Solomon Kane (Serapis Classics)

Solomon Kane (Serapis Classics)

by Robert E. Howard

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Overview

Solomon Kane is a fictional character created by the pulp-era writer Robert E. Howard. A late 16th–early 17th century Puritan, Solomon Kane is a somber-looking man who wanders the world with no apparent goal other than to vanquish evil in all its forms. His adventures, published mostly in the pulp magazine Weird Tales, often take him from Europe to the jungles of Africa and back. Howard described him as a tall, sombre and gloomy man of pale skin, gaunt face and cold eyes, all of it shadowed by a slouch hat. He is dressed entirely in black and his weaponry usually consists of a rapier, a dirk, and a brace of flintlock pistols. During one of his later adventures his friend N'Longa, an African shaman, gave him a juju staff that served as a protection against evil but could easily be wielded as a weapon. It is revealed in another story, "The Footfalls Within", that this is the mythical Staff of Solomon, a talisman older than the Earth and unimaginably powerful, much more so than even N'Longa knew. In the same adventure with N'Longa, Kane is seen using a musket as well. When Weird Tales published the story "Red Nails", featuring Conan the Barbarian, the editors introduced it as a tale of "a barbarian adventurer named Conan, remarkable for his sheer force of valor and brute strength. Its author, Robert E. Howard, is already a favorite with the readers of this magazine for his stories of Solomon Kane, the dour English Puritan and redresser of wrongs".

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783962559632
Publisher: Serapis Classics
Publication date: 10/19/2017
Sold by: Bookwire
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 115
Sales rank: 390,970
File size: 355 KB

About the Author

Robert Ervin Howard (1906¿1936) wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre. Howard spent time in his late teens bodybuilding, eventually taking up amateur boxing—which he also wrote stories about. His tales of heroic & supernatural fantasy won him a huge audience across the world and influenced a whole generation of writers, from Robert Jordan to Raymond E. Feist.

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Solomon Kane 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the complete Solomon Kane as written by Robert E. Howard. The puritan/cavalier whom God uses to destroy evil. Although a paradox, Kane has one goal, to seek out and destroy evil in all forms. Howard is a master of Fantasy with others like J.R.R. Tolkien. His titles give the reader a chance to escape to a world where heroism still exists.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This may be the best of Howard's non-Conan work. It, like many of his stories, combines the best of horror and fantasy. What sets Solomon Kane apart, though, is the nature of the character. A Puritan man who precariously balances on religious belief. Not a preachy book, but certainly compelling and exciting as only Howard's characters can be.