Edgar Rice Burroughs
Before he emerged as one of the world's most beloved action-adventure writers and the creator of enduring characters such as Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs struggled academically and had extreme difficulties in the process of trying to find his path in life. The Efficiency Expert is a thinly fictionalized account of Burroughs' young adulthood and his wayward—and highly circuitous—early career.
17) The Moon Maid
19) The Mucker
Edgar Rice Burroughs first gained literary acclaim with fantastical stories set in far-flung locales such as remote jungle civilizations and the planet Mars. He makes a detour into gritty urban realism in this hard-boiled novel that starts out on the mean streets of Chicago. Billy Byrne is a streetwise hustler who's down on his luck—but before long, things take a sudden turn toward unbelievably bad. Can Billy rise above the adversity and...