At the Earth's Core
Paperback, 142 Pages
Prints in 3-5 business days
When David Innes and his inventor friend pierced the crust of the earth in their mechanical mole, they broke out into a strange inner worldl of eternal day---a world back in the stone age, where prehistoric monsters still lived and cave men and women battled the against fierce inhuman masters... Originally published in 1914. Cover and interior illustration by Ron Miller
Ratings & ReviewsLog in to review this item
1 Person Reviewed This Product
May 29, 2006Plot Summary: David Innes and his inventor friend, Abner Perry, set out on a trial run in Perry's invention, the iron mole, with hopes of locating new beds of anthracite coal. Once in motion, however, they are unable to change the prospector's course and travel five hundred miles towards the center of the Earth. Expecting to meet eternal fires, the two instead emerge into a new world. Attacked by a dyryth, carried off by apemen, and then captured by Sagoths, the gorilla-like servants of the Mahars, their weird adventures are nonstop. On the Sagoth slave march, David meets Dian the Beautiful One, Ghak the Hairy One and ruler of Sari, and Hooja the Sly One. David offends Dian through a misunderstanding while defending her from Hooja. Hooja then kidnaps Dian and escapes. David, Ghak, and Perry are taken to the Mahar city of Phutra. The reptilian Mahars are the superior race of Pellucidar. Maleless, they reproduce through artificial means. The Mahars recapture Hooja but Dian is not with... More > him and is apparently still free. David escapes Phutra and rescues Ja, the Mezop and ruler of Anoroc, from a sea serpent. David visits Ja's island and secretly observes atrocities in a Mahar temple. David leaves the island and is attacked by a sithic. Ja saves him and David returns to Phutra to rescue Perry and Ghak. Disguised in Mahar skins, David, Abner, Ghak, and Hooja escape Phutra, stealing the Great Secret of the Mahars, without which, the race is doomed to eventual extinction for The Secret contains the methods for their reproduction. A band of Sagoths pursue the group but are wiped out by a ryth. David becomes lost in the canyons but then locates and saves Dian from a thipdar. David takes Dian for his mate. Later, they meet Dacor and his Thorian mate and make plans for an alliance between Amoz and Sari to annihilate the Mahars and Sagoths. The four journey to Sari where David is rejoined with Abner and Ghak. An alliance is formed and David becomes emperor of Pellucidar. The first battle against the Sagoths and Mahars is fought and won . David and Dian decide to return to the outer world to obtain books by which they can bring that world's technology and advancements to Pellucidar. Hooja steels Dian away at the last moment, substituting a Mahar in her place, and sets David off in the prospector at a wrong angle. David surfaces in the Sahara Desert where he tells this story to the author. ERB sends him supplies, books, and 500 miles of wire to establish a telegraph line to Pellucidar. It is unclear if Innes returns to Pellucidar or is murdered by Arabs. --von Horst http://www.geocities.com/snakelash/pellucidar.html< Less
There are no reviews for previous versions of this product
- by Ron Miller (Standard Copyright License)
- Black Cat Press
- March 27, 2006
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.58 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
Your notification has been sent
Lulu Staff has been notified of a possible violation of the terms of our Membership Agreement. Our agents will determine if the content reported is inappropriate or not based on the guidelines provided and will then take action where needed.
Thank you for notifying us. We will email you with the results and/or actions taken as a result of the investigation if you chose to receive confirmation.
We were unable to complete your request.
We were unable to complete your request.
The page you are attempting to access contains content that is not intended for underage readers.
Please verify your birth date to continue.