Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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“The Tarzan legend returns us to the Eden where, free of clothes and the inhibitions of an oppressive society, a man is able, as William Faulkner put it…, to prevail as well as endure.”—Gore Vidal, from the Introduction

Set amid the vibrant colors and sounds of the African jungle, this classic work, rich in suspense and action, has beckoned generations of readers on a glorious journey to romance and pure adventure. This is the story of the ape-man Tarzan, raised in the wild by the great ape Kala, and how he learns the secrets of the jungle to survive—how to talk with the animals, swing through the trees, and fight the great predators. As Tarzan grows up, he makes many friends, including Tantor the elephant and Numa the lion. When this paradise is invaded by white men, Tarzan’s life changes, for in this group is Jane, the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. Speaking directly to our childhood fantasies, this exhilarating work takes us to that faraway place in our minds where dreams prevail, and where we too can be masters of our own domain.

With an Introduction by Gore Vidal
And an Afterword by Michael Meyer
 

About Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Author Bio: Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1875-1950Edgar Rice Burroughs is renowed for his many novels of fantastic adventure. Unquestionably his best-known creation is that of the jungle hero, Tarzan the Ape Man, but almost as well known are his stories of other planets beginning with the very popular Mars series.  A torrent of novels followed: stories about Venus, tales of the Moon and of the middle Earth, westerns, and detective stories. In all, nearly one hundred stories bore Edgar Rice Burroughs’ name.Born in Chicago in 1875, he tried his hand at many businesses without notable success, until at the age of thirty-five, he turned to writing. With the publication of Tarzan of the Apes and A Princess of Mars, his career was assured. By the time of his death in 1950, at his home in a town bearing the name of his best known work, Tarzana, California over 40 million copies of Edgar Rice Burroughs books have appeared in 58 different languages.
 
Published October 1, 1990 by Penguin Classic. 320 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Erotica, Comics & Graphic Novels, History, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Crime, Romance. Non-fiction

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Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs is the famous story of the boy who was raised by simiones in the jungles of Africa.

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The Telegraph

I wanted to get back to basics with Tarzan’s character, and climb into the head of a boy (yes, in Burroughs’s Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan was about 18 and Jane a mere 15- or 16-year-old) who had been raised by wild animals.

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Seattle PI

Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs is the famous story of the boy who was raised by simiones in the jungles of Africa.

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HistoryNet

With Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs devised one of popular culture's most enduring icons, perhaps second only to Sherlock Holmes in terms of impact and universal recognition.

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Hunts Post

This justifiably luxurious book offers a comprehensive look at every aspect of the Tarzan phenomenon, as well as Burroughs himself and his incredible legacy, illustrated by a beautiful collection of photographs, cover paintings, comic strips and rare merchandise, combining to produce perhaps the ...

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