Conan the Barbarian (1955 collection)

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Conan the Barbarian
Conan the Barbarian collection.jpg
Cover of first edition
Author Robert E. Howard
Country United States
Language English
Genre Sword and sorcery
Publisher Gnome Press
Publication date
1955
Media type Print (hardback)

Conan the Barbarian is a collection of five fantasy short stories by American writer Robert E. Howard, featuring his sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, first published in hardcover by Gnome Press in 1955.[1] The stories originally appeared in the 1930s in the fantasy magazine Weird Tales. This collection never saw publication in paperback; instead, its component stories were split up and distributed among other "Conan" collections. A later collection with the same title but different contents was issued in paperback by Del Rey/Ballantine Books in 2011.[2]

Chronologically, the five short stories collected as Conan the Barbarian are the second in Gnome's Conan series; the stories collected as The Sword of Conan follow.

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Preceded by
The Coming of Conan
Gnome Conan series
(chronological order)
Succeeded by
The Sword of Conan