Pellucidar

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Courier Corporation, Feb 1, 2003 - Fiction - 144 pages
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Widely known as the creator of Tarzan of the Apes, Edgar Rice Burroughs was also one of America's most imaginative writers of science fiction. This tale of the amazing world of Pellucidar is a fine example of that genre. Discovered by two men who travel to the center of the earth in a bizarre mechanical device, Pellucidar is a land of perpetual noon--where time does not exist. It is also home to gallant heroes, lovely maidens, horrifying villains; and savage, prehistoric beasts. How the inhabitants of this strange land survive in a Stone Age level of development is revealed in a gripping adventure that will thrill countless readers partial to exotic locales and heart-pounding excitement. Unabridged republication of the edition published by Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1923
 

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In this second of ERB's Pellucidar series, David Innes regains his hold as Emperor of Pellucidar, conquering the opposing armies of Hoojah the Sly and the Mahars. The Mahars fly away to the north at ... Read full review

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Not quite as good as the first in the series but still a highly enjoyable hollow earth romp. Great fun. Read full review

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Contents

Lost on Pellucidar
6
Traveling with Terror
15
Shooting the Chutesand After
24
Friendship and Treachery
32
Surprises
41
A Pendent World
49
From Plight to Plight
58
Captive
66
Hoojas Cutthroats Appear
73
The Raid on the CavePrison
81
Escape
89
Kidnaped
96
Racing for Life
105
Gore and Dreams
111
Conquest and Peace
120
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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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