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The Collected John Carter of Mars (Volume 3) [Kindle Edition]

Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Book Description

Book Three of the John Carter Omnibus collection, this edition contains the original text from the eighth, ninth, tenth, and the two short stories and make up the eleventh of Edgar Rice Burrough's world-famous novels. Originally published between 1934 and 1943, Swords of Mars; Synthetic Men of Mars; Llana of Gathol; John Carter and the Giant of Mars; and Skeleton Men of Jupiter are amazing classic adventure stories.

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About the Author

Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1875-1950

Edgar Rice Burroughs is renowed for his many novels of fantastic adventure. Unquestionably his best-known creation is that of the jungle hero, Tarzan the Ape Man, but almost as well known are his stories of other planets beginning with the very popular Mars series. A torrent of novels followed: stories about Venus, tales of the Moon and of the middle Earth, westerns, and detective stories. In all, nearly one hundred stories bore Edgar Rice Burroughs' name.

Born in Chicago in 1875, he tried his hand at many businesses without notable success, until at the age of thirty-five, he turned to writing. With the publication of Tarzan of the Apes and A Princess of Mars, his career was assured. By the time of his death in 1950, at his home in a town bearing the name of his best known work, Tarzana, California over 40 million copies of Edgar Rice Burroughs books have appeared in 58 different languages.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1400 KB
  • Print Length: 912 pages
  • Publisher: Disney Editions (February 7, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0074CZ0JI
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #285,412 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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66 of 67 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sadly incomplete February 17, 2012
By Joe
Let me start by saying I adore the John Carter of Mars books; I've read them many, many times over the years and I was really looking forward to being able to have the entire series on my Kindle. But I cannot in good conscience recommend this edition because the books included are incomplete -- when the edition was assembled, Disney appears to have dropped the forewords written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. These forewords are actually integral to the stories -- they tell how ERB received the manuscripts, whether from his uncle John Carter or from Jason Gridley (who was also in communication with Pellucidar -- most of Burroughs' series are very loosely set in the same world) and not including them means a loss of flavor and in some cases an abrupt and confusing beginning to the book as it appears in this edition.

I highly recommend the John Carter books; I just recommend that you get them in an edition that preserves their original state.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars WARNING WARNING! May 15, 2013
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One Star One Star!

These Volumes, WHILE BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY OTHER WAY, are INCOMPLETE!!! They do NOT include the introductions and forwards present in almost all of the books!!! THESE ARE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE JC STORY!!

Boycott these volumes until Disney makes them COMPLETE!

Thank You.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Love the stories, hate the "go to" January 5, 2013
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My only peeve with this version is the "go to" menu. It works just fine for Swords of Mars and Synthetic Men of Mars, but doesn't work correctly for Llana of Gathol, and it also doesn't have all the chapters for Llana of Gathol, nor does it have entries for John Carter of Mars at the end of the book. Really irritating.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Returning to Mars February 1, 2013
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I was first put onto this series by curiosity over Disney's 'John Carter' film (which, it would seem, failed at the box office for reasons other than the quality of the movie). These are classic adventure stories of sweeping panoramas, fast swordplay, and dastardly villains with the hero being spurred on by the ultimate prize: the fair maiden.

Burroughs' prose is excellent and highly readable. It is more than possible to read through the entire book in one sitting without ever feeling fatigued or having to skip the 'boring bits', as there simply aren't any. This book is highly recommended for anyone who loves good, old-fashion (and clean -- I'm looking at you, Red Gloves) adventure stories and anybody who like Biggles or Tarzan should also thoroughly enjoy this.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars John Carter, Warlord of Mars April 14, 2012
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First read these books when I was a 10 yr old. Thought they were ripping good yarns then and still think so. However with the wisdom of years, now I notice the role of women in most part is to look beautiful and be captured, while John Carter performs heroic deeds. Great descriptions of the many unusual creatures found on Barsoom -- very visual through words. Great imagination! Still enjoyed them after 50 years! Amazing they were written exactly a century ago.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Series became tired February 6, 2014
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I must say by the last set of stories, the Barsoom saga was beginning to become rather tired. The last one, in which John Carter is kidnapped by the skeleton men of Jupiter is, sadly, as stupid as it sounds. All things have there season. By this time, it was dead winter as far as the Barsoom series goes.
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By C.J.K.
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As old as the John Carter of Mars books are, I find them still a fun read. They come from a time when science fiction was actually fiction with a touch of science. In this case, the science of the time has since been debunked, but I firmly believe that fiction should entertain. The "hard" science fiction that's popular right now is sometimes so extensive that it takes away from the purpose of the story, to entertain. For a fun, harmless escape into a different world, the John Carter of Mars series is definitely the way to go.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The last books still good July 11, 2014
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It is with some sadness that I finish the John Carter series. These last books were almost as exciting as the first three. Enjoyed all the stories in volume three. However, like so many of the others these stories all come to abrupt ends. Oh that Edgar would have given us a few more pages. One negative the content page was messed up. It never accurately showed my reading position so use your bookmarks.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Burroughs
I can't get enough of Burroughs. Love his writing, love his imagination, love everything about the books of Barsoom.
Published 2 months ago by Jess
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 3 months ago by todd abbott
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless and Classic Sci-Fi
ERB writes a great "space western"! Great for all ages as there is nothing to be embarrassed about when reading these well written, timeless, and classic old style Sci-Fi... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Donald R. Hacker
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Burroughs was a genius for writing this series when one thinks of the time period when he did his writing. What an imagination he had. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 6 months ago by Clark Burbidge MCA Award Winner
4.0 out of 5 stars Wanting more.
I guess the author accomplished always leave them wanting more. Kept me rapt in the story up to the end.
Published 7 months ago by LEO D MANCUSO
5.0 out of 5 stars library replacement
Had to have these again. Read them 40 years ago and have never forgotten them. Now getting my partner into them
Published 10 months ago by avalon
5.0 out of 5 stars Dad loves it
I have purchased this series for my father and he is very happy with the books. They were received fast and in the condition promised.
Published 11 months ago by Casey Astbury McGraw
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, timeless and fun reading!
Regardless of when these stories were first written, they still are classic science fiction and well worth the time. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Cynthia R., Auburn, NY
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book
Bought this series right after i watch the movie in the theathers and got say i really enjoyed the books because they really take on an adventure thru mars plant and thru what john... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Amanda Rowe
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