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#61 Hipster

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 09:39 AM

Hi all, the versions of the Conan stories that I have read are those in the 2-volume Fantasy Masterworks Conan Chronicles collection:

The Conan Chronicles: Volume 1: The People of the Black Circle
The Conan Chronicles: Volume 2: Hour of the Dragon: Hour of the Dragon

Does anybody know if these contain all the original stories and if they are unedited?

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 07:13 PM

Hi all, the versions of the Conan stories that I have read are those in the 2-volume Fantasy Masterworks Conan Chronicles collection:

The Conan Chronicles: Volume 1: The People of the Black Circle
The Conan Chronicles: Volume 2: Hour of the Dragon: Hour of the Dragon

Does anybody know if these contain all the original stories and if they are unedited?

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 09:51 PM

Cheers deuce.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 04:25 PM

hey gang. ive read all the conan stuff, good and bad. now im interested in reading just the original unedited REH Conan stories. With all the new books coming out, its tough to tell what is what. Is there currently a book or series of books that offers these. Im aware of the two volume - The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (Conan of Cimmeria, Book 1 and 2) but this doesnt seem like all of the original REH's. are the coming out with a 3rd volume. Anyone who can point me to a list of all the REH Conan stories, it would be greatly appreciated. thanks


I just recently purchased Conan the Complete Collection book at Midtown Comics, it looks a Bible and I believe it may be the Bible of Conan though. All by REH it starts with the explanation of the territory. I do however not know if this has the unedited versions but the website:
www.orionbooks.co.uk
should know. The website says it is the Complete Chronicles of Conan in chronological order.

If anyone knows that this is missing something feel free to reply.

I just wanted to read the stories in the order they came out because I haven't really read all of the REH and some of them have been a couple years.

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Edited by Adventure82, 12 July 2009 - 04:26 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2010 - 10:07 AM

Hi,

First off, I hope this is the right forum to post this in. If not please move it to the appropriate location and I apologize for the error.

I would like to have all of the REH Conan Stories to add to my library (between the works of Dumas, Joyce and Shakespeare :D), but quite frankly I hae no idea which books to buy. Is there a set of books that contain all of the original REH stories? The Wandering Star publications are a bit rich for my budget (I'm only working part time at the moment unfortunately), so if there's another alternative that would easier fit a modest budget.

I had a look around Ebay (I have some money in a paypal account that I would like to put into this) and found

The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian (http://cgi.ebay.fr/w...#ht_2090wt_1165)

and

The Conquering Sword of Conan (http://cgi.ebay.fr/w...T#ht_500wt_1182)

They appear to be the books that are on the "publications" page of this site, is that right?
What would I be missing out with these? I haven't found "Bloody Sword of Conan" yet, but once I do will I be good to go on this one?
Probably more importantly, are these official publications? I have seen mention of publishers taking advantage of the Public Domain status of many of REH's works, I'd rather buy books that were approved by the REH family or Estate.

Thanks for your help.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 10:19 AM

The 3 Del Rey books are definately the ones to get including all the stories , fragments and drafts as well as essays and other info. about the stories.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 10:20 AM

I've just found all 3 books at the Book Palace at about the same price, they also accept Paypal so will no doubt order from there.

Can someone just give me the go ahead, let me know if these are what I'm looking for or close?

Thanks

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 10:27 AM

The 3 Del Rey books are definately the ones to get including all the stories , fragments and drafts as well as essays and other info. about the stories.

Terry


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Posted 15 February 2010 - 03:13 PM

These also can likely be found at whatever used book stores you have handy, save you a few shekels. They have had several printings.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 03:27 PM

Moved to the right forum.

Checkout the FAQ section for answers to numerous questions - hopefully it will help you out:


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Posted 15 February 2010 - 03:40 PM

Godzilladude, I'm in France, English language books are fairly difficult to find and usually expensive. Thanks for the tip though.

Thanks for moving the thread Strom, sorry for the screw up.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 06:19 PM

Droc, you can order all these from Amazon UK with no trouble at all, and shipping should be reasonable going from there to France. It is highly recommended that you start with all the current Del-Rey trade paperbacks as they are (and will be I suspect) the last word when it comes to the collected REH. They have the best texts, great essays and fragments presented in context, and FANTASTIC art.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 06:37 PM

Moved to the right forum.

