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Language EnglishInitials YesSeparate Chapters YesSuperior Kindle Formatting YesInteractive Table Of Contents YesLending Allowed YesThe Novels Of Edgar Rice Burroughs In One Collection With Active Table Of Contents Works Include The Land That Time Forgot, The People That Time Forgot, Out Of Time S Abyss


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    This is the Omnibus Version of Edgar Rice Burrough s ERB Caspakian Novels Included here are The Land That Time ForgotThe People That Time ForgotOut of Time s AbyssThese are three novels of adventure told in a classic style similar to that of Jack London, Arthur Conan Doyle and H.G Wells This is a style of early in the last century and like the century before it It s a story that is narrated to us, rather than painted so that we can experience it And it s full of adventure, love, courage, wickendess, danger, anddinosaurs The tale Set in the early stages of World War One, The Great War, where German U boats terrorize the seas our hero Bowen Tyler, who happens to be a ship builder s son and an expert in avionics, gets his transport torpedoed out from under him while on his way to join the war effort as part of an Ambulance Corps With him is his trusty Airdale, trained in search and rescue, Hobbs and Hobbs is so COOL toobut I digressparenthetically After plunging into the frigid North Atlantic, Bowen manages to pull himself onto a boat and in a very, reverse Titanic the movie moment, snatches the slight, rich and very pretty Lysse from the jaws of death The pair is rescued by a British Flagged Ocean Going Tugboat which is then set upon by the same dastardly German Submarine From there, we are treated to fun plot that involves espionage deciet, combat, as Tyler and the Tug s crew battle the submarine, take it over then thanks to some trickery, find themselves hopelessly lost in the southern most reaches of the globe In a desparate attempt to find food, water and oil for the desiels they traverse a trick half submerged cavern and find themselves in a lost world of wonder, where the normal rules of evolution, birth, rebirth and life no longer seem to hold sway A land where dinosaurs and other beasts roam thick jungles and native tribes of pre historic and bronze age humans struggle to stay alive long enough to advance to the next level of human hiearchy Treachery, danger, love it s all in the air The Second book takes up where the first leaves off with Tom Billings, Bowen s long time friend who gets his hands on Tyler s Journal in a bottle and sets out to find him He s just like Bowen and sets off to find his long lost buddyyes, this is what Bromance can do to you Along the way he meets a beautiful Native girl, a savage and a barbarian and romance ensues Billings has to overcome his own predjudice and misguided beliefs while battling the savage tribesmen and, he s still looking for Tyler The Third book, my favorite, features a roughneck British Seaman from Book one, who set out on an exploratory mission from the fort that Tyler and sub tug crew built Along the way he was set upon by winged demonswell that s what some of them thought,anywayand even when just hoping to find some fish and chips and petrol to get the sub back to a neutral port had an adventure find him and sweep him away again, there s love in the air All three stories are linked by Caspak and take us on three different adventures in this marvelous, creative fantasy world dreamed up by Burroughs In the narrative tradition that books of the era had been written in, the focus is on the three major characters, Bowen, Bradley, and Tom, with a strong supporting role for their lady loves It could be argued that Burroughts likely took those parts of pulp fiction books that he liked and re invented them in his own vision for this There are parts of The Lost World By Doyle, similar love stories as found in Jack London s Star Rover and, even simalarities to his first Novel series Barsoom Mars Yet, as told here it s all remarkably new and different ERB likely had no intention of writing a Socially conscious tale like the Green story in Jules Verne s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, nor is it likely he tried to write a phlisophically conscious story like Jack London s To Build a Fire and Star Rover In fact, he probably just wrote it as he felt it with what he believed was a practical mind applying practical thinking to a fantastic situation full of wonderful adventure Yet, planned or not, within the folds is a story of hope for tolerance and a lesson that what makes us different as Human beings is only flesh and bone, and skin, while what makes us Human s the same is far spiritual in nature and important It s the story of the white man and the Native American Indian where two of his brawny new worlders forget fall in love with Caspakian Princesses savages It s a story of class vs class a barroness and a simple american cowboy if a rich one And through it, the fantastic river where evolution is disected before our eyes and, at the heart of it we find that all Human s are the same inside, even if we were hatched from an egg Yet, a man who had as practical an outlook on life, who lived as a cowboy, and an Indian fighter, struggled with Eastern Schools and notions of propper behavior and a love of the outdoors likley did not think of all those things He just day dreamed then wrote the dreams down and what wonderfully fun dreams they were.These stories are full of adventure, and excitement, love and treachery, courage and cowardice There is some violence but anyone age could enjoy these stories Certainly Young Adults and old curmudeons who still have a little boy hiding somewhere in their hearts.


