A Princess of Mars (Barsoom Series Volume 1)
79 Installments— in English—Entirely free
Born in Chicago, Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) had a conventional boyhood, attending Phillips Andover Academy followed by military school. Failing the health requirements for service in the U.S. Army, Burroughs drifted from one job to another for several years. After living under the burden of financial difficulties, Burroughs decided to change his circumstances by taking up writing. He began creating “pulp fiction” stories of adventure and fantasy, and found himself to be a natural at his newfound craft. Burroughs published his best-known work, Tarzan of the Apes, in 1912. He continued to write many other novels, but none were as successful as Tarzan, which Burroughs eventually supplemented with several sequels. During the Second World War, Burroughs was finally able to serve his country as a foreign correspondent. In his later years, Burroughs settled with his family in California, where a town, Tarzana, was named in his honor. Burroughs lived to see some of the most famous Tarzan films, starring Olympic swimmer Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan, premiere to eager audiences nationwide. Today, the Tarzan novels continue to hold a cherished place in American and international pop culture.Back to top
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To the Reader of this Work:
In submitting Captain Carter's strange manuscript to you in book form, I believe that a few words relative to this remarkable personality will be of interest.
My first recollection of Captain Carter is of the few months he spent at my father's home in Virginia, just ...
Reviewed by MidMoMan on Sep 9, 2011
Enjoyed the book very much...
Fun and easy to read. I had no expectations of what it was about and I was happily surpised.
Reviewed by barbryt on Dec 4, 2009
Just fun. The next cat I have will be named Woola. :-)
Reviewed by cresswga on Jan 29, 2009
Quick, easy and enjoyable read
This was my first ever "pulp" novel and I must admit that I thoroughly enjoyed it.
With many of the novels on this site the language is so dense that I sometimes find it a chore to read through some installments.
By contrast this was both an easy and engaging read filled with lots of action and excitement. Indeed I enjoyed it enough to queue up the next book in the series to start tomorrow.
I recommend this book as the perfect antidote to anyone who has recently struggled to read a 400+ installment book.
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