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The Chessmen of Mars Volume 5
The Chessmen of Mars

by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Issued: August 1973
New English Library
SBN 450016331
Cover illustration by Ray Feibush
208 pages

The Chessmen of Mars, a Barsoom novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Part 5 of the Martian Series.

First published as a serial in Argosy All-Story Weekly magazine in 1922 and as a complete novel by A.C. McClurg & Co. also in 1922.

First issued by New English Library in 1973.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
There is a game on Mars similar to chess - very similar, save that it is played on a board of a hundred squares, and with ornate pieces. The Martians call it jetan, and it is as old as the civilisation of Barsoom.

But in the Martian city of Manator jetan is no game. The chiefs of Manator play with living pieces - criminals, slaves, or warriors eager for fame - and the opposing chessmen duel to the death for possession of their squares.

The chiefs of Manator play for great stakes, but the most closely fought contest in the huge arena was that in which the prize was Tara, Princess of Helium and daughter of the Warlord of Mars - a prisoner and slave in Manator.

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