The Barsoom Series

2 books in series
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A Princess of Mars (The Barsoom Series 1) Publisher's Summary

"A Princess of Mars" (1912) is a science fantasy novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first of his Barsoom series. Full of swordplay and daring feats, the novel is considered a classic example of 20th century pulp fiction. It is also a seminal instance of the planetary romance, a sub-genre of science fantasy that became highly popular in the decades following its publication. Its early chapters also contain elements of the Western. The story is set on Mars, imagined as a dying planet with a harsh desert environment.

"John Carter" is a 2012 American science fiction adventure film directed by Andrew Stanton and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is based on "A Princess of Mars".
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  • Book 1

    • A Princess of Mars (The Barsoom Series 1)

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: Mark Nelson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    "A Princess of Mars" (1912) is a science fantasy novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first of his Barsoom series. Full of swordplay and daring feats, the novel is considered a classic example of 20th century pulp fiction. It is also a seminal instance of the planetary romance, a sub-genre of science fantasy that became highly popular in the decades following its publication. Its early chapters also contain elements of the Western. The story is set on Mars, imagined as a dying planet with a harsh desert environment.

    Regular price: $9.20

  • Book 2

    • The Gods of Mars (The Barsoom Series 2)

    • By: Edgar Rice Burroughs
    • Narrated by: J. D. Weber
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    "The Gods of Mars" is the second volume of the famous Barsoom series. It was first published in All Story as a five part serial in the issues for January May 1913. It was later published as a complete novel by A. C. McClurg in September, 1918. At the end of the first book, "A Princess of Mars", John Carter is unwillingly transported back to Earth. "The Gods of Mars" begins with his arrival back on Barsoom (Mars) after a ten year separation from his wife Dejah Thoris, his unborn child, and the Red Martian people.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • good story, inferior reading quality

    • By Margie on 06-23-17

    Regular price: $8.91