Barsoom (11 books)

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Barsoom is a fictional version of the planet Mars invented by author Edgar Rice Burroughs for a series of action adventure stories. In 1911, Burroughs, now better known as the creator of the character Tarzan, began his writing career with A Princess of Mars, a rousing tale of pulp adventure set on the planet. Several sequels followed, filling out his vision of Barsoom and developing it in more detail. A Princess of Mars was possibly the first fiction of the 20th century to feature a constructed language; although Barsoomian was not particularly developed, it did add verisimilitude to the narrative. Richard A. Lupoff has advanced the theory that Burroughs was influenced in writing his Martian stories by Edwin Lester Arnold's earlier novel Lieutenant Gullivar Jones: His Vacation (1905), also known as Gullivar of Mars, though this has been disputed. Lupoff also speculates that Burroughs derived characteristics of his main protagonist John Carter from Phra, hero of Arnold's The Wonderful Adventures of Phra the Phoenician (1890).

ROMANZI E RACCONTI DEL CICLO DI BARSOOM 1. A Princess of Mars (Sotto le lune di Marte), 1912 2. The Gods of Mars (Gli Dei di Marte), 1913 3. The Warlord of Mars (Il Signore della Guerra di Marte), 1914 4. Thuvia, Maid of Mars (Thuvia, Fanciulla di Marte), 1920 5. The Chessmen of Mars (Le Pedine di Marte), 1922 6. The Master Mind of Mars (La Mente di Marte), 1928 7. A Fighting Man of Mars (Il Guerriero di Marte), 1931 8. Swords of Mars (Le Spade di Marte), 1936 9. Synthetic Men of Mars (Gli Uomini Sintetici di Marte), 1940 10. Llana of Gathol (Lhana di Gathol del Pianeta Marte), 1948 . - The Ancient Dead (Il Morbo Antico), 1941 . - Black Pirates of Barsoom (I Pirati Neri di Barsoom), 1941 . - Yellow Men of Mars (Fuga su Marte), 1941 . - Invisible Men of Mars (Gli Uomini Invisibili di Marte), 1941 11. John Carter of Mars (John Carter di Marte), 1964 . -John Carter and the Giant of Mars (John Carter e i Giganti di Marte), 1941 . -Skeleton Men of Jupiter (Gli Uomini-Scheletro di Giove), 1943