Edgar Rice Burroughs

Easton Press Edgar Rice Burroughs books: 
A Princess of Mars / At the Earth's Core - Masterpieces of Science Fiction - 1986
Tarzan of The Apes - Masterpieces of Science Fiction - 1995
Tarzan of The Apes six volume set - 2004 - including the following titles:
Tarzan of The Apes
The Return of Tarzan
The Beasts of Tarzan 
The Son of Tarzan
The Jewels of Opar
Jungle Tales of Tarzan
Martian Tales five volume set - 2004 - including the following titles:
A Princess of Mars
The Gods of Mars
The Warlord of Mars
Thuvia Maid of Mars
The Chessmen of Mars
The Moon Maid Trilogy - 2014 (1 volume)

Edgar Rice Burroughs biographyEdgar Rice Burroughs
Edgar Rice Burroughs, a pioneering American author, was born on September 1, 1875, in Chicago, Illinois. He would go on to become one of the most prolific and imaginative writers of the early 20th century, creating iconic characters and worlds that have left an indelible mark on popular culture. Burroughs' early life was marked by various pursuits, including time spent working in his father's business, serving in the U.S. Cavalry, and working as a gold miner in Idaho. However, it was his foray into writing that would define his legacy.

In 1912, at the age of 36, Burroughs published his first novel, A Princess of Mars. This marked the beginning of his career as a writer of speculative fiction. The novel introduced readers to John Carter, a Confederate veteran who finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars (Barsoom), where he embarks on grand adventures and encounters exotic creatures and civilizations. The success of A Princess of Mars spurred Burroughs to create an entire series known as the Barsoom series, which included titles like The Gods of Mars (1913) and The Warlord of Mars (1914). The series established Burroughs as a master of the planetary romance genre, characterized by swashbuckling adventures set on other worlds.

In 1914, Burroughs introduced another iconic character with Tarzan of the Apes. Tarzan, the orphaned son of English aristocrats raised by African apes, became one of literature's most enduring and recognizable characters. The success of Tarzan led to a series of novels, films, and various adaptations that continue to captivate audiences worldwide. Burroughs' ability to create vivid and imaginative worlds extended beyond Barsoom and the jungles of Africa. He crafted other notable series, including the Pellucidar series, set in a subterranean world, and the Caspak series, featuring a mysterious island inhabited by prehistoric creatures.

Despite facing financial challenges at various points in his life, Burroughs maintained a prolific writing career. His works, often characterized by adventure, romance, and a sense of wonder, resonated with readers across generations. In addition to his science fiction and fantasy novels, Burroughs wrote in other genres, including westerns and historical fiction. Edgar Rice Burroughs continued to write and create until his passing on March 19, 1950. His legacy endures through the continued popularity of his creations, the influence of his storytelling on subsequent generations of writers and filmmakers, and the lasting impact of characters like Tarzan and John Carter on the cultural landscape.

Among Edgar Rice Burroughs' books are Tarzan of the Apes (1914), The Son of Tarzan (1917), The Gods of Mars (1918), Pirates of Venus (1934, Tarzan and the Forbidden City (1938), Tarzan the Magnificent (1939), The Land of Terror (1944), Liana of Gathol (1948) and countless more books. The Easton Press published a number of Edgar Rice Burroughs books as leather bound editions. They include At Earth's Core and Princess of Mars, a six volume collection of Tarzan Books, and a five volume collection of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Mars Tales.


Tarzan of the Apes
1888 W Africa. Newlyweds Lord and Lady Greystoke are marooned by mutineers. He builds a snug cabin for their growing family.

But disaster falls. Great Apes raise the small son, destined to be Lord of the Jungle.

"Tarzan of the Apes" is an adventure novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, first published in 1912. The story follows the life of John Clayton, who was born to aristocratic parents on the west coast of Africa but orphaned after his parents are killed by a group of apes. He is then raised by the apes and becomes known as Tarzan. Tarzan grows up in the jungle, learns the ways of the animals, and develops incredible physical abilities. The book chronicles his journey as he tries to reconcile his human nature with his life among the apes and eventually meets and falls in love with Jane Porter, a young American woman. The novel has become a classic of popular culture and has been adapted into numerous films, television series, and other media.

