Science Fiction Classics

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Castle, Feb 1, 1992 - Fiction - 451 pages
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Five complete novels are complemented by black-and-white illustrations and include Pellucidar, Thuvia-Maid of Mars, Tanar of Pellucidar, The Chessman of Mars, and The Mastermind of Mars.

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User Review  - aethercowboy - LibraryThing

Featuring five books in one, this Burroughs omnibus takes you on a journey through both Pellucidar and Barsoom. The Pellucidar tales chronicle David Innes conquest of the Mahars and his later capture ... Read full review

Review: Edgar Rice Burroughs Science Fiction Classics

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These classic Science Fictions stories are each linked by one feature, they all entertain the reader, if it be in subterranean Earth or on Mars. All of my years of youth, these were the stories that delighted me. Even today I can still enjoy them. Highly recommend these for younger readers. Read full review

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About the author (1992)

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.

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