Sunday, November 2, 2014

APPROACHING MARS, Original Oil Painting by Marina Petro Used To Illustrate The Book "Gulliver Of Mars"

What an honor it was to have my painting "APPROACHING MARS" chosen to grace the cover of the often reprinted book "Gulliver Of Mars." This is the second time Bottom Of the Hill Publishing has licensed one of my paintings for their book covers. Scroll down to see the full painting. 

"Gulliver Of Mars" (where I originated- Mars that is...) can be purchased by ordering it through any bookstore. All you'll need is the title and the publisher's name which is BOTTOM OF THE HILL PUBLISHING.

I realize the print on the book jacket is too small to read so I have typed the content just below here.....

From the back cover:
Edwin Lester Arnold (1857-1935) was an English author and son of the noted poet, journalist, Orientalist and author, Sir Edwin Arnold. Edwin Lester Arnold's first book was The Wonderful Adventures of Phra the Phoenician. However, even greater notoriety was to come.

Arnold was greatly impacted by Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, and was so taken by that book that he adapted that name to the hero of his final novel, Gulliver of Mars. The book was originally published in 1905, and was Arnold's last work of fiction because its initial reception was somewhat lukewarm. However it is believed that one individual…Edgar Rice Burroughs…was so impressed by the book that it inspired him to write his Barsoom series. 

The concept of Gulliver of Mars is unusual in that Gulliver Jones, while brave and clever, doesn't win every battle nor does he win the Martian Princess. The ending of the book will, however, surprise and hopefully please you. 

Gulliver of Mars by Edwin Lester Arnold is a book that should be read by every Sci-Fi and Fantasy fan. When you turn the last page we believe that you'll agree.

©Marina Petro

"Approaching Mars"
24 x 36 inches
Original oil painting on stretched canvas
Only one in the entire universe...and it could be yours!
Certificate Of Authenticity provided with every original painting.

Today's Quotation: "Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words."-Goethe

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