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Tarzan of the Apes is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first in a series of books about the title character . The story was later published as a complete novel under the present title by A. C. McClurg in October 1917

Tarzan of the Apes is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first in a series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published in the pulp magazine All-Story Magazine in October 1912. So popular was the character that Burroughs continued the series into the 1940s with two dozen sequels. McClurg in October 1917. Full of swordplay and daring feats, the story is considered a classic example of 20th century pulp fiction.

When Edgar Rice Burroughs sat down to write his now-legendary Tarzan . The world of edgar rice. Burroughs and tarzan of the apes.

When Edgar Rice Burroughs sat down to write his now-legendary Tarzan of the Apes in 1911, he had a young family to support and a string of business failures weighing heavily on his mind. Besides a large number of books, including three science-fiction series (set on Mars, Venus, and in the hollow core of Earth), he also authored many patriotic journal pieces and, after witnessing the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, served as a war correspondent in the South Pacific.

Edgar Rice Burroughs had a huge California ranch, and the land eventually became a town, named for Burroughs's most .

Edgar Rice Burroughs had a huge California ranch, and the land eventually became a town, named for Burroughs's most famous character. Burroughs created one of the few heroes everyone knows, and at that desk, he took Tarzan to exotic lands, had him face bizarre creatures and endless, exotic challenges. Those adventures spirit the reader away to a timeless time of action and heroism. And sitting in that office, I was a permanent convert. I thought the price was very reasonable. I am more than pleased.

Tarzan of the Apes is a novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first in a series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published in the pulp magazine The All-Story in October 1912. The story follows Tarzan's adventures, from his childhood being raised by apes in the jungle, to his eventual encounters with other humans and Western society.

5 Books on Edgar Rice Burroughs. Burroughs soon took up writing full-time, and by the time the run of Under the Moons of Mars had finished, he had completed two novels, including Tarzan of the Apes, published from October 1912 and one of his most successful series. Burroughs also wrote popular science fiction and fantasy stories involving adventurers from Earth transported to various planets (notably Barsoom, Burroughs's fictional name for Mars, and Amtor, his fictional name for Venus), lost islands, and into the interior of the hollow earth in his Pellucidar stories.

The novel is the coming-of-age story of John Clayton, born in the western . I have read all of Edgar Rice Burroughs novels about ' Tarzan of the apes' and enjoyed being taken into a world of fantastic adventure.

The novel is the coming-of-age story of John Clayton, born in the western coastal jungles of equatorial Africa to a marooned couple from England, . .ship, or meddling in affairs that don't concern you you can take the consequences, and be damned. Tarzan is a magnificent character.

Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American novelist who turned to fiction . Tarzan of the Apes is the very first book in the series.

Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American novelist who turned to fiction writing after an unsuccessful stint as a pencil sharpener salesman. His shrewd business acumen and marketing blitzkrieg ensured that Tarzan burst upon the world in the form of novels, comic-strips, films and merchandise. The plot is fast paced and the style captures the reader's interest till the very last chapter. Though modern-day readers may find parts of the novel dated and not politically correct, it remains a classical coming of age story that appeals to young and old alike.

1 Tarzan of the Apes Tarzan orphaned babe. Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic John Carter, although he produced works in many genres. Other books in the series. Tarzan (1 - 10 of 26 books)

1 Tarzan of the Apes Tarzan orphaned babe. Tarzan (1 - 10 of 26 books). Books by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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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?  From the Trade Paperback edition.

