Tarzan Series: Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan Classic Books Collection - Book #5 with Original Cover) [NOOK Book]

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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.

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the fifth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It first appeared in the November and ...
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Tarzan Series: Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan Classic Books Collection - Book #5 with Original Cover)

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Overview

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.

Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the fifth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It first appeared in the November and December issues of All-Story Cavalier Weekly in 1916, and the first book publication was by McClurg in 1918.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012996626
  • Publisher: Bentley Loft
  • Publication date: 9/5/2011
  • Series: Tarzan Classic Books Collection , #5
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 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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  • Posted March 27, 2011

    a good buy

    It's easy to navigate between books, all the great stories I loved as a child. if you can get past the racisim and sexist stereotypes of the day and age in which ERB was subject to, you will find some rousing, great stories where the good guys win, honor has meaning, and yet, TARZAN is nobody' s fool!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2012

    No one tells a better story than Edgar Rice Burroughs

    For criminy sakes, I'll be 70 years old this year and these books THRILL me as much as they did when I read them as a teenager. As far as I'm concerned, Mr. Burroughs was the best story teller in history - John Carter of Mars, the Tarzan series, and zillions of other great story plots. What an imagination this author had.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Fun Fluff

    The first book will stand the test of time. A great adventure with compelling characters. The rest formulaic with dated sensibilities and offensive steriotyping.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    The classic books, well done!

    I've been enjoying the stories very much & had no trouble at all!! Whoever did it formatted it well!

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  • Posted July 2, 2012

    Great fun for Tarzan fans!

    As a young girl I was enchanted with "The Return of Tarzan," but I didn't have access to the other books in the series. This inexpensive collection was fun to read -- I enjoyed every book.

    Burroughs was not a literary giant (his books are simply written, somewhat repetitive, and approach corny at times) but he had an impressive imagination and was able to insert a staggering number of plot turns into each book; the tempo never lagged! He delighted in describing how isolated cultures in lost civilizations developed.

    The books reflect the social attitudes of the era in which they were written -- they are certainly not politically correct today! Obviously, Burroughs was a fan of Darwin's theories -- which amused me not infrequently. I was interested in how he interwove world events (such as WWII) into the stories. His prejudices are clearly manifested, which is fine, he doesn't try to disguise them.

    Doubtless I will enjoy these book another time. Those who have fond memmories of the Tarzan franchise will have an enjoyable time reading this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    Exelent! But....

    I loved this! It a sweet, moving, romantic set of novels! My only critisism is that it is very repetative after the first few b

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 9, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Highly Recommend Tarzan Classic Books Collection of Tarzan Stories!!!

    Jungle Tales of Tarzan is another great installment by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

    I would recommend this book to everyone. Its worth every penny because the formatting and the original book edition cover art is so beautiful.

    Get it today if you like Tarzan. Check out the rest of the Tarzan Classic Books Collection today if you haven't already.

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  • Posted September 9, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Tarzan Classic Books Collection is Awesome!!!

    Tarzan the Terrible is such a great book. Edgar Rice Burroughs is such a great story teller. This Tarzan Classic Book had me hooked from the very first paragraph.

    Bentley Loft Publishers does such a great job at formatting this book with the original cover art for the book cover. It was so easy to read from page 1 til the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Great Ebook with original cover art work!!! Fantastic!

    Get this book today.

    Tarzan is at it once again. Edgar Rice Burroughs is a genius with telling great stories and this one doesn't disappoint.

    I recommend you get Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar from the Tarzan Classic Books Collection today if you haven't already.

    Its worth every cent.

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  • Posted September 9, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    A must read for all you Tarzan lovers!!!

    The Son of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs is a must read.

    The Tarzan Classic Books Collection really knows how to create a great user experience by formatting the book so eloquently. I also loved the Original Book Cover. Its almost as good as holding the real life original book edition in my hands.

    You won't regret buying and reading this book on your nook.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    This book is amazing!!!

    Tarzan the Untamed by Edgar Rice Burroughs is so good.

    The Tarzan Classic Books Collection sure knows how to format an ebook for a great reading experience.

    I highly recommend this original book edition of Tarzan the Untamed of Bentley Loft Publishing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2011

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    Highly Recommended

    Tarzan is such a great character and I love following him through his adventures. This is another great adventure with Tarzan as the centerpiece.

    Get this book today if you enjoy Tarzan books or Edgar Rice Burroughs.

    Edgar Rice Burroughs is a classic books collection of great stories of Tarzan.

    I just love all of them. This one being one of my favorites.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Great Original Version of "The Return of Tarzan"!!!

    This sequel to "Tarzan of the Apes" by Edgar Rice Burroughs was another great installment of the Tarzan character.

    I highly recommend you buy this ebook for a couple reasons. 1) It has superb formatting and every page flows to the next. 2) I love the "Original Book Cover"

    The Tarzan Classics Book Collection has my vote for top quality at a great value.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Highly Recommend Tarzan of the Apes to All!!!

    Edgar Rice Burroughs is a master story teller. Who doesn't love a great Tarzan Classic Book Collection?

    I recommend this book for the quality in which it was formatted and also for the great story.

    I plan on buying all of these ebooks in the Tarzan Classic Books Collection. I love having the original covers also.

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