Captain John Carter, resident of the state of Virginia. Three times he died, three times he came to life again.
For he had the secret power that all men desire to possess. The power to project himself into another time, another planet, another existence.
Here is his story, dictated after his last journey to Mars. A journey in which he once again met the men of Barsoom; fought with the Black Pirates; earned the love and hate of Phaidor, daughter of Matai Shang; looked upon the holy vision of Issus, Goddess of Life Eternal, and learned that he was condemned to die.
John Carter battles for his life and freedom in the strange forests and cities of the Red Planet.