At the Earth's Core

At the Earth's Core

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Overview

David Innes is a young man who has just inherited a large mining company. An eccentric inventor, Abner Perry, convinces Innes to underwrite a project to build an 'iron mole', claiming it will make them both wealthy. The mechanical beast works well, actually too well. On the maiden voyage, instead of digging for a few minutes and returning, they plunge straight through the earth's crust into the 'inner world' of Pellucidar. This world resembles earth but is a horizon-less, primeval tropical landscape where the sun neither sets nor rises, and is populated by 'Sagoth' gorilla men, wild human slaves, and the ruling hypnotic reptilian 'Mahars'. Upon arrival at this strange world, the men are immediately captured and enslaved. But soon Perry learns to read the language of the Mahars, and discovers a secret way to turn the tables! True to Burroughs form, this non-stop fantasy thriller weaves together savage islanders, pterodactyls, telepathy, and, of course, romance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486416571
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 02/26/2001
Series: Dover Children's Evergreen Classics Series , #1
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.66(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author


Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875–1950) is the legendary author of dozens of novels, including The Land That Time Forgot, also available in a Bison Frontiers of Imagination edition. Gregory A. Benford is a celebrated science fiction writer and a professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine. His most recent novel is Cosm. Phillip R. Burger is associate editor of The Burroughs Bulletin.

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"Patrick Lawlor is good with characterization. Especially good at bringing excitement into his youthful-sounding voice, he makes the listener want to keep listening."—-AudioFile

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At the Earth's Core 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
SwingDancerMD More than 1 year ago
While I found the beginning to have a bit of a slow clunky start, it quickly builds momentum. Once I was engaged, it became a fabulous world full of vivid and interesting characters. A well-rounded environment and good read for a variety of audiences. Rating - Idea premise: A-, Content: B+, and Overall: B++.
Aaronp More than 1 year ago
Once I downloaded this book I was like its ok but as I got into the chapeters and the lives of perry and the old man it was like I was there with them in the other world. The writer did an excellent job in describing the other world. This book is a keeper I think that I will read it again. A+++
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Classic story with typos aplenty.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good read, but it was probably not proofread. Very many punctuation errors which messed up the flow of the story, but I loved it anyway.
Christian Whisenant More than 1 year ago
i loved this book. its characters are real and vivid whereas the adventures are scary and fun. a must read
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great story. The characters are well-rounded, and the plot continues to twist the imagination.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I love Burrough's use of the English language. Such glorious tales!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thats not very helpful. Peoplplease give me some reviews about the book not some random topic please thank you.
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Has a few typos, but is a story that grabs the reader.
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