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Feb 11, 2003
| ISBN 9780812967067
Dec 18, 2007
| ISBN 9780307431905
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Feb 11, 2003 | ISBN 9780812967067
Dec 18, 2007 | ISBN 9780307431905
The first and best of the Tarzan novels, of which Edgar Rice Burroughs eventually wrote several dozen, Tarzan of the Apes remains one of the signature stories of American popular literature, as readable as it is famous. Tarzan himself, in the words of Arthur C. Clarke, is “the best known character in the whole of fiction.” As John Taliaferro asserts in his Introduction to this Modern Library Paperback Classic, “There is no question that [Tarzan of the Apes] is one of the most entertaining and exemplary books of the last century. . . . [It] is not merely a story from a bygone era; it is a tale as old as time, and for all time, too.”
When Tarzan is orphaned as a baby deep in the African jungle, the apes adopt him and raise him as their own. By the time the boy is ten, he can swing through the trees and talk to the animals. By the time he is eighteen, he has the strength of a lion and rules the apes as their king. But Tarzan knows he’s different. Will he ever discover his true identity?
Edgar Rice Burroughs is one of the world’s most popular authors. With no previous experience as a writer, he wrote and sold his first novel—A Princess of Mars—in 1912. In the ensuing 38 years, until his death in 1950, Burroughs… More about Edgar Rice Burroughs
“[Burroughs has] a gift very few writers of any kind possess: he can describe action vividly.” —Gore Vidal
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