Rogues In The House

Robert Ervin Howard 1906 1936 was an American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction He is well known for having created the character Conan the Cimmerian, a literary icon whose pop culture imprint can be compared to such icons as Tarzan of the Apes, Sherlock Holmes, and James Bond Voracious reading, along with a naRobert Ervin Howard 1906 1936 was an American pulp writer of fantasy, horror, historical adventure, boxing, western, and detective fiction He is well known for having created the character Conan the Cimmerian, a literary icon whose pop culture imprint can be compared to such icons as Tarzan of the Apes, Sherlock Holmes, and James Bond Voracious reading, along with a natural talent for prose writing and the encouragement of teachers, conspired to create in Howard an interest in becoming a professional writer One by one he discovered the authors that would influence his later work Jack London and Rudyard Kipling It s clear from Howard s earliest writings and the recollections of his friends that he suffered from severe depression from an early age Friends recall him defending the act of suicide as a valid alternative as early as eighteen years old, while many of his stories and poems have a suicidal gloom and intensity that seem prescient in hindsight, describing such an end not as a tragedy but as a release from hell on earth.
Rogues In The House Robert Ervin Howard was an American pulp writer of fantasy horror historical adventure boxing western and detective fiction He is well known for having created the character Conan the C

  • Title: Rogues In The House
  • Author: Robert E. Howard
  • ISBN: 9781406572360
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Rogues In The House”

    1. The most simplistic of the Conan adventures I've read thus far. This one is clearly set earlier in Conan's timeline, as he's still only a Barbarian and not actually a King quite yet. This one is also uniquely told through the perspective of a nobleman that comes into contact with Conan while both are fighting to escape with their lives from the Red Priest's dungeon stronghold. Howard sets aside the delivery of lore that peruses much of other stories he's penned in this universe to tell an action [...]

    2. "Rogues in the House" foi um conto protagonizado pelo herói de espada & feitiçaria Conan O Cimério, escrito pelo autor americano Robert E. Howard. Publicado pela primeira vez na revista Weird Tales em janeiro de 1934, passa-se na Era Hiboriana e leva o herói a envolver-se inadvertidamente num jogo de poder pelo controle de uma cidade.Foi a sétima história publicada por Howard protagonizada pelo popular cimério. Em Portugal, o conto chegou-nos pela colectânea A Rainha da Costa Negra d [...]

    3. Four stars for this edition. The stories were 3 stars, but the fine book with the many illustrations pushed my overall to four. Typical Conan read, though I tend to prefer the longer stories to the shorter.

    4. When Murillo, a young aristocrat, is handed a box containing a severed ear by Nabonidus, the Red Priest who ruled the kingdom in all but name, he knows too well what the grisly message means. Rather than flee though, he decides to enlist an assassin to slay the priest, a captive Cimmerian thief called Conan, who had recently knocked himself out in a drunken melee. But plans go awry and things are not at all what they seem as three rogues find themselves prisoners beneath the priest's booby-trapp [...]

    5. Robert E. Howard is my all time favorite writer, but for many years much of his work was heavily edited. This is another of the heavily edited collections of Robert E. Howard's stories. I am a purist when it comes to a writers works. I know some of these stories are no longer PC but they should be read as Howard wrote them and understood that he wrote in another time period. Don't read this book unless you just can't find any others of Howard's unedited books to read. Message me if you need a li [...]

    6. This book includes the eponymous story and "The Frost-Giant's Daughter." Both are excellent stories, and lavishly illustrated by Marcus Boas. These aren't the best illustrations in the world, but they suffice.

    7. Simple, brutal and quick. Conan's barbarian violence and thievery contrasted with the dishonesty of a young nobleman and a power-mongering priest: Conan is the most honest of the three. But my review makes it sound a bit deeper than it is.Obligatory squirming blonde dumped into a cesspool.

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