The Return of Tarzan
Tarzan hides his inheritance as an English lord, because he believes his cousin William Cecil Clayton would make a better lord and husband for his beloved Jane. He is distracted by a married Russian countess, whose criminal brother Nicholas Rokoff is a real villain for the series. Tarzan is set up for attack by a dozen Paris muggers.

The Beasts of Tarzan
Tarzan is exiled by Russian villain Nikolas Rokoff to a wild African island. He enlists the help of a panther and tribe of Great Apes to reach the mainland. He believes Rokoff has kidnapped his wife and infant son.

The Son of Tarzan
Alexis Paulvitch, one of Tarzan's enemies, wants to get even, so he draws Tarzan's son, Jack, away from London, but Jack isn't so easy to capture and kill. He escapes, and makes a home among the apes as his father did. He becomes known as Korak the Killer, and meets a lovely young woman named Meriem. Narrow escapes, fun action, and a definite sense of adventure in the wilds of Africa make this a must-read book.

The Jewels of Opar
Bankrupt Tarzan returns to Opar with Waziri guards.Tarzan injures his head in a fight and loses his memory. La, high priestess for the Flaming God, follows guarded by degenerate bestial priests and sacrificial knives. She has wanted the forest god since their first meeting, lust/love conflicts with anger. Meanwhile Arabs attack, massacre Waziri, kidnap Jane.

Jungle Tales of Tarzan
Glorious tales of Tarzan’s early growth to manhood in the forest...
Tarzan, the heart of primeval Africa, escapes death on the horn of Buto the rhinoceros, saves the life of Tantor the elephant, sends the witchdoctor Bukawai to a terrible death, battle victoriously with his arch-enemy Numa the Lion, and slowly but surely fights his way to a mastery of his savage, unforgiving jungle.

A Princess of Mars - Barsoom Series Book 1
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 tribes. Captured by a band of six-limbed, green-skinned savage giants called Tharks, Carter soon is accorded all the honor of a chieftain after it's discovered that his muscles, accustomed to Earth's greater gravity, now give him a decided advantage in strength. And when his captors take as prisoner Dejah Thoris, the lovely human-looking princess of the city of Helium, Carter must call upon every ounce of strength, courage, and ingenuity to rescue her-before Dejah becomes the slave of the depraved Thark leader, Tal Hajus!

Her oval face was beautiful in the extreme, her every feature finely chisled and exquisite, her eyes large and lustrous and her head surmounted by a mass of coal black, waving hair, caught loosely into a strange yet becoming coiffure. Similar in face and figure to women of Earth, she was nevertheless a true Martian and prisoner of the fierce green giants who held me captive, as well!

The Gods of Mars - Barsoom Series Book 2
After the long exile on Earth, John Carter finally returned to his beloved Mars. But beautiful Dejah Thoris, the woman he loved, had vanished. Now he was trapped in the legendary Eden of Mars an Eden from which none ever escaped alive.

The Gods of Mars is a science fantasy novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the second of his Barsoom series. It was first published in The All-Story as a five-part serial in the issues for January-May 1913. It was later published as a complete novel by A. C. McClurg in September, 1918.

For moments after that awful laugh had ceased reverberating through the rocky room, Tars Tarkas and I stood in tense and expectant silence. But no further sound broke the stillness, nor within the range of our vision did aught move.At length Tars Tarkas laughed softly, after the manner of his strange kind when in the presence of the horrible or terrifying. It is not an hysterical laugh, but rather the genuine expression of the pleasure they derive from the things that move Earth men to loathing or to tears.Often and again have I seen them roll upon the ground in mad fits of uncontrollable mirth when witnessing the death agonies of women and little children beneath the torture of that hellish green Martian fete-the Great Games.I looked up at the Thark, a smile upon my own lips, for here in truth was greater need for a smiling face than a trembling chin.

The Warlord of Mars - Barsoom Series Book 3
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 third of eleven in the popular 'Martian' series by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Thuvia Maid of Mars - Barsoom Series Book 4
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 attempts to save his true love and reunite Mars. The fourth Martian novel from Burroughs.

