Robert E Howard
Robert E. Howard (1906-1936) was an American author of pulp fiction, including fantasy, sword and sorcery, western, horror and boxing. He was also a poet. He is best known for his Conan the Barbarian character, and is the creator of the sword and sorcery sub-genre of fantasy. His other well-known series is the Solomon Kane series. His stories mostly appeared in pulp magazines (such as Weird Tales) and not in novel format during his short lifetime. Howard committed suicide when he learned that his mother was in a deep coma and was not expected to regain consciousness.

Robert E. Howard’s first published stories were in December 1922, which were Golden Hope Christmas and West is West, both of which were published in the Brownwood Highschool paper, The Tattler. Below is a list of Robert E. Howard’s books in order of when they were originally collected in book format (and in chronological order):

Publication Order of Conan (Gnome Press) Books

Conan the Conqueror (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sword of Conan (1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
King Conan (1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Barbarian (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales of Conan (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Return of Conan (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Conan (Gnome Press) Books

Conan the Barbarian(1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sword of Conan(1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
King Conan(1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Conqueror(1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales of Conan(1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Return of Conan(1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Conan (Lancer/Ace) Books

(with Poul Anderson, L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter)

Conan the Adventurer (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Warrior (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Usurper (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Conqueror (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Avenger (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan of the Isles (By: Lin Carter) (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Freebooter (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Wanderer (By: Lin Carter) (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan of Cimmeria (By: Lin Carter) (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Buccaneer (By: Lin Carter) (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan of Aquilonia (By: L. Sprague de Camp,Lin Carter) (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Swordsman (By: Lin Carter) (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan and the Sorcerer (By: Andrew J. Offutt) (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Liberator (By: Lin Carter) (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan: The Sword of Skelos (By: Andrew J. Offutt) (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Rebel (By: Poul Anderson) (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan and the Spider God (By: L. Sprague de Camp) (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan the Mercenary (By: Andrew J. Offutt) (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Conan (Donald M. Grant) Books

The People of the Black Circle (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Witch Shall Be Born (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tower of the Elephant (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Nails (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan in The Devil in Iron (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rogues in the House Conan (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queen of the Black Coast (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jewels of Gwahlur (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Colossus (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pool of the Black One (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Conan The Cimmerian Books

The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bloody Crown of Conan (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Conquering Sword of Conan (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Bran Mak Morn Collections

Bran Mak Morn (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Worms of the Earth (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last King (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Cormac Mac Art Collections

Tigers of the Sea (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dark Man Collections

The Dark Man (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead Remember (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dark Storm Conan Chronology Books

The Phoenix on the Sword (1932)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scarlet Citadel (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Colossus (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rogues in the House (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadows In The Moonlight (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond the Black River (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadows In Zamboula (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hour of the Dragon (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The People of the Black Circle (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tower of the Elephant (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Nails (1975)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Conan in The Devil in Iron (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rogues in the House Conan (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queen of the Black Coast (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jewels of Gwahlur (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Colossus (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pool of the Black One (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of James Allison Books

Valley of the Worm (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Garden of Fear (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Solomon Kane Books

