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Ranking Author Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Best Books (A Bibliography Countdown)

“What are Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Best Books?” We looked at all of Burroughs’s authored bibliography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the books written by Edgar Rice Burroughs and looked at their Goodreads, Amazon, and LibraryThing scores, ranking them against one another to see which books came out on top. The books are ranked in our list below based on which titles have the highest overall score between all 3 review sites in comparison with all of the other books by the same author. The process isn’t super scientific and in reality, most books aren’t “better” than other books as much as they are just different. That being said, we do enjoy seeing where our favorites landed, and if you aren’t familiar with the author at all, the rankings can help you see what books might be best to start with.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



The Top Book’s Of Edgar Rice Burroughs



53 ) The Oakdale Affair

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 51
  • LibraryThing: 26


53 ) Pirate Blood

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 51
  • LibraryThing: 26


52 ) The Bandit of Hell’s Bend

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 50
  • LibraryThing: 26


51 ) The Lad and the Lion

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 31
  • Amazon: 51
  • LibraryThing: 26


50 ) The Girl from Hollywood

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 46
  • LibraryThing: 26


49 ) Beyond the Farthest Star

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 40
  • LibraryThing: 26


47 ) The Moon Maid

 The Moon Maid

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 26
  • Amazon: 44
  • LibraryThing: 26


47 ) The Eternal Lover

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 35
  • LibraryThing: 26


46 ) Lost on Venus

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 18
  • Amazon: 51
  • LibraryThing: 26


45 ) The Moon Men

 The Moon Men

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 29
  • Amazon: 42
  • LibraryThing: 20


42 ) Deputy Sheriff of Commanche County

 Deputy Sheriff of Commanche County

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 21
  • Amazon: 46
  • LibraryThing: 23


42 ) The Rider

 The Rider

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 26
  • Amazon: 42
  • LibraryThing: 22


42 ) The Efficiency Expert

 The Efficiency Expert

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 29
  • Amazon: 35
  • LibraryThing: 26


40 ) The Land That Time Forgot

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 25
  • LibraryThing: 26


40 ) The War Chief

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 25
  • LibraryThing: 26


39 ) The Monster Men

 The Monster Men

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 33
  • Amazon: 25
  • LibraryThing: 26


36 ) The Girl From Farris’s

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 21
  • LibraryThing: 26


36 ) Beyond Thirty

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 35
  • LibraryThing: 12


36 ) The Mad King

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 35
  • LibraryThing: 12


35 ) The Wizard of Venus

 The Wizard of Venus

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 32
  • Amazon: 25
  • LibraryThing: 24


34 ) At the Earth’s Core

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 25
  • LibraryThing: 16


33 ) Land of Terror

 Land of Terror

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 18
  • Amazon: 49
  • LibraryThing: 8


29 ) A Princess of Mars

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 12
  • LibraryThing: 26


29 ) Thuvia, Maid of Mars

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 12
  • LibraryThing: 26


29 ) The Chessmen of Mars

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 12
  • LibraryThing: 26


29 ) A Fighting Man of Mars

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 12
  • LibraryThing: 26


27 ) The Land of Hidden Men

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 12
  • Amazon: 44
  • LibraryThing: 15


27 ) Carson of Venus

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 24
  • Amazon: 21
  • LibraryThing: 26


26 ) Brother Men

 Brother Men

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 2
  • Amazon: 41
  • LibraryThing: 26


24 ) The People That Time Forgot

 The People That Time Forgot

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 21
  • Amazon: 21
  • LibraryThing: 26


24 ) Pirates of Venus

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 24
  • Amazon: 25
  • LibraryThing: 19


21 ) Synthetic Men of Mars

 Synthetic Men of Mars

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 16
  • Amazon: 25
  • LibraryThing: 26


21 ) Savage Pellucidar

 Savage Pellucidar

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 16
  • Amazon: 46
  • LibraryThing: 5


21 ) The Man Eater

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 26


19 ) Out of Time’s Abyss

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 25
  • LibraryThing: 6


19 ) Tarzan at the Earth’s Core

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 25
  • LibraryThing: 6


18 ) Back to the Stone Age

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 35
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 26


17 ) You Lucky Girl

 You Lucky Girl

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 33
  • Amazon: 1
  • LibraryThing: 25


