Edgar Rice Burroughs 1875—1950

Edgar Rice Burroughs

About

Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in Chicago, Illinois and was best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan. By 1911, after seven years of irregular low paid work, he was working as a pencil sharpener wholesaler and began to write fiction. During this period, he had copious spare time and he began reading many pulp fiction magazines and has since claimed: “…if people were paid for writing rot such as I read in some of those magazines that I could write stories just as rotten. As a matter of fact, although I had never written a story, I knew absolutely that I could write stories just as entertaining and probably a whole lot more so than any I chanced to read in those magazines.

Aiming his work at the ‘pulp’ magazines then in circulation, his first story “Under the Moons of Mars” was serialized in All-Story magazine in. Burroughs soon took up writing full-time and by the time the run of Under the Moons of Mars had finished he had completed two novels, including Tarzan of the Apes, which was published from October 1912 and went on to begin his most successful series.

After many health problems Burroughs died on March 19, 1950 of a heart attack, having written almost seventy novels. (source: Wikipedia)

Available eBooks

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    A Fighting Man of Mars (1931)

    A flying plane dropped out of the night. It seemed a spectral ship. Silently and quickly it landed behind Sanoma Tora and Sil Vagis. Warriors sprang fro...read more »

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    A Princess of Mars (1917)

    A Princess of Mars is the first of eleven thrilling novels that comprise Edgar Rice Burroughs’ most exciting saga, known as The Martian Series. It’s the...read more »

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    At the Earth's Core (1914)

    David Innes is a young man who has just inherited a large mining company. An eccentric inventor, Abner Perry, convinces Innes to underwrite a project to...read more »

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    Back to the Stone Age (1937)

    Five hundred miles beneath the surface of the Earth lies another world - a world of eternal day and endless horizons, in which dinosaurs still roam and ...read more »

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    John Carter and the Giant of Mars (1940)

    John Carter and the Giant of Mars, is a juvenile story penned by Burrough’s son John ‘Jack’ Coleman Burroughs, and claimed to have been revised by Burro...read more »

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    John Carter of Mars (1942)

    Here is the eleventh, and final, book in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ best-selling Martian Series: John Carter is pitted against the infamous Pew Mogel, who ha...read more »

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    Jungle Tales of Tarzan (1919)

    The sixth book of Tarzan, King of the Jungle. This is actually a collection of several short stories all about the times when Tarzan was a young boy and...read more »

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    Llana of Gathol (1948)

    Llano of Gathol is a collection of four novellas written in the Martian series of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Llano, the daughter of Gahan of Gothol, is the p...read more »

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    Out of Time's Abyss (1918)

    In Caprona, the land that time forgot, creatures from the world’s savage past live on—dinosaurs, cavemen, and the last remnants of Bronze Age barbarians...read more »

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    Pellucidar (1923)

    In this sequel to At the Earth’s Core, David Innes vows revenge and returns to the Inner World of Pellucidar to rescue the beautiful Dian, who had been ...read more »

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    Savage Pellucidar (1941)

    When David Innes and Abner Perry set out to search for mineral deposits in Perry’s newly invented Mechanical Prospectro, they never dreamed of discoveri...read more »

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    Skeleton Men of Jupiter (1942)

    Skeleton Men of Jupiter is intended as the first in a series of novelettes to be later collected in book form, in the fashion of Llana of Gathol, it end...read more »

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    Swords of Mars (1936)

    John Carter reprises his role of hero as he vows to bring an end to the Assassins Guild. He ventures in disguise to the city of Zodanga in a fierce atte...read more »

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    Synthetic Men of Mars (1939)

    John Carter, mighty Warlord of Mars, rides to new and terrifying adventures. Captured by deadly warriors mounted on huge birds he is taken to the ill-om...read more »

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    Tanar of Pellucidar (1930)

    Pellucidar - the hollow center of the Earth, a land of savage men and prehistoric beasts - is the scene of this exciting novel. In Pellucidar dwell the ...read more »

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    Tarzan and the Ant Men (1924)

    Tarzan finds himself in a strange country of stone-age savages and knee-high warriors who ride miniature African deer as though they were horses. But th...read more »

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    Tarzan and the City of Gold (1933)

    Tarzan rescues the stranger Valthor from the murderous ‘shiftas’. On his way home he is seized by Nemone’s warriors and is taken prisoner to the amazing...read more »

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    Tarzan and the Forbidden City (1938)

    Tarzan cared little for the fate of adventurer Brian Gregory, drawn to the legendary city of Ashair by the rumor of the Father of Diamonds, the world’s ...read more »

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    Tarzan and the Foreign Legion (1947)

    When the American bomber crashed in the jungles of enemy-held Sumatra, the survivors faced the perils of a completely unknown world…and the RAF colonel ...read more »

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    Tarzan and the Golden Lion (1923)

    Tarzan had been betrayed. Drugged and helpless, he was delivered into the hands of the dreadful priests of Opar, last bastion of ancient Atlantis. La, H...read more »

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    Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar (1916)

    The fifth exciting adventure in the stories of Tarzan. In the forgotten city of Opar, stood the altars where the ancient city offered blood sacrifices f...read more »

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    Tarzan and the Leopard Men (1935)

    The steel-clawed Leopard Men were looking for victims for their savage rites. The secret cult struck terror in the hearts of all the villagers. Only Ora...read more »

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    Tarzan and the Lion-Man (1934)

    A great safari had come to Africa to make a movie. It had struggled across the veldt and through the jungle in great ten-ton trucks, equipped with all t...read more »

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    Tarzan and the Lost Empire (1929)

    Tarzan and a young German find a lost remnant of the Roman Empire hidden in the mountains of Africa. This novel is notable for the introduction of Nkima...read more »

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    Tarzan at the Earth's Core (1930)

    Continuing the saga of Pellucidar, the empire located in the Earth’s hollow center, Tarzan at the Earth’s Core is the fourth work in this classic series...read more »

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    Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (1928)

    Cruel slave traders had invaded the jungle of Tarzan of the Apes. Now they were headed toward a fabled empire of riches which no outsider had ever seen,...read more »

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    Tarzan of the Apes (1912)

    Tarzan of the Apes is very much a product of its age: replete with bloodthirsty natives and a bulky, swooning American Negress, and haunted by what zoo ...read more »

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    Tarzan's Quest (1935)

    Tarzan of the Apes had heard only rumors of the Kavuru - a race of strange white savages. But when they stole the daugher of Muviro, chief of the Waziri...read more »

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    Tarzan the Invincible (1931)

    La was in trouble. The high priestess of the Flaming God in the ancient city of Opar - forgotten outpost of Atlantis - had been betrayed by her people a...read more »

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    Tarzan the Magnificent (1939)

    The bones of a dead man, a black runner still clutching a cleft stick containing a message…Tarzan, mighty man of the forest, finds it and learns of the ...read more »