The Moon Maid

The Moon Maid

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by Edgar Rice Burroughs
     
 

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One of the first works of juvenile fiction to feature exclusively juvenile heroes, the story relates the adventures of three boys marooned on a South Pacific island, the only survivors of a shipwreck.

One night, soon after we entered the tropics, an awful storm burst upon our ship. The first squall of wind carried away two of our masts, and left only the foremast

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One of the first works of juvenile fiction to feature exclusively juvenile heroes, the story relates the adventures of three boys marooned on a South Pacific island, the only survivors of a shipwreck.

One night, soon after we entered the tropics, an awful storm burst upon our ship. The first squall of wind carried away two of our masts, and left only the foremast standing. There was no room for me upon the lifeboat; but being left behind saved my life -- and the lives of Peterkin and Jack Martin, my two companions. "Come, boys," said Jack Martin in a grave tone as we stood on the quarterdeck awaiting our fate -- "You see it is impossible that the little boat can reach the shore, crowded with men." He had us take hold of a loose oar, and guided us to shelter on a deserted coral isle. . . . . . . and that is the beginning of my harrowing tale.

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Library Journal
These Burroughs titles were released between 1914 and 1923 and both preceded and followed 1917's Tarzan of the Apes, which put the author on the map. They offer more noble savages, as well as some romance, sf, and the usual action that the author is famous for. A few of these books are available in paperback, but the Wildside editions are the only hardcovers on the market. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592244997
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Series:
Moon Maid Series, #1
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
796,698
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875–1950) is the author of Tarzan of the Apes. His novels The Land That Time Forgot, Beyond Thirty, Pirates of Venus, and At the Earth's Core, are all available in the Bison Frontiers of Imagination series. Terry Bisson is a winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards and the author of In the Upper Room and Other Likely Stories and Voyage to the Red Planet.

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Moon Maid 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
cak57 More than 1 year ago
i received a different book from the one i thought i ordered. instead of the complete moon maid saga of three books which the website indicated was for sale i received a book that only contained the first of the three book saga on the moon. definitely not worth what i paid for it.