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A Princess of Mars
     

A Princess of Mars

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by Edgar Rice Burroughs
 

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Edgar Rice Burroughs, best known as the creator of Tarzan, was gifted with a limitless imagination. He created entire worlds for his own pleasure.

A PRINCESS OF MARS, published in 1912, was Burroughs' first book. In it John Carter, facing death at the hands of the Apaches, wills his transmigration to Mars. There he finds the dying civilization of Barsoom.

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Edgar Rice Burroughs, best known as the creator of Tarzan, was gifted with a limitless imagination. He created entire worlds for his own pleasure.

A PRINCESS OF MARS, published in 1912, was Burroughs' first book. In it John Carter, facing death at the hands of the Apaches, wills his transmigration to Mars. There he finds the dying civilization of Barsoom.

In his journey across Mars, Carter gains respect and friendship, as well as the devotion of Dejah Thoris, princess of helium. All is well until Barsoom faces suffocation when the atmosphere plant breaks down. It is up to Carter to save the planet.

At his death in 1950, Burroughs had written 91 books and a host of short stories and articles. He is remembered best for TARZAN OF THE APES.

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“Might it really be possible—in fact and not in fancy—to venture with John Carter to the Kingdom of Helium on the planet Mars?”—Carl Sagan

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ISBN-13:
9780615858111
Publisher:
Denton & White
Publication date:
07/28/2013
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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Might it really be possible—in fact and not fancy—to venture with John Carter to the Kingdom of Helium on the planet Mars? (Carl Sagan)

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Ray Bradbury is the renowned author of numerous novels, plays, and short stories, including The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, Dandelion Wine, and the screenplay for John Huston’s 1956 film Moby Dick. He lives in Los Angeles with one wife, three cats, four daughters, and eight grandchildren.

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A Princess of Mars 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 124 reviews.
CraigMiloRogers More than 1 year ago
I was eager to reread this classic novel, especially in light of the upcoming movie adaptation. However, the amount of junk and missing words (presumably OCR errors, but perhaps a reader error) in the copy I downloaded to my Color Nook from the B&N store made it difficult to read and enjoy. I do not recommend the ebook edition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poor quality scan and not proofreading. Chunks of text are missing. I highly recommend the book, but not this edition. Zero stars for this edition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started to read the Princess of Mars but quit after the first 7 pages. The quality of transcription was exceedingly poor for this book. words or groups of words missing. I expected higher quality from Barnes and Noble. Good thing it was free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an awful copy. Missing words and sentences. This ebook version is not a book - its a puzzle!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Burroughs' Princess of Mars, he describes a lushly realized Mars (Barsoom to its inhabitants) where former Captain John Carter of Virginia can conquer alien civilizations and win the hand of the Martian Princess, Dejah Thoris, the universe's most beautiful woman. (Contrary to many portrayals in art, yes, Burroughs does describe what she's wearing, and, no, it's nothing more than jewelry.) This was followed by two equally fine novels, The Gods of Mars and The Warlord of Mars, as well as a brilliant series of Barsoomian adventures to follow. Is it any wonder a book with such a dreamlike quality can become arguably the world's most widely read novel?
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want a good science fiction series, read the Mars series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, of which A Princess of Mars is the first. Burroughs uses his great imagination and spins a story about John Carter going to mars. I love the series and have read them over and over, trust me science fiction lovers, this book is for you.
Ringslinger More than 1 year ago
It was good and I was really getting into it, but with all the editing errors and the was it was formatted for the nook it was hard to read. I ended up buying the dollar version so I could finish it. I suggest doing the same. What I could understand through the editing erros was good though I recommend it, just not the free copy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A friend gave me his father's copy to borrow while I was laid up after surgery. I was very skeptical about it because of it's name. After the first page, I was hooked. It is the kind of book you read, and then go to great lengths to find more of the series. I have just found a copy in hardbound after 3 years of looking. 3 years. The book is just that good. Phenominal choice. A must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I downloaded all four of these, but they will not open and have actually screwed up my nook. I can't open any other books after I have tried to open these books.
Supermeighen More than 1 year ago
John Carter is a Confederate officer in the now post-Civil War world out prospecting for gold when a series of events takes him from the Arizona desert to Mars, which as called by its locals is "Barsoom". Instantly he is forced to fight for his life and adapt to a whole new culture of war and violence with the green martians. While he is with the green martians, they capture a beautiful red martian called Dejah Thoris, who so happens to be the princess of Helium, a great kingdom on Mars. Instantly John Carter falls in love with her, and through more events she is taken from him and he is forced to find her and rescue her. This story is one of the first of its kind ever written. Not necessarily the best writing I have ever read, but nonetheless a precedent in science fiction and fantasy writing. A must read for those who would claim to be versed on classic literature or classic science fiction. Considered to be one of the first pulp sci-fi novels ever written, it was first released as a magazine serial in the earl 1900s.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not usually a fan of early sci-fi because early sci-fi 1) can be corny 2) can have too much drama, as if it were a play translated to book form. This novel does have both of those characteristics but not in large proportion. The creativity of the book (especially considering when it was written) is refreshing, entertaining, and engaging enough to make a reader want to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its ez to see how all the grate si fi directers get there inspiration from the mars books. The problems in the ereader makes littel dif. To me . I enjoy it very much and could not pput it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books i have ever read, but it has too many typos;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun read although the editing of this version is pretty bad it is tolerable for a free book I love how the author of Tarzan includes Martian apes in the story!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When you spend 99¿ for all 5 of the Mars series there are no errors. All of those annoying /#*drw+%/ which are supposed to be words are gone. These book are understandable. All of them! No guessing. They are wonderful and a dollar well spent. You won't regret it. For me it's like sci-fi in the beginning. The days of its infancy. No matter what types of books you are a fan of you will enjoy these. They have Style and Class. Very well done. A true classic Sanna7125
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good story. I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On to the second book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could have done without all of the typos but what can i say? It was a free version of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The reflow and formatting are horrible. Hopefully better editions will appear as Disney rapes these standards.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Few novels in the sci-fi arena have instilled the excitement and attention to detail that Burroughs has. I first read the Martian series in High school back in the 60's. I have read each novel (all 10 & 1/2)several times each and still find them as exciting as the first time. This is 'Must Read' material; which you will find yourself using to compare against all others. A brilliant storyteller!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you Harvard for finding and posting this treasure on ebooks. Mr Burroughs is way ahead of his time. This could be excellent fantasy Sci Fi of today. Of course, the prose is masterful of his day and delightful. Something too rare among today's authors. Now we have the task of locating the other titles listed in the back of this wonderful book, which we've no doubt will be of similar caliber.
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While I very much enjoy the story, this particular edition is very poorly edited and whole chunks of the text are missing or improperly formatted. I recommend finding a better formatted copy.
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