Conan (collection)

Conan (collection)
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Conan by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter, Lancer Books, 1967
Author(s) Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter
Cover artist Frank Frazetta
Country United States
Language English
Series Conan the Barbarian
Genre(s) Sword and sorcery Fantasy short stories
Publisher Lancer Books
Publication date 1967
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 221 pp
ISBN NA
Followed by Conan of Cimmeria

Conan is a 1967 collection of seven fantasy short stories and associated pieces written by Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter featuring Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. Most of the stories were originally published in various pulp magazines. The book has been reprinted a number of times since by various publishers, including Ace Books, and has also been translated into German, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish and Dutch. It was later gathered together with Conan of Cimmeria and Conan the Freebooter into the omnibus collection The Conan Chronicles (1989).


Contents

Contents

Plot summary

After a letter reflecting on Conan's life written by Howard to P. Schuyler Miller and John D. Clark, both fans of Howard's work, is an essay on the invented prehistory in which the hero's adventures are set tracing its development up to Conan's own time. The stories gathered in this collection then follow the Cimmerian from his escape from slavery in Hyperborea through his days as a youthful thief in Zamora, Corinthia and Nemedia, to the beginning of his stint as a mercenary soldier for King Yildiz of Turan. To Conan's discomfiture, the supernatural is his constant companion.

Chronologically, the seven short stories collected as Conan are the earliest in Lancer's Conan series. The stories collected as Conan of Cimmeria follow.

References

  • Laughlin, Charlotte; Daniel J. H. Levack (1983). De Camp: An L. Sprague de Camp Bibliography. San Francisco: Underwood/Miller. pp. 33–35. 

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