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Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 - March 19, 1950) was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan. He was born on September 1, 1875 in Chicago, Illinois and died in Encino, California[?] on March 19, in 1950. The city of Tarzana, California[?] was named for his most famous fictional creation.

He also wrote popular science fiction/fantasy stories involving earthly adventurers transported to various planets, lost islands, and into the interior of the hollow earth in his Pellucidar stories, as well as westerns and historical romances.

His series of novels about the fictitious John Carter of Mars and his adventures on the planet Barsoom (Mars) inspired the boyhood dreams of American scientists who sent the first robot spacecraft to the planet, and a crater there is named in his honor. He is cited as an influence by Michael Moorcock.

Selected bibliography

  • Beasts Of Tarzan
  • The Chessmen Of Mars
  • Gods Of Mars
  • Jungle Tales Of Tarzan
  • The Land That Time Forgot
  • The Lost Continent
  • The Mad King
  • The Monster Men
  • The Oakdale Affair
  • The Outlaw of Torn
  • Pellucidar
  • A Princess of Mars
  • Return of Tarzan
  • Son of Tarzan
  • Tarzan And The Jewels Of Opar
  • Tarzan Of The Apes
  • Tarzan The Terrible
  • Tarzan The Untamed
  • Thuvia
  • Warlord of Mars

See also: Mars in fiction

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