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Celebrating one hundred years of Tarzan, Titan Books presents the only official commemorative illustrated history of this worldwide phenomenon. To celebrate the Lord of the Jungle's 100th birthday, internationally-acclaimed Edgar Rice Burroughs expert Scott Tracy Griffin presents the ultimate review of a century of Tarzan. Lavishly illustrated and with fascinating insight into every element of Burroughs' extraordinary legacy - from his first writings to the latest stage musical - this is a visual treasure trove ...
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Overview

Celebrating one hundred years of Tarzan, Titan Books presents the only official commemorative illustrated history of this worldwide phenomenon. To celebrate the Lord of the Jungle's 100th birthday, internationally-acclaimed Edgar Rice Burroughs expert Scott Tracy Griffin presents the ultimate review of a century of Tarzan. Lavishly illustrated and with fascinating insight into every element of Burroughs' extraordinary legacy - from his first writings to the latest stage musical - this is a visual treasure trove of classic comic strip, cover art, movie stills, and rare ephemera.

From the first publication of the smash hit Tarzan of the Apes, Burroughs' ape man captured the hearts and the imaginations of adults and children across the globe, whether by written word, moving image, comic strip or radio. Each of the 24 original novels and the many varied appearances on stage, screen and in print receive a detailed commentary, illustrated with some of the most evocative and beautiful artworks, illustrations and photographs, many rarely seen in print before.

With features on Korak, Jane, Tantor and Cheetah, plus their innumerable friends, foes and exotic adventures, this is an amazing collection of all things Tarzan and a vital addition to any Tarzan-lover's library.

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Editorial Reviews

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"At the century mark, one of the world's most enduring literary franchises is honored with a gallery of art in Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration."Huffington Post

"Topped off with a look at collectibles, conventions, authorised sequels and more (not to mention a brilliant foreword from big screen Tarzan Ron Ely), there's no doubting the fact that this is a must-have for any fan of Tarzan." – Comic Book Movie

"An enormous, glossy volume filled with rare art, movie stills, and insights on every corner of the Tarzan universe." – Flavorwire

"Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration is a must buy if you ever loved Tarzan. The book is a perfect way to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the jungle man’s first appearance." – Wired.com

"An awe-inspiring collection that any Tarzan fan would cherish." – Strange Kids Club

"The quality of this book as a collector’s item is unmatched. It’s a brilliant hard cover." –  Comic Hype

"this magnificent Tarzan tribute volume makes a compelling case that the Ape Man has as strong a grip on our collective imaginations as he always did." – Open Letters Monthly

"lovingly detailed artwork and insight." – MTV Geek

"Regular AICN readers know that Titan usually knocks books of this ilk out of the park. Even taking into account Titan’s lofty pedigree, TARZAN: THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION  emerges as magnificently presented, stunningly laid out, and beautifully guided by author Griffin & Co. This may be the company’s best work yet" – aintitcool

Library Journal
Edgar Rice Burroughs expert Griffin’s love for the pulp writer’s work is evident in this exhaustive, beautifully produced book on the pop culture phenomenon Tarzan. Nothing has been spared in its production; its large format and glossy stock allow the many illustrations to be shown off to their best advantage. In particular, the book highlights the considerable skill and diversity of Tarzan illustrators from the pulp eras to recent Disney artists and web designers. Griffin deals with each of Burroughs’s 26 Tarzan adventures with detailed publishing histories, synopses, and discussion of themes and sources, as well as the subsequent comic strips, serials, and comic books. Griffin reviews other authorized Tarzan tales, covers Burroughs’s life (including his work beyond Tarzan), and discusses Tarzan fan clubs, collectibles, radio series, and the succession of film and television Tarzans from the silent era to the present.

Verdict Clearly a labor of love and much more than a coffee-table book, this volume should be the definitive resource for anyone with any level of interest in Tarzan. It’s also a fine collection of work from some of the best mass-market illustrators of the past century. Highly recommended.—Mark Woodhouse, Elmira Coll. Lib., NY
(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781161692
  • Publisher: Titan
  • Publication date: 11/20/2012
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 410,529
  • Product dimensions: 10.28 (w) x 12.82 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Tracy Griffin is considered one of the foremost Edgar Rice Burroughs experts in the world, with 30 years of articles appearing in magazines, journals, academia and fanzines, Griffin lives within swinging distance of Tarzana.
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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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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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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