John Carter of Mars Series (ALL TWELVE BOOKS) The Barsoom Chronicles

John Carter of Mars Series (ALL TWELVE BOOKS) The Barsoom Chronicles

by Edgar rice Burroughs

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BN ID: 2940016096940
Publisher: Ryetown Classics
Publication date: 01/04/2013
Series: John Carter of Mars, Barsoom Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 32,737
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 � March 19, 1950) was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan, although he also produced works in many genres.
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John Carter of Mars Series (ALL TWELVE BOOKS) The Barsoom Chronicles 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Now we're talkin'. All twelve books are included in this book. This really is the complete collection.
School-Marm More than 1 year ago
I must admit that the movie John Carter is what got me interested in this book. I am so glad! I have read a great deal of Edgar Rice Burroughs' work, but nit this one. The story is very suspense building. There is war, love, prejudice, friendship and trust. Don't let the fact that it is old or that it is a Science Fiction. FYI, it does have 12 books as this edition does. I purchased three others that said it was the complete series, not. Enjoy the tales of John Carter, I sure did.
TSIF More than 1 year ago
It is difficult to Rate these "collections" as it is useful to know how they were put together and work on the Nook, AND possibly rating the book/contents/author himself. IN this case, I suspect you know who Edgar Rice Burroughs is and are looking for a format/collection at good value that you can read on the Nook. I recommend Edgar Rice Burroughs if you are use to reading Science Fiction classics where science has possibly outdated the story over time. In this case we, unfortunately, know the condition of Mars. Perhaps we can reason that the air plant was destroyed after the stories! As far as the formatting, the publishers are quick to say they are formatted for the Nook with minimal errors. This may be true in relationship to some other anthologies I have purchased as far as layout and hypertext table of contents. There are still, however, numerous errors from the Scan/OCR process that could have been correct. I would estimate well over 100, in many cases the incorrect scan/OCR created other "real", but incorrect words. This hampers the reading somewhat, but again is better than most. The hypertext table of contents does not list the page numbers and the overall "title" at the bottom is for the last story. I have found compilations of other works that tell you how many pages are left in the segment you are on. Useful for planning reading/timing dinner when one is engrossed. Yes, these are public Domain at this point, can be found free on the web. If you want, however, all (11 or 12 depending on how you count the last two) in one handy Nook version, these are worth the cost of admission. Regarding the 12. There were actually, 10 full novels and the last two listed as 11 and 12 have unique characteristics. 11 was written by Burroughs son and is different in many ways, although his father was said to have helped. There are "newer" sciences invoked, such as remote cameras and speaker systems. The tone is different and I personally did not find it as enjoyable, especially after reading the other ten sequentially. It was anthologized in several parts and gets a little repetitive between parts as in a pulp serial you have to consider you have someone reading parts, or picking up over n elapsed time. 12 , Skeleton Men of Jupiter is actually the FIRST part of what was intended as a multi-part serial. It was NEVER finished, leaving one someone disappointed to end 12 books, totaling over 2000 pages with John Carter still on Jupiter. Burroughs was a war correspondent after writing this first module and then had ill health. After 10 (or 11) full novels, one can fill in the ending with their imagination, or maybe sneak this 50 page or so in between some of the other novels and end their reading on 10. I mention this detail to save someone from blaming the publishers as I have had some others end in mid-story. IN this case, the ending is the ending, just no "the end".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading these stories and am old enough not to freak out at the obvious racism in them. People have to understand that these were written in a very different time from today. Mr. Burroughs had to think of a lot of ways for the girl to get kidnapped and the hero to save her. That part got tiresome after reading for some time and I had to take a break and go back to the books later.
PapermakerJK More than 1 year ago
I was a fan of all of Edger Rich Burroughs books. I learned to read by reading these great books that were filled with excitment, humor, and people i could enjoy. I am glad to be able to read them again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All 12 books in one handy volume. Much better than all the other "complete" versions, most of which have only the first 5 books. If you're a fan of the movie "John Carter" you'll love this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading the real thing again makes the movies disappointing. Reading these books gives some insight into the 1800s, at least from Mr. Burroughs perspective. I see where some of the Star Wars ideas came from.
