A Princess of Mars

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A Princess of Mars is a science fantasy novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first of his Barsoom series.wikipedia
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A Princess of Mars is a science fantasy novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first of his Barsoom series.
The first Barsoom tale was serialized as Under the Moons of Mars in 1912, and published as a novel as A Princess of Mars in 1917.

Edgar Rice Burroughs

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A Princess of Mars is a science fantasy novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first of his Barsoom series.
Aiming his work at the pulps, Burroughs had his first story, Under the Moons of Mars, serialized by Frank Munsey in the February to July 1912 issues of The All-Story – under the name "Norman Bean" to protect his reputation.

John Carter of Mars

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John Carter, a Confederate veteran of the American Civil War, goes prospecting in Arizona immediately after the war's end.
Written between July and September 28, 1911, the novel was serialized as Under the Moons of Mars in the pulp magazine The All-Story from February to July 1912.

Tars Tarkas

Thanks to his strength and martial prowess, Carter rises to a high position in the tribe and earns the respect and eventually the friendship of Tars Tarkas, one of the Thark chiefs.
In the first novel, A Princess of Mars, with the help of the newly arrived Earth man John Carter, he becomes Jeddak, or king, of the Tharks.

Dejah Thoris

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The Tharks subsequently capture Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, a member of the humanoid red Martian race.
Dejah Thoris first appeared as the title character in the initial Mars novel, A Princess of Mars (1917).

Sword and planet

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The novel can also be classified as the closely related genre sword and planet, which consists of what are essentially sword and sorcery stories that take place on another planet.
Although there are works that herald the genre, such as Percy Greg's Across the Zodiac (1880) and Edwin Lester Arnold's Lieut. Gullivar Jones: His Vacation (1905; published in the US in 1964 as Gulliver of Mars), the prototype for the genre is A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs originally serialized by All-Story in 1912 as "Under the Moons of Mars".

The Gods of Mars

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Others included the sequel The Gods of Mars and Tarzan of the Apes. Burroughs used the same device in the sequels, The Gods of Mars, The Chessmen of Mars and Swords of Mars.
At the end of the first book, A Princess of Mars, John Carter is unwillingly transported back to Earth.

Argosy (magazine)

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Because he liked and was familiar with The All-Story magazine, he submitted 43,000 words to the editor under the title "Dejah Thoris, Martian Princess."
The All-Story is the magazine that first published Edgar Rice Burroughs, beginning with "Under the Moons of Mars", a serialized novel eventually published in book form as A Princess of Mars, and later The Gods of Mars.

Lieut. Gullivar Jones: His Vacation

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It is possible, as Richard A. Lupoff argues in the book Master of Adventure: The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs, that Burroughs took some inspiration from the 1905 novel Lieut. Gullivar Jones: His Vacation, by Edwin Lester Arnold, which also featured an American military man transported to Mars.
It has since become his best-known work, and is considered important in the development of 20th century science fiction in that it is a precursor and likely inspiration to Edgar Rice Burroughs's classic A Princess of Mars (1917), which spawned the planetary romance and sword and planet genres.

Science fiction

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This book and its series are noted as early inspiration by many later science fiction authors including Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ray Bradbury.
Edgar Rice Burroughs' A Princess of Mars, published in 1912, was the first of his three-decade-long planetary romance series of Barsoom novels which were set on Mars and featured John Carter as the hero.

Swords of Mars

Burroughs used the same device in the sequels, The Gods of Mars, The Chessmen of Mars and Swords of Mars.
Carter relates an adventure commencing with a private war he and his picked followers have been waging against the resurgent Guild of Assassins, led by Ur Jan. Hoping to cut off the threat at the root, he travels undercover to the Assassins' base, the restive city of Zodanga, still smarting from its defeat and sack by the Empire of Helium and the horde of Tharks in A Princess of Mars.

Edwin Lester Arnold

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It is possible, as Richard A. Lupoff argues in the book Master of Adventure: The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs, that Burroughs took some inspiration from the 1905 novel Lieut. Gullivar Jones: His Vacation, by Edwin Lester Arnold, which also featured an American military man transported to Mars.
Indeed, both Gullivar and Burroughs's character John Carter, first seen in A Princess of Mars (1917), are military men from the Southern United States who arrive on Mars and have numerous adventures, including falling in love with a Martian princess.

Martian canal

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Barsoomians distribute scarce water via a worldwide system of canals, controlled by quarreling city-states.

The War of the Worlds

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H. G. Wells' novel The War of the Worlds (1898) was influenced, as was Burroughs' novel, by the ideas of Percival Lowell starting with publication of the book Mars (1895).
The first two tropes were prominent in Edgar Rice Burroughs "Barsoom" series beginning with A Princess of Mars in 1912.

Princess of Mars

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The Asylum released a feature-length direct-to-DVD film based on the novel, titled Princess of Mars, on December 29, 2009.
Princess of Mars (retitled and re-released in 2012 as John Carter of Mars ) is a 2009 direct-to-DVD science fiction film made by American independent studio The Asylum, loosely based on the 1917 novel A Princess of Mars by author Edgar Rice Burroughs.

John Carter (film)

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In anticipation of the 2012 Disney film John Carter, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. trademarked the phrases "John Carter of Mars," "Princess of Mars," and "Barsoom," among others, despite the Dastar decision of the United States Supreme Court, which invalidates trademark on public domain works. John Carter was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by Andrew Stanton.
John Carter is a 2012 American science fiction action film based on A Princess of Mars, the first book in the Barsoom series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Andrew Stanton

John Carter was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by Andrew Stanton.
The film was based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel, A Princess of Mars.

Frank Schoonover

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A prolific contributor to books and magazines during the early twentieth century, the so-called "Golden Age of Illustration", he illustrated stories as diverse as Clarence Mulford's Hopalong Cassidy stories and Edgar Rice Burroughs's A Princess of Mars.

Taylor Kitsch

Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins, who appeared together in the 2009 movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine, play John Carter and Dejah Thoris.
In the 2012 Disney film John Carter, based on Edgar Rice Burroughs's fantasy novel A Princess of Mars, he played the title character, a Confederate soldier who is transported to Mars.

Library of America

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For the novel's centennial anniversary, Library of America has published a hardcover edition based on the original book in April 2012 with an introduction by Junot Díaz (ISBN: 978-1-59853-165-7).

Science fantasy

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A Princess of Mars is a science fantasy novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first of his Barsoom series.

Pulp magazine

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Full of swordplay and daring feats, the novel is considered a classic example of 20th-century pulp fiction.

Planetary romance

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It is also a seminal instance of the planetary romance, a subgenre of science fantasy that became highly popular in the decades following its publication.

Western fiction

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Its early chapters also contain elements of the Western.

Mars

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The story is set on Mars, imagined as a dying planet with a harsh desert environment.