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THE WARLORD OF MARS
ERB commenced writing this third Mars novel May 10, 1913
Alternate writing titles: Yellow Men of Barsoom ~ The Fighting Prince of Mars ~ Across Savage Mars
The Prince of Helium ~ The War Lord of Mars
e-Text Edition
Log Notes
Newspaper Serialization1921
ERBzine Guide to Barsoom
Featuring the art of
J. ALLEN ST. JOHN and FRANK FRAZETTA
AMERICAN PUBLISHING HISTORY
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PULP
All-Story Magazine: 1913 December ~ 1914 January - March
     F.W. Small: first issue cover and b/w headpiece in each installment
FIRST EDITION
A.C. McClurg: September 27, 1919 ~ 296 pages ~ 1st Ed. Print Run: 20,000 ~ Total: 165,600 ~ Heins word count: 60,000
     J. Allen St. John: DJ with same illustration in sepia for frontispiece
REPRINT EDITIONS
A.C. McClurg: 1919
Grosset & Dunlap: many printings 1920 and into the '30s
Grosset & Dunlap: 1940 ~ no frontispiece
ERB, Inc.: March 26, 1948 ~ with St. John frontispiece
Ballantine paperback: March 1963 ~ 158 pages
     Robert Abbett cover
Doubleday Science-Fiction Book Club edition: 1971 with Gods of Mars ~ 336 pages
     Frank Frazetta wrap-around DJ and interiors
Ballantine paperback: October 1973
     Gino D'Achille cover
Ballantine-Del Rey paperback: May 1979
     Michael Whelan cover
Buccaneer Books hardcover: 1983 ~ no DJ or interiors ~ 158 pages
For detailed information see: Robert  Zeuschner's
ERB: The Exhaustive Scholarís and Collectorís Descriptive Bibliography
See Foreign Edition Covers in Lord Greystoke's British Gallery 
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The Warlord of Mars
This third book in the Barsoom series relates the adventures of John Carter as he battles to win the secret of the prison cell in the Temple of the Sun --- the cell that holds his beloved wife, Dejah Thoris, the Martian maid Thuvia, and the vicious and vindictive daughter of the High Priest of Issus.

We meet again our old friend, the faithful Woola, mighty Tars Tarkas, John Carter's son Carthoris, and many a new friend and enemy from the crimson plains of the valley Dor to the frozen wastes of the far North, inhabited by the apt, through the dread Carrion Caves to the land of the yellow men with their bestial jeddak Salensus Oll.

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VARIOUS ST. JOHN COVER SCANS
Warlord of Mars cover by J. Allen St. JohnWarlord of Mars frontispiece by J. Allen St. JohnWarlord of Mars cover by J. Allen St. John

Frank Frazetta Illustrations
from the
1971 Doubleday Edition
THE WARLORD OF MARS
Frazetta  Doubleday Gods of Mars and Warlord of Mars
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Pulp Magazine Edition

Cover image courtesy Ron de Laat
From the ERBzine Illustrated Pulp Bibliography

Chronology Chart for
The Warlord of Mars
From Chronology For the Princess of Mars Trilogy by Fredrik Ekman
Refer to ERBzine 0507 for notations

Scientific Days and Years

Earth Time   Barsoom Time   Event Note
Mar 1, 1888   11 ord, 462 padan   Shadowing Thurid 16
Mar 2, 1888   11 ord, 463 padan   Encounter with Lakor 17
Mar 3, 1888   11 ord, 464 padan   Visual contact with Dejah Thoris  
Mar 6, 1888   11 ord, 467 padan   At Matai Shang's tower  
Mar 7, 1888   11 ord, 469 padan   Shot down by Thurid  
Mar 9, 1888   11 ord, 470 padan   Meeting with Torkar Bar  
Mar 10, 1888   11 ord, 471 padan   Battle of Kaol  
Mar 11, 1888   11 ord, 472 padan   Meeting with Thuvan Dihn  
Mar 12, 1888   11 ord, 473 padan   Kulan Tith has a change of heart  
Mar 14, 1888   11 ord, 475 padan   Recommenced pursuit  
Mar 15, 1888   11 ord, 476 padan   Crash against ice barrier  
Mar 21, 1888   11 ord, 482 padan   Finds the Carrion Caves  
Mar 22, 1888   11 ord, 483 padan   Helps Talu 18
Mar 25, 1888   11 ord, 486 padan   Arrival outside Kadabra  
Mar 26, 1888   11 ord, 487 padan   Enters Kadabra  
Mar 27, 1888   11 ord, 488 padan   Accepted as royal guards  
Mar 30, 1888   11 ord, 491 padan   Thrown into the pit of plenty  
Apr 9, 1888   11 ord, 500 padan   Battle of Kadabra  
Apr 19, 1888   11 ord, 510 padan   Talu officially becomes jeddak 19
May 22, 1888   11 ord, 542 padan   Departure from Ptarth 20
May 26, 1888   11 ord, 546 padan   Arrival at Helium 21

