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    • ISBN:9780575129221
    • Publication date:18 Sep 2014

The Land That Time Forgot SF Gateway Omnibus

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

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From the vaults of the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal introduction to the fantastic worlds of one of the greatest adventure writers of all time, Edgar Rice Burroughs.

The son of a Civil War veteran, Edgar Rice Burroughs was a prolific writer for the early pulp magazines. Famous the world over as the creator of Tarzan - and in SF circles for his Martian tales featuring John Carter - Burroughs turned his talents to a bewildering array of settings - the African jungle, Mars, Venus, the Wild West... and the Land that Time Forgot.

This omnibus collects his tales of that lost world: THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT, THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT and OUT OF TIME'S ABYSS.

Biographical Notes

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: 9781473202207
  • Publication date: 18 Sep 2014
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Gateway

The Wizard of Venus

Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Edgar Rice Burroughs
Gateway

Beyond the Farthest Star

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Authors:
Edgar Rice Burroughs

On Poloda, a world far beyond the reach of any telescope on Earth, there appeared a mysterious being. The inhabitants called him Tangor - 'from nothing' - and enlisted him in their savage warfare. And Tangor, the Earthman so strangely transported to a remote planet, took part in one thrilling adventure after another in the battles which were so like, yet unlike, those of his own twentieth century.

Gateway

The Resurrection of Jimber-Jaw

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Authors:
Edgar Rice Burroughs

Jimber-Jaw awakens to find his world has changed and it is now the twentieth century!

Gateway

The Mucker

Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Edgar Rice Burroughs
Gateway

Savage Pellucidar

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Authors:
Edgar Rice Burroughs

Two explorers from the Earth's surface had carved themselves an empire at the Earth's core - Pellucidar.The dangers were many. Untamed tribes and vicious beasts were a constant peril, and there were times when the lives of the surface-men were at stake. But, just when things seemed hopeless, they came up with a trump card - a new weapon.What they didn't realize was that it was a weapon that could bring its makers to the brink of disaster.

Gateway

Tarzan Triumphant

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Authors:
Edgar Rice Burroughs

A lost aviatrix, a professor, a gangster, and the golden-haired goddess of the Midianites are brought together in the heart of the Dark Continent to create an explosive situation. Once again, only the incomparable figure of the Lord of the Jungle can surmount the mountains and mysteries that stood between these four and disaster.

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Tarzan and the City of Gold

Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Edgar Rice Burroughs

In the fabled land of Onthar lie the twin cities of Cathne and Athne - one a city of gold, the other a city of ivory. For generations the Cathneans and Athneans have warred with one another, using armies of trained lions and elephants. When Tarzan rescues Valthor, an Athnean, the Ape Man is taken captive by Nemone, the mad Queen of Cathne - as a pawn to be used in the savage "games" conducted for her amusement.

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Tarzan and the Leopard Men

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Authors:
Edgar Rice Burroughs

The dense forests and forbidding jungles of Africa harbour innumerable uncanny mysteries, dangers and horrors.Among these, often reported though little known, is a secret society of Leopard Men. By day and night they are the terror of the vast domain they frequent. Their orgies, their rites, their ruthless power form the basis of this series of adventures, of which Tarzan of the Apes is the central figure.Adding to the suspense, an absorbing detail of interest is the mysterious quest of a beautiful American girl braving the dangers of the Dark Continent alone; while nonetheless interesting are two luckless and poverty-stricken white ivory poachers, whose trails cross those of both the Lord of the Jungle and the lone girl - trails that lead three of them to the forbidden precincts of the Holy of Holies of the Leopard Men, where no white man has ever been and returned alive.

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Tarzan's Quest

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Authors:
Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan of the Apes had heard only rumours of the Kavuru - a race of strange white savages. But when they stole the daughter of Muviro, chief of the Waziri, the Lord of the Jungle set out in search of their legend-shrouded village on a mission of rescue - or, if need be, of revenge. He could not know that his trail ran close to that of a strange group of survivors of a crashed plane - including his beloved mate, Jane - who struggled for survival against the terrors of Africa and an even worse danger within their own party. But the stranded Europeans and the ape-man were destined for a rendezvous of blood and fire - in the dreaded temple of the Kavuru.

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Tarzan the Magnificent

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Authors:
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Gateway

Tarzan's Quest and Other Tales

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Authors:
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Gateway

Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Authors:
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Gateway

Tarzan the Untamed

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Authors:
Edgar Rice Burroughs

With the speed of the great apes, Tarzan rushed through the jungle toward his home and family. But he was already too late. The marauders had been there before him. His farm was in shambles and no-one was left alive. Silently, he swore his terrible vengeance against those who had done this monstrous deed. The he set out grimly to track them...through warring armies...across a vast desert that no man had ever crossed...and to strange valley where only madmen lived.

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Tarzan the Terrible

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Authors:
Edgar Rice Burroughs

Lieutenant Obergatz had fled in terror from the seeking vengeance of Tarzan of the Apes. And with him, by force, he had taken Tarzan's beloved mate, Jane. Now the ape-man was following the faint spoor of their flight, into a region no man had ever penetrated. The trail led across seemingly impassable marshes into Pal-ul-don - a savage land where primitive Waz-don and Ho-don fought fiercely, wielding knives with their long, prehensile tails - and where mighty triceratops still survived from the dim dawn of time...

Gateway

Tarzan and the Golden Lion

Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan had been betrayed. Drugged and helpless, he was delivered into the hands of the dreadful priests of Opar, last bastion of ancient Atlantis. La, High Priestess of the Flaming God, had saved him once again, driven by her hopeless love for the ape-man. But now she was betrayed and threatened by her people. To save her, Tarzan fled with her into the legendary Valley of Diamonds, while Jad-bal-ja, his faithful golden lion, followed. Ahead lay a land where savage gorillas ruled over servile men. And behind, Estaban Miranda - who looked exactly like Tarzan - plotted further treachery.

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Tarzan and the Lost Empire

Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Edgar Rice Burroughs
Gateway

Tarzan at the Earth's Core and Other Tales

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Authors:
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Gateway

Carson of Venus SF Gateway Omnibus

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Authors:
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Gateway

The Man-Eater

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Authors:
Edgar Rice Burroughs

A native woman working in the little cultivated patch just outside the palisade which surrounded the mission was the first to see them. Her scream penetrated to the living room of the little thatched bungalow where the Rev. Sangamon Morton sat before a table. He had heard such screams before. The one thing always uppermost in his mind and the one, great, abiding terror of their lives there in the midst of the savage African jungle was the Wakandas.

Gateway

Tarzan the Untamed and Other Tales

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Authors:
Edgar Rice Burroughs