A Princess Of Mars (Large Print)

A Princess Of Mars (Large Print)

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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This large print title is set in Tieras 16pt font as reccomended by the RNIB.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847022578
Publisher: Echo Library
Publication date: 05/02/2006
Series: John Carter of Mars Series , #1
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,081,283
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Ray Bradbury is the renowned author of numerous novels, plays, and short stories, including The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, Dandelion Wine, and the screenplay for John Huston’s 1956 film Moby Dick. He lives in Los Angeles with one wife, three cats, four daughters, and eight grandchildren.

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A Princess of Mars 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 138 reviews.
CraigMiloRogers More than 1 year ago
I was eager to reread this classic novel, especially in light of the upcoming movie adaptation. However, the amount of junk and missing words (presumably OCR errors, but perhaps a reader error) in the copy I downloaded to my Color Nook from the B&N store made it difficult to read and enjoy. I do not recommend the ebook edition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poor quality scan and not proofreading. Chunks of text are missing. I highly recommend the book, but not this edition. Zero stars for this edition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started to read the Princess of Mars but quit after the first 7 pages. The quality of transcription was exceedingly poor for this book. words or groups of words missing. I expected higher quality from Barnes and Noble. Good thing it was free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an awful copy. Missing words and sentences. This ebook version is not a book - its a puzzle!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In Burroughs' Princess of Mars, he describes a lushly realized Mars (Barsoom to its inhabitants) where former Captain John Carter of Virginia can conquer alien civilizations and win the hand of the Martian Princess, Dejah Thoris, the universe's most beautiful woman. (Contrary to many portrayals in art, yes, Burroughs does describe what she's wearing, and, no, it's nothing more than jewelry.) This was followed by two equally fine novels, The Gods of Mars and The Warlord of Mars, as well as a brilliant series of Barsoomian adventures to follow. Is it any wonder a book with such a dreamlike quality can become arguably the world's most widely read novel?
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you want a good science fiction series, read the Mars series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, of which A Princess of Mars is the first. Burroughs uses his great imagination and spins a story about John Carter going to mars. I love the series and have read them over and over, trust me science fiction lovers, this book is for you.
Ringslinger More than 1 year ago
It was good and I was really getting into it, but with all the editing errors and the was it was formatted for the nook it was hard to read. I ended up buying the dollar version so I could finish it. I suggest doing the same. What I could understand through the editing erros was good though I recommend it, just not the free copy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A friend gave me his father's copy to borrow while I was laid up after surgery. I was very skeptical about it because of it's name. After the first page, I was hooked. It is the kind of book you read, and then go to great lengths to find more of the series. I have just found a copy in hardbound after 3 years of looking. 3 years. The book is just that good. Phenominal choice. A must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I downloaded all four of these, but they will not open and have actually screwed up my nook. I can't open any other books after I have tried to open these books.
Supermeighen More than 1 year ago
John Carter is a Confederate officer in the now post-Civil War world out prospecting for gold when a series of events takes him from the Arizona desert to Mars, which as called by its locals is "Barsoom". Instantly he is forced to fight for his life and adapt to a whole new culture of war and violence with the green martians. While he is with the green martians, they capture a beautiful red martian called Dejah Thoris, who so happens to be the princess of Helium, a great kingdom on Mars. Instantly John Carter falls in love with her, and through more events she is taken from him and he is forced to find her and rescue her. This story is one of the first of its kind ever written. Not necessarily the best writing I have ever read, but nonetheless a precedent in science fiction and fantasy writing. A must read for those who would claim to be versed on classic literature or classic science fiction. Considered to be one of the first pulp sci-fi novels ever written, it was first released as a magazine serial in the earl 1900s.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not usually a fan of early sci-fi because early sci-fi 1) can be corny 2) can have too much drama, as if it were a play translated to book form. This novel does have both of those characteristics but not in large proportion. The creativity of the book (especially considering when it was written) is refreshing, entertaining, and engaging enough to make a reader want to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its ez to see how all the grate si fi directers get there inspiration from the mars books. The problems in the ereader makes littel dif. To me . I enjoy it very much and could not pput it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books i have ever read, but it has too many typos;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun read although the editing of this version is pretty bad it is tolerable for a free book I love how the author of Tarzan includes Martian apes in the story!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When you spend 99¿ for all 5 of the Mars series there are no errors. All of those annoying /#*drw+%/ which are supposed to be words are gone. These book are understandable. All of them! No guessing. They are wonderful and a dollar well spent. You won't regret it. For me it's like sci-fi in the beginning. The days of its infancy. No matter what types of books you are a fan of you will enjoy these. They have Style and Class. Very well done. A true classic Sanna7125
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good story. I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On to the second book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could have done without all of the typos but what can i say? It was a free version of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The reflow and formatting are horrible. Hopefully better editions will appear as Disney rapes these standards.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Few novels in the sci-fi arena have instilled the excitement and attention to detail that Burroughs has. I first read the Martian series in High school back in the 60's. I have read each novel (all 10 & 1/2)several times each and still find them as exciting as the first time. This is 'Must Read' material; which you will find yourself using to compare against all others. A brilliant storyteller!
