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Pirates of Venus

Venus Book 1

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

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The first volume of Tarzan-creator Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic Venus series.

Carson Napier set out for Mars in a secret interplanetary rocket but found himself instead on a different world - the cloud-hidden planet of Venus.


Venus was a startling world - semi-private, semi-civilised. It was a place of unmapped oceans dotted with great islands; a world whose trees pierced the clouds and whose cities squatted on their branches; a planet whose inhabitants included men, half-men, and monsters, all struggling with each other for dominance.

Biographical Notes

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875 - 1950)

Edgar Rice Burroughs was a prolific American author of the 'pulp' era. The son of a Civil War veteran, he saw brief military service with the 7TH U.S. Cavalry before he was diagnosed with a heart problem and discharged. After working for five years in his father's business, Burroughs left for a string of disparate and short-lived jobs, and was working as a pencil sharpener wholesaler when he decided to try his hand at writing. He found almost instant success when his story 'Under the Moons of Mars' was serialised in All-Story Magazine in 1912, earning him the then-princely sum of $400.

Burroughs went on to have tremendous success as a writer, his wide-ranging imagination taking in other planets (John Carter of Mars and Carson of Venus), a hollow earth (Pellucidar), a lost world, westerns, historicals and adventure stories. Although he wrote in many genres, Burroughs is best known for his creation of the archetypal jungle hero, Tarzan. Edgar Rice Burroughs died in 1950.


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  • ISBN: 9780575128361
  • Publication date: 13 May 2013
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  • Imprint: Gateway
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