Book Haul/Spotlight – The People of the Black Circle by Robert E. Howard

 

 

 

I have been adding many new books to my collection recently. My interest in reading has shifted to older books and authors. So I thought instead of just a simple book haul post I would do more of a spotlight/introduction post as well. So in the post below you will not only find the usual book haul photo’s, but book and author info as well. I hope you will take the time to look it over and maybe take a chance at checking out books and authors that you may have forgot about or discover in these post!

I found this copy on a Facebook page I follow. Brian’s and No BullJust Books were great to work with, fair prices, and it didn’t take forever to get my books. They have great Vintage paperbacks, you should go check them out.

Brian’s and No BullJust Books 

https://www.facebook.com/Brians-and-No-Bull-Just-Books-323970871365119/

 

Today we have:

The People of the Black Circle HC (1977)

by Robert E. Howard

 

 


 

 

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Finally completed my set!

 

 


 

 

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My Robert E. Howard and Conan collection so far.

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The People of the Black Circle
Berkley Putnam
Year : 1977
Book No. : 0399121471
Edition : 1st
Format : Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages : 293
Cover art : Ken Kelly
Illustrations : Hugh Rankin
Contents
“Foreword” by Karl Edward Wagner
“The Devil in Iron”
“The People of the Black Circle” 
“A Witch Shall Be Born”
“Jewels of Gwahlur”
“Afterword” by Karl Edward Wagner 
 

Notes
Based on the original text from WEIRD TALES. 
Edited by Karl Edward Wagner
Three original pulp illustrations by Hugh Rankin.

 

Info from Howard Works.

http://howardworks.com/

A great resource!

 

 


 

 

Robert Ervin Howard (January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936) 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 23. Thereafter, until his death at age 30, Howard’s writings were published in a wide selection of magazines, journals, and newspapers, and he had become successful in several genres. Although a Conan novel was nearly published in 1934, his stories never appeared in book form during his lifetime. The main outlet for his stories was the pulp magazine Weird Tales.

In the pages of the Depression-era pulp magazine Weird Tales, Howard created Conan the Barbarian. With Conan and his other heroes, Howard created the genre now known as sword and sorcery, spawning many imitators and giving him a large influence in the fantasy field. Howard remains a highly read author, with his best works still reprinted.

 

Info from Wikipedia

 

 


 

 

 

  3 comments for “Book Haul/Spotlight – The People of the Black Circle by Robert E. Howard

  1. March 28, 2018 at 10:42 am

    I was talking with either Every Day Should be Thursday or Planetary Defense Commander and Conan came up. I own those 3 you highlight, in an sfbc omnibus edition. I’ll probably be reading them over the summer during my lunch breaks.

    Those are some nice looking books!

    Liked by 1 person

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