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The Chessmen Of Mars: Ballantine #23582, Mars #5 by  Edgar Rice Burroughs - Paperback - 1963 Edition: Third Printing - 1973 - from KEENER BOOKS (Member IOBA) (SKU: 005326)

The Chessmen Of Mars: Ballantine #23582, Mars #5

The Chessmen Of Mars: Ballantine #23582, Mars #5 by  Edgar Rice Burroughs - Paperback - 1963 Edition: Third Printing - 1973 - from KEENER BOOKS (Member IOBA) (SKU: 005326)

The Chessmen Of Mars: Ballantine #23582, Mars #5

by Burroughs, Edgar Rice

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ISBN 10
0345235827
ISBN 13
9780345235824
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New York, New York: Ballantine Books. Very Good. 1973. 1963 Edition: Third Printing. Mass Market Paperback. KB#005326: Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Displays List Price of $1.25. Covers are complete, intact, lightly creased, and edges/corners are slightly worn. Pages are complete and intact, but have toned due to age. If interested, I have many additional books available in this Series. "1922. After a rambunctious youth and series of short-lived jobs including door-to-door salesman, accountant, a peddler for a quack alcoholism cure and finally pencil sharpener wholesaler, Burroughs found his calling as writer. As the story goes, one of Burroughs' duties was to verify the placement of advertisements for his sharpeners in various magazines. These were all-fiction pulp magazines, a prime source of escapist reading material for the expanding middle class. Burroughs spent time reading those magazines and decided he could write those stories just as well. He was lucky his first time out and sold Under the Moon of Mars. The Tarzan series followed this and Burroughs was now a full-fledged writer. In this volume of the Mars series, Helium, a spoiled princess and John Carter's daughter, rejects Gahan, Jed of Gathol, as a suitor and foolishly flies off into a great storm. Gahan gives chase. By the time he finally catches up to Tara, she has forgotten who he is, and he assumes the name Turjun, a panthan mercenary. Together they challenge the power of O-Tar, Jeddak of Manator, whose barbaric nation of Red Men have preyed upon Gathol for centuries. The Manatorians have elevated Jetan, Martian chess, to an unprecedented level of skill and excitement: they use live chessmen who fight for live princesses. Gahan finds himself fighting for Tara on the chessboard of Manator, and haunting O-Tar's palace. ": Cover Art: 4.25 x 7 in.: 220 pages .

Synopsis

The Chessmen of Mars is an Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novel, the fifth of his famous Barsoom series. Burroughs began writing it in January, 1921, and the finished story was first published in Argosy All-Story Weekly as a six-part serial in the issues for February 18 and 25 and March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 1922. It was later published as a complete novel by A. C. McClurg in November, 1922.

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KEENER BOOKS (Member IOBA) US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
005326
Title
The Chessmen Of Mars: Ballantine #23582, Mars #5
Author
Burroughs, Edgar Rice
Illustrator
Gino D'Achille
Format/binding
Mass Market Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
1963 Edition: Third Printing
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0345235827
ISBN 13
9780345235824
Publisher
Ballantine Books
Place of Publication
New York, New York
Date Published
1973
Keywords
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Novels, Fiction

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