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Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Edgar Rice Burroughs is one of the world's most popular authors. With no previous experience as a writer, he wrote and sold his first novel--A Princess of Mars--in 1912. In the ensuing thirty-eight years, until his death in 1950, Burroughs produced ninety-one books and a host of short stories and articles. Although he is best known as the creator of the classic Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars, his restless imagination knew few bounds. Burroughs's prolific pen took readers from the American West to primitive Africa to romantic adventures on the moon, other planets, and beyond the farthest star.

No one knows how many copies of Burroughs's books have been published throughout the world. It is conservative to say, however, that with translations into thirty-two known languages, including Braille, the number must run into the hundreds of millions. Considering the additional world-wide following of the Tarzan newspaper feature, radio programs, comic magazines, motion pictures, and television series, Burroughs and his works are certainly known and loved by a legion of fans.

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Gods of Mars

Written by Edgar Rice Burroughs


Format: Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: March 12, 1985
Price: $7.99

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A Princess of Mars

Written by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Illustrated by Frank E. Schoonover
Introduction by Ray Bradbury


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 10, 2003
Price: $12.00

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A Princess of Mars

Written by Edgar Rice Burroughs


Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
On Sale: December 12, 1985
Price: $7.99

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A Princess of Mars

Written by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Illustrated by Frank E. Schoonover
Introduction by Ray Bradbury


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $2.99

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Return of Tarzan

Written by Edgar Rice Burroughs


Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 12, 1984
Price: $7.99

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Tarzan of the Apes

Written by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Afterword by Gore Vidal
Introduction by James Taliaferro


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 11, 2003
Price: $10.00

The first and best of the Tarzan novels, of which Edgar Rice Burroughs eventually wrote several dozen, Tarzan of the Apes remains one of the signature stories of American popular literature, as readable as it is famous. Tarzan himself, in the words of Arthur C. Clarke, is “the best known character... Read more >
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Tarzan of the Apes

Written by Edgar Rice Burroughs


Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 12, 1984
Price: $6.99

Raised by a fierce she-ape of the tribe of Kerchak deep in the African jungle, the baby Tarzan grew to learn the secrets of the wild to survive--how to talk with animals, swing through trees, and fight against the great predators. He grew to the strength and courage of his fellow... Read more >
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Tarzan of the Apes

Written by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Afterword by Gore Vidal
Introduction by James Taliaferro


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $2.99

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Warlord of Mars

Written by Edgar Rice Burroughs


Format: Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 12, 1985
Price: $7.99

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