A Princess of Mars

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Arc Manor, 2008 - Fiction - 157 pages
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The first book in Burrough's classic Barsoom series. Please visit www.PhoenixPick for other great sci-fi books at great prices.

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Review: A Princess of Mars (Barsoom #1)

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Oh, how I've enjoyed this book. One of Edgar Rice Burroughs' seminal works, he takes readers on a swashbuckling adventure to Mars with the incredibly noble John Carter. This is a very entertaining book and one you don't want to miss. Read full review

Review: A Princess of Mars (Barsoom #1)

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Not "hard" sci-fi; but, that's what makes A Princess of Mars timeless. Action, adventure, aliens, romance, wars, power struggles, even "cowboys and indians!" For what more could you ask? The only failure is mine: Why haven't I read this novel sooner?! Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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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