Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Man Who Created Tarzan [NOOK Book]

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In 1912, a frustrated writer sat at his typewriter seeking armchair adventure. Edgar Rice Burroughs had failed at nearly everything he had tried, yet he knew a good story when he read one. The tale of an ape-man torn between primal desires and civilization’s demands seemed like it might sell. A century later, in movies, on television, and in 74 novels, Tarzan still swings. In this digital short, award-winning author Bruce Watson explores the fantastically fertile mind of Edgar Rice Burroughs and the legacy of his...
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Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Man Who Created Tarzan

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Overview

In 1912, a frustrated writer sat at his typewriter seeking armchair adventure. Edgar Rice Burroughs had failed at nearly everything he had tried, yet he knew a good story when he read one. The tale of an ape-man torn between primal desires and civilization’s demands seemed like it might sell. A century later, in movies, on television, and in 74 novels, Tarzan still swings. In this digital short, award-winning author Bruce Watson explores the fantastically fertile mind of Edgar Rice Burroughs and the legacy of his creations, not just Tarzan but John Carter of Mars and many more.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014181174
  • Publisher: New Word City, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/2/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 656,641
  • File size: 999 KB

Meet the Author

Bruce Watson is the author of four acclaimed books of American history, including Sacco and Vanzetti, Freedom Summer, and Bread and Roses, each published by Viking. As a frequent contributor to Smithsonian, Watson wrote more than 40 feature articles on topics ranging from eels to Ferraris to the history of Coney Island. His pieces have also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Yankee, and The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2003.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2013

    A perfect short bio that serves ERB very well

    You probably get the best of ERB in his novels. Tarzan and John Carter are after all pretty intriguing while Burroughs himself was just a normal Joe. So this elegant short biography is all you need to know about the author in general and in the context of the time in which he lived. The book is a perfect model for the short biography, and made me want to go back and reread some of the Burroughs novels that wowed me as a kid. Nicely done.

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