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Barsoom is planet Mars from American Edgar Rice Burroughs. First serialized as Under the Moons of Mars in 1912, published as A Princess of Mars in 1917. Dying Mars was based on outdated scientific ideas of canals. The savage, frontier world has honor, noble sacrifice and constant struggle, where martial prowess is paramount and races fight over dwi…
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Book 1
A Princess of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Jan 13, 2014 (first published in 1912)
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A Princess of Mars is the first of eleven thrilling novels that comprise Edgar Rice Burroughs' most exciting saga, known as The Martian Series. It's the beginning of an incredible odyssey in which John Carter, a gentleman from Virginia and a Civil War veteran, unexpectedly finds himself on to the red planet, scene of continuing combat among rival t...
Book 2
The Gods of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs - May 17, 2012 (first published in 1913)
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Soldier and adventurer John Carter tells the story of how he returns to the planet Mars to be reunited with his love, the Martian princess Dejah Thoris. With his great friend Tars Tarkas, mighty Jeddak of Thark, Carter sets out in search of his princess. But Dejah Thoris has vanished. And Carter becomes trapped in the legendary Eden of Mars from wh...
Book 3
The Warlord of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs - May 17, 2012 (first published in 1919)
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John Carter risks everything to rescue his wife, Princess Dejah Thoris, from the clutches of his evil adversaries, but he is always just one step behind! His battles cover the face of the red planet, as his quest carries him ultimately to the mysterious northern pole. Will this civilization, submerged in ice, prove fatal to our hero? This is the th...
Book 4
Thuvia, Maid of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs - May 17, 2012 (first published in 1916)
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Mars has become divided by love. Not one, but two princes and a Jeddak are vying for the love of Thuvia of Ptarth. When she is mysteriously kidnapped, treachery threatens to throw Barsoom into bloody war. Now Cathoris must follow in the footsteps of his father, John Carter, and overcome phantom armies, dangerous spies and savage beasts as he attemp...
Book 5
The Chessmen of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs - May 16, 2012 (first published in 1922)
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Impetuous and headstrong is Tara, Princess of Helium and daughter of John Carter. Tara meets Prince Gahan of Gathol, and is initially unimpressed, viewing him as something of a popinjay. Later she takes her flier into a storm and loses control of the craft, and the storm carries her to an unfamiliar region of Barsoom. After landing and fleeing from...
Book 6
The Master Mind of Mars
The Master Mind of Mars is a science fantasy novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Dec 12, 1985 (first published in 1927)
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Former Earthman Ulysses Paxton served Barsoom's greatest scientist, until his master's ghoulish trade in living bodies drove him to rebellion. Then, to save the body of the woman he loved, he had to attack mighty Phundahl, and its evil, beautiful ruler....
Book 7
A Fighting Man of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Mar 12, 2013 (first published in 1930)
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Tan Hadron from the realm of Gathol encounters a wide range of enemies in this science fiction thriller of the 1930's. He fends off green men, mad scientists, cannibals, spiders and white apes. The main character, Tan Hadron, finds himself an unlikely hero in this pulp fiction classic. "A Fighting Man of Mars," is the seventh book in the Edgar Rice...
Book 8
Swords of Mars
Edgar Rice. Burroughs - Jan 01, 1963 (first published in 1935)
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In this thrilling new adventure, John Carter is determined to stamp out assassination on Mars, and goes to the city which is the headquarters of the assassins' guild. Here he encounters the brilliant and evil inventor, Fal Silvas, who has created a ship which for the first time will take Barsoomians off their planet to visit the moons of Mars. And ...
Book 9
The Synthetic Men of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Jul 24, 2017 (first published in 1939)
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Like several previous novels in the Barsoom series, Synthetic Men introduces a completely new character as its protagonist: Vor Daj, a padwar (warrior) from Helium and a member of John Carter's personal guard. Vor Daj narrates the action in the first person, so that when John Carter appears in the story, he is described in the third person (unlike ...
Book 10
Llana of Gathol
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Jul 24, 2017 (first published in 1941)
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The stories in this collection revolve around John Carter's granddaughter Llana of Gathol, who plays the "damsel in distress" role played by Dejah Thoris and Thuvia in earlier entries of the Barsoom series. (Wikipedia)...
Book 11
John Carter of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs - Jan 01, 2013
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Contains the first five installments of Edgar Rice Burroughs' beloved Barsoom Series:A Princess of MarsThe Gods of MarsThe Warlord of MarsThuvia, Maid of MarsThe Chessmen of Mars...