- Posted by Johanna on April 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm
- Category: Books and Prose
The Library of America has published two very handsome Edgar Rice Burroughs hardcover editions.
According to the press release, both Tarzan of the Apes and A Princess of Mars are being released in collectible hardcovers to celebrate the centenary of these two major creations of American popular literature. The books feature “fresh designs based on the original hardcover editions, high quality Smyth-sewn bindings, original illustrations, introductions by leading writers, a biographical note about the author, and brief essays on the genesis of the first editions.” They are really attractive to see and hold, so I’m beginning to rethink giving them away. Just kidding!
A Princess of Mars, the story first featuring adventurer John Carter, is introduced by Junot Díaz, while Tarzan of the Apes has an introduction by Thomas Mallon.
The books go on sale this Thursday, April 12, but I have a copy of one each for this contest. For your chance to win one of the two, leave a comment saying which book you would prefer and why you want to read it. Two winners will be picked randomly from all entries on Friday, April 13.
(U.S. and Canada addresses only. Winners will be emailed to confirm address. If email is not answered within 24 hours or a valid email address is not provided, a replacement winner will be selected. Your email won’t be used for any other purpose.)