Bold heroes, fantastical monsters, and damsels in distress - prepare for an exhilarating ride courtesy of the master of pulp fiction! John Carter, prospector and civil war veteran, finds himself mysteriously transported to the planet Mars. There, the gravitational differences between Mars, or Barsoom as it is called by its inhabitants, and Earth mean that Carter has superhuman powers. This is fortunate for him, as Mars is populated with a host of fierce creatures and strange peoples who value combat above all else. Carter begins to carve out an existence for himself in this extraordinary new world, making allies and winning respect, when his world is once again turned upside down - this time by the most beautiful woman he has ever met, the Princess Dejah Thoris. A Princess of Mars was Edgar Rice Burroughs' first novel, and the first in his famous Barsoom series.