Conan the Adventurer (collection)

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Conan the Adventurer
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Conan the Adventurer by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, Lancer Books, 1966
Author Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp
Cover artist Frank Frazetta
Country United States
Language English
Series Conan the Barbarian
Genre Sword and sorcery Fantasy short stories
Publisher Lancer Books
Publication date
1966
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 224 pp
ISBN NA

Conan the Adventurer is a 1966 collection of four fantasy short stories written by Robert E. Howard and L. Sprague de Camp, featuring Howard's seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian. Most of the stories originally appeared in the fantasy magazine Weird Tales in the 1930s. The book has been reprinted a number of times since by various publishers, and has also been translated into German, French, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Swedish and Dutch. It was later gathered together with Conan the Wanderer and Conan the Buccaneer into the omnibus collection The Conan Chronicles 2 (1990).

Contents[edit]

Plot summary[edit]

In these stories from Conan's early thirties, the Cimmerian starts as a leader of the Afghuli tribe in Vendhya, sojourns in the black kingdoms south of Stygia, and ends up as a Zingaran buccaneer.

Chronologically, the four short stories collected as Conan the Adventurer fall between Conan the Wanderer and Conan the Buccaneer.

References[edit]

  • Laughlin, Charlotte; Daniel J. H. Levack (1983). De Camp: An L. Sprague de Camp Bibliography. San Francisco: Underwood/Miller. pp. 38–39. 
Preceded by
Conan the Wanderer
Lancer/Ace Conan series
(chronological order)
Succeeded by
Conan the Buccaneer