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Attic > The Complete Action Stories

by Robert E. Howard

Robert E. Howard was not a one-trick pony. He wrote for a number of diferent pulps, in all sorts of genres. Being a big fan of boxing, and indeed being an accomplished boxer himself down at the local ice house, it was natural for him to begin writing for Fight Magazine in 1929. The editor for Fiction House, Jack Byrne, liked Howard's material, and kept asking for more. So when Jack Byrne asked for more stories to publish in another Fiction House magazine, Action Stories, Howard was more than happy to comply.

A couple of years after Howard created Conan, he created another genre-busting character and story type for Action Stories. The character is Breckinridge Elkins. His stories have elements of humor, tall tales and westerns. Elkins is a superior physical fighter and master of all weapons he works with. Howard wrote over 20 Breck Elkins stories, the first nine of which are reprinted in this volume.

Also included are several stories with the sailor Steve Costigan, a not-very-bright tramp sailor that seems to get fooled in every port he visits.

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Format: Hardback
344 Pages

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