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Lieutenant Gulliver Jones, U.S.N., arrived on Mars in a most unexpected fashion and promptly found himself head-over-heels in adventure. For Mars was a planet of ruined cities, ancient peoples, copper-skinned swordsmen, and weird and awesome monsters. There was a princess to be rescued, a River of Death to be navigated, and a strange prophecy to be fulfilled.
Edwin Lester Arnold (1857-1935)
Edwin Lester Linden Arnold was an English author born in Swanscombe, Kent. His father was Sir Edwin Arnold and most of his childhood was spent in India, but he returned to England to study agriculture and ornithology before later becoming a journalist. Arnold's first novel, The Wonderful Adventures of Phra the Phoenican, was published in 1890. His Lieut. Gullivar Jones: His Vacation (later known as Gulliver of Mars) is considered important to 20th century science fiction literature in that it may have been an inspiration for Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom series, which was written six years later.