At The Earth's Core

At The Earth's Core

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by Edgar Rice Burroughs
     
 

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When the inventor Perry fires up his burrowing prospector, it runs out of control, plunging him with his young protege into the centre of the earth. There, instead of being destroyed by the molten lava they expect to find, they discover an inner world of bizarre savagery and unearthly beauty. Here mighty dinosaurs still roam alongside beasts never seen in the world

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When the inventor Perry fires up his burrowing prospector, it runs out of control, plunging him with his young protege into the centre of the earth. There, instead of being destroyed by the molten lava they expect to find, they discover an inner world of bizarre savagery and unearthly beauty. Here mighty dinosaurs still roam alongside beasts never seen in the world above. And to their horror, they find themselves suddenly enslaved in a land where humans are ruled by the reptilian and evilly intelligent Mahars.

One of the most profound early influences on the science fiction and fantasy genre, Edgar Rice Burroughs is now most famous for his Tarzan series, although he wrote many tales that have captured the imaginations of generations of readers, including the Martian adventures of the Barsoom sequence, the Pellucidar sequence, of which this volume is the first, and the stories of Carson on Venus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781407612232
Publisher:
HardPress Publishing
Publication date:
01/29/2010
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author

Edgar Rice Burroughs was born on September 1, 1875 in Chicago, Illinois, the fourth son in the family. He attended schools in Illinois, but spent six months on a ranch in Idaho during the 1891 flu epidemic. He tried to get into West Point, but failed the entrance exam in 1895, becoming a member of the U. S. Cavalry in Arizona. After developing a heart problem two years later, he was discharged.

Edgar married Emma Hulbert in 1900 while working on his father's farm. They had three children. In 1911, he was selling pencil sharpeners and began writing fiction. By 1912, he had written several novels including the first in the "Tarzan" series.

Burroughs became one of the first authors to cash in on merchandising, capitalizing on Tarzan's success in every conceivable fashion. In 1915, he bought a ranch in California, calling it "Tarzana." After a while, the town of Tarzana, California sprang up. In 1923, Edgar started his own company, printing his own works.

He divorced Emma in 1934 and married Florence Gilbert Dearholt in 1935. They divorced in 1942. During World War II, he became a war correspondent for America. Burroughs died of a heart attack on March 19, 1950 in Encino, California. He wrote nearly 70 books during his career, many of which became movies.

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At the Earth's Core 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
SwingDancerMD More than 1 year ago
While I found the beginning to have a bit of a slow clunky start, it quickly builds momentum. Once I was engaged, it became a fabulous world full of vivid and interesting characters. A well-rounded environment and good read for a variety of audiences. Rating - Idea premise: A-, Content: B+, and Overall: B++.
Aaronp More than 1 year ago
Once I downloaded this book I was like its ok but as I got into the chapeters and the lives of perry and the old man it was like I was there with them in the other world. The writer did an excellent job in describing the other world. This book is a keeper I think that I will read it again. A+++
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Classic story with typos aplenty.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read, but it was probably not proofread. Very many punctuation errors which messed up the flow of the story, but I loved it anyway.
Christian Whisenant More than 1 year ago
i loved this book. its characters are real and vivid whereas the adventures are scary and fun. a must read
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great story. The characters are well-rounded, and the plot continues to twist the imagination.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thats not very helpful. Peoplplease give me some reviews about the book not some random topic please thank you.
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Has a few typos, but is a story that grabs the reader.
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