A Princess of Mars

A Princess of Mars

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A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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1912

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0812968514

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A Princess of Mars

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Forty-three million miles from the earth--a succession of the weirdestand most astounding adventures in fiction. John Carter, American, findshimself on the planet Mars, battling for a beautiful woman, with theGreen Men of Mars, terrible creatures fifteen feet high, mounted onhorses like dragons.

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however, that this thought did not occur to me until the following day removes any possible right to a claim to heroism to which the narration of this episode might possibly otherwise entitle me.

I do not believe that I am made of the stuff which constitutes heroes, because, in all of the hundreds of instances that my voluntary acts have placed me face to face with death, I cannot recall a single one where any alternative step to that I took occurred to me until many hours later. My mind is evidently so constituted that I am subconsciously forced into the path of duty without recourse to tiresome mental processes. However that may be, I have never regretted that cowardice is not optional with me.

In this instance I was, of course, positive that Powell was the center of attraction, but whether I thought or acted first I do not know, but within an instant from the moment the scene broke upon my view I had whipped out my revolvers and was charging down upon the entire army of warriors, shooting

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An epic eye rolling adventure.
It should be pointed out that this is not a sci-fi but a pure fantasy novel.
I read every book in the series more than 45 years ago - they have been my favourite books ever since. So imaginative for a series of books from the 1910s.
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Captian Jack
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This was an outstanding read. I have heard this book in audio format. Reading it was much better.
The Barsoom series are a very enjoyable read. I\'m on the 5th novel now (The Chessmen of Mars) and have just found out that the John Carter movie will be out 2012, can\'t wait.

Most enjoyable!
A hero from Earth, a princess, a planet full of warlike Martians and vicious life forms - what more could you ask for? Fast paced and imaginative.
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Philipp
5
Bizzar fantasy/sci-fi on planet Mars with lots of sword fight and strange creatures.

Excellent!
I have loved this series since I was a teenager. My mom and dad read the series and recommended it to me. I\'ve read the whole series at least 7 times. By the way, the Princess of Mars is a 3 book continuation. The Gods of Mars is the second book and Warlord of Mars is the 3rd. However, there is 11 books to the whole series. Edgar Rice Burroughs is a great author and the tarzan series is just as fun.
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gentlemanbeggar
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I always associated the name Edgar Rice Burroughs with Tarzan--until I read this book. For now on, Mr. Burroughs will be a sci-fi writer in my mind. While the science in this early example of science fiction seems a bit dated, given what we now know about our solar neighbor and it's nature, it is easy to get lost in the fantasy and embrace the world of Mars and it's inhabitants. I found myself quickly suspending my disbelief and enjoying the ride as the central character, John Carter, revealed himself to be exactly what I want my heroes to be--a hero. We live in a society that is obsessed with anti-heroes and flawed protagonists, and I found it thoroughly refreshing to see a champion who knew what direction his moral compass was pointing. This is an excellent tale of heroism, love, and humanity, and I highly recommend it to anyone seeking a light leap of fantastic adventure.