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    Timeless


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    Originally posted at Fantasy Literature.You gotta love Edgar Rice Burroughs He underperformed in life until, as a pencil sharpener salesman who spent his free time reading pulp magazines, he figured he could be paid to write rot at least as good as the rot he read in the pulps And thus started the illustrious career of the man who brought us Tarzan, John Carter, and David Innes And who inspired a generation of fantasy and science fiction writers.The Land that Time Forgot, a lost world story set during World War I, is the first in Burroughs CASPAK trilogy It was originally serialized in Blue Book Magazine in the fall of 1918 and then published as a novel in 1924.Bowen Tyler is on a boat that s torpedoed and sunk by the Germans He saves a beautiful drowning young woman who he immediately falls in love with that s always how it happens in these stories and they end up on a submarine with several other Englishmen and several Germans Eventually half way through the novel the story picks up when they land on a lost volcanic island that is inhabited by dinosaur like animals and a few subhuman races that seem to be at different evolutionary stages.Like many lost world stories, The Land that Time Forgot has beautiful scenery, scary animals, primitive humans, and lots of adventure Also like many of these stories, the action is the focus of the story and the characters are only shallowly drawn For example, the beautiful young woman who the protagonist falls in love with has almost no personality, yet Bowen knows immediately that he loves her and, as expected, he is called on to bravely save her life than once while her previously modest clothing is now in tatters There are the usual issues with sexism, racism, and classism, but these are the things that fans of old lost world stories know to expect I have never read one that didn t contain these annoying elements For readers who know what to expect, The Land that Time Forgot is fun pulpy adventure that s sure to please.I listened to the audio version of The Land that Time Forgot which was produced by Blackstone Audio and narrated by Raymond Todd Todd s voice is a bit mechanical sounding and he had a couple of mispronunciations such as gunwale pronounced like it looks , but I sped him up a bit and was satisfied, though certainly not thrilled I wouldn t hesitate to suggest this title to audio readers, but I wouldn t be recommending it for the performance.


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    Normally I wouldn t count this as read seeing as I listened to it via Librivox s audio recordings, but I thought I d do a review of this nonetheless Though this rating is low compared to what I normally like to read or listen to, The Land That Time Forgot and its two sister novels are part of a dying genre of books that largely fascinate me to no end, and honestly to me mimics the sad truth of a dying interest in the mysteries of our planet and nearby solar system It s part of the American heritage that desire to explore the unknown, to colonize those vast wildernesses, to meet new peoples and learn of new cultures, and to survive against the various monsters that lurk there, and it s something that we shouldn t forget lest we lull ourselves to complacency and wind up just as boring or just as frustrated as Europe, Asia, and those other cultures that our ancestors left behind.The Land That Time Forgot is not for everybody In this liberal world where anyone and everyone expects even our ancestors to conform to their ridiculous standards of equality Burroughs work will likely offend, as it focuses on a train of thought and science largely considered obsolete today and was the same train of thought that made Nazi Germany the hated monster that history makes of it today However if you push past that and mature up, realize that the standards back then do not apply to today, you ll find that it s a generally enjoyable read It s got all the bells and whistles of a traditional American adventure novel the rich, lost cowboy, the attractive damsel in distress, the evil would be German Officer husband, and, of course, the weird and wacky landscape that they must explore.Caspak, that strange lost continent far towards the ice cap in the Southern Pacific, is honestly a neat focus on the idea of what would happen if Christian Fundamentalists were right and the antediluvian nature of the past revealed that every fossil and every creature found in stone lived side by side with one another along with man, though still approaches the subject with an, albeit primitive, aspect of evolution thrown into the mix The concepts are fairly interesting and easy to grasp, though the only turn off I had at all was the really ancient depiction of dinosaurs as dumb lizards rather than the varied creatures we know that they are today In any case, Caspak s strange world and unique biology combined with the primitive societies that live there make it an interesting subject to read on, and makes me wish that we had Caspaks out there in modern literature to read about.


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    The Caspak trilogy, comprising The Land that Time Forgot, The People that Time Forgot, and Out of Time s Abyss, is classic Edgar Rice Burroughs adventure The three stories trace the adventures of three typical Burroughs heroes two Americans and an Englishman, all three wondrously brave man s men who get tongue tied around pretty women in the land of Caspak, a Lost World teeming with primordial life.It is Burroughs, so you do have to turn off your 21st century sensibilities to some extent That accomplished, however, you can proceed to enjoy a rollicking good set of adventure yarns done in typical Burroughs style, with a series of cliffhangers and narrow escapes I recommend the books to those who are fond of this style of adventure novel.