There’s something about the character Tarzan that still resonates with people today even more than 100 years after he was originally created. Television shows, radio shows, feature films, comic book adaptations, animated shows, and animated features have all contributed to this mythic character, while also mostly leaving some of the more unpleasant stuff aside. It can certainly be troubling to some to go back to the source of it all, Tarzan of the Apes, only to discover that it is chock full of sentiments that today’s readers may take great offense to. The discussion of racism and sexism in this novel, and frankly, of many thousands of novels written in less enlightened times than our own, is valid and worth having, but I won’t be having it here. Readers sensitive to those topics may want to proceed into Tarzan with caution or not at all. That said…

I had a great time reading Tarzan of the Apes, but it is absolutely a pulp novel. The plot is well known to most, the details probably less so, but there isn’t anything ground breaking going on here. Or is there? It’s hard to say. On one hand, like I pointed out above, Tarzan has been around for over a hundred years now. That certainly doesn’t rank him in Shakespearean terms, but outside of Sherlock Holmes, Zorro, or James Bond, I can’t think of many other characters that have persisted quite like that, barring the entrance of comic book super heroes. Tarzan serves as a kind of model man for young boys – like the ultimate Boy Scout. The boy Tarzan, like many boys, is born and feels mundane until that first look in the water reveals he is actually special. And over time, he learns to do things others can’t. This is the super hero origin part of the story, and it begins early on. Tarzan becomes capable of physical feats that mere men are not while at the same time, the other side of him becomes the learned English gentleman. In many ways, he foreshadows Bruce Wayne and Batman, except the disguise for Tarzan is absent. He lost his parents, was an outsider, trains his mind and body to super human levels, then re-enters society as a regular man. Outside of the losing your parents part, it isn’t hard to imagine this journey as that of a young boy’s fantasy. That alone doesn’t seem like quite enough to carry a dime story novel for a century though. Is there more? I feel like the further men of our current culture are separated from their traditional primitive roles of hunter gatherer, the greater the need and difficulty finding value and meaning in one’s own existence becomes. In that sense, I feel like Tarzan speaks to all the guys out there that are mild mannered, sit at a desk all day doing accounting or insurance adjusting or whatever, and go home to throw something in the microwave, and just don’t feel fulfilled. They wish they could have their cake and eat it too. They want to hunt there food, trudge through the jungle back to home, and slap their kill down on the table. But they want tea too, and of course, Matlock’s coming on. Instead, they’ve got their fantasies. I think the current plague of zombie content fits this same void for modern audiences. It’s like the modern male wishes society were wiped away so he could reign supreme again. Except not really. It’s just a fantasy. It’s what books are for. I got to be Tarzan for a little while, but now it’s back to work for me. They don’t have showers in the jungle or wives to share a morning coffee with, but I have both, and I better not get complacent about it either… cause… you know… the zombies and stuff.
Wow...this work has been around for over 100 years now and is still going strong. The Tarzan character created by Burroughs has become an actual cultural icon and it would be difficult to find an individual of any age that does not have at least some idea of who he is/was even if they have never read this or the other books in the series.

While I have always been a bigger fan of his John Carter series, I never the less started reading all of the Tarzan books at a pretty early age back in the mid to late 1950s. I know my father, when he was a lad, read the same books and it was one of the few “literary” discussions I ever had with him. I was always a fanatical reader; he was not.

Anyway, this book Tarzan of the Apes and the other books in the series (about 25 I think) and all the comics and movies featuring the big guy, have had a tremendous impact on quite a number of generations of young boys, and to a great extent, young girls also. The modern reader will immediately pick up on the fact that these books are not what we currently consider ‘politically correct,” and as a matter of fact they are down right racist at times....although, after thoroughly researching the life of the author I have become convinced that he was not a racist, per se, but merely a creature of his times. The reader must remember when they were written and the attitude of the times.

These books were most certainly pulp fiction and fall into the same category of Doc Savage, Conan, and many others of that era. I personally love pulp fiction and have been hung up on it for decades. I have, in my private collection, copies of almost all of Burroughs’ and am always searching form different editions.

Anyway, the books were a delight when I was young and now that I am reading them (after numerous reads in the past) I find that I am still delighted. I recently reread the Mars series and the Venus series and the inner earth series, and am now re-enjoying the Tarzan books. (By the way – I have always hated the movies made from these books and have yet to see one that did the books justice...that is just me though.)