A Princess of Mars (Barsoom, #1) by Edgar Rice BurroughsA Princess of Mars is the first of eleven thrilling novels that comprise Edgar Rice Burroughs most exciting saga, known as The Martian Series. Its the beginning of an incredible odyssey in which John Carter, a gentleman from Virginia and a Civil War veteran, unexpectedly finds himself on to the red planet, scene of continuing combat among rival tribes. Captured by a band of six-limbed, green-skinned savage giants called Tharks, Carter soon is accorded all the honor of a chieftain after its discovered that his muscles, accustomed to Earths greater gravity, now give him a decided advantage in strength. And when his captors take as prisoner Dejah Thoris, the lovely human-looking princess of the city of Helium, Carter must call upon every ounce of strength, courage, and ingenuity to rescue her-before Dejah becomes the slave of the depraved Thark leader, Tal Hajus!
Her oval face was beautiful in the extreme, her every feature finely chisled and exquisite, her eyes large and lustrous and her head surmounted by a mass of coal black, waving hair, caught loosely into a strange yet becoming coiffure. Similar in face and figure to women of Earth, she was nevertheless a true Martian--and prisoner of the fierce green giants who held me captive, as well!
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In the book, as well as the movie, John Carter, a Virginia veteran of the Civil War, is traveling in the Arizona desert when he unexpectedly gets transported to Mars, where he meets the incomparable Princess of Mars, Deja Thoris. It goes into in some cases, rather excruciating detail about this stuff, but here are some highlights:. Fans mounted a campaign to get Disney to make the planned sequels, but alas this was not to be though perhaps there may be ways to do these after all, check out my article , How Blockchain Could Kill Both Netflix and Cable and message me if you want to know more. I personally liked the movie a lot, and became a fan of Burroughs Mars and Venus series after seeing the movie. I felt it was successful in transporting the audience to another world full of aliens and technology and heroism and heartbreak and love. Sitting here on Jarsoom, I wanted to see more of Barsoom!.
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Forgot your password? Don't have an account? - Full of swordplay and daring feats, the novel is considered a classic example of 20th-century pulp fiction.
The film's promotional art mentions how the original story inspired some elements of James Cameron 's Avatar , but the credits or promotional material of the film do not mention Edgar Rice Burroughs. It is not to be confused with the higher-budget film John Carter , which is also an adaptation of the novel. John Carter Antonio Sabato, Jr. Army sniper serving in Afghanistan , wounded in the line of duty and used in a teleportation experiment wherein he is transferred to Barsoom , a planet outside of Earth's solar system, where he exhibits the ability to leap amazing distances. Initially enslaved by the Tharks , he earns a rank among them and later saves a rival group's princess, the human-looking Dejah Thoris Traci Lords , from death.