Item description for John Carter's Chronicles of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs...
Collected here in this oversized omnibus edition are five novels of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs: A Princess of Mars, Gods Of Mars, Warlords of Mars, Thuvia, Maid of Mars, and The Chessmen of Mars. These novels will transport you to a lush Mars that never was. A Mars filled with strange and wonderful flora and fauna; giants and monsters, and most importantly maidens in distress and fabulous adventures. Join John Carter as he explores this fantastic milieu.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.94" Width: 8.11" Height: 0.87" Weight: 1.9 lbs.
Release Date Feb 27, 2007
Publisher Wilder Publications
ISBN 193445107X ISBN13 9781934451076
Availability 103 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 21, 2017 11:00.
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More About Edgar Rice Burroughs
Junot Diaz s fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Best American Short Stories. His highly-anticipated first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was greeted with rapturous reviews, including Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times calling it a book that decisively establishes him as one of contemporary fiction's most distinctive and irresistible new voices. His debut story collection, Drown, published eleven years prior to Oscar Wao, was also met with unprecedented acclaim; it became a national bestseller, won numerous awards, and has since grown into a landmark of contemporary literature. Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey, Diaz lives in New York City and is a professor of creative writing at MIT."
Edgar Rice Burroughs lived in Chicago, in the state of Illinois. Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in 1875 and died in 1950.
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Reviews - What do customers think about John Carter's Chronicles of Mars?
foul! bah! woe! Jan 14, 2008
I was really looking forward to exploring the early fantasy works of E. Rice Burroughs, having recently gone gaga over the collected fantastic works of R. E. Howard. How disappointed, then, I was to discover that this volume offered the most disgracefully inconvenient physical format I have ever seen in a book. The pages are the most peculiar size; the print is way too small; the margins are non-existent, meaning you must crack the book open with all your strength to discern the letters hiding toward the spine (not exactly conducive to relaxed bedtime reading); and there's nary an illustration to be found. What should be, say, a ten-page chapter resultantly occupies two huge overcrowded pages that you can scarcely get your hands around. The format, frankly, reminds me of a cheapo computer printout, lacking only the photo offset typeface. Foul! Bah! Woe! Fie! Seek Burroughs's works elsewhere: how could you possibly deduce a fair idea of anyone's works from this witches'-brew of a manifestation? Aargh!! (Aren't those nice words? I'm feeling especially playful.)
John Carter of Mars Dec 29, 2007
Good book strong fiction for it day. Easy to get involved in the story. Edgar Rice Burroughs was a very progressive thinker.
Because men of John Carter's caliber are so rare... Oct 28, 2007
I found the first book of this series hidden in a closet when I was ten. It woke me up to my own inner feelings of how a real man should be, how a real man should love, and how he should fight for every aspect of that love. Every book in the series is a short read but you must read them with your heart. Be standing next to Captain Jack Carter when he is risking life and limb for the love of Dejah Thoris. Feel his courage course through your own veins. Carter is an unstoppable character in a life changing set of books that are a treasure in my own life.
Life on Mars? Oct 25, 2007
Let me start by saying that I enjoy a good story as much as anybody. Further, this is not my first time with either Burroughs or John Carter.The stories are what they are,rollicking adventures aimed squarely at young adult males of the early 20th century. Not a lot of deep plot development,a fair amount of gadgets, a few monsters and literally non-stop action.The writing style is typical for the period;characters are fairly 2 dimensional, descriptions leave room for individual interpretation and logic is all but forgotten when it gets inconvenient. I first read these stories when I was in my late teens-early twenties;I must admit they were easier to take when I was younger and less critical. Still they are enjoyable, if somewhat predictable(chase the kidnappers, fight, chase the kidnappers some more, fight some more...you get the idea). What's sort of new is the format. We have the first 5 Mars books in one volume, which is perhaps a bit much. After the third book, John Carter becomes almost a secondary character.I've always had the feeling that Burroughs would get bored with a book at about chapter 15;few of them are much longer than that, and many tend to wrap up with alarming speed at that point. And this is the first book I've ever read that has a disclaimer regarding violence, cultural attitudes and racial stereotyping. In short, we have a good volume of classic science fantasy at a reasonable value. It's a good introduction for those who wish to experience a taste of Burroughs Mars, and a handy collection for those who've already been there...PS