Book #45003

The Oakdale Affair / The Rider - 1st Edition

Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Oakdale Affair / The Rider - 1st Edition. Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [6], 7-144, [2] pages
Publisher: Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1937.

First edition/first printing, blue cloth with red lettering in about Very Good- condition, scattered foxing and soiling throughout, stamp to front free end paper, residue from previously glued jacket flaps on endpapers and dust-jacket, still in Very Good, price-clipped condition. Zeuschner 373.

The Oakdale Affair is Burroughs' story of a lovable vagabond and a pseudo badman, whose trials and adventures are not unmixed with comedy as well as stark tragedy culminating in a lynching party.

Price: $620.00

Author Bio

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs (Sept. 1, 1875 – Mar. 19, 1950), Chicago born author, best known for his creation of the jungle legend Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter.

By 1911, after seven years of low wages, he was working as a pencil sharpener wholesaler and began to write fiction. Aiming his work at pulp fiction magazines, his first story Under the Moons of Mars was serialized in 1912. He soon took up writing full-time and by the time Under the Moons of Mars had finished, he had completed two novels, including Tarzan of the Apes. Burroughs also wrote popular science fiction and fantasy stories involving Earthly adventurers transported to various planets (e.g., Barsoom, Burroughs' fictional name for Mars, and Amtor, his for Venus). Tarzan was a cultural sensation when introduced and remains one of the most successful fictional characters of all times.