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At the Earth's Core 34 editions

Cover of: At the Earth's Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs

"IN THE FIRST PLACE PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT I do not expect you to believe this story."

About the Book

Dr. Abner Perry has invented a high-calibration digging machine affectionately called 'The Iron Mole'. While testing his invention with his financial backer and former student David Innes, the machine malfunctions and the pair end up burrowing deep into the earth to emerge in Pellucidar, a lush underground cavern filled with giant prehistoric creatures. While fleeing one such creature, Dr. Perry and David are captured by strange inhuman soldiers, called Sagoths, and placed with other human slaves, where they meet Ghak and the beautiful Princess Dia. Dia is kidnapped by another human named Hoojah the Sly One, while Dr. Perry, David and the slaves are taken to the city of the Majars, large telepathic bird-like creatures that rule the underground world. While David is sent to repair the walls that protect the city from the molten lava, Dr. Perry is sent to transcribe books in the Majar's library. David is able to escape his captors and finds a secret passage out of the Majar city. Outside, David meets Ra, the chief of a human tribe. David suggests that Ra organize the tribes to defeat the Majar but Ra shows David the Majar's true power by taking him to the Majar's grotto where he witnesses one of the Majars hypnotize a female slave before swooping down and carrying her off in its powerful talons. While sneaking back into the city, David and Ra are captured and forced to battle a huge monster but they prevail, killing a Majar in the process. Seeing that the Majar are not invincible, the slaves revolt, allowing David and Ra to escape with Ghak and Dr. Perry. Along the way, Dr. Perry shows David the 'secret of the Majar', a nursery where all the Majar are born. David vows to destroy the Majars but first, he must rescue Dia from Jubal the Ugly One. With the aid of Ra and Ghak, David unites the human tribes and arms them with primitive weapons but the telepathic Majar are prepared for their attack. At first, the battle doesn't go well, with Dia and Dr. Perry being captured but Ra is able to destroy the nursery by unleashing the lava at the cost of his own life. Hypnotized by a Majar, Dia is about to be killed when David and the other humans arrive to save her and Dr. Perry. As the humans flee the city, it is consumed by lava, killing all the Majar. Returning to the surface, David asks Dia to come with him but she says she cannot and the two sadly part company.

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34 editions First published in 1914

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1914, Doubleday
At the earth's core
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1914, Doubleday
At the earth's core
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1914, N. Doubleday
At the earth's core
in English - [Book Club ed.]
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1922, A.C. McClurg & Co.
At the earth's core
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1962, Canaveral Press
At the earth's core.
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1963, Dover Publications
At the earth's core
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1971, Tom Stacey
At the earth's core.
in English
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1973, Tandem
At the Earth's core
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1977, Nelson Doubleday
At the earth's core
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1978, Ace Books
At The Earth's Core
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January 1, 1982, Ace
At The Earths Core
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April 14, 1990, Ballantine Books
At the Earth's Core
Mass Market Paperback in English
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1990, Ballantine Books
At the Earth's core
in English
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2000, University of Nebraska Press
At the Earth's core
Paperback in English - Commemorative ed.
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2001, Dover Publications
At the Earth's core
in English
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February 2001, Tandem Library
At The Earth's Core
School & Library Binding in English
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July 3, 2003, Echo Library
At the Earth's Core (Clear Print)
Paperback in English
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2003, Outrigger Publications, LLC
At the Earth's Core
E-book in English
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January 15, 2003, Tantor Media
At the Earth's Core
MP3 CD in English - MP3 CD edition
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June 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
At The Earth's Core
Paperback in English
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September 30, 2004, 1st World Library
At the Earths Core
Paperback in English
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2004, 1st World Library
At The Earths Core
Perfect Paperback in English
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2004, Fictionwise, Inc.
At the Earth's Core
E-book in English
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February 2, 2004, BookSurge Classics
At the Earth's Core
Paperback in English
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October 2005, 1st World Library
At the Earth's Core
Hardcover in English
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March 30, 2005, IndyPublish.com
At the Earth's Core
Hardcover in English
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December 1, 2005, Cosimo Classics
At the Earth's Core
Paperback in English
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May 30, 2006, Paperbackshop.Co.UK Ltd - Echo Library
At the Earth's Core
Paperback in English - Largeprint edition
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March 8, 2007, BiblioBazaar
At the Earth\'s Core
Paperback in English
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February 5, 2007, Waking Lion Press
At the Earth's Core
Paperback in English
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July 20, 2007, Book Jungle
At the Earth's Core
Paperback in English
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August 24, 2007, Dodo Press
At the Earth's Core (Dodo Press)
Paperback in English
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March 8, 2007, BiblioBazaar
At the Earth\'s Core (Large Print Edition)
Paperback in English
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2009, The Floating Press
At the Earth's Core
eBook in English

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