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Edgar Rice Burroughs - Author

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Edgar Rice Burroughs was a prolific American author of the 'pulp' era. The son of a Civil War veteran, he saw brief military service with the 7th U.S. Cavalry before he was diagnosed with a heart problem and discharged. After working for five years in his father's business, Burroughs left for a string of disparate and short-lived jobs, and was working as a pencil sharpener wholesaler when he decided to try his hand at writing. He found almost instant success when his story 'Under the Moons of Mars' was serialised in ALL-STORY MAGAZINE in 1912, earning him the then-princely sum of $400. Burroughs went on to have tremendous success as a writer, his wide-ranging imagination taking in other planets (John Carter of Mars and Carson of Venus), a hollow earth (Pellucidar), a lost world, westerns, historicals and adventure stories. Although he wrote in many genres, Burroughs is best known for his creation of the archetypal jungle hero, Tarzan. Edgar Rice Burroughs died in 1950.

Featured books by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Carson of Venus SF Gateway Omnibus Pirates of Venus, Lost on Venus, Carson of Venus

Carson of Venus SF Gateway Omnibus Pirates of Venus, Lost on Venus, Carson of Venus

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/05/2014

The son of a Civil War veteran, Edgar Rice Burroughs was a prolific writer for the early pulp magazines. Famous the world over as the creator of Tarzan - and in SF circles for his Martian tales featuring John Carter - Burroughs is a household name. But John Carter wasn't the only Earthman to champion another world. This omnibus collects PIRATES OF VENUS, LOST ON VENUS and CARSON OF VENUS - the first three of Burroughs' classic pulp tales of Carson Napier on the waterworld of Amtor - better known to us as Venus. PIRATES OF VENUS: The shimmering, cloud-covered planet of Venus conceals a wondrous secret: the strikingly beautiful yet deadly world of Amtor. In Amtor, cities of immortal beings flourish in giant trees reaching thousands of feet into the sky; ferocious beasts stalk the wilderness below; rare flashes of sunlight precipitate devastating storms; and the inhabitants believe their world is saucer-shaped with a fiery center and icy rim. Stranded on Amtor after his spaceship crashes, astronaut Carson Napier is swept into a world where revolution is ripe, the love of a princess comes at a dear price, and death can come as easily from the blade of a sword as from the ray of a futuristic gun. LOST ON VENUS: Napier's adventures continue in this pulse-pounding sequel to PIRATES OF VENUS. Here the intrepid and wry explorer takes on a savage world in order to rescue the princess from her sworn enemies. Napier's epic quest for Duare takes him through the streets of the City of the Dead, into the terrifying Room of the Seven Doors, and face to face with fantastic and perilous creatures. LOST ON VENUS brims with the action, suspense and wit unique to the Master of Adventure. CARSON OF VENUS: Carson Napier, first Earthman to reach Venus, had to keep alert every instant of his stay on that world of mist and mystery. For its lands were unmapped, its inhabitants many, varied and strange, and he had taken an obligation to restore a native princess to her lost homeland. On terrible oceans where dreaded sea-monsters dwelled, in deep forests where terror haunted every branch, and behind the walls of eerie cities where power-mad chieftains plotted uncanny schemes, CARSON OF VENUS is fast-paced science fiction adventure.

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Other books by Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Chessmen of Mars

The Chessmen of Mars

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2019

Tarzan the Terrible

Tarzan the Terrible

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2019

Tarzan the Untamed

Tarzan the Untamed

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2019

At the Earth's Core

At the Earth's Core

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

The Mad King

The Mad King

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

The Return of Tarzan

The Return of Tarzan

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2019

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2019

A Princess of Mars

A Princess of Mars

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2019

The Beasts of Tarzan

The Beasts of Tarzan

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2019

The Monster Men

The Monster Men

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2019

Tarzan of the Apes

Tarzan of the Apes

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2019

Escape on Venus

Escape on Venus

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2019

A Princess of Mars (100 Copy Limited Edition)

A Princess of Mars (100 Copy Limited Edition)

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/01/2019

Tarzan and the City of Gold

Tarzan and the City of Gold

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/01/2019

Tarzan and the Lion Man

Tarzan and the Lion Man

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/01/2019

Tarzan of the Apes

Tarzan of the Apes

Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2019

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