Upon a massive bench of polished ersite beneath the gorgeous blooms of a giant pimalia a woman sat. Her shapely, sandalled foot tapped impatiently upon the jewel-strewn walk that wound beneath the stately sorapus trees across the scarlet sward of the royal gardens of Thuvan Dihn, Jeddak of Ptarth, as a dark-haired, red-skinned warrior bent low toward her, whispering heated words close to her ear. "Ah, Thuvia of Ptarth," he cried, "you are cold even before the fiery blasts of my consuming love! No harder than your heart, nor colder is the hard, cold ersite of this thrice happy bench which supports your divine and fadeless form! Tell me, O Thuvia of Ptarth, that I may still hope-that though you do not love me now, yet some day, some day, my princess, I-" The girl sprang to her feet with an exclamation of surprise and displeasure. Her queenly head was poised haughtily upon her smooth red shoulders. Her dark eyes looked angrily into those of the man.

The Chessmen of Mars - Barsoom Series Book 5
In this novel Burroughs continues to focus on the younger members of the family established by John Carter and Dejah Thoris, protagonists of the first three books in the series. The heroine this time is their daughter Tara, princess of Helium, whose hand is sought by the gallant Gahan, Jed (prince) of Gathol. Both Helium and Gathol are prominent Barsoomian city states.

At the Earth's Core - Pellucidar Series Book 1
At the Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs Cutting through the earth in an extraordinary burrowing device, David Innes and Abner Perry fear they may be incinerated in the planet's fiery core. Instead, they come upon Pellucidar - a savage, primordial world hidden several hundred miles beneath the earth's crust. There in an eerie, subterranean realm of vast oceans, lush jungles, and eternal noon, they encounter primitive humans and their beautiful, courageous queen, Dian.

At the Earth's Core is a 1914 fantasy novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first in his series about the fictional "hollow earth" land of Pellucidar. It first appeared as a four-part serial in All-Story Weekly from April 4-25, 1914

But when I saw these sleek, shiny carcasses shimmering in the sunlight as they emerged from the ocean, shaking their giant heads; when I saw the waters roll from their sinuous bodies in miniature waterfalls as they glided hither and thither, now upon the surface, now half submerged; as I saw them meet, open-mouthed, hissing and snorting, in their titanic and interminable warring I realized how futile is man’s poor, week imagination by comparison with Nature’s incredible genius.

The Moon Maid
In the late twentieth century, Admiral Julian 3rd can get no rest, for he knows his future. He will be reborn as his grandson in the next century to journey through space and make an ominous discovery inside the moon; he will live again in the dark years of the twenty-second century as Julian 9th, who refuses to bow down to the victorious Moon Men; and as Julian 20th, the fierce Red Hawk, he will lead humanity's final battle against the alien invaders in the twenty-fifth century. The Moon Maid is Edgar Rice Burroughs's stunning epic of a world conquered by alien invaders from the moon and of the hero Julian, who champions the earth's struggle for freedom, peace, and dignity. The most complete version of The Moon Maid saga ever made available, this edition contains the story as published serially, along with numerous passages, sentences, and words excised from the magazine version or added later by the author. This edition also features an introduction by Terry Bisson, new illustrations by Thomas Floyd, the classic frontispiece by J. Allen St. John, essays by scholar Richard J. Golsan and writer Phillip R. Burger, a glossary by Scott Tracy Griffin, and a compendium of alterations to the text.

The Moon Men - The Moon Trilogy Book 2
Through the treason of a handful of men, contact between Earth & the Moon had become a nightmare. The world became the tool of the Lunarians, whose plundering and cruelty reduced thieving nations to poverty stricken wastelands. The Moon Men is the astounding story of that tragedy, & of the exploits of Julian, the human who dared fight for freedom. It's the story also of Red Hawk, Julian's descendant, the nomad who attempted to bring the struggle to its final desperate conclusion.

The Red Hawk
- The Moon Trilogy Book 3
An Anti-Communist Science Fiction Classic by the creator of Tarzan. This is the last of a 3 part Dystopian trilogy of life in a socialist 'utopia'. Book 1 - The Moon Maid, 2 is The Moon Men. Admiral Julian III knows his future: He will be reborn as his grandson in the 21st century & travel through space to make a startling discovery inside the moon. In the 22nd century, he will live again as Julian IX, refusing to submit to the victorious Moon Men. In the 25th century, as Julian XX, the fierce Red Hawk, he will lead humanity's final battle against the alien invaders. A majestic adventure with political overtones & great science fiction. Book 3: The American people are now a nomadic horse nation, painted and feathered. Their chieftain is Julian-the Red Hawk-and he is planning the final defeat of the hated Kalkans after centuries of oppression. This is ERG at his best, with all the excitement, adventure & trills we expect. Exciting, thought provoking Marxist domination destroyed!

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