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A Princess of Mars

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A Virginia gentleman finds himself transported from Civil War-era America to Mars, where he plots, along with the lovely Princess of Theluim, to escape from his savage green captors

Mars Trilogy

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A bind-up of the first three classic John Carter of Mars books includes A Princess of Mars, The Gods of Mars and The Warlord of Mars and features illustrations by three renowned fantasy artists. Original.

A Princess of Mars

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A Princess of Mars is the first of eleven thrilling novels that comprise Edgar Rice Burroughs' most exciting saga, known as The Martian Series. It's the beginning of an incredible odyssey in which John Carter, a gentleman from Virginia and a Civil War veteran, unexpectedly finds himself on to the red planet, scene of continuing combat among rival tribes. Captured by a band of six-limbed, green-skinned savage giants called Tharks, Carter soon is accorded all the honor of a chieftain after it's discovered that his muscles, accustomed to Earth's greater gravity, now give him a decided advantage in strength. And when his captors take as prisoner Dejah Thoris, the lovely human-looking princess of the city of Helium, Carter must call upon every ounce of strength, courage, and ingenuity to rescue her-before Dejah becomes the slave of the depraved Thark leader, Tal Hajus!

Princess of Mars

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The first published book by the creator of "Tarzan of the Apes" 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 "A Princess of Mars," A futuristic sci-fi fantasy romance, "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. Together with Dejah Thoris, the princess of another clan on Mars, the unlikely pair must fight for their freedom and save the entire planet from destruction as the life-sustaining Atmosphere Factory slowly grinds to a halt.

John Carter of Mars

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A Princess of Mars Summit Classic Collector Editions

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This collector-quality edition includes the complete text of the first of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Martian Novels" in a freshly edited and newly typeset edition, commemorating the 100th anniversary of his first published story. With a generous 6x9 page size, this Summit Classic edition is printed on hefty 60# bright white paper with a fully laminated cover featuring an original full color design. Additional material created and presented for Burroughs' fans, new or old, are an original retrospective essay, "In The Shadow of The Moons of Mars", commenting on the life, work, and widespread and lasting influence of the author, a biographical sketch of Burroughs' life, and a detailed bibliography of his work. This, the first of dozens of popular tales spun by Burroughs, is the story of the romance between John Carter, mysteriously transported to Mars from the Arizona desert, and Dejah Thoris, the "Princess of Mars" for whom the tale is named. In Edgar Rice Burroughs' trademark style, former Confederate officer John Carter is thrown into a series of non-stop adventures at breakneck pace, with the earthling pitted against a variety of Martian men and beasts, finding adversaries and adventure on seemingly every page and finding a few friends - and the love of his life - in the course of this epic adventure. "Barsoom" is the native name for the Mars imagined by Edgar Rice Burroughs, a dying world where the oceans have gone dry and the atmosphere is dissipating, precariously maintained by a massive atmosphere plant, a world where a race of giant green men with four arms roam dry seabeds and vast ancient ruins mounted on reptilian steeds, while a race of coppery-skinned red men maintains an oddly barbaric culture and scientific civilization in sprawling cities and travel inflying cars. If any of this sounds vaguely familiar but you've never read what has over the years become known as Edgar Rice Burroughs' science fiction "Martian series" it's not surprising. Burroughs didn't "invent" planetary romance, lost civilizations, islands populated by dinosaurs and primitive men or any of the kinds of fiction he wrote. But he literally re-invented adventure fiction across the board and his indelible stamp on the work of writers, filmmakers, television producers and scientists is still apparent a hundred years after his first published story. Burroughs is known the world over as the creator of Tarzan, the Ape Man. Tarzan became a cultural phenomenon almost immediately upon his appearance, but before Tarzan there was John Carter of Mars. Burroughs' first published work originally appeared in serial form with the title "Under the Moons of Mars" in 1912. Like many of Burroughs' pulp magazine serials, the story was later published in book form by Chicago publisher A. C. McClurg. The original McClurg version re-titled the story as "A Princess of Mars," the name by which it has been known ever since. Burroughs' first three Martian novels, "A Princess of Mars", "The Gods of Mars" and "Warlord of Mars" form a cohesive trilogy that will ultimately leave the mighty John Carter as the most powerful warlord astride a fantastic, savage planet. Summit Classic Press editions of these three novels are available as individual titles, and they are also available from Summit Classic Press in a single large format omnibus edition titled "John Carter, Warlord of Mars," ISBN-978-1475021660.

