The Beasts of Tarzan

The Beasts of Tarzan

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by Edgar Rice Burroughs
     
 

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In a Paris Review interview, Ray Bradbury said of Burroughs that "Edgar Rice Burroughs never would have looked upon himself as a social mover and shaker with social obligations. But as it turns out – and I love to say it because it upsets everyone terribly – Burroughs is probably the most influential writer in the entire history of the world." Bradbury

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In a Paris Review interview, Ray Bradbury said of Burroughs that "Edgar Rice Burroughs never would have looked upon himself as a social mover and shaker with social obligations. But as it turns out – and I love to say it because it upsets everyone terribly – Burroughs is probably the most influential writer in the entire history of the world." Bradbury continued that "By giving romance and adventure to a whole generation of boys, Burroughs caused them to go out and decide to become special."

As THE BEASTS OF TARZAN begins, Tarzan -- as Lord Greystoke -- is settled in civilized London. But two of his enemies, Nikolas Rokoff and henchman Alexis Paulvitch, are on his trail. The pair abducts Jane -- and Tarzan's son, Jack. Tarzan himself is stranded on a desert island, but with the help of Sheeta the panther and Akut the great ape he makes it back to the mainland. There he meets Mugambi, the giant chief of the Wagambi tribe, who becomes Tarzan's lifelong friend and ally. The group heads into the deep jungle after the kidnappers -- and when Tarzan finds them he lets the beast inside him wreck his vengeance. There's a beautiful irony, here -- Tarzan has come from the jungle into civilization, and his son must go from civilization to the jungle. Where Tarzan grew up without human guidance or moral direction, he has become an honorable man -- chivalrous, almost noble; a genuinely good man. And now his son, raised in civilization, must now walk a similar path. . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595402141
Publisher:
1st World Library
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Tarzan Series, #3
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875 - 1950) worked many odd jobs before professionally writing. Burroughs did not start writing until he was in his late 30s while working at a pencil-sharpener wholesaler. But after following his call to writing, Burroughs created one of America's most enduring adventure heroes: Tarzan. Along with his novels about Tarzan, Burroughs wrote the notable Barsoom series, which follows the Mars adventurer John Carter.

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The Beasts Of Tarzan (Large Print) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are so many errors i have to skip ahead. When you skip ahead to a part that has words that make sense, you are forced to start again in the middle of a main event tht doesnt make sense. Hey this is not a nonfiction book where you can begin and eend anywhere. If this is a nonfiction book i am confused. I think it is ridiculous i have to give this book a whole star. That is exaggerating and exaggerating is lying. I do not lie...
misterEdSC More than 1 year ago
The text is full of stuff like? %$#&@/. Many pages are full of that kind of stuff. The price is ok but in this case it seems like you get what you pay for. Look some more.
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A great tale by Burroughs. One of my favorite Tarzan adventures. My copy was error free. I got the one published by Philtre Libre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Doesnt sound to good...