Edgar Rice Burroughs Biography

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Edgar Rice Burroughs was born on September 1, 1875, in Chicago, Illinois. He attended the Michigan Military Academy from 1892 to 1895 and served in the United States Cavalry from 1896 to 1897. He was married twice: first in 1900 to Emma Centennia Hulbert, whom he divorced in 1934, and later in 1934 to Florence Dearholt, whom he divorced in 1942. Before be coming a writer, Burroughs drifted through a range of occupations, including cowboy, stationery store owner, factory clerk, miner, and railroad policeman. At age thirty-five, unstimulated by his current job of selling pencil sharpeners—and unimpressed by the quality of writing in popular magazines of the time—Burroughs decided to try his hand at writing fiction. He submitted his first effort, Dejah Thoris, Martian Princess, to All-Story magazine. Accepted for publication and serialized in All-Story as Under the Moons of Mars in 1912, Burroughs's novel was later published in book form in 1917 under the...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Land That Time Forgot from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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