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By Don D'Ammassa

Covers the various absolute best of experience fiction, from literary classics corresponding to Charles Dickens' A story of 2 towns and Joseph Conrad's the key Agent to stories that experience enthralled more youthful readers for a few years, corresponding to Treasure Island and The Wizard of oz..

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Burroughs, Edgar Rice 31 Burroughs also wrote a large body of science fiction. The best known of these are the John Carter of Mars series, David Innes in Pellucidar, which lies at the center of the Earth, and shorter sequences set on the Moon, the planet Venus, and the lost island of Caspak. The Monster Men (1929, also published as A Man Without a Soul) is virtually a retelling of The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896) by H. G. Wells. A very few new adventures of Tarzan have appeared by other writers, including Fritz Leiber, Joe Lansdale, R.

The opening volume is a coming-of-age story in which Tarzan grows to manhood, kills and replaces the ruler of the local ape tribe, encounters another lost expedition, falls in love, and is thwarted in his romantic efforts. He returns to the jungle in The Return of Tarzan (1913), in which he first visits the lost city of Opar and meets Jane, who will be his future wife. They have a child in The Beasts of Tarzan (1914), who is named Korak and who has his own series of jungle adventures in The Son of Tarzan (1914).

She is one of the few writers who have managed to present a realistic account of ancient legends without sacrificing the sense of greatness and heroism that is their most memorable characteristic. Burroughs, Edgar Rice (1875–1950) As a young man, American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs was employed in a succession of lowpaying jobs, and it was not until 1912, with the serialization of Under the Moons of Mars (in book form as A Princess of Mars), that he finally found a career that paid well. The first Tarzan novel, Tarzan of the Apes (1912) quickly followed, and he is best remembered for the creation of the jungle lord, who has been appearing in movies, television shows, comic strips, and elsewhere ever since.

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