Public domain goodies: A Princess of Mars

Thursday, 23 August 2007

“A Princess of Mars”

Maybe you have not read them before. Maybe you haven’t read them for 20 years. Edgar Rice Burroughs is by some measures the most popular story teller of all time. Tarzan, a demi-god in his own right, is better known throughout the world than Ulysses, Shongo, Tan Gun, or Raven for good reason. I liked, for the most part, the John Carter of Mars (Barsoom) books even better.

Supposedly Pixar is working on the movie for 2012.

And to think I almost started taking hostages when Disney forced them back into the fold.

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jody

Re: Public domain goodies: A Princess of Mars

It WAS about 20 years when I read a lot of the Tarzan series I haven't tasted the Princess Of Mars books yet. I will. I won't be reading them online though; I'd rather hold the paper.

By jody on 23 August 2007 · 09:53
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jody

Re: Public domain goodies: A Princess of Mars

Shit, I just read its Forward; I think I DID read it before. Well, time to read it again!

By jody on 23 August 2007 · 09:55
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Ashley

Re^2: Public domain goodies: A Princess of Mars

I reread them, and the Tarzan books, now and then. All blemishes aside (racial, sexism problems) they rule. It’s sad commentary on modern story telling that a man raised by an unknown species of Gorilla and a Civil War vet who astrally projects to Mars are both more believable than the average action movie hero.

They also have MP3s and Ogg files of the books on some site or other.

By Ashley on 23 August 2007 · 10:27
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jody

Re: Public domain goodies: A Princess of Mars

John Wyndham's writings smack of sexism, too, yet I love his work.

I don't think I have the Tarzen novels anymore; they were my dads and I probably wore them out.

By jody on 23 August 2007 · 13:39
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