Book #45177

A Fighting Man of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Book #45177 A Fighting Man of Mars. Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket
Edition: Reprint Edition
Publisher: Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., [1948].
Illustrator: Illustrated by Hugh Hutton

Reprint edition in Very Good+ condition with bumped lower front corner in edge-worn but Good+, unpriced dust-jacket with a few chips. This reprint edition has tan boards with dark red lettering on the front cover and spine. Dust-jacket art and black-and-white frontispiece by Hugh Hutton. Zeuschner 150.

A Fighting Man of Mars again takes you into the thrilling realm of Martian adventure. On this terrifying planet where great fleets of gian air cruisers and flying battle ships deal death ray destruction from cloaks of invisibility, Hadron of Hastor, gallant hero bent upon the rescue of an abducted maiden, finds blood-curdling adventure and tender romance. (from the dust-jacket) ; B & W Illustrations; 8vo; [6], 7-319, [1] pages.

Price: $66.75

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.