At the Earth's Core

At the Earth's Core

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by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Amy Sterling Casil
     
 

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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.

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From the Publisher
"Patrick Lawlor is good with characterization. Especially good at bringing excitement into his youthful-sounding voice, he makes the listener want to keep listening."—AudioFile
Times Literary Supplement
"Students of early science fiction will welcome the University of Nebraska Press's series Bison Frontiers of Imagination."—Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587156151
Publisher:
Borgo Press
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Series:
Pellucidar Series , #1
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.67(d)

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From the Publisher
"Patrick Lawlor is good with characterization. Especially good at bringing excitement into his youthful-sounding voice, he makes the listener want to keep listening."—-AudioFile

Meet the Author

Burroughs was in his late 60s and was in Honolulu at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Despite his age, he applied for and received permission to become a war correspondent, becoming one of the oldest U.S. war correspondents during World War II.

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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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