A Princess of Mars

A Princess of Mars

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A Princess of Mars is an Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novel, the first of his famous Barsoom series. It is also Burroughs' first novel, predating his Tarzan stories. He wrote it between July and September 28, 1911, going through four working titles; initially, he was going to call it My First Adventure on Mars, then The Green Martians, Dejah Thoris, Martian Princess, and finally Under the Moons of Mars.

The finished story was first published under the last… (more)

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Mon, 31 Oct 2011 19:17:14 +0100

Great book! Originally published in 1912, you can see how it influenced all kinds of fiction - from Superman to Star Wars and even Masters of the Universe.

Tue, 22 Sep 2009 22:54:34 +0200

A great read. One of those rare books in which you initially find the narrative so outlandish and unbelievable but soon accept the setting and settle into the plot as a human (or barsoomian) interest story.

Burroughs develops a world inhabited by creatures with clearly thought-out characteristics, cultures and even language that bears some striking similarities to Tolkien's Middle Earth. The plots of the Barsoom novels tend to be very similar. Warrior faces extreme situations and certain death… (more)

Book Details  

Language: English

Published in: 1912

Word count: 66,976 words (≈ about 4 hours)

Source: Wikisource

Copyright: This work is available for countries where copyright is Life+50 or in the USA (published before 1923).

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