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Edgar Rice Burroughs,Frank Frazetta
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ACE; Reprint edition (January 1, 1978)
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Edgar Rice Burroughs. Deep under the earth's surface is the mysterious realm of Pellucidar, where humans are subject to evil reptilian masters.

Edgar Rice Burroughs. Adventurer David Innes comes to the rescue in their desparate struggle for freedom.

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At the Earth's Core is a 1914 fantasy novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first in his series about the fictional "hollow earth" land of Pellucidar. It first appeared as a four-part serial in All-Story Weekly from April 4–25, 1914. It was first published in book form in hardcover by A. C. McClurg in July, 1922. The author relates how, traveling in the Sahara desert, he has encountered a remarkable vehicle and its pilot, David Innes, a man with a remarkable story to tell.

Small chip to the upper right corner of the front fly. Cover art by Frank Frazetta.

Edgar Rice Burroughs' Pellucidar: At the Earth's Core. The Gilak's Guide to Pellucidar. 'Books of fantastic adventure were much beloved in early twentieth-century America, and no writer rode the crest more effectively than Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of the 'Tarzan' and the 'Princess of Mars' series, among others. EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS (1875-1950), born in Chicago, was educated at Michigan Military Academy and served briefly in the US Cavalry.

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Produced by Judith Boss PELLUCIDAR By Edgar Rice Burroughs CONTENTS CHAPTER PROLOGUE I LOST ON PELLUCIDAR II TRAVELING WITH TERROR III SHOOTING THE CHUTES-AND. I became interested in your story, At the Earth's Core, not so muchbecause of the probability of the tale as of a great and abiding wonderthat people should be paid real money for writing such impossibletrash.

Burroughs Edgar Rice. PELLUCIDAR By Edgar Rice Burroughs PROLOGUE Several years had elapsed since I had found the opportunity to do any big-game hunting; for at last I had my plans almost perfected for a return to my old stamping-grounds in northern Africa, where in other days I had had excellent sport in pursuit of the king of beasts. The date of my departure had been set; I was to leave in two weeks. I became interested in your story, At the Earth's Core, not so much because of the probability of the tale as of a great and abiding wonder that people should be paid real money for writing such impossible trash.

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Edgar Rice Burroughs’ first Pellucidar book At the Earth’s Core was part of the supernova period at the beginning .

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ first Pellucidar book At the Earth’s Core was part of the supernova period at the beginning of his writing career, wherein he managed to write 25 novels between 1911-1915! The serialization of At the Earth’s Core in All-Story Weekly magazine in 1914 represents the extraordinary feat of launching three major literary franchises in a mere three years, following on the Mars/Barsoom series and the Tarzan series. The Frank Frazetta cover that graced At the Earth’s Core later Ace Books printings from the early 1970s through the 1980s depicts the horrible anticipation of the Mahar temple sequence.

  • Risteacor
A novel priceless in every respect - and in this edition, an absolute treasure. Burroughs and Krenkel capture every nuance of sublime adventure writing and illustration! An escape from the repetitiveness of present society, where ideals have been submerged in mediocrity and success is measured in advancing the personality and possession of what are mistakenly called "goods". Pellucidar is a pristine world fulfilling every archetypal need of the psyche - providing the same satisfaction as found in the best of Greek Mythology - such illusions comforting the reader in the seclusion of private, thoughtful moments. The reader falls into the story as the pages are turned, haunted by the images provided by Burroughs, flavored by the art of Krenkel. These artists have achieved an ideal by creating a completely imagined world without reference to observable phenomena, but rather a world remade in the images of the purposeful humanity of meaning rather than the meaninglessness created by the processes of impersonal chance as found in the observable world. Here, humans are individuals. In Pellucidar - plants, animals are all forms of life have a permanence, rather than transitory state of "quasi- static" chemical systems. In Pellucidar, to paraphrase Keats, "Beauty and youth can live..'"
  • Damand
I first read E.R.B.'s Pellucidar series back in 8th grade and was completely enthralled with the complete series, having already read the John Carter of Mars books, and dabbled in the first eight Tarzan novels, I found these of particular interest, mainly due to my love affair of Jules Verne's "Journey To The Center Of The Earth". Here we were again going to the core of the earth and finding life with stone age connections. Man! It was fun! Well, I am very much older now, and on a whim I decided to re-read this treasure of my youth, and despite the passage of time, I still lovingly enjoyed reading it! Edgar Rice Burroughs, while to today's generation, with so much CGI in films, is not the wonder author that he was to us in the 60's, but damn, he is still fun, and we know the literary legends that he gave several generations of young readers. Pick up this trophy, read it again, feel that kick of youth....then convince the coming generation to turn off that phone, shut down the TV, and begin to use that imagination again while revisiting one of the most fun author's of ALL time!
  • Tantil
45 years ago in Jr High School I read At The Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs. I loved it and the book helped me develop a life long love of reading. I also have read all his John Carter of Mars series... 5 stars... see my reviews.

