Book #45149

The Cave Girl

Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Cave Girl. Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Very Good- dust jacket
Edition: Reprint Edition
Size: 8vo; [x], 323, [5] pages
Publisher: New York: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, [ca.1929].

A smart Reprint edition in red cloth binding with black letters. About Fine condition with bookseller's sticker to rear pastedown in Very Good- dust-jacket with moderate edgewear and a few chips. Zeuschner 82].

"Waldo Emerson Smith-Jones (one of the Boston Smith-Joneses) -- a tall and thin youth with an ominous cough -- finds himself cast ashore on a desert island in the Pacific, so primitive that it is still peopled by a race closer to the apes than to man. " (from the dust-jacket).

Price: $69.00

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.