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Edgar Rice Burroughs was born on September 1, 1875, in Chicago. His father, George Tyler was a distiller and a battery manufacturer. Early in life Burroughs attempted to support his family in a variety of occupations, including railroad policeman, business partner, and miner. None of these proved successful. However, Burroughs had always enjoyed reading adventure fiction and decided to try his hand at writing. His first attempt, written under the pseudonym Normal Bean, sold very quickly and Burroughs' career took off. Although critics and educators have not always been supportive of Burroughs' writing, the characters in his stories have entertained readers for many years. Tarzan was the most popular, earning Burroughs enough money to start his own publishing house and a motion picture company. Another character, John Carter, is the hero of Burroughs' Mars adventure series. The continuing popularity of these characters has led some critics to reconsider the value of Burroughs' writing and to acknowledge significant themes in his stories. Burroughs died on March 19, 1950. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Tarzan of the Apes… (more)
Tarzan of the Apes 4,646 copies, 117 reviews
A Princess of Mars (Author) 4,010 copies, 155 reviews
The Gods of Mars 1,938 copies, 41 reviews
The Warlord of Mars 1,769 copies, 33 reviews
The Return of Tarzan 1,508 copies, 29 reviews
Thuvia, The Maid of Mars 1,443 copies, 21 reviews
The Chessmen of Mars 1,399 copies, 14 reviews
The Beasts of Tarzan 1,106 copies, 22 reviews
The Master Mind of Mars 1,095 copies, 13 reviews
A Fighting Man of Mars 1,043 copies, 8 reviews
The Son of Tarzan 970 copies, 18 reviews
At the Earth's Core 946 copies, 24 reviews
Swords of Mars 941 copies, 7 reviews
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar 931 copies, 14 reviews
John Carter of Mars 917 copies, 6 reviews
Synthetic Men of Mars 900 copies, 6 reviews
Llana of Gathol 896 copies, 11 reviews
The Land That Time Forgot 835 copies, 22 reviews
Jungle Tales of Tarzan 741 copies, 7 reviews
Tarzan the Untamed 738 copies, 12 reviews
Tarzan the Terrible 701 copies, 10 reviews
Pirates of Venus 670 copies, 9 reviews
Tarzan at the Earth's Core 657 copies, 7 reviews
Pellucidar 639 copies, 9 reviews
Lost on Venus 603 copies, 3 reviews
Tarzan and the Ant Men (Author) 594 copies, 6 reviews
Carson of Venus 578 copies, 5 reviews
Tarzan and the Golden Lion 573 copies, 9 reviews
Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle 563 copies, 11 reviews
Tarzan and the Lost Empire (Author) 535 copies, 5 reviews
The Lost Continent 526 copies, 10 reviews
Escape on Venus 505 copies, 3 reviews
Tarzan and the City of Gold 501 copies, 3 reviews
Tanar of Pellucidar 463 copies, 3 reviews
The People That Time Forgot 462 copies, 12 reviews
Tarzan and the Forbidden City 437 copies, 5 reviews
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Tarzan Triumphant 420 copies, 3 reviews
The Moon Maid 420 copies, 2 reviews
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Back to the Stone Age 408 copies, 6 reviews
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Out of Time's Abyss 391 copies, 12 reviews
The Moon Men 388 copies, 2 reviews
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The Mad King 380 copies, 6 reviews
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Land of terror 364 copies, 5 reviews
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The Cave Girl 348 copies, 6 reviews
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The Outlaw of Torn 336 copies, 5 reviews
The Eternal Savage 319 copies, 6 reviews
Beyond the Farthest Star 308 copies, 6 reviews
The Land of Hidden Men 245 copies, 3 reviews
The Mucker 245 copies, 4 reviews
I Am a Barbarian 217 copies, 3 reviews
The Lad and the Lion 213 copies, 1 review
The Wizard of Venus 211 copies, 2 reviews
Tarzan: The Lost Adventure 170 copies, 8 reviews
The Oakdale Affair 166 copies, 1 review
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The Rider 125 copies, 1 review
Apache Devil 120 copies, 2 reviews
The Efficiency Expert 119 copies, 4 reviews
The War Chief 116 copies, 1 review
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The Girl from Hollywood 99 copies, 2 reviews
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The Girl From Farris's 66 copies, 2 reviews
The Man-Eater 35 copies, 1 review
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The Red Hawk 30 copies
The Tarzan Collection 25 copies, 2 reviews
Complete Barsoom Series 24 copies, 1 review
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Tarzán 5 copies
Tarzan Annual 5 copies
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Adventures in Pellucidar 3 copies, 1 review
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The Nightmare 2 copies
The Lion 2 copies
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The Big Book of Classic Fantasy (Contributor) 142 copies, 3 reviews
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Mars, We Love You (Contributor) 102 copies, 2 reviews
The Pulps: Fifty Years of American Pop Culture (Contributor) 98 copies, 1 review
Tarzan II [2005 animated film] (Original book) 77 copies
The Fantastic Pulps (Contributor) 69 copies, 2 reviews
The Apes of Wrath (Contributor) 60 copies, 2 reviews
Love Stories (Contributor) 18 copies
Disney's Tarzan (Movie Book Volume 9) (Original story) 14 copies
Tarzan the Ape Man [1932 film] (Original story) 14 copies, 1 review
Argosy, March 26, 1938 (Contributor) 2 copies
Enjoying Stories (Contributor) 2 copies
Argosy, April 2, 1938 (Contributor) 2 copies
Fantastic. No. 136 (November 1966) (Contributor) 2 copies
Explorers of the Infinite (Contributor) 1 copy
Argosy, March 19, 1938 (Contributor) 1 copy
Argosy, January 7, 1939 (Contributor) 1 copy

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Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American speculative fiction writer, best known for his prolific output in the adventure, science fiction and fantasy genres. Among his most well-known creations include Tarzan of the Apes, John Carter of Mars (Barsoom series), and Carson Napier of Venus (Amtor series).

He is also known for the hollow Earth-themed Pellucidar series, beginning with At the Earth's Core (1914); and the lost world-themed Caspak trilogy, beginning with The Land that Time Forgot (1918).

Burroughs' California ranch is now the center of the Tarzana neighborhood in Los Angeles
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