John Carter in A Princess of Mars

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John Carter, Civil War veteran, is attacked by murderous Apaches whilst prospecting for gold. Taking refuge in a strange cave in the Arizona hills he is transported to the planet Mars, and plunged headlong into the conflicts of a dying world. Upon the strange red soil of 'Barsoom' he must do all that he can to stay alive and uphold the values of his beloved Virginia. Given super strength and agility thanks to the lighter gravity, he soon becomes a renowned warrior among the barbarous green martians. But when a beautiful human Princess falls into their hands he will need more than just muscle power to help her escape. What follows is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time -- featuring vicious sword fights, daring midnight escapes, a passionate romance, and huge battles upon the dry ocean beds of Mars. As captivating as the day it was first published, A Princess of Mars went on to inspire everything from Superman to Star Wars, and remains one of the best examples of science fiction ever written.

The John Carter Trilogy of Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Annotated collection of the first three novels in the Barsoom series, by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

John Carter Barsoom Series 7 Novels a Princess of Mars Gods of Mars Warlord of Mars Thuvia Maid of Mars Chessmen of Mars M

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When John Carter goes to sleep in a mysterious cave in the Arizona dessert, he wakes up on the planet Mars. There he meets the fifteen foot tall, four armed, green men of mars, with horse-like dragons, and watch dogs like oversized frogs with ten legs. His adventures continue as he battles great white apes, fights plant men, defies the Goddess of Death, and braves the frozen wastes of Polar Mars. In other adventures, the Prince of Helium encounters a race of telepathic warriors, the Princess of Helium confronts the headless men of Mars, Captain Ulysses Paxton learns the secret of human immortality, and Tan Hadron's idealized notion of love is tested as he fights off gigantic spiders and cannibals. Edgar Rice Burroughs vision of Mars was loosely inspired by astronomical speculation of the time, especially that of Percival Lowell, who saw the red planet as a formerly Earth-like world now becoming less hospitable to life due to its advanced age. Burroughs predicted the invention of homing devices, radar, sonar, autopilot, collision detection, television, teletype, genetic cloning, living organ transplants, antigravity propulsion, and many other concepts that were well ahead of his time. The books in the Barsoom series were an early inspiration to many, including science fiction authors Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke and Ray Bradbury, they influenced renowned scientist Carl Sagan in his quest for extraterrestrial life, and were instrumental in the making of James Cameron's Avatar, and George Lucas' Star Wars. This edition includes 46 illustrations.

John Carter of Mars Vol 1

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Presents the adventures of John Carter, a Civil War veteran who is mysteriously transported to Mars, where he fights a variety of enemies with the aid of the lovely Martian princess Dejah Thoris.

John Carter The Movie Novelization

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This adaptation will not only give readers an amazing novelization of the upcoming John Carter film, but also the original text of A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs. A Princess of Mars was the first book to feature John Carter, led to an eleven-book series featuring his adventures, and was also the basis for the 2012 movie! The movie John Carter tells the story of a war-weary former military captain during the Civil War, who is inexplicably transported to Mars. He quickly (and reluctantly) becomes embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet. The adaptation, written by Stuart Moore, wonderfully brings the movie's otherworldly action and adventure to the page, while keeping the themes of family, planetary survival, and loyalty at heart.

A Princess of Mars

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A Princess of Mars By Edgar Rice Burroughs A Science Fantasy Novel A Princess of Mars is a science fantasy novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first of his Barsoom series. It was first serialized in the pulp magazine All-Story Magazine from February-July, 1912. Full of swordplay and daring feats, the novel is considered a classic example of 20th-century pulp fiction. John Carter, a Confederate veteran of the American Civil War, goes prospecting in Arizona immediately after the war's end. Having struck a rich vein of gold, he runs afoul of the Apaches. While attempting to evade pursuit by hiding in a sacred cave, he is mysteriously transported to Mars, called "Barsoom" by its inhabitants. Carter finds that he has great strength and superhuman agility in this new environment as a result of its lesser gravity and lower atmospheric pressure. He soon falls in with a nomadic tribe of Green Martians, or Tharks, as the planet's warlike, six-limbed, green-skinned inhabitants are known. Thanks to his strength and martial prowess, Carter rises to a high position in the tribe and earns the respect and eventually the friendship of Tars Tarkas, one of the Thark chiefs. The Tharks subsequently capture Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, a member of the humanoid red Martian race. The red Martians inhabit a loose network of city-states and control the desert planet's canals, along which its agriculture is concentrated. Carter rescues Dejah Thoris from the green men in a bid to return her to her people.

