A PRINCESS OF MARS by Edgar Rice Burroughs

A PRINCESS OF MARS by Edgar Rice Burroughs

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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John Carter, a Confederate veteran of the American Civil War, goes prospecting in Arizona immediately after the war's end. Having struck a rich vein of gold, he runs afoul of the Apaches. While attempting to evade pursuit by hiding in a sacred cave, he is mysteriously transported to Mars, called "Barsoom" by its inhabitants. Carter finds that he has great strength and superhuman agility in this new environment as a result of its lesser gravity and lower atmospheric pressure. He soon falls in with a nomadic tribe of Green Martians, or Tharks, as the planet's warlike, six-limbed, green-skinned inhabitants are known. Thanks to his strength and martial prowess, Carter rises to a high position in the tribe and earns the respect and eventually the friendship of Tars Tarkas, one of the Thark chiefs.


Product Details

BN ID: 2940156751259
Publisher: AF
Publication date: 09/09/2016
Series: Literary Classics , #31
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 347 KB

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A Princess of Mars, by Edgar Rice Burroughs 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Kim Farber More than 1 year ago
A Princess of Mars is classic sci-fi/fantasy. As a huge Heinlein fan, I had heard of several of the characters without knowing what/where Barsoom was, who John Carter was, etc. I am extremely glad I found Barsoom and have met John Carter as well as the others. Burroughs' series may initially seem old-fashioned and just plain old, but the story is as enrapturing now as it must have been when it was published decades ago. Classics are called that for a reason. A Princess of Mars rightfully belongs in that category, but alongside other classics that you actually love to read & re-read, not the type that you may have been ordered to read in school or college and suffered and struggled through. If you enjoy Stranger in a Strange Land (as well as just about anything else by Robert Heinlein), or the Ender series by Orson Scott Card, you will love this book. I can't wait until I can read the rest of the books in the series on my Nook, especially for free :)
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