Rsweat More than 1 year ago
A must read for the fiction buff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 16, and when I first read this series, I coud not put it down. I wholeheartedly agree that some kids simply do not have the attention span to read it. I am home schooled, so I have read other books like this ( including Gone with the Wind) and I loved them! It is too bad men do not treat women like John Carter does. If they did , then the world would be a much better place than it is now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good set of adventure novels, from a classic author of the genre. I read these novels when I was a boy and enjoyed them very much. There will be some readers that won't be able to get past the times of when these novels were written and some of the implied politically incorrect themes and dated theories of the science of the time, but the more intelligent reader should be able to look past that and enjoy them for the very good adventure stories that they are.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am glad to have all of the books together.  For when the books were written, it is a very good series.  You can tell that they were written to be a series, because of the way that most of them end. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really good read (considering the character debuted 100 years ago). If you're into sci-fi (classic or otherwise), give the John Carter series a try.
Nancinurse More than 1 year ago
First I saw Disney's film "John Carter" which I instantly loved. I began researching more Edgar Rice Burroughs writings and found all the John Carter books in one neat volume. I haven't put it down since. The stories vary but the theme remains life on Mars for John Carter, his princess, their son and his adventures. I have read at least 9 of the 12 stories and loved every word. I highly recommend this book if you are a Sci Fi lover and a fan of action/adventure tales.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ever wonder where George Lucas got his ideas from for Star Wars?Then read the John Carter Of Mars books.It's all there-the rescuing of damsels in distress,battling giant lizard-like monsters ;fights to the death with green and red Martian warriors;hero's that are as good and likable as luke Skywalker and villians as bad Jabba the hutt.These stories may be old dated by today's standards, but with a little imagination by the reader,you will have an enjoyable journey thru space and time-which I can't say for those Star Wars and Star Trek books,which are nothing but crap.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have never read Burroughs' Mars books, $2 gets you not only an introduction, but the whole thing. John Carter is the James Bond of Mars. Indestructible, but subject to falling into hopeless situations at a moment's notice. Do not expect polished writing or thought provoking literature. Read these for fun, until you get bored.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had the set of stories for the first 5 books, and finally found the entire set of books. I can't wait to read the next part to complete the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed these 12 books. Only wish I could have corrected all the typos I found.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first learned of this series from the Disney movie and once I started reading the novels I, asked myself how I had never heard of this series before. The stories, as far as science fiction go, are a little long in the telling but nicely detailed and richly imagined in my opinion. The only criticisms I have is that first the endings for some of later novels seem a bit short forced and not as well imagined as the others. The last novel ends on a rather abrupt cliffhanger. Secondly after reading the first novels in real books I know that there was some additional artwork made for the books in the series that this ebook collection lacked. Other than that, it is a worthwhile series to read and I can see why it is considered a classic and I can't help but wonder how much more Edgar Rice Burroughs could have written of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Burroughs addresses issues and technologies current then and now. Eugenics, abortion, population control, racism, tyranny,...Cloning, genetic engineering, interplanetary travel, wireless telephony, and more. The first book was written during World War I and the last before the Korean Conflict.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool mars!!! Wert
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am thinking of buying these books so I would like to know if the books are like the movie. I would much obliged if you will awnser my question. Thank you!
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GUSHLAWNEWS More than 1 year ago
Im not a reader but started reading this yr. I found a free book "A princess of Mars" and when I realized it was the movie John Carter I couldnt put it down , I bought all 12 for 1.99 and am on book 7 now in my 1st month. They need to make an epic Movie trilogy like LOTR. then they would still have 9 more to follow
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