Edgar Rice Burroughs Paperback Collection — Five Books (1962, 1963, 1964).
Burroughs, the creator of legendary characters such as Tarzan and John Carter, was born in Chicago but attended the Michigan Military Academy in Orchard Lake. A popular story marks the teenage Burroughs as a rebellious youth who ran away from the Academy and hopped a train back to Chicago. When found he was returned, and after graduating in 1895, served as an instructor at his alma mater for a short period. The director Wes Anderson is his great-grandson.
The featured collection includes three of the five titles that comprise his Venus series.
"Death, only, renders hope futile," Edgar Rice Burroughs.