A Princess of Mars

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In A Princess of Mars, John Carter is transported to a Mars inhabited by strange civilizations and embarks on various adventures on his quest home. Often held up as a seminal example of pulp science fiction, A Princess of Mars is the first entry in Burroughs’ epic Martian series, and the first to feature the character of John Carter. Though often categorized as just a pulp adventure tale, A Princess of Mars was hugely influential on many budding science fiction writers, professional scientists, and explorers of the day. The novel remains a light, fast-paced, and enjoyable read, and continues to inspire adaptations nearly a hundred years after its publication. This book is part of the Standard Ebooks project, which produces free public domain ebooks.

Collected John Carter of Mars The A Princess of Mars Gods of Mars and Warlord of Mars

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Book One of the John Carter of Mars collections, this edition contains the original text from the first, second, and third of Edgar Rice Burrough's world-famous novels. Originally published from 1917 and 1919, A Princess of Mars, The Gods of Mars, and The Warlord of Mars are science-fiction classics, and the origin of Burroughs's legendary series.

The Mars Books

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This omnibus edition features the first three Barsoom novels featuring John Carter (the next two books in the series focus on the children of Carter and Dejah Thoris). This volume features: A Princess of Mars The Gods of Mars The Warlord of Mars This is the Large Print Edition with 16 point type

Barsoom Treasury

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A PRINCESS OF MARS:Burroughs Mars Series is second only to his Tarzan novels in popularity, with ten Mars novels published in his lifetime. "A Princess of Mars" was not only his first other-world story, but was the first publication of any Edgar Rice Burroughs stories. In 1911, under the name Norman Bean (used to protect his business reputation since Burroughs himself did not think highly of pulp fiction at the time), the first part of this novel appeared in All-Story Magazine with the title "Under The Moon of Mars." It wasn't until 1917, after three more Barsoom installments, Tarzan novels, and popularity, that "A Princess of Mars" reached book form. Edgar Rice Burroughs started writing his tales because he felt that if others could make money writing "rot," so could he. Instead, he turned out masterpieces of early fiction, and became one of the premier story-tellers.THE WARLORD OF MARS:“With a sigh I turned the prow of my craft down stream, and with mighty strokes hastened with reckless speed through the dark and tortuous channel until once again I came to the chamber into which flowed the three branches of the river. Two unexplored channels still remained from which to choose; nor was there any means by which I could judge which was the more likely to lead me to the plotters. Never in my life, that I can recall, have I suffered such an agony of indecision. So much depended upon a correct choice; so much depended upon haste. The hours that I had already lost might seal the fate of the incomparable Dejah Thoris were she not already dead—to sacrifice other hours, and maybe days in a fruitless exploration of another blind lead would unquestionably prove fatal. “ Barsoom: The Warlord of Mars is the second adventure of John Carter, hero of Burroughs famous Mars series. In this book Carter must face terrible peril for the slightest chance that he may find his beloved Dejah Thoris still alive. The odds are slim and the dangers great – conditions John Carter is well used to!THE GODS OF MARS: "With the fear that we would escape them, the creatures redoubled their efforts to pull me down, and though the ground about me was piled high with their dead and dying comrades, they succeeded at last in overwhelming me, and I went down beneath them for the second time that day, and once again felt those awful sucking lips against my flesh." Barsoom: The Gods of Mars is the third exciting adventure of John Carter, Earthman on Mars. Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan, weaves incredible otherworldly tales from the Red Planet; his stories have thrilled readers for a century!THUVIA, MAID OF MARS:"But I must go to her," insisted Carthoris. "You say that there are no women in Lothar. Then she must be among men, and if this be so I intend to be near where I may defend her if the need arises." "Tario will have his way," insisted Jav. "He sent you away and you may not return until he sends for you." "Then I shall go without waiting to be sent for." "Do not forget the bowmen," cautioned Jav. "I do not forget them," replied Carthoris, but he did not tell Jav that he remembered something else that the Lotharian had let drop—something that was but a conjecture, possibly, and yet one well worth pinning a forlorn hope to, should necessity arise. Carthoris started to leave the room. Jav stepped before him, barring his way. "I have learned to like you, red man," he said; "but do not forget that Tario is still my jeddak, and that Tario has commanded that you remain here." Carthoris was about to reply, when there came faintly to the ears of both a woman's cry for help. With a sweep of his arm the Prince of Helium brushed the Lotharian aside, and with drawn sword sprang into the corridor without. In this, the fourth of Burrough's Mars novels, it is the son of John Carter, Cathoris, who faces danger in the hopes of winning the freedom (and perhaps the heart) of the desperate maiden of Mars – Thuvia.

