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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
|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
|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||1976||Description / Buy|
|13||John Carter: The Movie Novelization||2012||Description / Buy|
Order of Mucker Series
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|1||The War Chief||1927||Description / Buy|
|2||Apache Devil||1928||Description / Buy|
Order of The Custer Siblings Series
|1||The Eternal Savage / The Eternal Lover||1914||Description / Buy|
|2||The Mad King||1926||Description / Buy|
Order of Edgar Rice Burroughs Standalone Novels
|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
|1||The Cave Man (Short Story)||2008||Description / Buy|
Order of Edgar Rice Burroughs Non-Fiction Books
|1||Brother Men||2005||Description / Buy|
Edgar Rice Burroughs Anthologies
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.