing.

In February, while in Mission, he wrote the poem Cimmeria. Howard had originally used the name "Conan" for a Gael reaver in a The central plot remains that of a barbarian having become king of In May , a British publisher, Denis Archer, contacted Howard about publishing a book in the.
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Robert Ervin Howard January 22, — June 11, was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre. Howard was born and raised in Texas. He spent most of his life in the town of Cross Plains , with some time spent in nearby Brownwood. A bookish and intellectual child, he was also a fan of boxing and spent some time in his late teens bodybuilding , eventually taking up amateur boxing. From the age of nine he dreamed of becoming a writer of adventure fiction but did not have real success until he was Thereafter, until his death by suicide at age 30, Howard's writings were published in a wide selection of magazines, journals, and newspapers, and he became proficient in several subgenres.

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