Back to the Stone Age


Back to the Stone Age

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Illustrated by John Coleman Burroughs
Introduction to the Bison Books edition by Gary Dunham

Bison Frontiers of Imagination Series

336 pages
7 illustrations


June 2007


$21.95 Add to Cart

About the Book

The fifth installment of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Pellucidar series, Back to the Stone Age recounts the strange adventures of Lieutenant von Horst, a member of the original crew that sailed to Pellucidar with Jason Gridley and Tarzan who is left behind in the inner world. Von Horst wanders friendless and alone from one danger to the next among the Stone Age peoples, mighty reptiles, and huge animals that have been extinct on the outer crust for thousands of years. But woven among the tales of savage cave men in the country of the Basti, the hideous Gorbuses in the caverns beneath the Forest of Death, and the terrible Gaz is the story of the love this cultured hero feels for a barbarian slave girl who has spurned and discouraged him, working instead toward her own mysterious goal.

Author Bio

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875–1950) is the legendary author of dozens of novels, including Tarzan of the Apes, The Land That Time Forgot, and Pirates of Venus, the latter two available in Bison Books editions. Gary Dunham provides an introduction to this Bison Books edition.

Table of Contents

I Living Death

II The Pit of Honor

III The Only Hope

IV Skruf of Basti

V Into Slavery

VI La-Ja

VII Flight of the Slaves

VIII The Forest of Death

IX The Charnel Caves

X Gorbuses

XI Fattened for Slaughter

XII Mammoth Men

XIII Captured

XIV "He Dies!"

XV The Bridegroom

XVI Old White

XVII The Little Canyon

XVIII Bison-Men


XX The Bellowing Herd

XXI Deserted


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