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John Carter of Virginia—soldier, adventurer, swordsman, and perfect Southern gentleman—has been transported to the planet Mars.
There he finds a wondrous world of fierce green giants, strange animals, unearthly adventure, and the beautiful Dejah Thoris, a captive princess. Can Carter adapt to this strange new environment? Can he save Dejah Thoris from a terrible death and return her to her people? And can love survive between an Earthling and a princess of Mars?
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