Tarzan: The Complete Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan: The Complete Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Tarzan is the quintessential feral child, an archetypal wild boy lost in the jungle and raised by great apes. Created by author Edgar Rice Burroughs, the ape man character of Lord Greystoke continues to enthrall and captivate readers and audiences, the world over.

This compilation contains all 25 of the Tarzan novels written and published by Burroughs during

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Tarzan is the quintessential feral child, an archetypal wild boy lost in the jungle and raised by great apes. Created by author Edgar Rice Burroughs, the ape man character of Lord Greystoke continues to enthrall and captivate readers and audiences, the world over.

This compilation contains all 25 of the Tarzan novels written and published by Burroughs during his lifetime, and is formatted with an active table of contents by title and chapter for easy navigation:

Tarzan of the Apes
The Return of Tarzan
The Beasts of Tarzan
The Son of Tarzan
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar
Jungle Tales of Tarzan
Tarzan the Untamed
Tarzan the Terrible
Tarzan and the Golden Lion
Tarzan and the Ant Men
Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle
Tarzan and the Lost Empire
Tarzan at the Earth's Core
Tarzan the Invincible
Tarzan Triumphant
Tarzan and the City of Gold
Tarzan and the Lion Man
Tarzan and the Leopard Men
Tarzan's Quest
Tarzan and the Forbidden City
Tarzan the Magnificent
Tarzan and the Foreign Legion
The Tarzan Twins
Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins and Jad-Bal-Ja the Golden Lion
Tarzan and the Castaways

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012105400
Publisher:
Trilogus Media Group
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
31,708
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter, although he produced works in many genres.

Burroughs soon took up writing full-time and by the time the run of Under the Moons of Mars had finished he had completed two novels, including Tarzan of the Apes, which was published from October 1912 and went on to begin his most successful series. Burroughs also wrote popular science fiction and fantasy stories involving Earthly adventurers transported to various planets (notably Barsoom, Burroughs' fictional name for Mars, and Amtor, his fictional name for Venus), lost islands, and into the interior of the hollow earth in his Pellucidar stories, as well as westerns and historical romances.

Tarzan was a cultural sensation when introduced. Burroughs was determined to capitalize on Tarzan's popularity in every way possible. He planned to exploit Tarzan through several different media including a syndicated Tarzan comic strip, movies and merchandise.

In either 1915 or 1919, Burroughs purchased a large ranch north of Los Angeles, California, which he named "Tarzana." The citizens of the community that sprang up around the ranch voted to adopt that name when their town, Tarzana, Calif. was formed in either 1927 or 1928.

In either 1915 or 1919, Burroughs purchased a large ranch north of Los Angeles, California, which he named "Tarzana." The citizens of the community that sprang up around the ranch voted to adopt that name when their town, Tarzana, Calif. was formed in either 1927 or 1928.

Also the community of Tarzan, Texas, was formally named in 1927 when the postal service accepted the name, reputedly coming from the popularity of the first Tarzan of the Apes film, and an early "Tarzan" comic strip.

In 1923 Burroughs set up his own company, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., and began printing his own books through the 1930s.

At the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Burroughs was a resident of Hawaii and, despite being in his late sixties, he applied for permission to become a war correspondent. After the war ended, Burroughs moved back to Encino, California, where, after many health problems, he died of a heart attack on March 19, 1950, having written almost seventy novels.

The Burroughs crater on Mars is named in his honor.

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Tarzan 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 60 reviews.
SanBee More than 1 year ago
I loved it from the first to the last page! About 3/4 the way through there seemed to be a noticed increase in misspelled words, etc. But not enough to stop my enjoyment !! The author is awesome -- hard to believe the series was written 100 years ago. ENJOY!!!
PepperPot More than 1 year ago
This book contains all of Tarzan's adventures. It is written from an early 1900s perspective and the language in it is definitely not politically correct. The stories get a little formula driven after a while, but it is cliffhanger after cliffhanger. But again I caution you, the language and attitudes may be very shocking to 21st century sensibilities. But there is enough action to keep you interested, but this is not a collection you can sit down and read all the way through, since it is several books in one collection.
luftweg More than 1 year ago
This is a great compilation. I prefer to read the books independently of each other and found a series that allows me to do this here: Tarzan Classics Book Collection. I have attached them with this review for your reference if you also enjoy buying individual books rather than one large set.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the Tarzan movies on TV as a child. I had never read the books. They are entertaining and fun. The first is the best. The sequels are perhaps even more fantastic in storyline but still fun to read. The books are so different from what Hollywood gave us in the movies. I'm truly sorry they didn't try to stick closer to the books when they made the movies. I have to stress that these books have such an unbelievable storyline that they are tremendous fun to read.
Jeff Neyenhaus More than 1 year ago
I enjooyed every page of this book, However two things were wrong. first, it is missing the final book, that was written by both Edgar & his son. The second problem I found was the mispelling of simple words but I started overlooking this as i kept reading further into the book. All in all a great deal on a Great Classic Read...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the series as a child. Now I have all of them in one place. For those who have not read them before remember they are not politicly correct and are a product of there time. Also after the Son of Tarzan he started writing what he called the pot boilers. That is to say they become formulized and some he wrote just to keep up with the demand.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I am really amazed at how someone could have put this volume of Tarzan out. The spelling is awful. I came across many extra words in sentences that didn't belong there. Some words that were at the end of the line were cut off. The book Tarzan the Untamed had a whole chapter and a half missing, I had to buy that book separately so I could read the whole book. I have read these books many times in paperback and have absolutely loved them. If you want to read Tarzan don't get this set, with all the problems it can be a hard read. I wish I knew of a better collection of books to recommend.
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This on the nook edition of Tarzan has all the books which are very clear and readable for someone with older eyes. The books are a great reminder of my reading many years ago, this with the low cost, I give this edition 5 ******
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once I started reading the book I could not put it down. 25 stories, always excitment and adventure! Definately worth reading! Way ahead of it's time! A+++++
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These are classic. I grew up them. Read the first additions. Most of the reviews seem to be ignorant of the CLASSIC factor. Politically correct...give me a break! If you are so sensitive do not read! Some political correctness can be necessary. However most is so rediculous!!! These have great story lines and thrilling. As in most books there are some places you just want to get through to get to the really excellent parts. I believe these to be very great reads!
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This is a greatly entertaning way to read the Tarzan series. However , you should be a pretty good reader because the books can get pretty complicated. Also, If you do not like violence, this book probably is not for you.
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Some of the best reading I've ever had the pleasure to do. Simple and yet so beautiful and timeless.
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