Soon after the American Civil War, Confederate soldier John Carter joins the gold rush in Arizona. After striking a vein of gold, Carter runs into trouble with the natives of the area. In attempts to evade their pursuit, Carter hides in a cave, unaware of its magical properties. Mysteriously, Carter is transported to Mars, which the planet inhabitants call “Barsoom”. When Carter discovers that the gravity difference between Mars and Earth has granted him powers of extraordinary strength, he uses his ability to rise among the ranks of a tribe named the Tharks. However, when a group of Tharks kidnap Dejah, a princess, Carter feels obligated to save her. Promising to return her to her people, Carter helps Dejah escape, unintentionally becoming involved in political turmoil while he falls in love with the princess. When an opposing force plans to invade Dejah’s home city, Carter leads an army to fight back, risking his life for the woman he loves. With high adventure, intense action, and fantasy, A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs is a classic example of 20th century pulp fiction. Set in the harsh environment of a dying planet, A Princess of Mars is a highly imaginative work that captures the minds of readers while entertaining with its adventure and romance. First published just over one hundred years ago in 1912, A Princess of Mars has remained a fan favorite of the series, inspiring film adaptations, including one produced by Walt Disney Pictures titled John Carter. This edition of A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs features a new, eye-catching cover design and is printed in an easy-to-read font. With these accommodations, A Princess of Mars caters to a modern audience while preserving the original wonder and adventure of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ work.
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