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A Princess of Mars - Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Seelye
A Princess of Mars
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The first published book by the creator of Tarzan of the Apes that introduced the world to intergalactic Civil War soldier, John CarterTwo 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... show more
The first published book by the creator of Tarzan of the Apes that introduced the world to intergalactic Civil War soldier, John CarterTwo 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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143104889 (0143104888)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 186
Edition language: English
Series: Barsoom (#1)
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isanythingopen
isanythingopen rated it
4.0 Fantasyland
I'm not sure why this one was marked fantasy, but, whatever works. : ) Burroughs is always a fun read. I can't decide if Capt. John Carter is just lucky or if he really is that good. A little of both I think.
Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it
4.0 A Princess of Mars
Good pulp sci-fi as John Carter finds himself on Mars fighting his way through the various tribes.The action keeps coming thick and fast, making it an enjoyable page turner to pass a few hours with.
drallapaul
drallapaul rated it
5.0 Pulp fiction from last century
The first in the John Carter books by Edgar Rice Burroughs, this is typical of his writing and pulp fiction of last century. Many chapters end on a cliffhanger as this was written for serialization. Action and adventure abound.I love this stuff: it's simple fun story-telling that doesn't pretend to ...
Noel's Blog
Noel's Blog rated it
4.0
John Carter, a veteran of the American Civil War is prospecting for gold when he and his partner encounter Apaches. He escapes them by entering a sacred cave but immediately succumbs to a strange drowsiness. When he wakes up, he’s on Mars, a dying world known to the locals as Barsoom. There, he is a...
CDRBill
CDRBill rated it
4.0 A Princess of Mars
Old school pulp fiction at it's best. Sure compared to more modern science fiction, you can definitley see the lack of true scientific knowledge for the author, but if you take it as the fantastical story that it is, this book is a great read.
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