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Princess of Mars

ISBN-10: 048644368X

ISBN-13: 9780486443683

Edition: 2005

Authors: Edgar Rice Burroughs

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In this landmark of science fiction, Civil War veteran John Carter is transported to a dying planet, where he must elude capture by giant green barbarians to rescue a Martian princess from certain doom. Author Edgar Rice Burroughs, best known as the creator of "Tarzan, published this novel in 1911 and introduced a new style of writing that combined the genres of fantasy, adventure, and science fiction. His imaginative setting--an advanced but decaying civilization, where Olympian heroics play out against malevolent forces and ever-changing fortunes--endures as a timeless world, in which love, honor, and loyalty form the basis for fast-paced romantic adventures.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/26/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Edgar Rice Burroughs was born on September 1, 1875, in Chicago. His father, George Tyler was a distiller and a battery manufacturer. Early in life Burroughs attempted to support his family in a variety of occupations, including railroad policeman, business partner, and miner. None of these proved successful. However, Burroughs had always enjoyed reading adventure fiction and decided to try his hand at writing. His first attempt, written under the pseudonym Normal Bean, sold very quickly and Burroughs' career took off. Although critics and educators have not always been supportive of Burroughs' writing, the characters in his stories have entertained readers for many years. Tarzan was the most popular, earning Burroughs enough money to start his own publishing house and a motion picture company. Another character, John Carter, is the hero of Burroughs' Mars adventure series. The continuing popularity of these characters has led some critics to reconsider the value of Burroughs' writing and to acknowledge significant themes in his stories. Burroughs died on March 19, 1950.