Llana of Gathol

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Llana of Gathol
Llana of Gathol
dust-jacket of Llana of Gathol
Author Edgar Rice Burroughs
Country  United States
Language English
Series Barsoom
Genre Science fantasy
Publisher Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Publication date
1948
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
ISBN NA
Preceded by Synthetic Men of Mars
Followed by John Carter of Mars

Llana of Gathol is a collection of four Edgar Rice Burroughs stories that were originally published in Amazing Stories in 1941 (details see below). The first collected edition of Llana of Gathol was published in 1948. It is the penultimate book in the Barsoom series and the last to be published during Burroughs's lifetime.

The stories in Llana of Gathol have a somewhat more humorous tone than earlier entries of the Barsoom series, and this book is considered to be an example of Burroughs engaging in self-parody late in his career.

Stories[edit]

  • "The Ancient Dead", originally "The City of Mummies"
  • "The Black Pirates of Barsoom", originally "Black Pirates of Barsoom"
  • "Escape on Mars", originally "Yellow Men of Mars"
  • "Invisible Men of Mars"

Plot and storyline[edit]

John Carter's descendants

The stories in this collection revolve around John Carter's granddaughter Llana of Gathol, who plays the "damsel in distress" role played by Dejah Thoris and Thuvia in earlier entries of the Barsoom series.

Influence[edit]

The book's title was aped by that of the later novel Ylana of Callisto by Lin Carter, a volume in his copycat Callisto series.

Copyright[edit]

The copyright for this story has expired in Australia, and thus now resides in the public domain there. The text is available via Project Gutenberg Australia.

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