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Tarzan The Centennial Celebration

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  • Posted November 25, 2012

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    A Celebration of Tarzan

    Tarzan The Cen­ten­nial Cel­e­bra­tion by Scott Tracy Grif­fin is a cof­fee table book (13" x 10 1/4") cel­e­brat­ing 100 years of the famous lord of the jun­gle. Mr. Grif­fin is the lead­ing author­ity on Edgar Rice Bur­roughs and on his 1912 cre­ation of which this book is about.

    The book is, in one word, amaz­ing. The book is a feast to the eyes, I spent hours sit­ting down look­ing at it explain to my son (5) whose who and look­ing at the great visu­als and ani­mals (he just did the let­ter “E” in kinder­garten so we were look­ing for elephants).

    The book is full of great art, pic­tures, illus­tra­tions and even sketches by Edgar Rice Bur­roughs. The text asso­ci­ated with the pic­tures is very inter­est­ing and enlight­en­ing about every sub­ject Tarzan fans would like to delve into, from his ani­mals to syn­op­sis of each of the sto­ries by Bur­roughs and others.

    A fas­ci­nat­ing intro­duc­tion by actor Ron Ely starts the jour­ney into Tarzan and other writ­ings by Bur­roughs. Fol­lowed by a short biog­ra­phy of Bur­roughs and a short syn­op­sis of every Tarzan book he pub­lished with high qual­ity images of gor­geous cov­ers. A short chap­ter about Tarzan for chil­dren, fol­lowed by a "How to Speak Ape" sec­tion and maps of Africa drawn by Mr. Bur­roughs himself.

    A fan­tas­tic sec­tion about the comics fol­lowed by those who played Tarzan on radio, stage, the sil­ver screen and tele­vi­sion — even Disney's Tarzan gets a men­tion. The book closes out telling the fans about Tarzana, Ca, col­lectibles, autho­rized sequels, for­eign edi­tions, the web and more.

    This is a won­der­ful book with a "WOW' fac­tor for the inner geek in all of us. The book will grace the cof­fee table in our house and is a great present for the geek who has everything.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    A must have for Tarzan fans!

    This is a lavishly done book that covers all aspects of the jungle man's history in print,movies and television. The artwork and pictures are incredible. Each novel is covered as well as stories on the actor's and actresses that appeared in the movies and TV series. Even the comic books and cartoon series are represented here. This book deserves a place of honor on any coffee table for the true Tarzan fan.

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