Edgar Rice Burroughs Books In Order

Publication Order of Tarzan Books

Tarzan of the Apes (1912) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Return of Tarzan (1913) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Beasts of Tarzan (1914) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Son of Tarzan (1914) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar (1916) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jungle Tales of Tarzan (1919) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarzan the Untamed (1920) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarzan the Terrible (1921) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarzan and the Golden Lion (1922) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarzan and the Ant Men (1924) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (1927) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarzan and the Lost Empire (1928) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarzan at the Earth's Core (1929) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarzan the Invincible (1930) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarzan Triumphant (1931) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarzan and the City of Gold (1932) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarzan and the Lion Man (1933) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarzan and the Leopard Men (1935) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarzan's Quest (1935) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarzan and the Forbidden City (1938) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarzan the Magnificent (1939) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarzan and the Foreign Legion (1947) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarzan and the Madman (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarzan and the Castaways (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of John Carter Of Mars Books

A Princess of Mars (1917) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gods of Mars (1918) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Warlord of Mars (1919) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thuvia, Maid of Mars (1920) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chessmen of Mars (1922) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Master Mind of Mars (1927) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Fighting Man of Mars (1930) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Swords of Mars (1934) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Synthetic Men of Mars (1938) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
John Carter of Mars (1941) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Llana of Gathol (1948) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of John Carter Of Mars Books

Chronologically, Llana of Gathol comes before John Carter of Mars.

Publication Order of Mucker Books

The Oakdale Affair (1917) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mucker (1921) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Return of the Mucker (1921) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Mucker Books

The Mucker (1921) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Return of the Mucker (1921) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Oakdale Affair (1917) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Caspak Trilogy Books

The Land That Time Forgot (1924) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The People That Time Forgot (1918) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of Time's Abyss (1918) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pellucidar Books

At the Earth's Core (1922) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pellucidar (1923) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tanar of Pellucidar (1929) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarzan at the Earth's Core (1930) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Back to the Stone Age (1937) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Savage Pellucidar (1941) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Land of Terror (1944) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Pellucidar Books

When reading this series in chronological order, switch Savage Pellucidar and Land of Terror around.

Publication Order of Moon Books

The Moon Maid (1923) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Venus Books

Lost on Venus (1933) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirates of Venus (1934) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Carson of Venus (1937) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escape on Venus (1946) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wizard of Venus (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Venus Books

Pirates of Venus comes before Lost on Venus in chronological order.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Beyond Thirty (1915) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl From Farris's (1916) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Efficiency Expert (1921) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl From Hollywood (1922) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marcia of the Doorstep (1924) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cave Girl (1925) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eternal Lover (1925) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bandit of Hell's Bend (1926) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mad King (1926) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Outlaw of Torn (1927) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The War Chief (1927) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Monster Men (1929) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Land of Hidden Men (1932) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Apache Devil (1933) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rider (1937) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lad and the Lion (1938) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Deputy Sheriff of Commanche County (1940) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond the Farthest Star (1941) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Eater (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Am a Barbarian (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirate Blood (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Tales of Three Planets (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Plays

You Lucky Girl (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Brother Men (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

An American author, Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in the city of Chicago, the state of Illinois in the United States on 1st September, 1875. He was famous for his notable works of Tarzan, the jungle hero and John Carter, the hero who takes an adventure on Mars. His genres included literature & fiction as well as science fiction and fantasy. His father, Major George Tyler Burroughs was a Civil war veteran and was a business and his mother was Mary Evaline and he was their fourth son. Mary Rice Burroughs was his paternal grandmother and hence his middle includes her name. All his ancestors are mostly English and they have resided in North America since the first few colonies came here. He is the descendant of Edmund Rice, who during the early colonial time moved to Massachusetts and was the English Puritans. His family from the Burroughs side also came around the same time to Massachusetts. His ancestors took part in the American Revolution and other ancestors during the early colonial period settled in Virginia. Edgar took his education in many schools around the area and when in 1891, the influenza epidemic hit Chicago he went to stay at his brother’s place for almost half a year. Places that he has attended are the Michigan Military Academy and Philips Academy in Massachusetts. He graduated in the 1875, but failed the United States Military Academy’s exam in West Point. Later he enlisted in Fort Grant of the Arizona Territory as a soldier in the 7th U.S. Cavalry. In 1897, he was discharged from his service as a soldier as he was diagnosed with a heart related problem and was not eligible to serve.

