Book #45201

Library Review 30: Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1875-1950 - 1st Edition/1st Printing

George T. McWhorter

Binding: Stapled wraps
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; 36 pages
Publisher: Louisville, KY: University of Louisville, May 1980.

A most attractive first edition/first printing in Fine condition.

; B&W and Color Illustrations.

Price: $25.00

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.