John Carter of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Volume I

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Travel to Mars, known by its inhabitants as Barsoom, with heroic adventurer John Carter in the first three novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic science fiction series. In A Princess of Mars join John Carter on his first visit to the planet Barsoom where he joins the nomadic tribe the Tharks, wins the hand of the beautiful Dejah Thoris, and becomes the Prince of Helium. Carter returns to Barsoom in The Gods of Mars where he must find a way to return from the Valley Dor, the Barsoomian afterlife. In The Warlord of Mars John Carter fights to free his wife, Dejah Thoris from the goddess Issus and in so doing becomes Warlord of Barsoom.

Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Barsoom series help define the science fiction genre, and inspired many well-known sci-fi writers including Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke. The books have been adapted for film and comic strips.

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Author Bio: Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1875-1950Edgar Rice Burroughs is renowed for his many novels of fantastic adventure. Unquestionably his best-known creation is that of the jungle hero, Tarzan the Ape Man, but almost as well known are his stories of other planets beginning with the very popular Mars series.  A torrent of novels followed: stories about Venus, tales of the Moon and of the middle Earth, westerns, and detective stories. In all, nearly one hundred stories bore Edgar Rice Burroughs’ name.Born in Chicago in 1875, he tried his hand at many businesses without notable success, until at the age of thirty-five, he turned to writing. With the publication of Tarzan of the Apes and A Princess of Mars, his career was assured. By the time of his death in 1950, at his home in a town bearing the name of his best known work, Tarzana, California over 40 million copies of Edgar Rice Burroughs books have appeared in 58 different languages.
 
Published April 9, 2013 by HarperPerennial Classics. 600 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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