John Carter of Mars (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions): The First Five Novels

John Carter of Mars (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions): The First Five Novels

John Carter of Mars (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions): The First Five Novels

John Carter of Mars (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions): The First Five Novels

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Overview

Born in Chicago, Illinois, on September 1, 1875, into a well-to-do family, Edgar Rice Burroughs was given an aristocratic private education. But though he tried his hand at several business ventures, he was drawn more to an itinerant life of adventure than to a life in the boardroom.

In 1912, after many failed business ventures, the thirty-five-year-old Burroughs published his first story, “Under the Moons of Mars,” in the pulp magazine All-Story. It was so successful that he turned soon thereafter to writing full-time. He would write nearly 70 novels and numerous short stories before his death in 1950. Although best-known for his immensely popular Tarzan series—he later bought an estate near where the films were shot in Southern California that he named Tarzana—Burroughs didn’t confine himself to a single genre, also writing medieval romances, westerns, and mainstream novels.Among his many science-fiction works, Burroughs wrote eleven novels in the John Carter of Mars series, the titular final installment of which was published fourteen years after his death in 1950.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435160422
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 03/06/2015
Series: Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 960
Sales rank: 736,891
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) had various jobs before getting his first fiction published at the age of 37. He established himself with wildly imaginative, swashbuckling romances about Tarzan of the Apes, John Carter of Mars and other heroes, all at large in exotic environments of perpetual adventure. Tarzan was particularly successful, appearing in silent film as early as 1918 and making the author famous. Burroughs wrote science fiction, westerns and historical adventure, all charged with his propulsive prose and often startling inventiveness. Although he claimed he sought only to provide entertainment, his work has been credited as inspirational by many authors and scientists.
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