Tarzan of the Apes

Tarzan of the Apes

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"A central figure in American popular culture, Tarzan first came swinging through the jungle in the pages of a pulp-fiction magazine in 1912, and subsequently appeared in the novel that went on to spawn numerous film, full-length cartoon, and theatrical adaptations. The infant Tarzan, lost on the coast of West Africa, is adopted by an ape-mother and grows up to become a model of physical strength and natural prowess, and eventually leader of his tribe. When he encounters a group of white Europeans, and rescues Jane Porter from a marauding ape, he finds love, and must choose between the values of civilization and the jungle. Jason Haslam's engaging introduction situates the novel not only in the pulp fiction industry, but also against the backdrop of adventure stories, European exploration in Africa, and the debates over nature versus civilization. This edition also features an up-to-date bibliography, chronology, and helpful notes as well as appendices that include selections of letters from readers to the editor of The All-Story magazine where the novel first appeared, histories of feral children, African explorers, and American advocates of self-reliance. bout the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more."--Online description.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010, c1912.
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ISBN: 9780812572384
0812572386
9780451524232
0451524233
9780451531025
9780199542888
Call Number: BURROUGHS
Characteristics: xxxiv, 271 p. ; 20 cm.
Subjects: Adventure fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Rescues -- Fiction.
Animals -- Fiction.
Jungles -- Fiction.
Tarzan (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.

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lt_bibliosara Feb 10, 2017

In Tarzan of the Apes, our hero is brought to life. From birth to his introduction into civilization, we grow to know a man of epic moral stature. Tarzan battles his own animalistic tendencies, overcomes beasts of the jungle and the city alike, and pines for the love of the kind-hearted and fiery Jane Porter. Using such a unique perspective, Burroughs reintroduces us to the contradictions, appeals, and downfalls of humanity in all its diversity in the context of an adventurous tale destined to be one of the greatest science fiction novels of all time.
It is highly recommended to read at least the first three books.

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mkeo1226
Dec 29, 2011

I was thoroughly surprise at how captivating this book was. I've only known the Disney version of the book, so this version was definitely a surprise. The story brings you back to childhood and is a definite MUST READ!!

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Jun 04, 2013

" 'The could be but one suitable reply to your assertion, Mr. Clayton,' she said icily, 'and I regret that I am not a man, that I might make it.' She turned quickly and entered the cabin. Clayton was an Englishman, so the girl had passed quite out of sight before he deduced what reply a man would have made. 'Upon my word,' he said ruefully, 'she called me a liar. And I fancy I jolly well deserved it,' he added thoughtfully. "

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