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Sword Woman And Other Historical Adventures

Author : Robert Ervin Howard
ISBN : 9780345505460
Genre : Fiction
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Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white art by the team behind Dark Horse Comic's "The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob," an anthology of Howard's classic desert adventures featuring legendary swordsman Dark Agnes restores each tale to its earliest, most definitive version. Original.

Medievalist Comics And The American Century

Author : Chris Bishop
ISBN : 9781496808516
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The comic book has become an essential icon of the American Century, an era defined by optimism in the face of change and by recognition of the intrinsic value of democracy and modernization. For many, the Middle Ages stand as an antithesis to these ideals, and yet medievalist comics have emerged and endured, even thrived alongside their superhero counterparts. Chris Bishop presents a reception history of medievalist comics, setting them against a greater backdrop of modern American history. From its genesis in the 1930s to the present, Bishop surveys the medievalist comic, its stories, characters, settings, and themes drawn from the European Middle Ages. Hal Foster's Prince Valiant emerged from an America at odds with monarchy, but still in love with King Arthur. Green Arrow remains the continuation of a long fascination with Robin Hood that has become as central to the American identity as it was to the British. The Mighty Thor reflects the legacy of Germanic migration into the United States. The rugged individualism of Conan the Barbarian owes more to the western cowboy than it does to the continental knight-errant. In the narrative of Red Sonja, we can trace a parallel history of feminism. Bishop regards these comics as not merely happenchance, but each success (Prince Valiant and The Mighty Thor) or failure (Beowulf: Dragon Slayer) as a result and an indicator of certain American preoccupations amid a larger cultural context. Intrinsically modernist paragons of pop-culture ephemera, American comics have ironically continued to engage with the European Middle Ages. Bishop illuminates some of the ways in which we use an imagined past to navigate the present and plots some possible futures as we valiantly shape a new century.

Men Of Bronze

Author : Scott Oden
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Genre : Fiction
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Hasdrabal Barca is a killer. As captain of Pharaoh's border guard, the fearsome Medjay, he stands between the rich heartland of the Nile and the countless foes who would see the proud and ancient land of Egypt brought to its knees. Hasdrabal Barca is a murderer. Haunted by a crime of passion, its memory has eaten away all but the last slender thread of his humanity. Rage drives him; a berserk fury few men can fathom — and fewer can withstand. He is the Beast at the Gate, Pharaoh's vengeance. Hasdrabal Barca is a hero. For when one of Egypt’s most celebrated generals, a Greek mercenary called Phanes, defects to the Persians, it triggers a savage war that will tax Barca’s ferocious skills, and his humanity, to the limit. From the political wasteland of Palestine, to the searing deserts east of the Nile, to the streets of ancient Memphis, Barca and Phanes play a desperate game of cat-and-mouse — a game culminating in the bloodiest battle of Egypt’s history.

Memnon

Author : Scott Oden
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Genre : Greece
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Against history's greatest conqueror, one man will stand alone ...When Alexander of Macedon crossed the Hellespont in the spring of 334 BC, he came ravenous for Glory, desperate for the immortality that was his birthright. At the Granicus River, he smashed an army devised by the formidable satraps of Asia Minor. Even so, Alexander's road to conquest was not clear. For among the myriads of the enemy stood the one man Alexander feared: a mercenary, a seasoned commander on both land and sea who knew the secret to defeating the Macedonians - Memnon of Rhodes.But Memnon was no common mercenary. In his youth, he had led a revolution and suffered exile as his punishment; a sailor, a soldier, a merchant, and a mediator, he had tasted tragedy as well as triumph. To his fellow Greeks he was a traitor, but to the Great King of Persia Memnon was the only man he could trust to stave off the destruction of his empire. For Memnon of Rhodes fought for something deeper than Glory or gold. He fought for loyalty, for honor, for duty; he fought for the love of Barsine, grand-daughter of kings and a woman of remarkable beauty and grace. Most of all, he fought for the promise of peace.Praised for its "vivid conjecture, deft plotting, and graceful prose" (Publisher's Weekly), MEMNON is the epic story of one man - a man nearly forgotten by history - whose duty to his family outweighed that of his heritage; a tale of love and loss, set against the sweeping panorama of war."An eloquent and captivating historical thriller." - Publisher's Weekly

Dark Valley Destiny

Author : L. Sprague deCamp
ISBN : 9780575103627
Genre : Fiction
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This is the definitive biography of Robert E. Howard, a giant of the pulp era, who created the archetypal brooding fantasy figure. To the general public, he is virtually unknown, but millions are familiar with the name and exploits of his most famous creation: Conan, the barbarian.

The Historical Adventures Archives

Author : Robert E. Howard
ISBN : 9783849627799
Genre : Fiction
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This is a collection of Howard's historical adventures, most of them situated in the Near East and in ancient times. Contents: The Lion of Tiberias The Sowers of the Thunder Lord of Samarcand Gates of Empire The King's Service Red Blades Of Black Cathay

The Museum Of Remarkable And Interesting Events Containing Historical Adventures And Incidents

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Swords Of The Steppes

Author : Harold Lamb
ISBN : 9780803207622
Genre : Fiction
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A master of driving pace, exotic setting, and complex plotting, Harold Lamb was one of Robert E. Howard's favorite writers. Here at last is every pulse-pounding, action-packed story of Lamb's greatest hero, Khlit the Cossack, the “wolf of the steppes.” Journey with the unsung grandfather of sword and sorcery in search of ancient tombs, gleaming treasure, and thrilling landscapes. Match wits with deadly swordsmen, scheming priests, and evil cults. Rescue lovely damsels, ride with bold comrades, and hazard everything on your brains, skill, and a little luck. This four-volume set collects for the first time the complete Cossack stories of Harold Lamb: every adventure of Khlit the Cossack and those of his friends, allies, and fellow Cossacks, many of which have never appeared between book covers. Compiled and edited by the Harold Lamb scholar Howard Andrew Jones, each volume features essays Lamb wrote about his stories, an informative introduction by a popular author, and a wealth of rare, exciting swashbuckling fiction. In the concluding volume, gallop into adventure with Khlit and Kirdy for their final challenge in The Wolf Master, out of print since 1933. Then, delve into a treasure trove of stories gleaned from rare magazines: an account of a desperate mission for Khlit’s old friend Ayub; three tales of the valorous Koum and the champion swordsman Gurka; two daring ventures by Stenka Razin, the Robin Hood of the steppes; five short stories of Uncle Yarak, a Cossack fighting in World War II; and more than a half dozen other swashbuckling tales from the steppes.

The Dark Barbarian

Author : Don Herron
ISBN : UOM:39015042085186
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Time Travel Adventures Of James Allison

Author : Robert E. Howard
ISBN : 9788027223152
Genre : Fiction
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The book of incredible adventures of a Texan who recalls his past lives as ancient heroes. Robert Howard (1906-1936) 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.

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