A Princess of Mars Annotated

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A Princess of Mars begins on Earth. American Civil War veteran John Carter and his friend and fellow Confederate soldier James Powell travel to Arizona to prospect for gold. John and James find a supply of gold in a cave that would make them wealthy for the rest of their lives; unfortunately, they are attacked by a group of Apache Indians before they can harvest the gold. Powell is killed by the Apaches, but Carter finds a second cave where he hides out to avoid being murdered. Inside the cave, Carter suddenly becomes drowsy. When he wakes up, he finds himself on Mars.On Mars, the much lighter gravity makes Carter super-strong; he uses his skill to his advantage when he meets a gang of skeptical, war-like Tharks. The Tharks are a tribe of six-armed Martians who frequently battle other tribes on Mars; Carter rapidly falls in with the gang because of his strength and his history in combat. During one particular conflict, the Tharks and their second-in-command Tar Tarkis lead an attack on a Heliumite tribe, whose actions they believe are dangerous to all Martians. Among the Heliumite tribe is human princess Dejah Thoris, who is captured by the Tharks. Dejah tries to explain that the Heliumites were trying to benefit all Martians with their convoy; her speech causes Carter to fall in love with her.Dejah's fate is threatened when the ruler of all Martians decides that she will be sacrificed for the great Martian games. Refusing to allow Dejah to be sacrificed, Carter goes into hiding with Dejah, his dog Woolah, and a Martian friend, Sola. While protecting Sola and Dejah, Carter is captured and thrown into Warhoon prison. In prison, he meets another human, a Heliumite like Dejah, named Kanto Kan. Kanto was part of a search party looking for Dejah; Carter tells Kanto that Dejah is safe, for now. The Warhoon's decide to pit Kanto and Carter against each other in a battle to the death, where the winner will be granted his freedom. Kanto and Carter game the system when Carter pretends to be dead, freeing Kanto and allowing Carter to escape when he is placed in a Warhoon morgue. Once the two men escape, they meet up again in the dangerous city of Zodanga, only to discover that while they were locked up, the Zodangans had attacked Helium. The Zodangans insist the attacks will only end when the beautiful Dejah marries the Zodangan prince Sab Than.As Carter and Kanto travel to save Helium and Dejah, Carter discovers that the Tharks are at war with the Warhoons, and briefly joins forces with them to help them overcome the war-mongering Warhoons. Tar Tarkis realizes during the conflict that Carter is a friend; after the Tharks achieve victory, they join forces with Carter to save Dejah and the Heliumites from Zodangan attack. With the Tharks by his side, Carter intervenes in the wedding between Dejah and Prince Sab Than, and during the aftermath of the fight, Dejah confesses her love for Carter.Ultimately, the Heliumites and the Martians establish an alliance, and Carter and Dejah get married, making Carter the new Prince of the Heliumites. The couple lives happily for nine years together until they discover that the Martian atmosphere factories are on the fritz and that soon the entire population of Mars will suffocate in the toxic atmosphere. Carter hurries to the Martian factory but passes out inside. When he wakes up, he is back in the cave in Arizona where he first discovered the gold. Carter becomes incredibly wealthy, certain that Mars was saved without him, and moves to New York to write the manuscript that would become A Princess of Mars.

John Carter of Mars

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John Carter of Mars (2012) is a science-fiction fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by Andrew Stanton. It stars Taylor Kitsch in the title role, alongside Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Mark Strong, James Purefoy, Samantha Morton, Ciaran Hinds and a host of other well-known actors. It is Stanton's first foray into live-action after working on animated films for Pixar. The film is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel A Princess of Mars, the first in the 11-volume Barsoom series. The series has inspired a number of well-known science fiction writers, and has informed and been adapted by many writers, in novels, short stories, television programs and films. It is said that the film John Carter of Mars will be the first of a trilogy, the second and third being based on the next stories in the series: The Gods of Mars and The Warlord of Mars. This Purple Rose book contains all of the original illustrations by Frank E. Schoonover and contains a useful glossary of the names and terms used in the series. Visit Purple Rose at www.purplerosebooks.com and view our other titles and new releases.

