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A87909565 - The Historical Novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Bluebottle

Entry: The Historical Novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs - A87909565
Author: Bluebottle - U43530

My penultimate entry on Burroughs' books.

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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

An interesting Entry. smiley - smiley Good to readand informative.


A87909565 - The Historical Novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Bluebottle

Thanks for reading itsmiley - ta

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SashaQ - happysad

Interesting Entry, yes - describes 'intriguing bookends' indeed smiley - ok

"Considering Scott is possibly Scotland's greatest ever author and this was only Burroughs' second work, this comparison seems unfair."

smiley - ok It is a neat plot device to invent fictional children who can have the adventure in a roughly historical setting smiley - ok

The timeline in the introductory paragraphs for I am a Barbarian moves around a bit - I wondered if "By the late 1930s..." could maybe be higher up, so that the 1940s follow on from that.

"Attica, a slave of Cæsonia, leads both Numerius and Brittanicus on them and claims she loves them both."

"Cæsonia"?

Poignant ending...


A87909565 - The Historical Novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Bluebottle

Thanks for the comments – I've moved a paragraph up higher and added a footnote on Cæsaonia so hopefully it is all much clearer.

Can I just mention that Sir Walter Scott was a genius. Fact. The master of the historical novel, a literary form he perfected and no-one has been able to rival, he was also a campaigner for the conservation of historic buildings, rediscovered Scotland's crown jewels and also ensured Scottish banks were able to continue printing their own banknotessmiley - 2cents.

Burroughs isn't in the same sport, yet alone the same league.

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