“No fiction is worth reading except for entertainment. If it entertains and is clean, it is good literature, or its kind. If it forms the habit of reading, in people who might not read otherwise, it is the best literature.”
― Edgar Rice Burroughs
Barsoom is a fictional representation of the planet Mars created by American pulp fiction author Edgar Rice Burroughs. The first Barsoom tale was serialized as Under the Moons of Mars in 1912, and published as a novel as A Princess of Mars in 1917. Ten sequels followed over the next three decades, further extending his vision of Barsoom and adding other characters.
This remastered NOOK edition includes the first 5 novels from the Barsoom series. Included within this collection:
#1 A Princess of Mars
#2 The Gods of Mars
#3 Warlord of Mars
#4 Thuvia, Maid of Mars
#5 The Chessmen of Mars
The world of Barsoom is a romantic vision of a dying Mars, based on now-outdated scientific ideas made popular by Astronomer Percival Lowell in the early 20th century. While depicting many outlandish inventions, and advanced technology, it is a savage world of honor, noble sacrifice, and constant struggle, where martial prowess is paramount, and where many races fight over dwindling resources. It is filled with lost cities, heroic adventures and forgotten ancient secrets.
The series has inspired a number of well known science fiction writers in the 20th century, and also key scientists involved in both space exploration and the search for extraterrestrial life. It has informed and been adapted by many writers, in novels, short stories, television and film.
This eBook collection has been remastered for viewing on NOOK tablets. It has been pain stankingly formatted to optimize viewing pleasure. It includes a fully fuctioning table of contents to allow easy navigation.
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This version of the John Carter series is very well formatted. It includes links to books and chapters as well as a index of characters and things found in the series. I admit it, I purchased the John Carter of Mars Series when I heard they were being made into a movie. I had read several of Edgar Rice Burroughs TARSAN books decades ago, and thought they were interesting...but dated and kind of racist. BUT: I adore these books - Mr. Burroughs imagination is amazing and he describes technology decades before they came about. You can really see the influence these books had on future Science Fiction writers and movie makers. I am looking forward to watching the movie, but I expect to NOT like it...as there will be too much fighting and blood for my taste. Funny, I don't mind reading about the violence, but I don't like watching it on screen. Again, I do recommend these books, esp. if you enjoy Sci Fi. I highly recommend this version.