John Carter of Mars, Volume Two: Thuvia, Maid of Mars and The Chessmen of Mars

John Carter of Mars, Volume Two: Thuvia, Maid of Mars and The Chessmen of Mars

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Written during the heyday of the pulp fiction era by Edgar Rice Burroughs—the renowned author of the immensely popular Tarzan novels—these thrilling adventure tales are filled with swashbuckling derring-do and romance. Complete with a glossary of characters and places, a map, and a new introduction by science-fiction novelist and scholar Brian Stableford, John Carter of Mars, Vol. 2—featuring the fourth and fifth novels in the series: Thuvia, Maid of Mars and The Chessmen of Mars—is a page-turning, groundbreaking work of science fiction you won’t soon forget.

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ISBN-13: 9781435139466
Publisher: Fall River Press
Publication date: 03/06/2012
Series: John Carter of Mars Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 962,112
File size: 964 KB

About the Author

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.

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