In 1917 the world was in trouble with one more year of WW1 to go and millions dieing of the flu epidemic. ERB creator of Tarzan of the Apes wanted to entertain people and allow them to escape some of their daily problems. He became a master writer and wrote The John Carter of Mars series, a Tarzan series, an inner world Pellucidar series and a Venus series and more!

At The Earth's Core is the beginning of the inner world Pellucidar series introducing the main character David Innes. David Innes and an older man named Perry, an inventor of a gigantic metal Earth borer machine, test the huge machine boring into the earth. The controls jam and they are transported well over 500 miles deep into the Earth. They arrive in a fantastic Prehistoric world named Pellucidar.David and Perry battle many different Prehistoric monsters and different races of cave men, ape men, and the leading intelligent savage race of reptilian Mahar beings that eat human flesh from fattened up captured slaves. We see the savagery and killing. David meets a beautiful cave women princess named Dian The Beautiful. He punches out her unwanted suitor but does not know her people's customs. He does not claim her as a mate and she is made to feel she is David's slave. She says she hates him even when he rescues her from certain death. Later they make up and are lovers.

David and Perry are captured and are made slaves of the reptilian Mahar beings. The reptilian queen and her court are seen gorging on captured fattened up human slaves. All the reptilians are female and a secret complicated chemical is used to allow reproduction and continuance of their species. There is only one book with the chemical formula and David steals it. He comes back to save Perry. David becomes the first Emperor of Pellucidar right before a gigantic battle between the reptilian beings and the other races for dominance of Pellucidar.

I won't ruin this action packed story for you. There is a great ending! ERB was great with making an entire underground inner Earth Prehistoric world with fantastic scenery description, Prehistoric monsters, different cave men races, ape races, and the leader intelligent reptilian race. What an imagination. This book is an easy read. I read the 178 page book leisurely in less than 8 hours. Its a page burner, the reader wants to read on. So interesting and exciting with lots of action.

This book is great for a Jr. high School reader and up. The youngsters may need help with some of the Prehistoric monsters scientific names but 99.99% of the book is an easy read. A good book to add to a youngsters love of reading. Rated 4 1/3 stars and proudly added to our family library. ERB INMO was a master writer. Bought another of the Pellucidar series to read and add to our family library.
  • Hucama
David Innes is held prisoner by the Korsars in Pellucidar, and Jason Gridley asks Tarzan to accompany him in an attempt to recue David. This is the 13th Tarzan novel, and one of my favorites. Actually, as a fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs I’ve read all of his works, and the Pellucidar series is my favorite, with Tarzan a close second. Having Tarzan visit the world below the surface raises the ape-man’s action a notch. In TARZAN AT THE EARTH’S CORE, we have all the traditional captures and escapes, along with the prehistoric animals, savage wild men, and beautiful women – like Jana, the Red Flower of Zoram. ERB was a master of adventure, and great storyteller. Highly recommended.
  • Goll
This is one of the most amazing pieces of Science Fiction ever written. It's astounding this book is not more well known, it was the first Burroughs book I ever picked up and because of it I've since become addicted to his writing. At the Earth's Core has everything from adventure, to romance, to scientific inquiry. I would highly recommend this novel to anyone interested in being absolutely transported to another world. Without risking a spoiler, I will just say that the ending is so good that you will DEFINITELY be compelled to buy the sequel.