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Paperback covers #5: The Martian Tales of Edgar Rice Burroughs

A Princess of Mars

A series looking at some of my favourite book covers
and cover artists.

#5 Michael Whelan’s John Carter paperback covers from 1979

1912 was a good year for Edgar Rice Burroughs. After several uneventful years eking out a living as a ranch hand and other low income jobs, he turned his hand to writing fiction and in the space of a year saw the publication of his two most famous creations. One, a British Lord raised by apes in the African jungle, would quickly become a global phenomenon. The other, a Virginian gentlemen who travels to Mars, would take a little longer to achieve public recognition. Continue reading Paperback covers #5: The Martian Tales of Edgar Rice Burroughs