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The Conan Grimoire

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The Conan Grimoire

The Conan Grimoire
Mirage Press, 1972
Author L. Sprague de Camp
George H. Scithers (editors)
Cover artist Berni Wrightson
Country United States
Language English
Genre Sword and sorcery, Essays, Poetry
Publisher Mirage Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 261 pp

The Conan Grimoire is a 1972 collection of essays, poetry and fiction edited by Mirage Press. The essays were originally published as articles in Scithers' fanzine Amra. The book is a companion to Mirage’s previous two volumes of material from Amra, The Conan Reader (1968) and The Conan Swordbook (1969). Most of the material in the three volumes, together with some additional material, was later reprinted in two de Camp-edited paperback anthologies from Ace Books; The Blade of Conan (1979) and The Spell of Conan (1980).

The book consists of thirty-seven pieces, mostly essays on fantasy writer Robert E. Howard and his seminal sword and sorcery hero Conan the Barbarian, Howard's sources and literary successors, and other fantasy authors such as Edgar Rice Burroughs, Eric Rücker Eddison, Jack Vance, Fritz Leiber and Talbot Mundy. Some original material by Howard, a number of fantasy poems and a few fictional pieces are also included.



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  • A Brief Comparison of The Conan Reader, The Conan Swordbook, and The Conan Grimoire with The Blade of Conan and The Spell of Conan

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