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by Edwin Lester Linden Arnold,T. Compton Pakenham

Mars -- a planet of ruined cities, ancient peoples, copper-skinned swordsmen, and weird and awesome monsters! Here is a princess to be rescued, a River of Death, and a strange prophecy to be fulfilled by a man from Earth!
Download Gulliver of Mars epub
ISBN: 1434460037
ISBN13: 978-1434460035
Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Science Fiction
Author: Edwin Lester Linden Arnold,T. Compton Pakenham
Language: English
Publisher: Wildside Press (February 1, 2008)
Pages: 228 pages
ePUB size: 1131 kb
FB2 size: 1890 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 454
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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.
I read this after having finished Allan Moore's league of extraordinary gentlemen volume 2 and must say I was not disappointed. While this isn't serious literature by any means, it is reminiscent of H.G. Wells "the Time Machine" in style and was altogether an amusing read.
doesnt Do You
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.
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.
from earth
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.
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!
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.
Its a Kindle so delivery is very quick, If you liked John Carter you will like this,overall a good yarn