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    Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Monster Men. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1929.

    First edition. Octavo. 304 pages. Illustrated title page.

    Light brown cloth over boards. Green lettering to front board and spine. Some slight rubbing to spine and extremities. Two small gouges to spine of mildly soiled dust jacket. Very good.

    From the publisher's blurb on the rear dust jacket panel: "Men or monsters? What were those thirteen hulking brutes Professor Maxon had created in his laboratory? Soulless, malformed, brainless they were, nevertheless composed of flesh and blood and endowed with the spark of Life." Everett F. Bleiler sums up the central themes of The Monster Men thusly: "The perils of godless science and muscle-building."

    Bleiler, Checklist, p. 35. Bleiler, Science Fiction the Early Years, p. 111. Currey, p. 90. Heins X14.


    More Information: From the publisher's blurb on the rear dust jacket panel: "Men or monsters? What were those thirteen hulking brutes Professor Maxon had created in his laboratory? Soulless, malformed, brainless they were, nevertheless composed of flesh and blood and endowed with the spark of Life. Only Number 13 was the redeeming feature of this grewsome [sic] experiment for he was a perfect specimen of a man but he, too, was soulless. Unconsciously he was the cause of the most diabolical plan Professor Maxon had yet concocted - his beautiful daughter Virginia was to marry this monster! Were he in America the mad professor's plan might have been thwarted but what could a poor girl do, away off in savage Borneo."

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