The Adventures of Breckinridge Elkins Volume 2

Robert E. Howard wrote many types of stories. These are funny, over the top adventures about Breckinridge Elkins from Bear Creek. Could be categorized as funny western. The volume is 414 pages, plus introductory material.

This is Volume two and it collects the novel, A Gent from Bear Creek as well as the exploits of Howard’s other funny western heroes–including Pike Bearfield and Buckner J. Grimes–all restored to the original text, where available.

This volume is printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 200   copies, each individually numbered. Cover design and painting by Richard Bernal; introduction by James Reasoner; edited by Rob Roehm and Paul Herman.

This book is still available. It’s published by the Robert E. Howard Foundation.


  • Make ’Em Laugh: Howard’s Humorous Westerns, introduction by James Reasoner
  • Breckinridge Elkins
    A Gent from Bear Creek (novel)
  • Bearfield Elston
    A Elston to the Rescue
  • Buckner J. Grimes
    Knife River Prodigal
    A Man-Eating Jeopard
    Ring-Tailed Tornado
  • Pike Bearfield
    A Gent from the Pecos
    Gents on the Lynch
    The Riot at Bucksnort
    While the Smoke Rolled


  • West Is West
  • Mayhem and Taxes (unfinished)
  • The Peaceful Pilgrim
  • Letter: March 1935 (Byrne to Cooper)
  • Untitled Synopsis (Ring-Tailed Tornado)
  • Letter draft: April 21, 1936 (Howard to Byrne)
  • The Diablos Trail (unfinished)
  • Untitled Synopsis (A Gent from the Pecos)
  • Untitled Synopsis (Gents on the Lynch)
  • Untitled Synopsis (While the Smoke Rolled)
Year :March 2017
Book No. :None
Edition :1st
Format :Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages :x plus 414
Cover :Richard Bernal
Illustrations :None


Edited by Paul Herman and Rob Roehm.

First appearance:
Untitled Synopsis (“Ring-Tailed Tornado”)
Untitled Synopsis (“A Gent from the Pecos”)
Untitled Synopsis (“Gents on the Lynch”)
Untitled Synopsis (“While the Smoke Rolled”)
All the texts were obtained from Howard’s typescripts or carbons with the following exceptions:
“West is West” from TATTLER, December 22, 1922
“A Elston to the Rescue” from STAR WESTERN, September 1936 where it appeared as “The Curly Wolf of Sawtooth”
Second in a series of two books.

This is the first in a series of two books. Limited edition of 200 copies