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A Princess of Mars - (Penguin Classics) by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Paperback)

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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 Carter Two 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.
  • About the Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1875.
  • 224 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Science Fiction
  • Series Name: Penguin Classics

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Originally published: U.S.A.: A.C. McClurg, 1917.



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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 Carter

Two 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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.



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Might it really be possible--in fact and not fancy--to venture with John Carter to the Kingdom of Helium on the planet Mars? (Carl Sagan)



About the Author



Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1875. After serving a short time in the 7th U.S. Cavalry, Burroughs was a shopkeeper, gold miner, cowboy, and policeman before becoming a full-time writer. His first novel, Tarzan of the Apes, was published in 1914, and along with its 22 sequels has sold over 30 million copies in 58 languages. Author of numerous other jungle and science fiction novels and novellas, including The Land That Time Forgot, Burroughs had a writing career that spanned almost 30 years, with his last novel, The Land of Terror, being published in 1941. He died in 1950 at his ranch near Tarzana, the California town named for his legendary hero.

John Seelye is a graduate research professor of American literature at the University of Florida. He is the author of The True Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain at the Movies, Prophetic Waters: The River in Early American Literature, Beautiful Machine: Rivers and the Early Republic, Memory's Nation: The Place of Plymouth Rock, and War Games: Richard Harding Davis and the New Imperialism. He is also the consulting editor for Penguin Classics in American literature.

Dimensions (Overall): 7.76 Inches (H) x 5.18 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)
Weight: .4 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 224
Series Title: Penguin Classics
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Theme: General
Format: Paperback
Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Language: English
Street Date: February 1, 2007
TCIN: 92311357
UPC: 9780143104889
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-4460
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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