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Author: Edwin L. Arnold
ISBN13: 978-0554216997
Title: Gulliver of Mars (Large Print Edition)
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Language: English
Category: Science Fiction
Publisher: BiblioLife; large type edition edition (August 18, 2008)
Pages: 180

Gulliver of Mars (Large Print Edition) by Edwin L. Arnold



от 558. Gulliver of Mars (Dodo Press). Edwin Lester Linden Arnold. Work from the English author considered of great import от 1262. Thrill to the fantasy of Edwin Lester Arnold. Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим зак. т 1538. LibRing - система поиска книг в интернет-магазинах.

Original Title: Lieut. I Wish I were in the planet mars!" How can I describe what followed those luckless words? Even as I spokethe magic carpet quivered responsively under my feet, and an undulationwent all round the fringe as though a sudden wind were shaking it. Ithumped up in the middle so abruptly that I came down sitting with ashock that numbed me for the moment. It threw me on my back andbillowed up round me as though I were in the trough of a stormy se. uicker than I can write it lapped a corner over and rolled me in itsfolds like a chrysalis in a cocoon.

Gulliver gets to Mars, and while that may seem exciting, about 30% of the book is over-describing what he sees (which, in the land of Seth, is not that much different than Earth) as well as waiting about because the people of Seth are, well, lazy. This is supposed to be the book that directed Edgar Rice Burroughs to place his hero John Carter on Mars. But in this case our hero doesn't measure up to Carter in any sense. However, Arnolds other book, Phra the Phonecian does meet Carters requirements.

Gulliver of Mars By Edwin L. Arnold. Mars! oh, dreadful, tremendous, unexpected! With a cry of affright, and bringing my fist down on the table till all the cups upon it leapt, I told him he lied-lied like a simpleton whose astronomy was as rotten as his wit- smote the table and scowled at him for a spell, then turned away and let my chin fall upon my breast and my hands upon my. Anyway, the book is a rolicking adventure with crisply drawn characters and situations.

Author: Edwin Lester Linden Arnold; Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction; Price: Free. Original Title: Lieut.

Edwin Lester Linden Arnold (14 May 1857 – 1 March 1935) was an English author. Most of his works were issued under his working name of Edwin Lester Arnold. Arnold was born in Swanscombe, Kent, as son of Sir Edwin Arnold. Most of his childhood was spent in India, but he returned to England to study agriculture and ornithology.

Chapter one of Gulliver of Mars. This is a librivox recording. All librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer please visit librivox. Recording by James Christopher, jameschrisophero. Gulliver of Mars, by Edwin L. The moon was up as far as the church steeples; large vapoury clouds scudding across the sky between us and her, and a strong, gusty wind, laden with big raindrops snarled angrily round corners and sighed in the parapets like strange voices talking about things not of human interest. It made no difference to me, of course.

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Reviews: 7
playboy
The writing in the later chapters is deserving of five stars, but the ridiculously slow pacing of the first chapters knocked a star off.

Gulliver gets to Mars, and while that may seem exciting, about 30% of the book is over-describing what he sees (which, in the land of Seth, is not that much different than Earth) as well as waiting about because the people of Seth are, well, lazy.

However, shortly after Princess Heru is taken away, the book picks up. The narrative turns into a lively adventure, and Gulliver's motives and personality are often witty and hilarious (and only sometimes heroic). After that point, the landscapes change as well, and the book gets much more interesting as he ventures across the sea and rivers to lands of ice and ancient forests.

I highly recommend this book, so long as you can force yourself to slog through to the 40% mark. You'll have a hard time putting the book down after that.
Malodor
This is a whimsical yarn that moves along at a good pace. Varied characters, societies, and landscapes did much to add to the richness of the narrative.
Some readers will find the writing somewhat stilted. To those, I would like to recommend keeping a dictionary close to hand as this read is sure to expand your vocabulary.
I am recommending this work to everyone interested in early science fiction action adventures in the manner of Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Zavevidi
This is supposed to be the book that directed Edgar Rice Burroughs to place his hero John Carter on Mars. But in this case our hero doesn't measure up to Carter in any sense. However, Arnolds other book, Phra the Phonecian does meet Carters requirements. Legend says ERB used the location from Gulliver, and the hero from Phra to create his series. If so, well, you just have to read the genesis of ERB's world, even if it isn't all that much of a page turner.
Gardagar
Thoroughly enjoyed this little bit of nonsense. I had never heard of it until I saw it on Amazon and read the reviews and how similar it is to Burroughs works. To think that it was written in 1905, wow! The price couldn't have been any better either: free. Thank you to whomever converted it into e-book form.
HeonIc
This was a good book in the classic sci-fi tradition. It is a good read for anyone who likes the sci-fi genre. Read and enjoy!
Aver
The early 20th century wording is different and takes a few pages to get used to. The story line is quaint. Gulliver is very much the navy gentleman of his time. He thinks nothing of going off on his own to rescue the damsel in distress. He faces his foes with bravery and plumb and, of course, rescues the girl. It is not a page turner, but not bad for a purely entertaining novel.
Nawenadet
Loved the art work.
Interesting read.