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The Monster Men
     

The Monster Men

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by Edgar Rice Burroughs
 

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Professor Maxon has kept the results of his experimentation a secret from his colleagues and his only daughter. A lifelong attempt to chemically recreate a "perfect race" of human-like creatures has finally succeeded in creating "Number Thirteen" in this variation on the Beauty and the Beast theme.

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Professor Maxon has kept the results of his experimentation a secret from his colleagues and his only daughter. A lifelong attempt to chemically recreate a "perfect race" of human-like creatures has finally succeeded in creating "Number Thirteen" in this variation on the Beauty and the Beast theme.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345378323
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/20/1992
Pages:
208
Lexile:
1390L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875 - 1950) was an American writer best known for his creations of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter, although he produced works in many genres. Burroughs was educated at a number of local schools and during the Chicago influenza epidemic in 1891, he spent half a year at his brother's ranch on the Raft River in Idaho. He then attended Phillips Academy, in Andover, Massachusetts and then the Michigan Military Academy. Graduating in 1895 and failing the entrance exam for the United States Military Academy at West Point, he became an enlisted soldier with the 7th U.S. Cavalry in Fort Grant, Arizona Territory. After being diagnosed with a heart problem and thus ineligible to serve, he was discharged in 1897. After his discharge, Burroughs worked a number of different jobs. He drifted and worked on a ranch in Idaho. He found work at his father's firm in 1899. He married his childhood sweetheart, Emma Hulbert (1876-1944), in January 1900. In 1904, he left his job and worked less regularly, first in Idaho, then in Chicago.By 1911, after seven years of low wages, Burroughs was working as a pencil-sharpener wholesaler and began to write fiction. By this time, he and wife Emma had two children, Joan (1908-72), who would later marry Tarzan film actor James Pierce and Hulbert (1909-91). During this period, he had copious spare time and he began reading many pulp fiction magazines. In 1929 he recalled thinking that: "...if people were paid for writing rot such as I read in some of those magazines, that I could write stories just as rotten. As a matter of fact, although I had never written a story, I knew absolutely that I could write stories just as entertaining and probably a whole lot more so than any I chanced to read in those magazines."

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Monster Men 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im 9 and i cant understand the words that they use.
Preston Moore More than 1 year ago
worst kid book for kids ever!!!!
Cindy Hoffman More than 1 year ago
worst book for children ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Note: if you rp multiple characters, one must be a human. <p> Griffin <br> They are lions with eagle wings. They have lion tails ad eagle heads, lion hind paws and eagle front claws. <br> They can fly and have a strong bite. They can pick up things with their front claws. <br> They prefer mountain habbitats or higher ground. <p> Electronical Beast <br> They have scales that are jagged and pointy, and necks that stretch very far up. They have 20 writhing tougnes inside their mouth, but the tougnes are acually their esoughogus. The tougnes have teeth on the inside, it has a beak. It looks like a giant lizard. <br> They have static tougnes, and when they rub the tougnes together, it creates a giant ball of electricity, then they bite an enemy and it goes unconscious. They suck blood, because there is nothing else that fits through a finger-wide esoughogus (or 20, for that matter). It laches on with leach-like tougnes and sucks til your dry. <br> They prefer warmer places, but other than that, they are very hearty. <p> Squirlist <br> They are miniature t-rexes with brown fur on them, and squirly claws, they also have squirl tails and stand at about 5 feet. <br> It can send waves of emotion to make you overly depressed, but other than that it's powerless. <br> They live in wooded areas. <p> Sphinx <br> They have the body of a lion and the head of a man, yet their teeth and hair is of lion. They are extraordinarily large. <br> They can burn the ground and shoot fire from the tail. <br> They only like warm, sandy places. <p> Caterast <br> They are cats with wings and can come in any natural color. They have claws that grow to a feet long, and don't grow much more than the size of a kitten! They have long tails with giant fans at the end, which they use as a rudder. <br> They fly and can kill instantly with those claws, making a bloody violent seen. They have giant wings that are attatched to the end of their tail and their wings are ten times their size, they are born in the sky. <br> They spend their entire life in the sky, never resting the constant flying. They sleep with their wings open! <p> Ice-Owl <br> They are white with icicles that dangle from their feathers. <br> They can shoot out ice from their mind, and they have a natural ice armor. <br> They live in cold places. <p> Continued at next res!
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A rousing science fiction adventure from Burroughs. What a great writer.
Karl_Kindt_4 More than 1 year ago
Great pulp fun from the master. Picture Frankenstein mixed with Tarzan...that is the bizarre concoction that is THE MONSTER MEN. The best thing about reading this over most of ERB novels is that you only need to read one and not feel committed to a series. Those who know Tarzan and his Mars series and would rather avoid those because they feel they already know the story but want to try ERB would do well to read this. ERB's style is in as good a form as it is in those series, so go ahead and spend four hours reading this to see what a good pulp really is if you have never tried one!