Edgar Rice Burroughs Books

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Edgar Rice Burroughs was a highly popular author that wrote science fiction, mysteries, thrillers, and Westerns. Best known for the Tarzan and John Carter stories, Burroughs was born in 1875 in Chicago to George Tyler Burroughs and Mary.

Order of Tarzan Series

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1 Tarzan of the Apes 1912 Description / Buy
2 The Return of Tarzan 1913 Description / Buy
3 The Beasts of Tarzan 1914 Description / Buy
4 The Son of Tarzan 1916 Description / Buy
5 Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar 1916 Description / Buy
6 Jungle Tales of Tarzan 1919 Description / Buy
7 Tarzan the Untamed 1919 Description / Buy
8 Tarzan the Terrible (Short Story) 1921 Description / Buy
9 Tarzan and the Golden Lion 1923 Description / Buy
10 Tarzan and the Ant Men 1924 Description / Buy
11 The Tarzan Twins (Short Story) 1927 Description / Buy
12 Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle 1927 Description / Buy
13 Tarzan and the Lost Empire 1928 Description / Buy
14 Tarzan the Invincible 1930 Description / Buy
15 Tarzan Triumphant 1931 Description / Buy
16 Tarzan and the City of Gold 1932 Description / Buy
17 Tarzan and the Lion Man 1934 Description / Buy
18 Tarzan and the Leopard Men (Short Story) 1935 Description / Buy
19 Tarzan's Quest 1935 Description / Buy
20 Tarzan and the Forbidden City (Short Story) 1938 Description / Buy
21 Tarzan the Magnificent (Short Story) 1939 Description / Buy
22 Tarzan and the Foreign Legion 1947 Description / Buy
23 Tarzan and the Madman 1964 Description / Buy
24 Tarzan and the Castaways 1965 Description / Buy

Order of John Carter Of Mars Series with John Flint Roy

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1 A Princess of Mars 1912 Description / Buy
2 The Gods of Mars 1913 Description / Buy
3 The Warlord of Mars 1914 Description / Buy
4 Thuvia, Maid of Mars (Short Story) 1916 Description / Buy
5 The Chessmen of Mars 1922 Description / Buy
6 The Mastermind of Mars (Short Story) 1927 Description / Buy
7 A Fighting Man of Mars 1930 Description / Buy
8 Swords of Mars 1935 Description / Buy
9 Synthetic Men of Mars 1939 Description / Buy
10 Llana of Gathol 1941 Description / Buy
11 John Carter of Mars (Short Story) 1941 Description / Buy
12 A Guide to Barsoom ( By: John Flint Roy) 1976 Description / Buy
13 John Carter: The Movie Novelization ( With: Stuart Moore) 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Mucker Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Mucker 1914 Description / Buy
2 The Return of the Mucker 1916 Description / Buy
3 The Oakdale Affair (Short Story) 1917 Description / Buy

Order of Caspak Series

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1 The Land That Time Forgot (Short Story) 1918 Description / Buy
2 The People That Time Forgot (Short Story) 1918 Description / Buy
3 Out of Time's Abyss (Short Story) 1918 Description / Buy

Order of Pellucidar Series by

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1 At the Earth's Core (Short Story) 1914 Description / Buy
2 Pellucidar (Short Story) 1915 Description / Buy
3 Tanar of Pellucidar 1928 Description / Buy
4 Tarzan at the Earth's Core 1929 Description / Buy
5 Back to the Stone Age 1937 Description / Buy
6 Savage Pellucidar 1941 Description / Buy
7 Land of Terror 1944 Description / Buy

Order of Moon Series

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1 The Moon Maid 1923 Description / Buy
2 The Moon Men 1925 Description / Buy
3 The Red Hawk (Short Story) 1925 Description / Buy

Order of Venus Series

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1 Pirates of Venus 1932 Description / Buy
2 Lost on Venus 1935 Description / Buy
3 Carson of Venus 1939 Description / Buy
4 Escape on Venus 1942 Description / Buy
5 The Wizard of Venus 1964 Description / Buy

Order of The Apache Novels Series

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1 The War Chief 1927 Description / Buy
2 Apache Devil 1928 Description / Buy

Order of The Custer Siblings Series

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1 The Eternal Savage / The Eternal Lover 1914 Description / Buy
2 The Mad King 1926 Description / Buy