Edgar Rice Burroughs went on to do many other jobs after being discharged from his service. He went to Idaho and worked there for some time on a ranch. Then, in 1899 he found some work at the firm of his father. Emma Hulbert was his childhood sweetheart and they got married in the month of January in 1900. He left his job in the year 1904 and then worked here and there in Idaho first and then Chicago. He began to write fiction by 1911 and was a wholesaler of a pencil-sharpener and was on low wages for several years. Edgar and Emma had two children by this time. The first one was Joan and later she married James Pierce, who was the actor of the film Tarzan, and other one was Hulbert. He began reading many magazines of pulp fiction during this time and said that he was sure at that time that he can easily write almost as entertaining as the stories in the magazines and sometimes even more entertaining. John Coleman Burroughs was the third and the last child of Burroughs and Emma and was born in the year 1913.

Edgar Rice Burroughs became a pilot in the 1920s and purchased a Security Airster S-1. He started encouraging his family to learn the art of flying. In the year 1935, he divorced his wife Emma and later married Florence Gilbert Dearholt in the year 1935. Dearholt was a former actress and the former wife of Ashton Dearholt, Burroughs’ friend. The two children of Dearholt were adopted by him, but they got divorced in the year 1942. When the Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese, Burroughs was in Honolulu and was in his 60s. He applied for the post of a war correspondent and he received permission for that despite of his age and during World War II, he became one of the oldest U.S. war correspondents. In the bestselling novel by William Brinkley titled ‘Don’t Go Near the Water’, the life of Burroughs during his service in the war in mentioned. He went to California to the city of Encino after the war ended and died on 19th March in the year of 1950 due to many health related problems. More than 80 novels were written by him before his death and is buried in Tarzana in the state of California of the United States. In 2003, Burroughs was inducted in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

Among all the books that he has written one of them is ‘A Princess of Mars’ of the Mars series. It was published by Penguin Books on 7th February in the year 1912. John Carter is introduced in this book and is known as ‘the greatest Swordsman of two worlds’, or sometimes as ‘Warlord of Mars’. Through some mysterious circumstances, he travels to Mars or ‘Barsoom’ in their local tongue. He is a veteran of civil war and is from Virginia. He is chased by the Indian when he is Arizona territory and during the ambush he enters into a cave. Soon he discovers that he is no longer in that cave and he is somewhere else. He somehow has traveled to Mars and due to the lesser gravity and thinner atmosphere there he gets superhuman strength. He can knock out a fifteen-foot Martian by a single blow and can leap as much as 50 feet at a time. John Carter is saving the princess of Mars and at the end of the day becomes the prince of Mars. He encounters the Tharkian tribe during this time that are the green Martians. They have four arms and are fifteen-foot creatures, who live by the code of kill or be killed. If they survive they can live up to a thousand years and the only time when they smile or laugh is the time when they see their enemies suffering. Soon John beats all of his opponents due to his increased strength and knowledge he got during his service in the war. Later, because of him there is an alliance between the Red Martians and the green men for the first time in history. He teaches kindness and morals to those people and sends a message that there is still hope during dark times. The second book in the series of Barsoom is titled ‘The Gods of Mars’. It was published in the year 1913 and depicts the return of John Carter to Mars after 10 years of absence. After the event of ‘A Princess of Mars’, John Carter gets a way to get back to his wife Dejah Thoris, who is a Princess. The method of transportation as described in this novel is not the same as described in the previous one. There is an introduction of the nephew of John Carter and the Barsoomian religion is described in this novel. Again, John Carter is trying to meet his wife and fights his way by using his superhuman strength.

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