On the surface, John Carter and Dejah Thoris seem little different from Tarzan and Jane Porter, noble and cultured lovers from, literally, two different worlds who unite the best of masculine and feminine qualities as Burroughs saw them. But Carter spends more time observing and less thinking and brooding than the ape-man, while Dejah Thoris has little to do other than be kidnapped. Here, however. Burroughs was not tied to his main characters, and the other books feature some different heroes, including Carter's son Carthoris, in Thuvia, Maid of Mars (1920), and granddaughter in...
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