A Princess of Mars

By Edgar Rice Burroughs; John Seelye (Introduction by)
Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143104889, 186pp.

Publication Date: February 2007

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Description
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.





About the Author
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) is the creator of Tarzan, one of the most popular fictional characters of all time, and John Carter, hero of the Barsoom science fiction series. Burroughs was a prolific author, writing almost 70 books before his death in 1950, and was one of the first authors to popularize a character across multiple media, as he did with Tarzan s appearance in comic strips, movies, and merchandise. Residing in Hawaii at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941, Burroughs was drawn into the Second World War and became one of the oldest war correspondents at the time. Edgar Rice Burroughs s popularity continues to be memorialized through the community of Tarzana, California, which is named after the ranch he owned in the area, and through the Burrough crater on Mars, which was named in his honour.John Seelye is Graduate Research Professor of American Literature at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He is author of a number of books in the field of American studies, including two volumes on the role of rivers in opening and permitting communications between the territories that became the United States.



Praise For A Princess of Mars

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

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