Savage Pellucidar

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Savage Pellucidar
Savage Pellucidar Burroughs Cover.jpg
dust-jacket illustration for first edition of Savage Pellucidar
Author Edgar Rice Burroughs
Cover artist J. Allen St. John
Country United States
Language English
Series Pellucidar
Genre Fantasy novel
Publisher Canaveral Press
Publication date
1963
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 274
Preceded by Land of Terror
Followed by Mahars of Pellucidar

Savage Pellucidar is a 1963 fantasy story collection by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the seventh and final book in his series about the fictional "hollow earth" land of Pellucidar. It was published twelve years after Burroughs's death.

Like a number of other posthumously published books by Burroughs, this book is not a novel but a collection of short stories. The first three stories, The Return to Pellucidar, Men of the Bronze Age and Tiger Girl, were published in Amazing Stories in February, March, and April 1942.[1][2][3] The fourth story, Savage Pellucidar, was published for the first time in November 1963[4] after being discovered in a safe by Burroughs' son Hulbert in the early 1960s.[citation needed]

Stories[edit]

  • "The Return to Pellucidar"
  • "Men of the Bronze Age"
  • "Tiger Girl"
  • "Savage Pellucidar"

Plot[edit]

'The Return to Pellucidar'. David Innes goes for a war and becomes a POW again, while Abner Perry makes a balloon, which escapes with Dian the Beautiful in it.

'Men of the Bronze Age'. Dian meets the people who have advanced to bronze age and is made a goddess.

'Tiger Girl'. David Innes goes after Dian in another balloon, he plays the role of a god.

'Savage Pellucidar'. Two separate search parties are looking for the lost ones without knowing the other has already found the ones they are seeking.

Copyright[edit]

The copyright for this story was renewed in the United States on 9 December 1991 by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (renewal reference number: RE0000570901).[5] The copyright should therefore expire in the United States on 1 January 2059. 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Publication Listing for Amazing Stories, February 1942". ISFDB. 
  2. ^ "Publication Listing for Amazing Stories, Marsh 1942". ISFDB. 
  3. ^ "Publication Listing for Amazing Stories, April 1942". ISFDB. 
  4. ^ "Publication Listing for Amazing Stories, November 1963". ISFDB. 
  5. ^ "Copyright Office Catalog". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2012-11-29. 

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Preceded by
Land of Terror
Pellucidar series
Land of Terror
Succeeded by
Mahars of Pellucidar