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Pellucidar

Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Pellucidar is a fictional “Hollow Earth” milieu invented by Edgar Rice Burroughs for a series of action adventure stories. The stories initially involve the adventures of mining heir David Innes and his inventor friend Abner Perry after they use an “iron mole” to burrow 500 miles into the earth’s crust. This is the second book in the series.

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Book Excerpt: 
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We did so; nor were we disappointed, for at last after a pleasant journey—and what journey would not be pleasant after the hardships we had endured among the peaks of the Mountains of the Clouds—we came upon a broad flood that rushed majestically onward in the di-rection of the great sea we had seen from the snowy slopes of the mountains.

For three long marches we followed the left bank of the growing river, until at last we saw it roll its mighty volume into the vast waters of the sea. Far out across the rippling ocean we described three islands. The one to the left must be Anoroc.

At last we had come close to a solution of our problem—the road to Sari.

But how to reach the islands was now the foremost question in our minds. We must b. . . Read More

Community Reviews

"Pellucidar" is the second of Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Earth's Core" series. David Innes has returned to the strange land in the center of the Earth with plans to change that world. As with all of Burroughs' stories, the plot is propelled by improbable coincidences, and whenever the action falters, so

In the previous book, At The Earth's Core, David Innes has been tricked. He ends up back on the surface of our own world, his beloved wife Dian replaced by a vile, winged-crocodile like Mahar. Determined to once again return to the underground world of Pellucidar and get his wife back, he turns his

A great and fun read. Pure action from page to page. Somehow, as he always does, ERB writes a timeless classic that reads as well today as when it was first written. Nothing but pure fast paced plot that carries you along. Very Recommended

Another series gem from Burroughs using all the tropes, plot points, twists and turns which made him famous. There were no surprises in this story. After a while of reading Burroughs' work, you know the signs and signals he gives of what's coming next. If there's a joy to formulaic writing, he must

I have an older edition of this book, from Del Rey, and it's pretty good. I don't care as much for the Hollow Earth stories as his Martian and Venus series, but it's still grand adventure.

You know that “Star Trek” TOS episode where the advanced aliens send Kirk and the lizard captain to fight it out on the planet that's just Bronson Canyon, and they're both told they'll have materials to make weapons? I saw that when I was a kid and I was like “that zip-gun is all he makes? What a r

Pellucidar is the sequel to At the Earth's Core. In this story, David Innes, the protagonist from the first story, returns to Pellucidar after returning to the surface to gather supplies to help the people in their struggle against the Mahars, but upon returning finds that things have not been going

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