A Princess of Mars (Google eBook)

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Grosset & Dunlap, 1917 - Aeronautics - 326 pages
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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

Not very good. I'll give the author a break because it was his first novel, but it lacked the quirky charm of the Tarzan books that I've read. I'll probably read the next in the series and see if I like it any better. Read full review

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He died at 75, with a wish-list for the afterlife: “I want to travel through the space to visit other planets”. Edgar Rice Burroughs outsold the combination of Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Faulkner, at ... Read full review

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Page 22 - I OPENED my eyes upon a strange and weird landscape. I knew that I was on Mars; not once did I question either my sanity or my wakefulness. I was not asleep, no need for pinching here; my inner consciousness told me as plainly that I was upon Mars as your conscious mind tells you that you are upon Earth. You do not question the fact; neither did I.
Page 336 - Inside of the Cup gets down to the essentials in its discussion of religion, so A Far Country deals in a story that is intense and dramatic, with other vital issues confronting the twentieth century. A MODERN CHRONICLE. Illustrated by JH Gardner Soper. This, .Mr. Churchill's first great presentation of the Eternal Feminine, is throughout a profound study of a fascinating young American woman.
Page 21 - I felt a spell of overpowering fascination — it was Mars, the god of war, and for me, the fighting man, it had always held the power of irresistible enchantment. As I gazed at it on that far-gone night it seemed to call across the unthinkable void, to lure me to it, to draw me as the lodestone attracts a particle of iron. My longing was beyond the power of opposition; I closed my eyes, stretched out my arms toward the god of my vocation and felt myself drawn with the suddenness of thought through...
Page 1 - I AM a very old man; how old I do not know. Possibly I am a hundred, possibly more; but I cannot tell because I have never aged as other men, nor do I remember any childhood.
Page 334 - The Riverman." The young college hero goes into the lumber camp, is antagonized by "graft" and comes into the romance of his life. ARIZONA NIGHTS. Illus. and cover inlay by NC Wyeth. A series of spirited tales emphasizing some phases of the life of the ranch, plains and desert. A masterpiece. THE BLAZED TRAIL. With illustrations by Thomas Fogarty. A wholesome story with gleams of humor, telling of a young man who blazed his way to fortune through the heart of the Michigan pines. THE CLAIM JUMPERS....
Page 336 - Hodder is called to a fashionable church in a middle- western city. He knows little of modern problems and in his theology is as orthodox as the rich men who control his church could desire. But the facts of modern life are thrust upon him; ap awakening follows and in the end he works out a solution.
Page 37 - ... extreme age among them, nor is there any appreciable difference in their appearance from the age of maturity, about forty, until, at about the age of one thousand years, they go voluntarily upon their last strange pilgrimage down the river Iss, which leads no living Martian knows whither and from whose bosom no Martian has ever returned, or would be allowed to live did he return after once embarking upon its cold, dark waters. Only about one Martian in a thousand dies of sickness or disease,...
Page 21 - I stood thus meditating, l turned my gaze from the landscape to the heavens where the myriad stars formed a gorgeous and fitting canopy for the wonders of the earthly scene. My attention was quickly riveted by a large red star close to the distant horizon. As I gazed upon it I felt a spell of overpowering fascination — it was Mars, the god of war, and for me, the fighting man, it had always held the power of irresistible enchantment. As I gazed at it on that far-gone night it seemed to call across...
Page 330 - Sister, the youngest member of a large family, but it is concerned not so much with childish doings as with the love affairs of older members of the family. Chief among them is that of Laddie, the older brother whom Little Sister adores, and the Princess, an English girl who has come to live in the neighborhood and about whose family there hangs a mystery. There is a wedding midway in the book and a double wedding at the close. Illustrated by WL Jacobs. "The Harvester...
Page 26 - ... later, for I was given but little time to speculate on the wonders of my new discovery. I had seen that the eggs were in the process of hatching, and as I stood watching the hideous little monsters break from their shells I failed to note the approach of a score of full-grown Martians from behind me. Coming, as they did, over the soft and soundless moss, which covers practically the entire surface of Mars with the exception of the frozen areas at the poles and the scattered cultivated districts,...

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