The bottom line is that "Beyond Thirty" is both a gripping and fascinating tale, and one well worth reading, almost years after its initial release. Needless to say, it is a must-read for all ERB completists Jul 03, Thom Swennes rated it liked it. Undoubtedly the pro-isolationist sentiment that gripped the United States at the prior to and after the commencement of World War I has much to do with the inspiring theme of this story. Set in the year , this might be the only narrative by this author that would nudge the genre of science fiction.
The Lost Continent
In order to assure neutrality in the war that was bleeding Europe to death, North and South America prohibit travel eastward, effectively cutting off all communication with Europe and the rest of Undoubtedly the pro-isolationist sentiment that gripped the United States at the prior to and after the commencement of World War I has much to do with the inspiring theme of this story. In order to assure neutrality in the war that was bleeding Europe to death, North and South America prohibit travel eastward, effectively cutting off all communication with Europe and the rest of the world.
In the elapsed time the two isolated continents ban together to form one super-state, Pan America. Through a technical problem, a Pan American ship is forced beyond the legal limit and through a mutiny five of the crew is stranded on the high seas. Their only chance at survival is to head east and hope for a landfall. What they find and which trials they face you will have to read about but I must express one impression. Burroughs oddly assumes that technology suddenly becomes dormant.
Conditions described two hundred years in the future are the same that they were at the turn of the nineteenth century. Considering technological has vastly accelerated in the last fifty years, this premise of quiescent seems highly unlikely. So manches ist hier nicht gelungen und die Fehler wiegen nicht leicht.
Beyond was the great unknown. Even the geographies of my boyhood showed nothing beyond. We were taught of nothing beyond. For two hundred years the Eastern Hemisphere had been wiped from the maps and histories of Pan-America. Turck allerdings wird von Abenteuerlust getrieben, nicht von Bildungshunger oder Antimilitarismus. Sie haben keine geschichtlichen oder geographischen Kenntnisse mehr und beherrschen gerade noch die Kunst des Feuermachens. So gehen die Gefahren hier einstweilen von wilden Tieren anstatt von mutierten Bestien aus.
Denkt gerade jemand an Tarzan und den Dschungel? Ich auch, und es gibt weitere Verbindungen. Ist es eine Besessenheit von ERB oder mehr? Wilde Tiere, Jagd, die Lust auf Fleisch: Vermutlich hat ERB selber das gar nicht so sorgsam trennen wollen: Keine Frage, Turck kann Victory hier nicht alleine lassen: Crawling to my knees, I looked in the direction she indicated, to see a buck standing upon a little knoll some two hundred yards from us. So setzt die Eifersucht der Liebe zu.
This is a older style Fantasy novel following a similar way of writing as the more well known Barsoom John Carter books; also by Burroughs. A brave, courageous and chauvinistic American Navy man goes off course and ends up in ruined Europe; England in particular. He finds the 'primitive locals' and has a series of adventures; also happening to meet a beautiful woman of royal ancestry of course.
The character development is minimal and there are plot inconsistencies and mistakes but because it's This is a older style Fantasy novel following a similar way of writing as the more well known Barsoom John Carter books; also by Burroughs. The character development is minimal and there are plot inconsistencies and mistakes but because it's a lighter read and manages to be fun, if a little silly, I enjoyed it whilst not minding it flaws.
Mar 21, Deborah rated it liked it Shelves: This is about as pulpy as pulp fiction gets, which is a good thing. Kudos to Burroughs for at least trying to portray women with less misogyny. Our busty and beautiful heroine is good with a knife, and a nice nod is given to matriarchy, even though the kin This is about as pulpy as pulp fiction gets, which is a good thing.
Our busty and beautiful heroine is good with a knife, and a nice nod is given to matriarchy, even though the king still rules and the queen is still a prize to be taken by might. If you consider this was written before women won the vote then it means a bit more, despite the often patronizing tone. The racist attitude is atrocious, but again, context must be considered, kind of like when you read Tom Sawyer.
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This is a fast and entertaining He-Man read, with the old standard adventure tropes. I picked it for my reading challenge as a book published years ago. Apr 18, Cindy Matthews rated it really liked it. This is a surprisingly "modern" science fiction tale written in , a mere 4 years after Burroughs' Tarzan tales first appeared. Some of the racist and sexist overtones are a bit off-putting in the main character, but it's to be expected in an year old book. A must read for all Edgar Rice Burroughs fans.
Mar 19, Matthew rated it liked it Shelves: This book was written in by the author who came up with Tarzan. The story takes place years in the future or so. It is a speculation of what would happen if Europe, Asia, and Africa continue to tear themselves apart with the First World War. In reaction to the Eastern Hemisphere War, a unified Western Hemisphere, Pan-America, has been formed as a defense against getting pulled into the conflict This aspect to the story is in part a reaction by Burroughs to the rise at the time o This book was written in by the author who came up with Tarzan.
As a part of the described defensive posture, for generations no one from Pan-America has crossed the 30th and th lines of longitude. The narrator of the story of course does cross the 30th line of longitude. This sets up his recounting his finding of a Europe that due to generations of Germans and English grinding themselves into mincemeat through unending warfare though degenerating warfare has regressed to a Paleolithic lifestyle.
May 13, Fred rated it really liked it Shelves: What if the United States had decided in that rather than become involved in WW1 they would seal the America's off from the rest of the world?