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    Edgar Rice Burroughs is quickly becoming a part of my Authors I Regularly Take Promenades With club His creations are the stuff dreams are made of if you re lucky and have awesome dreams This is the first book in the Caspak series, which made its appearance in three installments in the Blue Book Magazine in 1918 I seem to particularly enjoy novels that are stories within stories For instance, in Land , a man tells us about how he found a message in a bottle He proceeds to show us the manuscript that he d found inside, and this makes up the whole of the novel Burroughs is fantastic at giving his readers a complete contrast in genres within the same story In Land , the discovered manuscript immediately throws the reader into the middle of a WWI sea skirmish between an American passenger cruise and a German U Boat It s action packed and thrilling The narrator holds nothing back in modesty, quickly taking to becoming the commander of the German U Boat he and his father were shipbuilders and had constructed the very same U 33 upon which the castaways found themselves and describing his fighting prowess as easily as if it had been another s If you ve read the Barsoom series, E.R.B s narrator John Carter is also quite the fighter It seems Tyler s only failings seem to be in wooing the fair maiden he first rescues upon the sinking of the passenger craft But Burroughs loves giving us heroines that never quite fit the picture of the fainting damsel, Lys La Rue instead holding her own in the numerous skirmishes in the novel Quickly, we re thrust into a hidden world that exists on a large island in the middle of the ocean, where dinosaurs and other terrifying beasts roam alongside human like beings that show an array of evolution from ape to man The north the castaways journey, the less ape like the tribes appear It s a fascinating, and sometimes slightly dated, picture of a world lost in modern society The novel is action packed, entertaining, and a quick read As always, Burroughs likes a good love story His hero needs a woman to stay alive for, it seems, in everything I ve read of his so far And I ve yet to find fault in it There are interesting twists and every so often I d find myself grinning at the wit infused in Burroughs words I highly recommend this one if you have a long, rainy afternoon.


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    Fun adventure from Edgar Rice Burroughs fairly early in his career 1918 It s really 3 adventures in one, and when Ace reprinted it them in the 60s, it was as three books The Land That Time Forgot, The People That Time Forgot and Out of Time s Abyss.I m sure I read these sometime in the 70s I remember buying up almost any ERB books I could find and at that time Ace seemed like it was trying to get everything Burroughs wrote into print It was a good time to be a fan.The story is pretty typical Burroughs fare A modern man or three modern men, in this case end up in a primitive environment having to fight off strange creatures dinosaurs and prehistoric mammals, mostly, in this case and strange almost human people And is usually the case, some of the almost human people are human enough to fall in love with although their strange evolutionary way of aging makes one wonder how it will work out in the end I suppose we don t really need to worry though, IIRC the people of Barsoom lay eggs and still Dejah Thoris and John Carter managed to have children.As is usually the case for a Burroughs tale, the clueless guys take forever to realize that they ve fallen in love, but it all works out in the end Burroughs knew a winning formula for an adventure story, and he used it frequently Fortunately the action is pretty much non stop so one hardly notices or when one does, one hardly cares.


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    I had planned to read one book in this series one at a time with things in between but Burroughs is such a damn engaging storyteller that once I built up momentum in book 1, well, book 2 was just sitting there so I ll do a second review of the compiled set.The first book in the series, Land that Time Forgot , grew on me as I read the other two in the series they all tie together with different characters in overlapping frames in the timeline, and stuff from the first book pays off handsomely in the third, Out of Time s Abyss , which is quite good There is a slow unraveling of the mysteries of Caspak s ecosystem, but if you are expecting a science fiction explanation for the wacky way this island works, well, don t get your hopes up But since ERB is much of an action writer than anything like a scientist no, really Anything like a scientist.I do have to point out that the hero of the second book, The People That Time Forgot, while a classic pulp hero and capable adventurer, is a world class doofus Finally, it was written in 1918 Keep that in mind when thinking about geopolitics and race relations.


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    Oh man, I love Burroughs Some terms and musings of Bowen are, regrettably, outdated, but I looked past those to enjoy this awesome adventure I love the concept of seeing man evolve from tribe to tribe Can t wait to read the second one Also this Major LOL Californians, as a rule, are familiar with ju jutsu, and I especially had made a study of it for several years, both at school and in the gym of the Los Angeles Athletic Club, while recently I had had, in my employ, a Jap who was a wonder at the art Note to self this review is only for The Land that Time Forgot Unfortunately there is not a separate listing for the book.


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    This is actually the narrative of Bowen J Tyler and his adventures and mis adventures in the strange land of Caprona It starts with Tyler, an American being a passenger on a ship in the English Channel, this is during World War I and unfortunately the ship is torpedoed by a German submarine called U 33 After the ship is sunk Tyler and one other passenger Lys La Rue are rescued by a British tug boat. alot occurs here, the tug boat is sunk, the crew captures the sub, the sub is overcome by a strange current, and then they come upon Caprona..