John Carter

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When John Carter goes to sleep in a mysterious cave in the Arizona dessert, he wakes up on the planet Mars. There he meets the fifteen foot tall, four armed, green men of mars, with horse-like dragons, and watch dogs like oversized frogs with ten legs. His adventures continue as he battles great white apes, fights plant men, defies the Goddess of Death, and braves the frozen wastes of Polar Mars. In other adventures, the Prince of Helium encounters a race of telepathic warriors, the Princess of Helium confronts the headless men of Mars, Captain Ulysses Paxton learns the secret of human immortality, and Tan Hadron's idealized notion of love is tested as he fights off gigantic spiders and cannibals. Edgar Rice Burroughs vision of Mars was loosely inspired by astronomical speculation of the time, especially that of Percival Lowell, who saw the red planet as a formerly Earth-like world now becoming less hospitable to life due to its advanced age. Burroughs predicted the invention of homing devices, radar, sonar, autopilot, collision detection, television, teletype, genetic cloning, living organ transplants, antigravity propulsion, and many other concepts that were well ahead of his time. The books in the Barsoom series were an early inspiration to many, including science fiction authors Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke and Ray Bradbury, they influenced renowned scientist Carl Sagan in his quest for extraterrestrial life, and were instrumental in the making of James Cameron's Avatar, and George Lucas' Star Wars. This edition includes 46 illustrations.

A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs Annotated

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Dead Dodo presents the definitive John Carter volume for Kindle, presenting the complete trilogy encompassing the first three books: A Princess of Mars; The Gods of Mars; Warlord of Mars. This edition if formatted specifically for Kindle and includes full interactive menus throughout as well as an image library which includes original images from the books and rare artwork prints. John Carter, a Confederate veteran of the American Civil War, goes prospecting in Arizona immediately after the war's end. Having struck a rich vein of gold, he runs afoul of the Apaches. While attempting to evade pursuit by hiding in a sacred cave, he is mysteriously transported to Mars, called "Barsoom" by its inhabitants. Carter finds that he has great strength and superhuman agility in this new environment as a result of its lesser gravity. He soon falls in with a nomadic tribe of Green Martians, or Tharks, as the planet's warlike, six-limbed, green-skinned inhabitants are known. Thanks to his strength and martial prowess, Carter rises to a high position in the tribe and earns the respect and eventually the friendship of Tars Tarkas, one of the Thark chiefs. The Tharks subsequently capture Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, a member of the humanoid red Martian race. The red Martians inhabit a loose network of city-states and control the desert planet'scanals, along which its agriculture is concentrated. Carter rescues Dejah Thoris from the green men in a bid to return her to her people. Subsequently Carter becomes embroiled in the political affairs of both the red and green Martians in his efforts to safeguard Dejah Thoris, eventually leading a horde of Tharks against the city-state of Zodanga, the historic enemy of Helium. Winning Dejah Thoris' hand, he becomes Prince of Helium, and the two live happily together for nine years. However, the sudden breakdown of the Atmosphere Plant that sustains the planet's waning air supply endangers all life on Barsoom. In a desperate attempt to save the planet's inhabitants, Carter uses a secret telepathic code to enter the factory, bringing an engineer along who can restore its functionality. Carter then succumbs to asphyxiation, only to awaken back on Earth, left to wonder what has become of Barsoom and his beloved.Dead Dodo presents the definitive John Carter volume for Kindle, presenting the complete trilogy encompassing the first three books: A Princess of Mars; The Gods of Mars; Warlord of Mars. This edition if formatted specifically for Kindle and includes full interactive menus throughout as well as an image library which includes original images from the books and rare artwork prints. John Carter, a Confederate veteran of the American Civil War, goes prospecting in Arizona immediately after the war's end. Having struck a rich vein of gold, he runs afoul of the Apaches. While attempting to evade pursuit by hiding in a sacred cave, he is mysteriously transported to Mars, called "Barsoom" by its inhabitants. Carter finds that he has great strength and superhuman agility in this new environment as a result of its lesser gravity. He soon falls in with a nomadic tribe of Green Martians, or Tharks, as the planet's warlike, six-limbed, green-skinned inhabitants are known. Thanks to his strength and martial prowess, Carter rises to a high position in the tribe and earns the respect and eventually the friendship of Tars Tarkas, one of the Thark chiefs. The Tharks subsequently capture Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, a member of the humanoid red Martian race. The red Martians inhabit a loose network of city-states and control the desert planet'scanals, along which its agriculture is concentrated. Carter rescues Dejah Thoris from the green men in a bid to return her to her people.