What if for over years they had patroled the Atlantic and the Pacific at 30 degree and degrees sinking every ship that tried to cross and forbidding on pain of death their own people to attempt contact with Asia, Africa, Europe, or Australia? That is the premise of this book. The year is and an old Panamerican naval vessel tha Too short! The year is and an old Panamerican naval vessel that should have been mothballed long ago is blown across 30 degrees in the Atlantic as the engines fail. The Captain and several members of the crew wind up landing in the British isles as there are mutinies aboard ship leaving them marooned there.
This is the story of what they discover. Written today, this would have been hundreds of pages longer. The style at the time was to write short. This page novel could have filled a page trilogy easily though. I listened to the free audiobook available from librevox. Dec 06, Glenn O'Bannon rated it liked it. This book was published in and is most likely a reaction to the horrific war going on in Europe. It's been at least years since WWi and citizens of Pan-America, as it is called by then, are forbidden to travel to Asia or Europe.
No one knows what is going on there.
The Lost Continent by Edgar Rice Burroughs
But our hero, captain of a naval ship which is sort of an amphibious dirigible, gets blown past the forbidden meridian 30 to the shores of what used to be England. It's a cynical story as you might expect. It portrays the eff This book was published in and is most likely a reaction to the horrific war going on in Europe. It portrays the effect of constant war on people and property. And all of this before the term, "bomb them back to the Stone Age" was coined. It's an interesting tale from an imaginative author. I would have given it 4 stars but I removed one for the jarring racist references at times.
I'm glad we don't refer to blacks that way any more and have come so far. We're closer to judging people by the content of their character these days, thankfully. It's not great, but in some ways it's ahead of its time. Ultimately, though, it's the Chinese who sweep across the globe and basically take everything over There are some interesting ideas behind this novel, but Burroughs doesn't really know what to do with them. And so, he mostly spends each chapter writing about people being chased by lions and searching for their missing comrades.
And, of course, the main character is a naval officer who just happens to cross paths with a beautiful barbarian princess Burroughs goes from Cornwall to Beijing in pages in this long short story set in your typical Imperialist adventure. However, Burroughs great gift is writing a compelling tale that can be easily visualized.
A quirky piece of literary history. Aju hakkas valutama seda lugedes. Sep 18, Marts Thinker rated it really liked it Shelves: The Lost Continent also called Beyond Thirty, introduces a world in with a Eurasia crippled by war and a civilised America. During this time no American has ever ventured east of the 30th parallel and its actually a law not to, however an American called Jefferson Turck happens upon England after a storm sends his ship off course Jun 16, Kaj Samuelsson rated it really liked it.
An interesting book on what could have happened if the World Wars had continued. And it was written in England mostly populated by tigers and lions and very few people, and the continent also almost empty of people though it is supposed to have been years since the war. Jul 18, Charles rated it it was amazing Shelves: The "lost continent" is Europe.
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This is a post apocalyptic novel really. Jul 31, Eric Layton rated it liked it. Dec 06, Even Nerheim rated it it was ok. When I found this title by Burroughs, I hoped I had found a hidden gem. I hoped that perhaps he had written a book unlike his other books with more original characters, story and themes. However, from the moment the characters landed in England, I knew I had read this story before in all of Burroughs other books. The main man, a manly army man with great honor and no impulse control, is stranded in a primiti When I found this title by Burroughs, I hoped I had found a hidden gem.
The main man, a manly army man with great honor and no impulse control, is stranded in a primitive world where everything seems almost pre-historic. My hopes did rise, however, when he has not captured by the first people he encountered. I thought "finally, a story where he is not immediately captured and imprisoned.
After defeating the biggest and baddest guy singel handedly, he's captured and imprisoned. Further into the book, I thought I found originality. After Europe bombed itself into the earth, Africa began to prosper. The whole continent was gathered under one ruler, as one nation. This nation then started up colonies throughout Europe; I loved this idea of how the tables had turned and was excited to see what intrigues would arise.
But, alas, this was written by Burroughs. The africans are merely weaponly superior, the rest of their culture is just as savage as all other enemy cultures in Burroughs' books. They take slaves by the millions, mistreat them, rape women and war against all others. Naturally, the main man kills the king of this entire nation without breaking a sweat or suffering a single blow, because the king tried to rape the main man's love interest.
The woman is mad at him because of some misunderstanding this happens in every Burroughs book , but forgives him because he says he loves her. And before he has to deal with the repercussions of killing the king, China invades the land and saves them.
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When they reach China, the main man is, of course, lucky enough to meet an immensely wealthy and kind hearted man who gives them not only a huge house and servants, but also enough money to do whatever they want. They are then called to meet the emperor of China, for some reason, and are sent back to America. The main man is naturally found to be a hero, while the man who "betrayed" him by following the strict laws at the time, is for some reason found guilty of mutiny? The strict separation from Europe is, of course, stopped because of the main man's experiences there, before America send troops to retake Britain for Victory, the main man's woman, who is also the last in british royal family line, and thereby to rule Britain.
I have yet to read a book by Burroughs where the main man is not really manly manly, hot-headed, stupidly noble and able to defeat any enemy with ease. And where a woman is not kidnapped, then later rescued by the main man, which makes her fall in love with him. The woman is almost always a Princess of some sort, and her relationship with Main man brings him a lot of riches as a result. She starts to hate him at some point due to a misunderstanding, which always is her fault for believing.
But she always forgives him when he confesses his love for her, which she always reciprocates. I found the settings and different parties to be really interesting. Too bad Burroughs is unable to properly flesh out any culture but one of savages and idiots. A better author would have been able to create something better which would deal with the change in roles of colonizers, the political war with Asia, and more. Write a product review. Feedback If you need help or have a question for Customer Service, contact us. Would you like to report poor quality or formatting in this book? Click here Would you like to report this content as inappropriate?
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