Quoted Days and Years

Earth Time   Barsoom Time   Event Note
Mar 10, 1888   11 ord, 282 padan   Shadowing Thurid 16
Mar 11, 1888   11 ord, 283 padan   Encounter with Lakor 17
Mar 12, 1888   11 ord, 284 padan   Visual contact with Dejah Thoris  
Mar 14, 1888   11 ord, 287 padan   At Matai Shang's tower  
Mar 16, 1888   11 ord, 289 padan   Shot down by Thurid  
Mar 17, 1888   11 ord, 290 padan   Meeting with Torkar Bar  
Mar 18, 1888   11 ord, 291 padan   Battle of Kaol  
Mar 19, 1888   11 ord, 292 padan   Meeting with Thuvan Dihn  
Mar 20, 1888   11 ord, 293 padan   Kulan Tith has a change of heart  
Mar 22, 1888   11 ord, 295 padan   Recommenced pursuit  
Mar 24, 1888   11 ord, 296 padan   Crash against ice barrier  
Mar 29, 1888   11 ord, 302 padan   Finds the Carrion Caves  
Mar 30, 1888   11 ord, 303 padan   Helps Talu 18
Apr 3, 1888   11 ord, 306 padan   Arrival outside Kadabra  
Apr 4, 1888   11 ord, 307 padan   Enters Kadabra  
Apr 5, 1888   11 ord, 308 padan   Accepted as royal guards  
Apr 8, 1888   11 ord, 311 padan   Thrown into the pit of plenty  
Apr 17, 1888   11 ord, 320 padan   Battle of Kadabra  
Apr 27, 1888   11 ord, 330 padan   Talu officially becomes jeddak 19
May 30, 1888   11 ord, 362 padan   Departure from Ptarth 20
Jun 3, 1888   11 ord, 366 padan   Arrival at Helium 21

The Warlord of Mars Chapter Titles

On the River Iss
Under the Mountains
The Temple of the Sun
The Secret Tower
On the Kaolian Road
A Hero in Kaol
New Allies
Through the Carrion Caves
With the Yellow Men
In Durance
The Pity of Plenty
"Follow the Rope!"
The Magnet Switch
The Tide of Battle
Rewards
The New Ruler

CAST OF CHARACTERS

John Carter ~ Dotar Sojat
Dejah Thoris
Thuvia
Phaidor
Xodar
Tardos Mors
Mors Kajak
Carthoris
Thurid
Woola
Matai Shang ~ Father of Therns ~ Holy Hekkador
Lakor ~ a Holy Thern
Torkar Bar ~ Dwar of the Kaolian Road
Kulan Tith ~ Jeddak of Kaol
Thuvan Dihn ~ Jeddak of Ptarth
Talu ~ Prince of Marentina
Salensus Oll ~ Jeddak of Jeddaks of Okar
Solan
Tars Tarkas
Kantos Kan ~ padwar, navy of Helium
Venomous reptiles
Banths ~ Martian lion
Sith ~ gigantic flying insect
Thoats
Apts ~ arctic monsters

PAPERBACK COVER ART GALLERY

UK Pinnacle Edition

Gino D'Achille cover art

Townsend Library: 2006 Edited Educators Edition
LIBRARY OF BRITISH PAPERBACK COVERS

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Cover art by Motoichiro Takebe - Japan: Sogen-Suiri Books, 1966


 


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Web Refs
ERB C.H.A.S.E.R. Online Encyclopedia
Patrick Ewing's First Edition Determinors
John Coleman Burroughs Tribute
WM Summary by Various Members of ERBlist
J. Allen St. John Bio, Gallery & Links
Edgar Rice Burroughs: LifeLine Biography
Bob Zeuschner's ERB Bibliography
J.G. Huckenpohler's ERB Checklist
Burroughs Bibliophiles Bulletin
G. T. McWhorter's Burroughs Bulletin Index
ERBzine 0247 St. John Barsoomian Art Gallery
Hillman ERB Cosmos
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Illustrated Bibliography of ERB Pulp Magazines
Phil Normand's Recoverings
ERBzine Weekly Online Fanzine
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ERBVILLE: ERB Public Domain Stories in PDF
Clark A. Brady's Burroughs Cyclopedia
Heins' Golden Anniversary Bibliography of Edgar Rice Burroughs
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