Robert E. Howard on the Necronomicon

A letter that seems to be from Robert E. Howard to Clark Ashton Smith recently turned up on eBay.  Within it is the following passage:

Concerning the Necronomicon, etc., I too have gotten several letters inquiring as to their reality, or the chances of obtaining them. It’s really a pity these diabolical tomes exist only in the imagination.

It’s a surprising statement; it’s not as if Howard wrote a great deal about the Necronomicon, yet people were contacting him as well as Lovecraft to find out more…

Published in: on August 29, 2010 at 1:19 am  Leave a Comment  

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