bibliojim on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this book at the age of eleven, and couldn't stop reading until I had read all eleven books of the series. Aged fifty-four now, I still remember my fascination. This book launched a lifetime of reading sci fi and fantasy. At a young age I would have given the book six stars. Now, it has too little complexity and meaning to warrant five, though it is still a great adventure story. But were I at that young age again, I am certain I would again give it the maximum score, and on that basis, and with a fond memory, I rate the book five stars.The paperbacks I read had no illustrations. This edition illustrated by David Burton is really wonderful.
wildbill on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
2012 is the centennial year for this book, the first volume in the Barsoom series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. John Carter, the hero of this book, appears in six of the eleven books in the series. Library of America published this edition to celebrate the centenary. The art work on the cover is very good and there are also several full page drawings in the book which add to the story.The book begins with the hero in Arizona being chased by Apache warriors. He finds safety in a cave. He is found by the Apaches who turn and run from whatever is making a deep rumbling noise in the back of the cave. Carter becomes paralyzed by a vapor in the cave and then leaves his body and escapes from the cave. He looks up into the night sky and sees the red planet. In a gesture of longing he raises his arms and is transported to Mars.His time on Mars is a terrific fast paced adventure story. The low gravity of Mars turns Carter into a warrior with incredible skills. He needs those skills as he battles with different species of creatures out to kill him. Burroughs does a great job of peopling Mars with various types peoples and animals. The different types of Martians are patterned on homo sapiens and are very aggressive.Carter's romance with the Princess of Mars is the innocent romance of our young adult years. This is a young adult book but the action and the Martian background which Burroughs created made for an entertaining read.I liked the book more than I thought I would. I was pulled in by the characters and the action/adventure kept me reading to the end. I will probably try another in the series just for kicks.
Michael.Kibler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Recently, I have been reading the book, A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, it s a very interesting book including a lot more detail than other books written in our time. A Princess of Mars is one of the best books I have read because of the attention to detail during every move that the main character, John Carter, happens to make. It starts off with John in Montana based back in the civil war era when the nation is slowly being ripped apart by the north, south war going on. When John Carter makes it to Mars, he soon becomes acquainted with the Tharks. Tharks are a very intelligent but harsh clan that does not like to intervene with other clans that live upon Mars. They later capture a prisoner that turns out to be a princess that John Carter saves and falls in love with but rather than running away with her he has to fight for her love against other Martians. I would have thought that the author would take a different approach that all of the clans would group together and make a civilization to better the community since Mars is a very dry place, but he split them up to form rivalries between different clans and later create more action between them. John Carter, is more for peace and love. If what he wants, involves killing or harming other people or things he does what he needs to do to get his way. Such as when he first got to Mars and met up with the Tharks he had a big six legged animal following him for protection. John wanted to adventure around and explore his surroundings. When that happened, the animal following him was hissing and growling because of the boundaries he was passing, soon after the great white, four armed, apes of Mars rushed him and harmed the animal that had sworn to protect him. He later killed the apes and the animal was harmed in the wrong doing of his adventure. The Chieftan, Tonka Jan, wanted to put down the animal because of the culture he had came from, but John spared the animals life because that isn't how humans react to those kind of things. John ended up killing Tonka Jan because of the dispute. I think, that the Author didn't mean to write so highly about John Carter at first because later on he put more thought into developing his back ground information. Such as in the beginning of the book he was so happy to be with the Tharks because they accepted him for being an excellent warrior but showed no love towards him. He later craved that love that he missed for the ten years when he was with the Tharks and ran away to find the better civilization and take his true love, lovely princess of helium Dejah Thoris, back to her home in the town of helium where the it was a custom to show love and affection for one another. The Customs of the Tharks were very different, where every male was a warrior no matter what and couldn't show affection to anyone of any kind. The most of all I think that this book was very good because of the detail that he puts into each and every paragraph. Edgar Rice Burroughs, the Author, talks to highly of the landscape like it s the great Alaskan wilderness and John carter has to conquer it. On a scale of one to ten; I give this book a ten because of the amount of thought put into developing the story. If you were to guess what the story was about before reading the book you would be shocked how it actually ends. The Princess of Mars, was by far one of the greatest books I have ever read.
mikemillertime on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While an imaginative sci-fi adventure, the book does not hold up well by today's standards, particularly due to its plodding pace. When the action finally kicks in, the author often briefly skims through the details, where epic sword fights are boiled down to a few sentences. Unfortunately, the story is also hindered by one-dimensional characters and straightforward dialog. Otherwise, credit should be given for the sheer innovative imagination of a Virginian soldier transported to Mars and given superhuman powers in the weak atmosphere of the planet, decades before "Avatar" mined similar territory. THe illustrations are also very nice and classic, but this book is best appreciated by minors.
usnmm2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Have read all of this series ( 11 books ) several times. Pure no brainers and a pleasure to read. Good guy versus bad guys and the good guy always wins, gets the girl and sometimes the bad guys are converted.