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A John Carter in A Princess of Mars (Barsoom)

Burroughs, Edgar Rice

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ISBN 10: 1452606781 / ISBN 13: 9781452606781
Editorial: Tantor Media, U.S.A., 2012
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Título: A John Carter in A Princess of Mars (Barsoom...

Editorial: Tantor Media, U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 2012

Encuadernación: Audio CD

Condición del libro:Good

Tipo de libro: Audio Book

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Civil War veteran John Carter is transported to a dying planet, where he must elude capture by giant green barbarians to rescue a Martian princess from certain doom. In this landmark of science fiction, the myths and mystery of the red planet supply a vibrant backdrop for a swashbuckling epic.Published in 1911, A Princess of Mars introduced a popular series of novels recounting John Carter's Martian exploits. Author Edgar Rice Burroughs, best known as the creator of Tarzan, employed a new style of writing that combined the genres of fantasy, adventure, and science fiction. His imaginative setting-an advanced but decaying civilization, where Olympian heroics play out against malevolent forces and ever-changing fortunes-endures as a timeless world, in which love, honor, and loyalty form the basis for fast-paced romantic adventures.

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Although Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) is justifiably famous as the creator of Tarzan of the Apes, that uprooted Englishman was not his only popular hero. Burroughs's first sale (in 1912) was A Princess of Mars, opening the floodgates to one of the must successful--and prolific--literary careers in history. This is a wonderful scientific romance that perhaps can be best described as early science fiction melded with an epic dose of romantic adventure. A Princess of Mars is the first adventure of John Carter, a Civil War veteran who unexpectedly find himself transplanted to the planet Mars. Yet this red planet is far more than a dusty, barren place; it's a fantasy world populated with giant green barbarians, beautiful maidens in distress, and weird flora and monstrous fauna the likes of which could only exist in the author's boundless imagination. Sheer escapism of the tallest order, the Martian novels are perfect entertainment for those who find Tarzan's fantastic adventures aren't, well, fantastic enough. Although this novel can stand alone, there are a total of 11 volumes in this classic series of otherworldly, swashbuckling adventure. --Stanley Wiater

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