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More Martian Tales (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Edgar Rice Burroughs
     
 

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Readers who were enticed by The Martian Tales Trilogy will delight even more in the fourth and fifth installments in Edgar Rice Burroughs' Martian Tales series, Thuvia, Maid of Mars and Chessmen of Mars. The hero of the first three novels, the earthling John Carter, has faded into the background, yielding the stage to his Martian-born children-his…  See more details below

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Readers who were enticed by The Martian Tales Trilogy will delight even more in the fourth and fifth installments in Edgar Rice Burroughs' Martian Tales series, Thuvia, Maid of Mars and Chessmen of Mars. The hero of the first three novels, the earthling John Carter, has faded into the background, yielding the stage to his Martian-born children-his son, Carthoris, is the hero of Thuvia, Maid of Mars, and his daughter, Tara of Helium, is the heroine of Chessmen of Mars. The two novels collected here resonate with the clash of steel swords and ring with the cries of breathtakingly beautiful damsels in distress.. Together with his Tarzan novels, his cycle of Martian novels helped make Edgar Rice Burroughs a household name, ensuring his enduring legacy as one of the most successful and popular writers in American history.

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ISBN-13:
9780760780893
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
06/15/2006
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,098,372
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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More Martian Tales (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I miss john carter bring him back!!!!!!!!!!¿!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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jlee1968 More than 1 year ago
I would give this book 5 stars for The Chessmen of mars alone, it didn't get 5 because Thulvia Maid of Mars was 3 stars at the best. I have read the first 5 of the martian Tales by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and in my opinion, The Chessmen of Mars is the best of the 5. The plot, the actions, the politics and the themes, which are actually thought provoking, make The Chessmen of Mars must reading.
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Edgar Rice Burroughs was my favorite author in the 1960's, and I read all of his books that were printed by Ballantine paperbacks. I am happy to see his Martian Tales printed in two volumes. I just wish that Barnes & Noble would do the same for the Tarzan series.
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bluemaria More than 1 year ago
Chessmen of Mars is classic. If you are into Sci Fi you need to read this series. Action, great characters, love, adventure check -check -check-check!
EMABrad More than 1 year ago
I was in love with the original trilogy and had heard that there were more, and upon hearing this, ran to the nearest B&N and grabbed "More Martian Tales." I was somewhat disappointed, but not entirely.

John Carter is not the main character of these two works. The son of John Carter and his love, Dejah Thoris, however, is. Carthoris still has the superhuman strength of John Carter, but is not the Warlord of Barsoom. John Carter does not die in these books, but fades into the background, mostly only being mentioned in the context of "for John Carter, Warlord of Barsoom!"

Carthoris, while closely resembling John Carter in personality and physical strength, isn't as personal as John Carter is to the Earthling reader. John Carter represents the reader, and you feel as if you are John Carter, an Earthling in a foreign world, whereas Carthoris is an alien, and feels as such.

Carthoris's story closely resembles John Carter's, in that he ventures Barsoom, mostly searching for his reckless maiden, Thuvia. Thuvia is actually the main character of the second of these books, and becomes annoying multiple times. She is childish and foolish, but still has a charm about her that keeps me reading.

Overall, these two books, while not nearly as charming or original as the first, are still good reads in and of themselves.