- Audio CD
- Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks; Unabridged edition (15 July 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1441718664
- ISBN-13: 978-1441718662
- Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2 x 14.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (135 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,647,951 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
A Princess of Mars (Martian (Blackstone Audio)) Audio CD – Audiobook, CD
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“Might it really be possible—in fact and not in fancy—to venture with John Carter to the Kingdom of Helium on the planet Mars?”—Carl Sagan
"From the Trade Paperback edition."
"Might it really be possible--in fact and not in fancy--to venture with John Carter to the Kingdom of Helium on the planet Mars?"--Carl Sagan
Might it really be possible in fact and not in fancy to venture with John Carter to the Kingdom of Helium on the planet Mars? Carl Sagan"
-Might it really be possible--in fact and not in fancy--to venture with John Carter to the Kingdom of Helium on the planet Mars?---Carl Sagan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Suddenly projected to Mars, John Carter found himself captive of the savage green men of Thark. With him was Dejah Thoris, lovely Princess of Helium. And between them and rescue lay a thousand miles of deadly enemies and unknown dangers. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
Written in 1912 this book is well written for its time and has intrigued countless generations of readers. I get the feeling that this story is being told over a campfire.
Captain Carter is telling the story form memory as an old man of his adventures here on earth and on the planet of Barsoom (Mars). There are encounters with many strain creatures, situations, and yes even a "Princess of Mars."
This is a part is a series by the writer that brought us "Tarzan." The intro to the book alone will capture your imagination.
The Great Book of Tarzan
So Burroughs came up with his own elaborate fantasy world, populated by green barbarians, airships, multi-legged beasts and giant hairy white apes. Buttkicking ex-soldier John Carter is a bit of a Gary Stu, but at least he's a pleasant one -- and Burroughs fleshes out his imaginary Mars with loving skill, coming up with alien fauna and cultures that really resemble nothing on Earth.
During an Apache attack, ex-Confederate soldier John Carter takes shelter in a cave... and wakes on a strange alien world. He soon discovers that he's somehow been transported to the planet Mars (or Barsoom), and is apprehended by the barbaric green Martians of Thark, who do not understand love or friendship. But thanks to gravity and his own skills, John Carter is able to gain the respect of the Tharks, and even becomes a chieftain.
But the Tharks capture Dejah Thoris, a princess of the more humanlike red Martians. John Carter soon falls in love with her. As their safety is threatened by a small conspiracy of extra-cruel Tharks, Carter starts plotting to escape to the Red Martian city of Helium. But escape turns out to be the least of his problems when he becomes embroiled in the complex politics of two different Martian races.
While "A Princess of Mars" is a fun sci-fi adventure, the real draw here is Barsoom -- a wild, cruel world filled with fantastical beasts and colorful flora. A good chunk of the book is devoted just to showing Carter (and us) its cultures, flora, fauna, mores, mythology and a history that Burroughs clearly spent a lot of time on.Read more ›
"A Princess of Mars" is the first of eleven novels in the Martian Series by Burroughs, most of which seemed to avoid the pitfalls of some of ERB's lesser Tarzan novels.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Strange how choosing books at random can work out, as after finishing one Edgar Rice-Burroughs classic I go straight into another, in this case A Princess of Mars. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
It's a good old fashioned romp arounder. I recommend this to Sci-Fi fans. It's fun!Published 6 months ago by Gal
I read it many years ago as a teenager and it is as good a read as it ever was.Published 14 months ago by Amos
Nostalgic trip to a previous life, first read as a teenager back in the 50s. By modern standards the story lacks pace and continuity. That said, it still excites the imagination.Published 20 months ago by Richard Arthur Pink
The science in this hundred year old science fiction novel by the author more famous as the creator of Tarzan is obviously ludicrous. Read morePublished 22 months ago by John Hopper