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Title:
The Lost continent : a tale of the lost continent
Author:
Burroughs, Edgar Rice, 1875-1950.
Uniform Title:
Beyond thirty
Publication Information:
Doylestown, Penn. : Wildside Press, [2002]
Physical Description:
140 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Originally published as: Beyond thirty.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781587153075
Format :
Book

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The year is 2137. Two hundred years ago -- in our time, more or less -- Eurasia fought a war to end all wars, a war that meant, for all intents and purposes, the end of the Old World. The Americas managed to retain their civilization -- but only by engaging by the most extreme form or isolationism imaginable for two centuries, now, no American has ventured east of the thirtieth parallel. "East for the East . . ." the slogan went, "The West for the West " Until a terrible storm at sea forced American lieutenant Jefferson Turck to disobey the law, seeking safe harbor in England -- where he found that two centuries of isolation have desolated the land. The damaged ship found a Europe that is no longer an enemy -- a ruined land that is utterly unable to be an enemy -- or a friend.


Author Notes

Edgar Rice Burroughs was born on September 1, 1875, in Chicago. His father, George Tyler was a distiller and a battery manufacturer. Early in life Burroughs attempted to support his family in a variety of occupations, including railroad policeman, business partner, and miner. None of these proved successful. However, Burroughs had always enjoyed reading adventure fiction and decided to try his hand at writing. His first attempt, written under the pseudonym Normal Bean, sold very quickly and Burroughs' career took off.

Although critics and educators have not always been supportive of Burroughs' writing, the characters in his stories have entertained readers for many years. Tarzan was the most popular, earning Burroughs enough money to start his own publishing house and a motion picture company. Another character, John Carter, is the hero of Burroughs' Mars adventure series. The continuing popularity of these characters has led some critics to reconsider the value of Burroughs' writing and to acknowledge significant themes in his stories.

Burroughs died on March 19, 1950.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

In the year 2137, the Old World and the New have been separated for more than two centuries in the aftermath of a devastating war. Finally, an American naval officer, his ship caught in a storm, is forced to land in England, where he finds tigers running wild in Devon (among other sad wonders), in this reprint of Edgar Rice Burroughs's The Lost Continent: A Tale of the Lost Continent, first published in 1917. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved