A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Burroughs’ first published book, as well as the first book in the Barsoom series, A Princess of Mars is a science fiction novel following the adventures of the heroic John Carter, after he is mysteriously transported to the planet Mars where he meets its divided inhabitants. The novel is considered to be a seminal for the planetary romance, which is a sub-genre of science fantasy. Burroughs’ book has also inspired a number of well known science fiction writers during the beginning of the 20th century. The story sets off with the introduction of Civil War veteran John Carter, who while mining for gold in Arizona, gets into a skirmish with native Indians. Forced to evade inside a mysterious cave, he is mysteriously transported to Mars, or Barsoom as it is called by its inhabitants. Carter discovers that he has immense strength and agility caused by the lower force of gravity on the planet. He then becomes acquainted with the Tharks, a nomadic tribe described as having four arms, a fearsome temperament and mostly distinguished by their green skin. The Tharks first instincts to kill the strange creature are quickly pushed aside as they are amazed by Carter’s super abilities and decide to take him prisoner instead. Carter learns the importance the Tharks place on strength and brutality, and through his new found vigor he rises to earn a respectable place among the tribe. Soon the princess Dejah Thoris, who is a part of the humanoid red race of Helium, is captured by the Tharks. Carter’s attempt to save the princess causes him to be caught up in the politics of the two opposing Martian sides. As an escapist fantasy, the novel contains many imaginative ideas which are successfully portrayed through its depiction of the Red Planet and includes a detailed illustration of alien culture, romance, and action. The detail in which it is written and its fast moving plot is what grabs and maintains the full attention of the reader. A story of loyalty and sacrifice, A Princess of Mars is a masterpiece of its time and an influence for the pulp fiction genre that followed.
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Burroughs’ first published book, as well as the first book in the Barsoom series, A Princess of Mars is a science fiction novel following the adventures of the heroic John Carter, after he is mysteriously transported to the planet Mars where he meets its divided inhabitants. The novel is considered to be a seminal for the planetary romance, which is a sub-genre of science fantasy. Burroughs’ book has also inspired a number of well known science fiction writers during the beginning of the 20th century. The story sets off with the introduction of Civil War veteran John Carter, who while mining for gold in Arizona, gets into a skirmish with native Indians. Forced to evade inside a mysterious cave, he is mysteriously transported to Mars, or Barsoom as it is called by its inhabitants. Carter discovers that he has immense strength and agility caused by the lower force of gravity on the planet. He then becomes acquainted with the Tharks, a nomadic tribe described as having four arms, a fearsome temperament and mostly distinguished by their green skin. The Tharks first instincts to kill the strange creature are quickly pushed aside as they are amazed by Carter’s super abilities and decide to take him prisoner instead. Carter learns the importance the Tharks place on strength and brutality, and through his new found vigor he rises to earn a respectable place among the tribe. Soon the princess Dejah Thoris, who is a part of the humanoid red race of Helium, is captured by the Tharks. Carter’s attempt to save the princess causes him to be caught up in the politics of the two opposing Martian sides. As an escapist fantasy, the novel contains many imaginative ideas which are successfully portrayed through its depiction of the Red Planet and includes a detailed illustration of alien culture, romance, and action. The detail in which it is written and its fast moving plot is what grabs and maintains the full attention of the reader. A story of loyalty and sacrifice, A Princess of Mars is a masterpiece of its time and an influence for the pulp fiction genre that followed.
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02 Jan 2021 | 07 mins 48 secs

00 - Foreward

02 Jan 2021 | 07 mins 48 secs

01 - Chapter 1

01 Jan 2021 | 16 mins 33 secs

01 - Chapter 1

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02 - Chapter 2

31 Dec 2020 | 10 mins 55 secs

02 - Chapter 2

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03 - Chapter 3

30 Dec 2020 | 16 mins 55 secs

03 - Chapter 3

30 Dec 2020 | 16 mins 55 secs

04 - Chapter 4

29 Dec 2020 | 13 mins 51 secs

04 - Chapter 4

29 Dec 2020 | 13 mins 51 secs

05 - Chapter 5

28 Dec 2020 | 09 mins 38 secs

05 - Chapter 5

28 Dec 2020 | 09 mins 38 secs

06 - Chapter 6

27 Dec 2020 | 10 mins 15 secs

06 - Chapter 6

27 Dec 2020 | 10 mins 15 secs

07 - Chapter 7

26 Dec 2020 | 12 mins 54 secs

07 - Chapter 7

26 Dec 2020 | 12 mins 54 secs

08 - Chapter 8

25 Dec 2020 | 12 mins 41 secs

08 - Chapter 8

25 Dec 2020 | 12 mins 41 secs

09 - Chapter 9

24 Dec 2020 | 09 mins 06 secs

09 - Chapter 9

24 Dec 2020 | 09 mins 06 secs

10 - Chapter 10

23 Dec 2020 | 22 mins 53 secs

10 - Chapter 10

23 Dec 2020 | 22 mins 53 secs

11 - Chapter 11

22 Dec 2020 | 14 mins 58 secs

11 - Chapter 11

22 Dec 2020 | 14 mins 58 secs

12 - Chapter 12

21 Dec 2020 | 12 mins 41 secs

12 - Chapter 12

21 Dec 2020 | 12 mins 41 secs

13 - Chapter 13

20 Dec 2020 | 15 mins 19 secs

13 - Chapter 13

20 Dec 2020 | 15 mins 19 secs

14 - Chapter 14

19 Dec 2020 | 20 mins 38 secs

14 - Chapter 14

19 Dec 2020 | 20 mins 38 secs