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  • Published: 1 July 2003
  • ISBN: 9780812967067
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $16.99

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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.'

  • Pub date: 1 July 2003
  • ISBN: 9780812967067
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $16.99

About the Author

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1875. After serving a short time in the 7th U.S. Cavalry, Burroughs was a shopkeeper, gold miner, cowboy, and policeman before becoming a full-time writer. His first novel, Tarzan of the Apes, was published in 1914, and along with its 22 sequels has sold over 30 million copies in 58 languages.

Author of numerous other jungle and science fiction novels and novellas, including The Land That Time Forgot, Burroughs had a writing career that spanned almost 30 years, with his last novel, The Land of Terror, being published in 1941. He died in 1950 at his ranch near Tarzana, the California town named for his legendary hero.

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