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The/Burroughs CyclopæDia: Characters, Places, Fauna, Flora, Technologies, Languages, Ideas and Terminologies Found in the Works of Edgar Rice Burroughs
     

The/Burroughs CyclopæDia: Characters, Places, Fauna, Flora, Technologies, Languages, Ideas and Terminologies Found in the Works of Edgar Rice Burroughs

by Clark A. Brady
 
Edgar Rice Burroughs was not satisfied with creating characters and events within the world that we know; instead he created whole new worlds for histories, and he filled them with peoples, languages, cities, wars, plants, machines, and monsters that were believable to the reader, yet still alien and fantastic enough to thrill and delight.
From A-Kor, the keeper

Overview

Edgar Rice Burroughs was not satisfied with creating characters and events within the world that we know; instead he created whole new worlds for histories, and he filled them with peoples, languages, cities, wars, plants, machines, and monsters that were believable to the reader, yet still alien and fantastic enough to thrill and delight.
From A-Kor, the keeper of the Towers of Jetan in Manator, through Zytheb, one of the priests of Brulor in Ashair, this is a comprehensive reference to the fantastic worlds of Burroughs. Each entry provides a complete definition, along with a reference to the book in which the entry appeared. For terms, the language, either actual (e.g., Latin and French) or Burroughs-created (e.g., The Tongue of the Great Ape or Pal-ul-don), from which it was derived is given.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
fascinating...welcome...highly recommended for academic and public libraries
Choice
the ultimate key to Burroughs' imagination...useful appendices
AB Bookman's Weekly
comprehensive...a wealth of material presented in dictionary format...an engaging work of considerable scholarship
From the Publisher
“fascinating...welcome...highly recommended for academic and public libraries”—Library Journal; “the ultimate key to Burroughs’ imagination…useful appendices”—Choice; “comprehensive...a wealth of material presented in dictionary format...an engaging work of considerable scholarship”—AB Bookman’s Weekly; “a valuable contribution”—ARBA; “an admirable job...impressive...valuable addition to genre literature’s reference shelf”—Apex Science Fiction & Horror Digest; “worthy”—C&RL News; “an accomplished piece of scholarship”—VOYA; “generates new perspectives on Burroughs and how we read him”—Science Fiction Studies; “here’s an explanation of everything you can imagine from the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs”—Critical Mass.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786421237
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/07/2005
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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Reference librarian Clark A. Brady lives in LaPlace, Louisiana.

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