It starts out with amazing pulp tropes - amazing inventions, Tarzan, an airship, an artic opening to the hollow earth, African tribesmen, dinosaurs, etc. ERB did an excellent job of putting his great hero in an entirely new world that is even more primitive than the one his readers are used to reading about. The savage realm has eternal noon and bizarre monsters. ERB did an excellent job of putting his great hero in an entirely new world that is even more primitive than the one his readers are used to reading about. $12.17. This is also #4 of Burroughs Pelucidar series. The Pelliucidar series is my favorite series written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Your country's customs office can offer more details, or visit eBay's page on. A 'cross-over' between two of Burroughs's popular series, sending the King of the Apes off to Pellucidar, the world inside our world. This was a little hard to read---I had to keep my imagination in check---snake men. There is no real structure, very little characterisation and the writing is clumsy. Pellucidar is a fictional Hollow Earth milieu invented by Edgar Rice Burroughs for a series of action adventure stories. Be the first to ask a question about Tarzan at the Earth's Core. One bi. If, however, you can remember this is just a fictional tale, you are in for a good read. Something went wrong. Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic John Carter, although he produced works in many genres. Free shipping . Readers should be advised, however, that this book falls into the pulp fiction genre (written in 1930). Fighting mammoths, flying stegosaurus, and Spanish pirates? Welcome back. This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. Scientists discover a super light super strong metal, and don't waste their time figuring out the ways it could completely transform society - that would be boring, I guess. Tarzan goes with an expedition with a group of people searching for this land with its entry near the north pole hoping to help free the king. Instead, they build a giant blimp and head out on a high risk adventure to explore the earth's core. View cart for details. The story first appeared serialized in the pulp magazine All-Story Weekly in 1914 and wasn't collected into a novel until 1922. Share on Facebook - opens in a new window or tab, Share on Twitter - opens in a new window or tab, Share on Pinterest - opens in a new window or tab. Tarzan crosses over into Earth's inner world, Pellicidar. I first read this book as a 9 year old in 1982; I re read the first half of it at Pennsic War XLVIII. Sadly, I was a bit disappointed. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. Everything that happened was awfully convenient, and I never felt it was really building toward anything anyway. It was one long climax, with each new phase of the adventure getting less exciting and more plain weird. To me, however, the story didn't quite reach expectations. I was skeptical when I first read this in 1965--the title seeming like something Hollywood would come up with when they ran out of monster movie ideas--Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, King Kong vs Godzilla, etc. I am reminded of why I stopped reading Edgar Rice Burroughs after this novel. Thankfully, this is ready by only two gentlemen, who have split the novel in half instead of going back and forth. But, tragically, the book... just...wasn't any good. This is not literature, so if you are only attracted to literature, do not read this book. I did not read this one as a kid, but I think it would be a fun adventure for younger readers. Tarzan goes with an expedition with a group of people searching for this land with its entry near the north po. As always there is an element of romance. So if racial inequality and/or cultural insensitivity bothers you. So far I've come across three types of Edgar Rice Borroughs. With this ongoing pandemic I'm making progress reading them a second time. In this a Californian named Jason Gridley has received a message from Abner Perry from within the center of the earth and enlists Tarzan’s aide to journey there and rescue Davis Innes from a Pelucidar dungeon. Although I've not read any of the latter, I didn't feel particularly lost. September 1st 2006 This was a little hard to read---I had to keep my imagination in check---snake men. I listened to the whole novel in one sitting while working at my drafting table. ", Great ERB. This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available. Start by marking “Tarzan at the Earth's Core (Tarzan, #13/Pellucidar, #4)” as Want to Read: Error rating book. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable. And, incidentally, the one place our ape man can get lost. It ends abruptly as if Burroughs had reached his contractual word count for the project and just shut the whole thing down. Download M4B (97MB) Download cover art Download CD case insert. This one is pretty silly, a little too much sci-fi for my tastes. This novel is a merger of two of Burroughs' most well-known literary creations, Tarzan and Pellucidar (the timeless world inside the earth; a concept done well I must say). You've got dinosaurs, a zeppelin, Tarzan, an airplane, and pirate ships. At the Earth's Core: Book 1 of the Pellucidar Series by Edgar Rice Burroughs (En. by Bison Books. "Man alone of all creatures brings change and dissension and strife wheresoever he first sets foot. If you love the fantasy genre, this is the season for you! Lots of fun. It’s an odd book which features a lot of running around, cliff-hanger endings and prehistoric monsters.