A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

A Princess of Mars

byEdgar Rice Burroughs, Ray Bradbury, Frank E. Schoonover

Kobo ebook | December 18, 2007

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Virginia gentleman John Carter, unexpectedly transported to the perilous red planet, Mars, finds himself captured by the loveless Green Men of Thark. As Carter struggles to win his freedom—and the affections of fellow captive Dejah Thoris, princess of the rival clan of Helium—the fate of the entire planet hangs in the balance: warring Martian tribes collide and the beleaguered Atmosphere Factory grinds to a suffocating halt. Ray Bradbury, reminiscing on the enduring thrill of Burroughs’s Martian adventure, writes, “I stood on the lawns of summer, raised my hands, and cried for Mars, like John Carter, to take me home. I flew to the Red Planet and never returned.”

Title:A Princess of MarsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 18, 2007Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307430456

ISBN - 13:9780307430458

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Old school sci-fi, but meh... I know this is old pulpy sci-fi which is why I was so excited to read it, but I did not ultimately find it enjoyable in the least. You have to remember that these authors were paid by the word back then... and it shows with lots of needless script. Moreover, the book is intensely intensely racist. I would say skip over this and head to Jules Verne, Mary Shelley, H.G Wells instead. When you want to jump forward a bit more check out Author C. Clark, Isaac Asimov, and P.K. Dick
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Influenced a century of Sci-fi The first of the Barsoon series, but can be read as a stand alone book. A great piece of pulp. Lots of action and adventure. Edgar Rice Burroughs does a good job developing his world. This is a book that influenced a century of science fiction.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from lots of sword-play on Mars "A Princess of Mars" by Edgar Rice Burroughs is the novel where John Carter (of Earth) is introduced. Carter is transported from the Earth to Mars where he becomes a warrior hero to its local inhabitants. The story is non-stop action: mostly sword-play. The plot is simple and much of the details is silly. Yet, as a whole, the novel is fun to read.
Date published: 2012-02-06