A Princess of Mars [NOOK Book]

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Virginia gentleman John Carter, unexpectedly transported to the perilous red planet, Mars, finds himself captured by the loveless Green Men of Thark. As Carter struggles to win his freedom - and the affections of fellow captive Dejah Thoris, princess of the rival clan of Helium - the fate of the entire planet hangs in the balance: warring Martian tribes collide and the beleaguered Atmosphere Factory grinds to a suffocating halt.

The story of a Virginia gentleman who,...

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A Princess of Mars

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Overview

Virginia gentleman John Carter, unexpectedly transported to the perilous red planet, Mars, finds himself captured by the loveless Green Men of Thark. As Carter struggles to win his freedom - and the affections of fellow captive Dejah Thoris, princess of the rival clan of Helium - the fate of the entire planet hangs in the balance: warring Martian tribes collide and the beleaguered Atmosphere Factory grinds to a suffocating halt.

The story of a Virginia gentleman who, during the Civil War, is suddenly drawn to Mars by astral projection, to rescue the Princess of Thelium.

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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

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781775411161
  • Publisher: The Floating Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 277 KB

Meet the Author


John Taliaferro is the author of ""Tarzan Forever: The Life of Edgar Rice Burroughs,"" ""Creator of Tarzan"" and ""Great White Fathers: The Story of the Obsessive Quest to Create Mount Rushmore,"" He lives in Texas and Montana.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
On the Arizona Hills
The Escape of the Dead
My Advent on Mars
A Prisoner
I Elude My Watch Dog
A Fight That Won Friends
Child-Raising on Mars
A Fair Captive from the Sky
I Learn the Language
Champion and Chief
With Dejah Thoris
A Prisoner with Power
Love-Making on Mars
A Duel to the Death
Sola Tells Me Her Story
We Plan Escape
A Costly Recapture
Chained in Warhoon
Battling in the Arena
In the Atmosphere Factory
An Air Scout for Zodanga
I Find Dejah
Lost in the Sky
Tars Tarkas Finds a Friend
The Looting of Zodanga
Through Carnage to Joy
From Joy to Death
At the Arizona Cave
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted May 26, 2011

    Damaged Goods

    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.

    24 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2011

    Poor quality of an eboook

    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.

    19 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2012

    Find a different free ediion

    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.

    17 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2006

    my favorite novel of all time

    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?

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Buy the book instead of ebook

    This is an awful copy. Missing words and sentences. This ebook version is not a book - its a puzzle!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2011

    Not Working for me

    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.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2002

    Great Book

    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.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2012

    Classic Science Fiction from the early 1900s

    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.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

    At least buy the dollar version

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2003

    One of the best books ever

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    A pleasant surprise

    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.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Good but in need of formatting

    The reflow and formatting are horrible. Hopefully better editions will appear as Disney rapes these standards.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    Is this good or not?

    Most people are saying to not get this book because if missing words. But some people are recamending to get it. So who should I listen to? When you read the blurb (the little info it gives about the book) it tells you the whole story, or main plots.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    would read it over & over

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2001

    Classic, vintage science fiction

    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!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Best awsome book ever

    This is one of the best books i have ever read, but it has too many typos;)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    Fun Book

    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!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2012

    99¿ for all 5

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    Good Book

    Very good story. I loved it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2012

    Good

    On to the second book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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