Checkout the FAQ section for answers to numerous questions - hopefully it will help you out:


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As usual, Strom has provided extremely helpful tips.

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 12:06 AM

I'm in France, English language books are fairly difficult to find and usually expensive.


You'll probably be happy to learn that the editor of the Del Rey Conan books, Patrice Louinet, is also a resident of your fair city. As are other members of this forum. Perhaps they will let you know the next time they're getting together.

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 01:08 AM

Godzilladude, I'm in France, English language books are fairly difficult to find and usually expensive. Thanks for the tip though.

Thanks for moving the thread Strom, sorry for the screw up.

DROC


Difficulties to find books in English...? Paris? Obviously, you don't know the City of Light very well (yet).

Try the following bookshops (they usually will take orders too).

WHSmith: http://www.whsmith.fr/ (the largest one)

Galignani: http://galignani.com/en/galignani.php

Village Voice: http://www.villagevoicebookshop.com/

San Francisco Books: http://www.sanfranci...aris/index.html (second hand)

The Abbey Bookshop: http://www.alevdesig...y/abbey_en.html

Attica: http://www.attica.fr...wIn&pg=contacts

The Red Wheelbarrow: http://www.theredwhe...re/Welcome.html

Shakespeare and Company http://shakespearean...y.com/index.php (near Notre-Dame, sells second hand books. My fave).

Gibert Joseph has several bookstores. At 26 boulevard Saint Michel, you can also find English books. I was there last week and they had some Del Reys: http://www.gibertjoseph.com/

Rusty is right, something is usually posted on the forum when French REH fans are getting together in Paris. The thread on last year's meeting is here: http://www.conan.com...?showtopic=7522

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 12:32 PM


Godzilladude, I'm in France, English language books are fairly difficult to find and usually expensive. Thanks for the tip though.

Thanks for moving the thread Strom, sorry for the screw up.

DROC


Difficulties to find books in English...? Paris? Obviously, you don't know the City of Light very well (yet).

Try the following bookshops (they usually will take orders too).

WHSmith: http://www.whsmith.fr/ (the largest one)

Galignani: http://galignani.com/en/galignani.php

Village Voice: http://www.villagevoicebookshop.com/

San Francisco Books: http://www.sanfranci...aris/index.html (second hand)

The Abbey Bookshop: http://www.alevdesig...y/abbey_en.html

Attica: http://www.attica.fr...wIn&pg=contacts

The Red Wheelbarrow: http://www.theredwhe...re/Welcome.html

Shakespeare and Company http://shakespearean...y.com/index.php (near Notre-Dame, sells second hand books. My fave).

Gibert Joseph has several bookstores. At 26 boulevard Saint Michel, you can also find English books. I was there last week and they had some Del Reys: http://www.gibertjoseph.com/

Rusty is right, something is usually posted on the forum when French REH fans are getting together in Paris. The thread on last year's meeting is here: http://www.conan.com...?showtopic=7522

Hope that helps. B)


Thanks for the links Axerules, I forgot to mention that I'm lazy and I have lived in Franconville the last few years and don't get into Paris much during the day, when stores are open. I know Shakespeare and Company and Gibert Joseph, but have found both to be fairly limited (especially Gibert Joseph). I've also found that English language books are often expensive in Paris, only a few Euros more than in Ireland or England, but I guess it's the principal... or something.

thanks for the other links, I'll take a look, and I'd love to meet up next time Paris-based REH fans get together.

I've ordered the three Del Rey books from thebookpalace.com

thanks to everyone for your help

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 02:54 PM

Si vous preferez, you can get the same books in French, via Bragelonne. They have reprinted most all of the Del Rey series.

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Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:40 PM

I'm Irish, I just live in France. I try to read books or watch movies in the original language whenever possible, I don't understand people doing otherwise.

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 09:55 AM

I was in a second hand bookstore recently and saw a paperback with a red cover, I think it was either complete chronicles of Conan or Conan collection. I didn't bother looking too closely because I have all the Lancer books from the 70's. It wasn't until I joined up here that I found out that the original Howard versions had been reprinted. Did I miss out on something there? I Have been looking but haven't seen it since, I could kick myself now! Duh!