Sentiment: An Olio of Rarer Works



The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Sentiment: An Olio of Rarer Works. This volume is the Howard collector’s dream, containing those hard-to-find stories from various small press publications from the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s. No longer will readers have to seek out copies of Pay Day, Lurid Confessions #1, or The Dark Man #2; all of the Howard content in those volumes, and many more, is included here.

Also included are many items seldom seen by collectors. “The Rivals” makes its first appearance outside of a Foundation Newsletter; all three issues of Howard’s amateur press publication, The Right Hook, are presented in their entirety; and many other hard-to-find pieces have finally found a home in Sentiment. For most of these items, this is their first publication in book form. Many of the pieces in this collection are juvenilia.

This massive volume, close to 600 pages, is printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 150 copies, each individually numbered. Cover design by Jim Keegan; edited by Rob Roehm.



Sentiment is $53 for REHF Premium members, $59 for Regular members and non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping. (How to become a member? See here.)

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Introduction by Mark Finn

Adventure Tales

Wild Water      
Shackled Mitts      
Wolves—And a Sword     
Untitled (“. . . that is, the artistry . . .”)   
Untitled (“Franey was a fool.”)    
The Fear-Master      
The Drifter      
The Land of Forgotten Ages    
Untitled (“Trail led through dense jungle.”)   
Untitled (“The lazy quiet of the mid-summer day. . .”)  
Eighttoes Makes a Play     
        Alternate ending     
Untitled (“Who I am it matters little.”)   

The Adventures of Steve Bender

Bill Smalley and the Power of the Human Eye   
Over the Rockies in a Ford     
The Ghost of Bald Rock Ranch    
A Boy, a Beehive, and a Chinaman    
Westward, Ho!      
Untitled (William Aloysius McGraw’s father. . .”)  
The Wild Man      
A Fishing Trip      
The Ghost with the Silk Hat    
The Hand of Obeah     
Untitled (Maybe it don’t seem like anything . . .”)  

Detective Parodies

Unhand Me, Villain!     
Aha! Or the Mystery of the Queen’s Necklace   
Halt! Who Goes There?     
The Sappious Few Menchew    
The Fastidious Fooey Mancucu    
The Case of the College Toilet    
Untitled (“Hatrack!”)     
The Werewolf Murder Case     
The Tom Thumb Moider Mystery    
The Toy Rattle Murder Case    


Cupid Vs. Pollux      
The Heathen     
The Ghosts of Jacksonville    
Mr. Dowser Buys a Car    
The Influence of the Movies    
The Sheik      
The Ideal Girl     
A Unique Hat     
Untitled (“A man,” said my friend . . .”)  
A Man and a Brother    
West Is West      
The Weaker Sex     
What the Deuce?     
The Mutiny of the Hellroarer    
The Roving Boys on a Sandburg   
The Bore of the Cowed     
The Dook of Stork     
The Rump of Swift     
King Bahthur’s Court     
King Hootus      
Untitled (“Tumba Hooey. . .”)    
Where Strange Gods Squall     
A Glass of Vodka      
The Post of the Sappy Skipper    
After the Game      
Sleeping Beauty      
Untitled (“. . . the honor of Beffum”)    
Weekly Short Story     
The Thessalians      
Ye College Days      
The Reformation: A Dream     

Confessionals & Other Contemporary Fiction

A Matter of Age      
The Curse of Greed     
The Stones of Destiny     
The Grove of Lovers     
The Rivals      
A South Sea Storm     
The Sophisticate     
The Voice of the Mob     
A Horror in the Night     
Pigskin Scholar     
Diogenes of Today    
The Devil in His Brain     
The Loser      
The Female of the Species     
The Splendid Brute     
The Nut’s Shell      
Pay Day       
A Touch of Color      
The Block      
Ten Minutes on a Street Corner    
Untitled (“Yessuh”)     

Commentary on the World

The Beast From the Abyss     
With a Set of Rattlesnake Rattles    
The Ghost of Camp Colorado    
The Hashish Land      
In His Own Image     
The Sword      
Jazz Music      
The Question of the East     
What the Nation Owes to the South    
More Evidences of the Innate Divinity of Man   
Surrender—Your Money or Your Vice   
Something About Eve     
The Vicar of Wakefield     
Circus Charade      

The Right Hook

Volume 1, Number 1
 Editorial; Twentieth Century Slave Trade; The Great Munney Ring; Bookmen and Books; Sisters; Sporting Page; Puritans; Vengeance of a Woman; Sordid Sayings of a Simple Sap; L’Envoi (“Live like a wolf then”)

Volume 1, Number 2
 Untitled Poem (“Ho, merry bark”); Untitled Wrestling Article (“Munn!”); Le Gentil Homme le Diable; John L. Sullivan (verse); Untitled Boxing Article (“On May 29”); Famous Sayings, by Truett Vinson; Note about Tevis Clyde Smith; Untitled Poem (“And Bill, he looked at me”); What Is Love? (verse); Jack Dempsey (verse); A Pirut Story [sic.]; Rope (verse), by Herbert C. Klatt; L’Envoi (“Harlots and choir girls”)

Volume 1, Number 3
 Untitled Poem (“This is a young world”); Untitled (“My name is San Culotte”); My Sentiments, Set to Jazz (verse);
 Untitled Article (“I progress slowly in my classification of champions.”); Ringside Tales (two untitled stories: “Marks
 was a giant,” and “Science will always beat brute strength.”); Untitled Article (“I like John L. Sullivan.”); Editorial;
 L’Envoi (“Twilight striding o’er the mountain”)