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A Princess of Mars

by Edgar Rice-Burroughs

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Science Fiction Story: John Carter, a Confederate veteran of the American Civil War, goes prospecting in Arizona immediately after the war's end. Having struck a rich vein of gold, he runs afoul of the Apaches. While attempting to evade pursuit by hiding in a sacred cave, he is mysteriously transported to Mars, called "Barsoom" by its inhabitants. Carter finds that he has great strength and superhuman agility in this new environment as a result of its lesser gravity.

Tags: Science Fiction   Aliens   Space   Alternate Universe   Romance   Novel-Classic  

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