A Princess of Mars is the first novel in Edgar Rice Burroughs's famous Barsoom science fiction series. John Carter, a Confederate American Civil War veteran is mysteriously transported to Mars, called Barsoom by its inhabitants. Carter finds that he has great strength on this planet, due to its lesser gravity. Carter soon falls in among the Tharks, a nomadic tribe of the planet's warlike, four-armed, green inhabitants. Thanks to his strength and combat abilities he rises in position in the tribe and earns the respect and eventually the friendship of Tars Tarkas, one of the Thark chiefs. Download and start listening now!