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Tarzan of the Apes Hardcover – April 12, 2012
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Includes Quiet Vision's Dynamic Index. the abilty to build a index for any set of characters or words. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Tarzan's world is Africa. But an extraordinary Africa populated with apes more intelligent than any known ones and in later adventures with a plethora "lost cities", "ant-men" or whatever suit ERB in order to deliver a fast paced adventure.
As other reviewers, of this same book in other editions, point out do not expect "politically correct" tales, they are the product of a society still torn by racial prejudices.
Another assumption that closely follows this is: "superior traits" are inherited directly and a Lord will always be a Lord no matter what the circumstances.
The reader may assume all this adventures occurs in an "alternate reality" that have some common traits with our world such as the ones depicted by Guy Gavriel Kay for example.
Now you'll be ready to enjoy the original story of Tarzan as it was delivered by ERB, free from Hollywood changes or comic's stereotypes.
A couple of English nobles are abandoned by a mutinous crew in the coast of Africa where they barely survive.
Adversity proves to be more than what they may endure and both die leaving an infant that is miraculously adopted by Kala an anthropoid that has lost her baby-ape.
Protected by her, Tarzan starts a life struggle to conquer a space among the over towering brutes.Read more ›
In this book you meet Tarzan, learn who he really is, where he came from, how he became lord of the apes and protector of the jungle, and the English Earl of Greystoke. You also learn the story behind the story about Tarzan and Jane.
I've been a Tarzan fan for nearly 20 years. I've been collecting Tarzan books (older ones) for the past 15 years. I've read nearly all the books in the series, and this one is probably the best. I'll be the first to admit that if you read a lot of Tarzan books back to back you will see a somewhat formulaic approach to some of the installments. This first book, however, is original, interesting, and immensely entertaining.
I encourage you to read the book that got it all started in 1914 -- the premis, the character, and the mystique that spawned numerous films, and other spin-off media, and a series of books that spanned publication dates from 1914 well into the 1940s.
Move over Indiana Jones and James Bond -- Tarzan is the real McCoy. He's strong, brave, modest, wise, and good. He's got the attributes that we could sure use in a hero today!
Give this book a look. You'll be glad you did. It's a book that you could enjoy reading to your children.
5 stars for story, character development, readability, and content. Is it a literary classic? Yes, in that it holds its own respected place among fictional literature. Will it ever will literary acclaim? I don't think that Joyce or Faulkner need to worry.
But, hey, it's a fun read! Give it a try.
What I do want to comment upon is this edition. Republished by the Library of America, this hard bound book is a charming edition, reflecting the size and style of the original from the early 1900s. The layout and the typeset, I am assuming, are also from the original publishing time period and add to the enjoyment of reading this book again after 40 years. Coupled with a reasonable price, this book is a wonderful investment for your bookshelf.
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Just finished reading Tarzan of the Apes. I was pleased to find it an exciting tale of daring deeds and triumph of a man over the obstacles which life gave him! Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
I love this story. Yes, it may be somewhat 'far fetched' but I enjoyed the adventure. Mr. Burroughs brought the tale full circle. Read morePublished 5 days ago by angel florez
Loved this book as a kid and it's free on the Kindle store? Amazing find and no movie has ever done it justice!Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
My father brought this book home for me in the early 60's and it was lost long ago. I was happy to find it again and it was exactly what I was looking for!Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is a story I've never heard before. If anyone gets this and expects the movie- get ready for a wild ride! This SO not the movie, and SO MUCH BETTER! Read morePublished 17 days ago by rosanne
wow the ending REALLY caught me off guard. quite a shocker after watching disney's version, i guess all that's left to do is read the other 23 books...Published 20 days ago by Jennifer Davis