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Tarzan of the Apes - Edgar Rice Burroughs
Tarzan of the Apes
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Having failed in a number of occupations as a young man, Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875–1950) found his niche as a writer with Tarzan of the Apes, first published in 1914. Highly imaginative, exotic and suspenseful, the story tells of an infant — the son of an aristocratic English couple — abandoned... show more
Having failed in a number of occupations as a young man, Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875–1950) found his niche as a writer with Tarzan of the Apes, first published in 1914. Highly imaginative, exotic and suspenseful, the story tells of an infant — the son of an aristocratic English couple — abandoned when his parents die in the jungles of Africa. Rescued and reared by apes, he learns to speak their language and imitate their ability to travel swiftly through the treetops. Eventually, his courage, immense strength and exceptional intelligence earn him the respect and admiration not only of the apes, but of all the creatures of the jungle. The ape-man's story is told here in this classic, fast-paced novel, packed with riveting adventures as Tarzan avenges the killing of Kala, his ape-mother, subdues man-eating beasts of the jungle, meets and falls in love with the beautiful Jane Porter, vanquishes greedy pirate-adventurers, and deals with assorted other threats. Although Burroughs followed this story with many Tarzan sequels, it is doubtful if any ever equaled this novel for its originality, readability and sheer storytelling power. In this inexpensive edition, complete and unabridged, it will thrill a new generation with the legendary exploits of the "Lord of the Apes."
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781537166476 (1537166476)
ASIN: 1537166476
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2010-12-22)
Pages no: 232
Edition language: English
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
4.0 Surprisingly good
Knock me sideways, that last third made this so much better than I expected. It IS full of "whiteman's burdeen", and "fair for it time" commentary, and "nobility breeds true" and all that chivarious "poor little woman" bullshit. But... BUT! That friendship with D'arnot! And all the intern explorat...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
4.5 Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes
A very interesting story and one that indeed does turn out to be better than the other ones by Burroughs that I have read and I am a fan of Burroughs. To get it out of the way, as one would expect for a pulp novel set in Africa written before the outbreak of World War I, there is lots of racism how...
Mallory Kellogg, Nerdalicious
Mallory Kellogg, Nerdalicious rated it
3.0 Tarzan
What did I learn about Tarzan? He's a homicidal maniac. If you have something he likes, prepare to die. He also loves to play "jokes" on others. Which usual scares the shit out of the neighboring tribes. Skulls appearing out of thin air and bodies falling from the sky are not jokes.
brokenbiscuits
brokenbiscuits rated it
0.0 Books of 1915 (Part Three)
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Spooky's House Of Books rated it
3.5 slow getting in to
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