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  • Published: 5 August 2008
  • ISBN: 9780451531025
  • Imprint: Signet
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $9.99

Tarzan of the Apes




Experience the legend of Tarzan in this thrilling adventure from Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Set amid the vibrant colors and sounds of the African jungle, this classic work, rich in suspense and action, has beckoned generations of readers on a glorious journey to romance and pure adventure. This is the story of the ape-man Tarzan, raised in the wild by the great ape Kala, and how he learns the secrets of the jungle to survive—how to talk with the animals, swing through the trees, and fight the great predators. As Tarzan grows up, he makes many friends, including Tantor the elephant and Numa the lion. When this paradise is invaded by white men, Tarzan’s life changes, for in this group is Jane, the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. Speaking directly to our childhood fantasies, this exhilarating work takes us to that faraway place in our minds where dreams prevail, and where we too can be masters of our own domain.

With an Introduction by Gore Vidal
And an Afterword by Michael Meyer

  • Pub date: 5 August 2008
  • ISBN: 9780451531025
  • Imprint: Signet
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $9.99

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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Praise for Tarzan of the Apes

““[Burroughs has] a gift very few writers of any kind possess: he can describe action vividly.” —Gore Vidal”


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