Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American author, best known for creating the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter, although he produced works in many genres. Born on September 1, 1875, he wrote more than 70 books during his career, becoming one of the most widely read authors of the 20th century. Burroughs's imaginative and entertaining tales continue to captivate audiences around the world.


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  1. 1. Tarzan of the Apes

    This novel follows the story of a young boy raised by apes in the African jungle after his aristocratic parents are marooned and later perish. He grows up learning the laws of the jungle and the ways of the wild, eventually becoming the leader of his ape tribe. His life takes a turn when he encounters other humans, particularly a young woman, which leads him to grapple with his dual nature as both man and beast. The book explores themes of identity, civilization versus nature, and the concept of the "noble savage."

  2. 2. The Warlord of Mars

    The Warlord of Mars continues the story of a man from Earth who finds himself on Mars, or Barsoom as it's known to the locals. In this installment, he pursues his beloved princess across the planet, battling various Martian creatures and dealing with the complex politics of the Martian races. His journey takes him to the polar ice caps and even into the planet's core, as he uncovers a conspiracy that threatens the entire planet.

  3. 3. A Princess Of Mars

    In this science fiction novel, a Confederate soldier named John Carter mysteriously finds himself transported to Mars, known as Barsoom by its inhabitants. On this alien planet, Carter discovers a dying civilization and becomes embroiled in a complex web of political intrigue, epic battles, and forbidden love. With his newfound strength and agility due to the planet's lower gravity, Carter becomes a formidable warrior and fights to protect the princess he loves and the people of Barsoom from imminent destruction.

  4. 4. The Gods Of Mars

    "The Gods of Mars" is an exciting adventure novel that continues the thrilling journey of John Carter on the planet Mars. After being transported to this alien world, Carter finds himself in the midst of a war between different Martian races. He embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue his beloved Dejah Thoris, encountering treacherous villains, strange creatures, and ancient civilizations along the way. This action-packed sequel is filled with suspense, romance, and epic battles, as Carter's heroic spirit is tested in his relentless pursuit to reunite with his princess and uncover the secrets of Mars.