The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard


UPDATE: All volumes are now SOLD OUT.

The REH Foundation is proud to present The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard. This three-volume, limited-edition series collects all the known letters written by REH. The collection includes dozens of previously unpublished letters and hundreds of poems.

HP Lovecraft to Robert Barlow, March 14, 1933:
“Some of the long argumentative & descriptive letters of our group really approach literature — the most remarkable ones coming from Robert E. Howard, whose reminiscences & historical sketches of his native Texas country are literature in the truest sense of the word; far more so than any save the very best of his stories.”

The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard reveals a side of Howard’s personality that readers of his fiction might not suspect existed. Full of humor, philosophical musings, travelogue, historical sketches, and opinions on contemporary politics and events — local, national, and international — Howard’s letters provide important insight into the life and times of one of the most influential pulp-era writers of the twentieth century.

This three-volume set collects more than 330 letters, from the early ones to his Texas friends, most notably Tevis Clyde Smith, and continuing through correspondence with fellow writers Clark Ashton Smith, E. Hoffmann Price, and others. Also included are Howard’s letters to H. P. Lovecraft, which constitute one of the most intriguing correspondence cycles in the history of Fantasy fiction.

Each volume is printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 300 copies, and are individually numbered. Cover design and artwork is by Jim & Ruth Keegan.