16 ) Tanar of Pellucidar

 Tanar of Pellucidar

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 20
  • Amazon: 21
  • LibraryThing: 17


15 ) Escape on Venus

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 21
  • Amazon: 12
  • LibraryThing: 21


13 ) Pellucidar

 Pellucidar

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 14
  • Amazon: 12
  • LibraryThing: 26


13 ) The Cave Girl

 The Cave Girl

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 26
  • Amazon: 12
  • LibraryThing: 14


12 ) Apache Devil

 Apache Devil

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 7
  • Amazon: 25
  • LibraryThing: 17


11 ) Swords of Mars

 Swords of Mars

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 11
  • Amazon: 9
  • LibraryThing: 26


9 ) The Warlord of Mars

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 7
  • Amazon: 9
  • LibraryThing: 26


9 ) Llana of Gathol

 Llana of Gathol

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 14
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 26


8 ) The Mucker

 The Mucker

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 9
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 26


7 ) Marcia of the Doorstep

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 2
  • Amazon: 35
  • LibraryThing: 1


6 ) The Master Mind of Mars

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 10
  • Amazon: 12
  • LibraryThing: 11


5 ) The Return of the Mucker

 The Return of the Mucker

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 13
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 10


4 ) The Gods of Mars

 The Gods of Mars

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 6
  • Amazon: 12
  • LibraryThing: 4


3 ) I Am A Barbarian

 I Am A Barbarian

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 5
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 9


2 ) John Carter of Mars

 John Carter of Mars

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 1
  • Amazon: 9
  • LibraryThing: 2


1 ) The Outlaw of Torn

 The Outlaw of Torn

Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 4
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 3


Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Best Books



Edgar Rice Burroughs Review Website Bibliography Rankings

BookGoodreadsAmazonLibraryThingOveral Rank
The Outlaw of Torn 4 2 3 1
John Carter of Mars 1 9 2 2
I Am A Barbarian 5 2 9 3
The Gods of Mars 6 12 4 4
The Return of the Mucker 13 6 10 5
The Master Mind of Mars 10 12 11 6
Marcia of the Doorstep 2 35 1 7
The Mucker 9 6 26 8
The Warlord of Mars 7 9 26 9
Llana of Gathol 14 2 26 9
Swords of Mars 11 9 26 11
Apache Devil 7 25 17 12
Pellucidar 14 12 26 13
The Cave Girl 26 12 14 13
Escape on Venus 21 12 21 15
Tanar of Pellucidar 20 21 17 16
You Lucky Girl 33 1 25 17
Back to the Stone Age 35 2 26 18
Out of Time’s Abyss 35 25 6 19
Tarzan at the Earth’s Core 35 25 6 19
Synthetic Men of Mars 16 25 26 21
Savage Pellucidar 16 46 5 21
The Man Eater 35 6 26 21
The People That Time Forgot 21 21 26 24
Pirates of Venus 24 25 19 24
Brother Men 2 41 26 26
The Land of Hidden Men 12 44 15 27
Carson of Venus 24 21 26 27
A Princess of Mars 35 12 26 29
Thuvia, Maid of Mars 35 12 26 29
The Chessmen of Mars 35 12 26 29
A Fighting Man of Mars 35 12 26 29
Land of Terror 18 49 8 33
At the Earth’s Core 35 25 16 34
The Wizard of Venus 32 25 24 35
The Girl From Farris’s 35 21 26 36
Beyond Thirty 35 35 12 36
The Mad King 35 35 12 36
The Monster Men 33 25 26 39
The Land That Time Forgot 35 25 26 40
The War Chief 35 25 26 40
Deputy Sheriff of Commanche County 21 46 23 42
The Rider 26 42 22 42
The Efficiency Expert 29 35 26 42
The Moon Men 29 42 20 45
Lost on Venus 18 51 26 46
The Moon Maid 26 44 26 47
The Eternal Lover 35 35 26 47
Beyond the Farthest Star 35 40 26 49
The Girl from Hollywood 35 46 26 50
The Lad and the Lion 31 51 26 51
The Bandit of Hell’s Bend 35 50 26 52
The Oakdale Affair 35 51 26 53
Pirate Blood 35 51 26 53

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