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The passages in which the nut-brown boy teaches himself to read and write are masterly and among the book's improbable, imaginative best. How tempting it is to adopt the ten-year-old's term for letters--"little bugs"! And the older Tarzan's realization that civilized "men were indeed more foolish and more cruel than the beasts of the jungle," while not exactly a new notion, is nonetheless potent. The first in Burroughs's serial is most enjoyable in its resounding oddities of word and thought, including the unforgettable "When Tarzan killed he more often smiled than scowled; and smiles are the foundation of beauty." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Enjoyable and fun. Since I'm old enough to remember the old Tarzan movies, I thought I'd try this this, but didn't expect much. Read morePublished 2 hours ago by jim
Conan. Superman. Spiderman. James Bond. All the stories we've loved for generations are all right here back in 1910 with all future influence made clear. Read morePublished 9 days ago by James Ackman
Great to find out the real story behind the characature I've known my whole life, much better, entertaining, and more violent than I thoughtPublished 10 days ago by Aedan J. Moran
Everyone should read old books in equal proportion to the new ones. This classic adventure has influenced so much popular culture in America it should be read for that if nothing... Read morePublished 11 days ago by kathy mcgee
When Tarzan of the Apes was published it was banned from some American schools, but does it deserve a place on this list of distinguished banned boks. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Travis Ann Sherman
This book was a horrible thought to have to read. It had many words and sometimes hard to follow. By reading it all the way threw I found out that everyone has choices and one... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Dez
Very good book loved it . It will expand your vocabulary and it is one of the classics I highly suggest itPublished 19 days ago by Cynthia b.