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Edgar Rice Burroughs : master of adventure…

Edgar Rice Burroughs : master of adventure

by Richard A. Lupoff

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An unparalleled summary of the works of [author:Edgar Rice Burroughs] that has no equivalent for any other genre author. Lupoff's commentaries are not only complete and well-written, but offer fascinating insights into ERB's mind and career. When paired with Irwin Porges' excellent ERB bio, the pair creates the most complete overview of ERB's life to date. ( )
1 vote rickklaw | Oct 13, 2017 |
Loads of fun to read this 40 year old biography/history/bibliography of ERB and get tons of other old and nigh-forgotten books of many authors to read.

This is a good read for any fan of the pulps, as you'll get a walk-through of the pulps from one writer's output and what contemporaries compare (or contrast) to Burroughs' stuff.

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  SESchend | Sep 6, 2017 |
Excellent introduction to Burroughs and his works will have you venturing beyond the Tarzan and Mars books to discover the rest of his very enjoyable work. ( )
  datrappert | Oct 24, 2016 |
A well-put-together collection of critiques of Edgar Rice Burroughs' voluminous output of science-fiction, fantasy and adventure books, with a little bit of biography thrown in. Tarzan was my first literary hero, and I always thought that Burroughs would have been ignored by the world if not for his creation of that remarkable figure. It's kind of nice to find myself wrong, that Burroughs created at least two other fine adventure series (the Martian series, and the Pellucidar series). Also nice to find that the author reflects my own private view of the Tarzan books, that the character and the first few books are amazing, but that Burroughs became repetitive as he continued to grind out the books. I still like them, though. ( )
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Lupoff, Richard A.Authorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crandall, ReedIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Frazetta, FrankIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Frazetta, Frank, 1928-2010.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heins, Henry HardyPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Williamson, AlIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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So, just how was Tarzan created? Eager to know the inside story about the legendary John Carter and the amazing cities and peoples of Barsoom? Perhaps your taste is more suited to David Innes and the fantastic lost world at the Earth’s core? Or maybe wrong-way Napier and the bizarre civilizations of cloud-enshrouded Venus are more to your liking? These pages contain all that you will ever want to know about the wondrous worlds and unforgettable characters penned by the master storyteller Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Richard A. Lupoff, the respected critic and writer who helped spark a Burroughs revival in the 1960s, reveals fascinating details about the stories written by the creator of Tarzan. Featured here are outlines of all of Burroughs’s major novels, with descriptions of how they were each written and their respective sources of inspiration. This Bison Books edition includes a new foreword by fantasy writer Michael Moorcock, a new introduction by the author, a final chapter by Phillip R. Burger, as well as corrected text and an updated bibliography.

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