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Lord of Samarcand

(2005)
And Other Adventure Tales of the Old Orient
A collection of stories by

 
 
For five centuries of Crusades, European armies of believers, fanatics, and mercenaries warred with the followers of the Prophet for control of Asia Minor and Palestine. From Jerusalem to Vienna, the frontier between West and East saw battle and bloodshed, treachery and butchery on a scale hitherto unknown and unimagined. The pageantry of medieval knighthood, the exoticism of the Orient, the ferocity of the invaders from the steppes, the mysteries of the seraglio, the rise and fall of great dynastiesÑthese provided a real historical backdrop for some of Robert E. Howard's greatest fiction. This volume contains the complete Oriental stories by the creator of Conan the Barbarian and Solomon Kane. Some were published in Farnsworth Wright's Oriental Stories between 1930 and 1934; others were left unpublished and are printed here in authoritative texts based on the author's surviving typescripts; and still others, left unfinished at his death, are presented as suggestive evidence of the work he had yet to do. As this collection attests, no one else writes action stories with Howard's fast-paced intensity or brooding moral outlook. Here, the fates of empires rest on the swords of exiles, vagabonds, and renegades; whether civilization will be annihilated by religious zealots or by bloodthirsty barbarians, who is to say? Robert E. Howard (1906Ð36) lived and wrote in Cross Plains, Texas. From 1924 until his death, he sold hundreds of stories to pulp-fiction magazines such as Weird Tales, Argosy, Action Stories, Fight Stories, and Cowboy Stories. As a twentieth-century American master of fantastic adventure, he rivals Edgar Rice Burroughs.



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April 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lord of Samarcand and Other Adventure Tales of the Old Orient (The Works of Robert E. Howard)
Author(s): Robert E Howard
ISBN: 0-8032-2422-2 / 978-0-8032-2422-3 (USA edition)
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Title: Lord of Samarcand
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December 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lord of Samarcand (The Lame Man)
Author(s): Robert E Howard
ISBN: 1-4733-2283-9 / 978-1-4733-2283-7 (UK edition)
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February 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lord of Samarcand (Dodo Press)
Author(s): Robert E Howard
ISBN: 1-4065-7284-5 / 978-1-4065-7284-1 (UK edition)
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January 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lord of Samarcand and Other Adventure Tales of the Old Orient (The Works of Robert E. Howard)
Author(s): Robert Ervin Howard
ISBN: 0-8032-7355-X / 978-0-8032-7355-9 (USA edition)
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