A Princess of Mars (Barsoom® Saga Book 1) / Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library™ (PREORDER)


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Written by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Cover art and frontispiece by Joe Jusko
Foreword by Michael Moorcock and afterword by Henry G. Franke III

Book 1 of the Barsoom® Saga – Authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and Featuring Rare and Previously Unpublished Archival Materials

Legend Edition Trading Card

Available in two editions:

  • Standard Hardcover Edition
  • Joe Jusko Legend Edition featuring a dust jacket highlighting the virgin cover art; illustrated exterior boards; a collectible ERB Authorized Library trading card; and a bookplate signed by renowned fantasy artist Joe Jusko, along with a facsimile signature of Edgar Rice Burroughs

Mysteriously projected to Mars, Captain John Carter of Virginia finds himself a captive of the savage Tharks, four-armed green Martian warriors roving the dead sea bottoms. Among them he meets one who will change his life forever—the incomparable Dejah Thoris, regal princess of the nation of Helium, captured while on a scientific mission to study the dwindling atmosphere of dying Barsoom. With the steel of his sword and the strength of his earthly muscles, John Carter will stop at nothing to free the woman who has captured his heart, even as she spurns his love. But winning liberty will be only the first challenge for the Earthman when fate throws Dejah Thoris into the clutches of Helium’s greatest enemy.

The Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library

For the first time ever, the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library presents the complete literary works of the Master of Adventure in uniform hardcover editions. Published by the company founded by Mr. Burroughs in 1923, each volume of the Authorized Library is packed with extras and rarities not to be found in any other edition. From cover art and frontispieces by legendary artist Joe Jusko to forewords and afterwords by today’s authorities and luminaries to a treasure trove of bonus materials mined from the company’s extensive archives in Tarzana, California, the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library will take you on a journey of wonder and imagination you will never forget.

Edgar Rice Burroughs: Master of Adventure

The creator of the immortal characters Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs is one of the world’s most popular authors. His timeless tales of heroes and heroines transport readers from the jungles of Africa and the dead sea bottoms of Barsoom to the miles-high forests of Amtor and the savage inner world of Pellucidar, and even to alien civilizations beyond the farthest star. Mr. Burroughs’ books are estimated to have sold hundreds of millions of copies, and they have spawned 60 films and 250 television episodes.

Joe Jusko: Visionary Artist

Joe Jusko is among today’s most acclaimed fantasy, pin-up, and comic artists. His work has been featured on book and comic posters, and on the much-praised 1992 Marvel Masterpieces trading cards. Jusko is a recipient of myriad industry honors, including a Certificate of Merit from the Society of Illustrators and a 2001 Chesley Award nomination. Fittingly, he was born on September 1, sharing his birthday with Edgar Rice Burroughs. Jusko’s longtime love of Burroughs’ work continues to inspire him in illustrating the Authorized Library and bringing the author’s creative vision to life.

See all the books in the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library:

#1 A Princess of Mars
#2 The Gods of Mars
#3 The Warlord of Mars

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Additional information

Weight 2.3 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 1 in

Hardcover, Joe Jusko Legend Edition