The Moon of Skulls (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hand of Kane (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skulls in the Stars (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hills of the Dead (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Solomon Kane (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Skull-Face (1929)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Almuric (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pride of Bear Creek (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Land of Kane (1970)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sowers of the Thunder (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vultures of Whapeton (1973)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cormac Mac Art (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost Valley of Iskander (1974)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Incredible Adventures of Dennis Dorgan (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Swords of Shahrazar (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Return of Skull-Face (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Marchers of Valhalla (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Ride (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hawks of Outremer (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mayhem on Bear Creek (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lord of the Dead (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heroes of Bear Creek (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Cat Book (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Road of Azrael (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Post Oaks and Sand Roughs (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sea Woman (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eons of the Night (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trails in Darkness (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond the Borders (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kull: Exile of Atlantis (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Iron Man (1930)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gods of Bal-Sagoth (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Gent from Bear Creek and Other Tales (1937)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skull-Face and Others (1946)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Always Come Evening (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dark Man and Others (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
King Kull (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Shadows (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wolfshead (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Echoes From An Iron Harp (1972)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Book of Robert E. Howard (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pigeons From Hell and Other Weird and Fantastic Adventures (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Second Book of Robert E. Howard (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Vulmea's Vengeance (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Images: A book of fantasy verse (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Valley of the Worm and Others (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Singers in the Shadows / by Robert E. Howard ; Illustrated by Marcus Boas (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Son of the White Wolf (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Canaan (1978)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Howard Collector (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghost Ocean (1982)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dark Barbarian: The Writings of Robert E Howard, a Critical Anthology (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventures of Lal Singh (1985)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cthulhu: The Mythos and Kindred Horrors (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadows of Dreams (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ultimate Triumph (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nameless Cults (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Waterfront Fists and Others (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Waterfront Fists and Others: The Collected Fight Stories of Robert E. Howard (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Graveyard Rats and Others (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Complete Action Stories (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gates of Empire and Other Tales of the Crusades (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Treasures of Tartary (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Stranger and Other American Tales (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Boxing Stories (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lord of Samarcand and Other Adventure Tales of the Old Orient (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The End of the Trail (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Riot at Bucksnort and Other Western Tales (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Haunter of the Ring & Other Tales (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Horror Stories of Robert E. Howard (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
El Borak and Other Desert Adventures (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Weird Works Of Collections

Shadow Kingdoms (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moon of Skulls (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
People of the Dark (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wings in the Night (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Valley of the Worm (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Garden of Fear (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond the Black River (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hours of the Dragon (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Hounds of Death (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Thunder of Trumpets (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Spear and Fang (1925)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Forest of Villefere (1926)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fearsome Touch of Death (1930)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Waterfront Fists (1930)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kings of the Night (1930)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Voice of El-Lil (1930)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blood of Belshazzar (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lion of Tiberias (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Talons (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tomb's Secret (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fangs of Gold (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Names In The Black Book (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Daughter of Erlik Khan (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hawk of the Hills (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood of the Gods (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Wind Blowing (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Gent from Bear Creek (1937)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pigeons from Hell (1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword Woman (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three-Bladed Doom (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The She Devil (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wolfshead (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Graphic Novels

(with)

Bloodstar (With: ) (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
King Conan: The Phoenix on the Sword (With: ) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Robert E. Howard Selected Letters, 1923-1930 (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, August 1966(1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Horror Hall of Fame(1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Lands That Never Were: Tales of Swords and Sorcery from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction(2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jack Dempsey's Fight Magazine - May 1934(2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Robert E. Howard Reader(2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wildside Book of Fantasy(2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Conan the Conqueror was also published as The Hour of the Dragon. The Return of Conan was written by Bjorn Nyberg and L. Sprague de Camp, based on the writing of Robert E. Howard. Tales of Conan consists of non-Conan stories written by Howard that were re-written as Conan stories.

The Lancer publications Conan and Conan of Cimmeria were co-authored with L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter. The Lancer publications Conan the Freebooter, Conan the Wanderer, Conan the Adventurer and Conan the Usurper were co-authored with L. Sprague de Camp. Conan the Buccaneer, Conan of Aquilonia and Conan of the Isles were written by L. Sprague de Camp and Lin Carter, based on Howard’s work. Conan the Avenger (aka The Return of Conan) was co-authored with Bjorn Nyberg and L. Sprague de Camp.

The Pool of the Black One was co-authored with Hank Jankus. Hawks of Outremer was co-authored with Richard L. Tierney.

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Robert E. Howard Synopses: Boxing Stories is a short story collection by Robert E. Howard. The collection consists of sixteen stories and three poems. 10 of the stories feature Steve Costigan – a loveable, hard-fisted, semi-pro boxer. Howard was an amateur boxer himself.

Treasures of Tartary is a collection of some of Robert E. Howard’s best historical fiction stories. Some of the stories included are Treasures of Tartary, Son of the White Wolf, Black Vulmea’s Vengeance, Boot Hill Payoff and The Vultures of Whapeton.

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