Order of Edgar Rice Burroughs Standalone Novels

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1 The Monster Men 1913 Description / Buy
2 The Outlaw of Torn 1914 Description / Buy
3 The Girl From Farris's 1916 Description / Buy
4 Beyond Thirty / The Lost Continent (Short Story) 1916 Description / Buy
5 The Lad and The Lion 1917 Description / Buy
6 The Rider 1918 Description / Buy
7 The Efficiency Expert 1921 Description / Buy
8 The Girl from Hollywood 1922 Description / Buy
9 The Bandit of Hell's Bend 1924 Description / Buy
10 Marcia of the Doorstep 1924 Description / Buy
11 The Cave Girl 1925 Description / Buy
12 The Land of Hidden Men / Jungle Girl 1931 Description / Buy
13 Deputy Sheriff of Comanche County 1940 Description / Buy
14 Beyond the Farthest Star 1964 Description / Buy
15 I Am a Barbarian 1967 Description / Buy
16 You Lucky Girl! A Love Story in Three Acts 1999 Description / Buy

Order of Edgar Rice Burroughs Short Stories/Novellas

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1 The Cave Man (Short Story) 2008 Description / Buy

Order of Edgar Rice Burroughs Non-Fiction Books

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1 Brother Men 2005 Description / Buy

Edgar Rice Burroughs Anthologies

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1 A Princess of Mars- New Tales of the Red Planet 2012 Description / Buy
2 Classic Martian Stories 2014 Description / Buy
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The author was the fifth of six sons, two of whom died shortly after birth. Burroughs and his remaining siblings attended Brown Elementary in Chicago. The author was eventually forced to adapt to a lonely childhood once his brothers went off to various schools.

His life was punctuated by bouts of illness, one of which interrupted his studies at Harvard School. After a stint at an Idaho ranch (which his brothers owned), the author returned home and joined Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, where he explored his creative side by drawing cartoons and writing poems for the school’s newspaper.

Unfortunately, his grades were quite poor. Burroughs’ father responded by sending him to the Michigan Military Academy. Initially, the relentless hazing threatened to derail Burroughs’ studies. But he persevered, becoming an outstanding student and athlete.

Although, he failed the West Point admittance exam and eventually found a home in the 7th US Calvary. But any plans he had for a future in the military faded when doctors discovered a heart murmur, and the army discharged him.

The author tried his hand at several jobs, including buying and running a stationary store, working at his father’s company, managing a gold dredging operation, securing employment as a railroad policeman, and more.

But besides his marriage to Emma Hulbert, nothing worked. At one point, Emma had to sell her jewelry to feed the family because her husband’s attempts to sell snake-oil medicine had failed.

There’s no telling what would have become of Burroughs if he hadn’t opened an agency to sell pencil sharpeners. The author started perusing pulp magazines because some of them advertised his wares. He read their stories and realized he could write stories of similar or superior quality.

Burroughs called upon the creative powers he first exercised during his childhood when he dabbled in fiction and submitted a short story called ‘Deja Thoris.’ All-Story Magazine bought the piece for $400, which was a lot of money at the time.

Because the story was longer than conventional short stories, the magazine released it in six installments. Years later, it became a full-length novel, the first in the Barsoom/John Carter series.

Although, Burroughs is still primarily known for Tarzan, a character he first introduced in his third All-Story Magazine piece. The character became a household name, prompting A.C. McClurg and Company to offer Burroughs a deal for multiple Tarzan novels.

Interestingly, the author’s desire to serve in the army never left him. He tried to enlist during WWI, but his health and age disqualified him. Years later, the attack on Pearl Harbor, which he witnessed, prompted him to join the civilian Businessmen’s Military Training Corps as a public relations officer.

Edgar Rice Burroughs Awards

Burroughs’ accolades include the Inkpot Award and a Hugo Award nomination.

Edgar Rice Burroughs Books Into Movies

Hollywood produced several movies and mini-series from Burroughs’ Tarzan books, including Tarzan 1999, Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, and The Adventures of Tarzan 1921. Additional adaptations include The Land That Time Forgot, At The Earth’s Core, Jungle Girl, The People That Time Forgot, and Tarzan the Tiger.

Best Edgar Rice Burroughs Books

The author had such a significant impact on science fiction that scientists named an impact crater on Mars after him. Burroughs’ best books include:

A Princess of Mars: John Carter’s life changed forever when he woke up on Mars. But the red planet wasn’t quite what he expected. Instead of a barren wasteland, Carter encountered a civilization of tribes engulfed in war. One such tribe took him prisoner and grew to respect him when the green six-limbed savages realized that Carter’s muscles gave him an advantage on Mars because the planet had a weaker gravity than Earth.

Now, Carter must decide whether he’s willing to risk everything to save a human-looking princess.

The Gods of Mars: After finding adventure and love on Mars, life on Earth couldn’t satisfy John Carter’s longing. He was essentially in exile. He thought his ordeal had ended when he finally returned to Mars. But the woman he loved was gone, and Carter was trapped in the Eden of Mars.

When Does The Next Edgar Rice Burroughs book come out?

Edgar Rice Burroughs doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Classic Martian Stories and was released on August, 4th 2014.

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