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Jan 30, 2007
| ISBN 9780143104889
Jan 30, 2007
| ISBN 9781101201459
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Jan 30, 2007 | ISBN 9780143104889
Jan 30, 2007 | ISBN 9781101201459
The first published book by the creator of Tarzan of the Apes that introduced the world to intergalactic Civil War soldier, John Carter
Two years before Edgar Rice Burroughs became a worldwide celebrity with the publication of Tarzan of the Apes and its twenty-two sequels, which together have sold more than 30 million copies, he published the futuristic sci-fi romance, A Princess of Mars. A Princess of Mars tells the story of John Carter, a Civil War veteran who inexplicably finds himself held prisoner on the planet Mars by the Green Men of Thark. With Dejah Thoris, the princess of another clan on Mars, John Carter must fight for their freedom and save the entire planet from destruction as the life-sustaining Atmosphere Factory slowly grinds to a halt.A Princess of Mars is the first in Burroughs’ eleven book Barsoon series, following the continued adventures of John Carter.
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Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1875. After serving a short time in the 7th U.S. Cavalry, Burroughs was a shopkeeper, gold miner, cowboy, and policeman before becoming a full-time writer. His first novel, Tarzan of the… More about Edgar Rice Burroughs
Might it really be possiblein fact and not fancyto venture with John Carter to the Kingdom of Helium on the planet Mars? (Carl Sagan)
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