Always Comes Evening

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Always Comes Evening
Always comes evening.jpg
Jacket illustration by Frank Utpatel for Always Comes Evening
Author Robert E. Howard
Cover artist Frank Utpatel
Country United States
Language English
Genre poetry
Publisher Arkham House
Publication date
1957
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages x, 86 pp
ISBN NA

Always Comes Evening is a collection of poems by Robert E. Howard. It was released in 1957 and was the author's second book to be published by Arkham House. It was released in an edition of 636 copies. The publication was subsidized by Howard's literary executor, Glenn Lord who compiled the poems.

Contents[edit]

Always Comes Evening contains the following poems:

  1. "Foreword", by Glenn Lord
  2. "Introduction", by Dale Hart
  3. "Always Comes Evening"
  4. "The Poets"
  5. "The Singer in the Mist"
  6. "Solomon Kane's Homecoming"
  7. "Futility"
  8. "The Song of the Bats"
  9. "The Moor Ghost"
  10. "Recompense"
  11. "The Hills of Kandahar"
  12. "Which Will Scarcely Be Understood"
  13. "Haunting Columns"
  14. "The Last Hour"
  15. "Ships"
  16. "The King and the Oak"
  17. "The Riders of Babylon"
  18. "Easter Island"
  19. "Moon Mockery"
  20. "Shadows on the Road"
  21. "The Soul-Eater"
  22. "The Dream and the Shadow"
  23. "The Ghost Kings"
  24. "Desert Dawn"
  25. "An Open Window"
  26. "The Song of a Mad Minstrel"
  27. "The Gates of Nineveh"
  28. "Fragment"
  29. "The Harp of Alfred"
  30. "Remembrance"
  31. "Crete"
  32. "Forbidden Magic"
  33. "Black Chant Imperial"
  34. "A Song Out of Midian"
  35. "Arkham"
  36. "Voices of the Night"
  37. "Song at Midnight"
  38. "The Ride of Falume"
  39. "Autumn"
  40. "Dead Man's Hate"
  41. "One Who Comes at Eventide"
  42. "To A Woman"
  43. "Emancipation"
  44. "Retribution"
  45. "Chant of the White Beard"
  46. "Rune/ The Road of Azrael"
  47. "Song of the Pict"
  48. "Prince and Beggar"
  49. "Hymn of Hatred"
  50. "Invective"
  51. "Men of the Shadows"
  52. "Babylon"
  53. "Niflheim"
  54. "The Heart of the Sea's Desire"
  55. "Laughter in the Gulf"
  56. "A Song of the Don Cossacks"
  57. "The Gods of Easter Island"
  58. "Nisapur"
  59. "Moon Shame"
  60. "The Tempter"
  61. "Lines Written in the Realization That I Must Die"
  62. "Chapter Headings"

Reprints[edit]

Always Comes Evening was reprinted by Underwood-Miller in 1977 in both limited (206 copies) and trade (2,200 copies) editions. A new introduction by Glenn Lord replaced both of the introductions in the earlier edition. The order of the poems was also rearranged and one additional poem, "A Crown for a King" was added.

References[edit]

  • Jaffery, Sheldon (1989). The Arkham House Companion. Mercer Island, WA: Starmont House, Inc. pp. 46–47. ISBN 1-55742-005-X. 
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. pp. 35, 663. 
  • Joshi, S.T. (1999). Sixty Years of Arkham House: A History and Bibliography. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House. pp. 62–63. ISBN 0-87054-176-5. 
  • Nielsen, Leon (2004). Arkham House Books: A Collector's Guide. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 76–77. ISBN 0-7864-1785-4.