I've wondered if the book of Cabell's that Novalyne Price Ellis mentions was Jurgen or another of his books. REH had a copy of Cabell’s The Cream of the Jest; A Comedy of Evasions (1917) in his library at the time of his death.
Hard to say for sure but Deuce considers it quite likely that REH had read Jurgen.
On the old message board a few of us were discussing Cabell's potential influence on REH. Deuce mentioned back then that the Hyborian Age's Poitain was almost certainly a nod to Cabell's Poictesme. That's one of a number of potential Cabellian influences on REH that Deuce has never elaborated on in full.
"...I want to know where I came from and why and what relation I hold to the rest of the universe."
- Robert E. Howard to Tevis Clyde Smith, week of 20 Feb 1928, CL1.170
Robert Price will be following up THE MIGHTY WARRIORS with THE MIGHTY ADVENTURERS. With the unfortunate death of Ulthar Press publisher Sam Gafford , Bob has arranged a new publisher. Pulp Hero Press will be publishing THE MIGHTY ADVENTURERS.
Of all the heroes of the legendary land of Atlantis, none were greater than Kardios, warrior and bard! In his travels he encounters creatures from the stars, self-proclaimed gods, nefarious wizards, and untrustworthy lascivious queens. For years fans of sword-and-sorcery fiction have demanded a collection containing all of Manly Wade Wellman’s tales of Kardios. Their demands had not been met—until now! In addition, this book contains all of Frederick Arnold Kummer, Jr.’s Lemurian adventure stories (also never collected before) and a hard-to-find Leigh Brackett story set in Mu. Join the heroes of Atlantis and Lemuria on their fantastic adventures!
Stories included: ”Straggler From Atlantis” by Manly Wade Wellman ”The Dweller in the Temple” by Manly Wade Wellman ”The Guest of Dzinganji” by Manly Wade Wellman ”The Seeker in the Fortress” by Manly Wade Wellman ”The Edge of the World” by Manly Wade Wellman ”Adventure in Lemuria” by Frederick Arnold Kummer, Jr. ”Intrigue in Lemuria” by Frederick Arnold Kummer, Jr. ”Volcano Slaves of Mu” by Frederick Arnold Kummer, Jr.
”Lord of the Earthquake” by Leigh Brackett
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