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Edgar Rice Burroughs' hilarious bullet-point outline of his failures tells much about the author of A Princess of Mars

Edgar Rice Burroughs, who wrote “A Princess of Mars” which forms the basis for Disney’s “John Carter”, was famously “selling pencil sharpeners” at the time he wrote this, his first novel. He equally famously he was later quoted: “I write to escape. To…