Waterfront Fists and Others: The Collected Fight Stories of Robert E. Howard
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by Robert E. Howard
Description: It is impossible to ignore the sheer number of boxing stories that Robert E. Howard wrote. Serious or funny, spooky or adventurous, these stories represent a fierce creative outburst that would pave the way later for his western hero, Breckenridge Elkins. In these stories we see Howard's craft pushed from mere construction to passionate involvement. He took all of his interests and peppered them through the various boxing stories. He wrote them faster than the magazine could print them. Clearly, he loved what he was doing. When Howard could write no more, he went on to draft Conan and the aforementioned Elkins, who owes much in style and content to the Costigan stories. These stories are a joy to read and reread. They are funny, bawdy, picaresque, and violent. Presented here, as they were originally printed, they perfectly showcase why Robert E. Howard was one of the greatest adventure writers of the 20th century.
eBook Publisher: Wildside Press, 2003 USA
eBookwise Release Date: May 2003
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [538 KB]
Reading time: 367-514 min.