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A Princess of Mars

Burroughs, Edgar Rice

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ISBN 10: 0783893477 / ISBN 13: 9780783893471
Published by G. K. Hall & Company, 2001
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Title: A Princess of Mars

Publisher: G. K. Hall & Company

Publication Date: 2001

Book Condition:Good

Edition: Largeprint.

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Burroughs gives his readers an action packed science fiction novel full of battles, pulp fiction heroes and of course a beautiful woman. Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in 1875 in Chicago, Illinois. Although Burroughs wrote in many genres he is best known for creating the jungle hero Tarzan. Burroughs began writing for pulp fiction magazines and in 1912 he published Tarzan of the Apes. In A Princess of Mars John Carter ventures to the kingdom of Helium on the planet Mars This first novel about Mars by Burroughs features titanic green monsters and gorgeous red princesses battling across a barren landscape.

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Although Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) is justifiably famous as the creator of Tarzan of the Apes, that uprooted Englishman was not his only popular hero. Burroughs's first sale (in 1912) was A Princess of Mars, opening the floodgates to one of the must successful--and prolific--literary careers in history. This is a wonderful scientific romance that perhaps can be best described as early science fiction melded with an epic dose of romantic adventure. A Princess of Mars is the first adventure of John Carter, a Civil War veteran who unexpectedly find himself transplanted to the planet Mars. Yet this red planet is far more than a dusty, barren place; it's a fantasy world populated with giant green barbarians, beautiful maidens in distress, and weird flora and monstrous fauna the likes of which could only exist in the author's boundless imagination. Sheer escapism of the tallest order, the Martian novels are perfect entertainment for those who find Tarzan's fantastic adventures aren't, well, fantastic enough. Although this novel can stand alone, there are a total of 11 volumes in this classic series of otherworldly, swashbuckling adventure. --Stanley Wiater

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