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A Princess of Mars

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"And the sight which met my eyes was that of a slender, girlish figure, similar in every detail to the earthly women of my past life. She did not see ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.401
brian m

Fast, Fun, & Exciting

by brian m on Sep 25, 2012

I saw the movie John Carter and found the idea intriguing. So I picked up this book and Wow what a Great Fun read! The story is fairly simple and straight forward, but Burroughs has a Great gift for describing unique races telling you about there civilization, religion, philosophy and pets and ... More

LISA M

Rather dated

by LISA M on Sep 8, 2011

This book was written a long time ago and reads like it. The adventure in the book is slow paced. This was not a "page turner" read. I've had the book for weeks and still haven't managed to finish it. Disney had a lot of updating to do when "John Carter" the movie was put together. More

LKSSR

read the book

by LKSSR on May 28, 2010

I was not aware Edgar Rice Burroughs had written books other than Tarzan so when I found out a movie is being made based on his "Barsoon" books I ordered the set to read before the movie comes out next year. More

JayJ

greatest science fantasy ever

by JayJ on Jul 6, 2008

This is where science fantasy really started with Edgar rice Burroughs' first entry into his just famous Mars (or Barsoom) series, featuring a superman hero, a beautiful princess, literal hordes of truly alien aliens, and a wonderful world. This is the stuff dreams are made of, and ERB does not stint ... More

bookishwench

Best of the Best

by bookishwench on Jun 17, 2008

One of the best examples of the genre, from one of the greatest science-fantasy writers of all time. Sure, Burroughs glosses over any difficulty he may have with plot, making parts of the book a stretch to even the most willing suspension of disbelief, but the result is a ripping-good tale of the red ... More

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