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Edgar Rice Burroughs: "The Tarzan Theme"

In 1932 Edgar Rice Burroughs somewhat reluctantly undertook a writing assignment for Writer’s Digest in which he was asked to explain the “theme” of Tarzan. ¬†Anyone who knew ERB and his manner of talking about his work would immediately understand that this would…

Just how popular were Edgar Rice Burroughs "John Carter" Novels? Think Harry Potter and then some…..

In 1945 more than 30,000, 000 copies of his novels in 58 languages and dialects made him the most widely read author on earth. In the July 14 edition of Liberty Magazine, way back in 1945, Lloyd Shearer wrote an article about Edgar…

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…