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Title:Boxing Stories
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Robert E. Howard, Chris Gruber
Publisher:Bison Books
ISBN:0803273525
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Number of Pages:314
Category:Adventure, Fiction, Short stories, Pulp

Boxing Stories by Robert E. Howard, Chris Gruber

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Boxing Stories Although he is best known as the creator of Conan the Barbarian and as a writer of historical fiction and fantasy Robert E Howard was both a successful author of popular boxing stories and an avid amateur boxer himself The sixteen stories and three poems collected in this volume show the full range of his talents for action humor and fistic philosophy Ten of the stories feature the sailor Steve Costigan a lovable hard fisted and innocent semipro pugilist who takes on dastardly villains in exotic ports of call Howard s brilliant blue collar humor belies his preoccupation with the real life issues near and dear to his heart death honor pride and a man s love for his dog Other stories are more dramatic and somber including Iron Men which Howard called the best fight story I ever wrote in many ways the best story of any kind I ever wrote Severely edited and truncated for its original publication in in i Fight Stories i magazine the tale has never been published in its original form until now It appears here completely restored from Howard s original typescript in an authoritative version that Howard fans everywhere will appreciate In these stories Howard created a realistic richly populated boxing universe with intertwining characters and histories that carry on from tale to tale With them he takes his place in a tradition of American boxing writers but always with a uniquely Howardian twist a gritty brooding atmosphere and a reserve of humor that captures the often brutal ambiance of the s

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