Sun, 10 July 2011
Foreword and Chapter 1 “The Plant Men”
In Book One, A Princess of Mars, we met Captain John Carter of Virginia, who finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars. On Barsoom, Carter has many adventures culminating in his marriage to the incomparable Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium. After 10 years on Barsoom, Carter attempts to save the planet from extinction by sacrificing his life in unlocking the planet’s atmosphere factory – but by so doing he finds himself back on Earth, unable to return to his beloved wife and Barsoom.