Tarzan of the Apes

Tarzan of the Apes

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Experience the legend of Tarzan in this thrilling adventure from Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Set amid the vibrant colors and sounds of the African jungle, this classic work, rich in suspense and action, has beckoned generations of readers on a glorious journey to romance and pure adventure. This is the story of the ape-man Tarzan, raised in the wild by the great ape Kala, and how he learns the secrets of the jungle to survive--how to talk with the animals, swing through the trees, and fight the great predators. As Tarzan grows up, he makes many friends, including Tantor the elephant and Numa the lion. When this paradise is invaded by white men, Tarzan's life changes, for in this group is Jane, the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. Speaking directly to our childhood fantasies, this exhilarating work takes us to that faraway place in our minds where dreams prevail, and where we too can be masters of our own domain.

With an Introduction by Gore Vidal
And an Afterword by Michael Meyer
Publisher: New York : Signet Classics, c2008
ISBN: 9780451531025
0451531027
9780812967067
0812967062
Characteristics: xii, 306 p. ; 18 cm
Call Number: BURROUGHS, E

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Originally published in 1912.

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bibliosara Feb 10, 2017

In Tarzan of the Apes, our hero is brought to life. From birth to his introduction into civilization, we grow to know a man of epic moral stature. Tarzan battles his own animalistic tendencies, overcomes beasts of the jungle and the city alike, and pines for the love of the kind-hearted and fiery... Read More »


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kristenpfae
Oct 01, 2018

This book was much different then I was expecting but I loved it! The story is even more unbelievable then the movie but it is so interesting. I thought it was well written and compelled me to keep reading. Overall, I would recommend this book for people who are looking for something different to read.

the difference between this tarzan, and that of the movies, is profound. " Quickly he ran to the cupboard and searched in the far recess of the lower shelf. Ah! He breathed a sigh of relief as he drew out the little tin box, and, opening it, found his greatest treasures undisturbed. The photograph of the smiling strong-faced young man, and the little black puzzle book were safe." " So they did not know that he was Tarzan of the Apes. He would tell them. In his tree he had constructed a rude shelter of leaves and boughs, beneath which, protected from the rain, he had placed the few treasures brought from the cabin. Among these were some pencils. He took one, and beneath Jane Porter's signature he wrote: I AM TARZAN OF THE APES. He thought that would be sufficient. Later he would return the letter to the cabin. In the matter of food, thought Tarzan, they had no need to worry---he would provide, and he did." " He was rapidly becoming impatient for her return, that he might feast his eyes upon her and be near her, perhaps touch her. The ape-man knew no god, but he was as near to worshipping his divinity as mortal man ever comes to worship. While he waited he passed the time printing a message to her; whether he intended giving it to her he himself could not have told, but he took infinite pleasure in seeing his thoughts expressed in print--in which he was not so uncivilized after all. He wrote: I AM TARZAN OF THE APES. I WANT YOU. I AM YOURS. YOU ARE MINE. WE LIVE HERE TOGETHER ALWAYS IN MY HOUSE. I WILL BRING YOU THE BEST OF FRUITS, THE TENDEREST DEER, THE FINEST MEATS THAT ROAM THE JUNGLE. I WILL HUNT FOR YOU. I AM THE GREATEST OF THE JUNGLE FIGHTERS. I WILL FIGHT FOR YOU. I AM THE MIGHTIEST FO THE JUNGLE FIGHTERS. YOU ARE JANE PORTER, I SAW IT IN YOUR LETTER. WHEN YOU SEE THIS YOU WILL KNOW TAHT IT IS FOR YOU AND THAT TARZAN FOF THE APES LOVES YOU." no 'me tarzan, you jane', there.

bibliosara Feb 10, 2017

In Tarzan of the Apes, our hero is brought to life. From birth to his introduction into civilization, we grow to know a man of epic moral stature. Tarzan battles his own animalistic tendencies, overcomes beasts of the jungle and the city alike, and pines for the love of the kind-hearted and fiery Jane Porter. Using such a unique perspective, Burroughs reintroduces us to the contradictions, appeals, and downfalls of humanity in all its diversity in the context of an adventurous tale destined to be one of the greatest science fiction novels of all time.
It is highly recommended to read at least the first three books.

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mkeo1226
Dec 29, 2011

I was thoroughly surprise at how captivating this book was. I've only known the Disney version of the book, so this version was definitely a surprise. The story brings you back to childhood and is a definite MUST READ!!

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Jun 09, 2014

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espressobear
Jun 04, 2013

" 'The could be but one suitable reply to your assertion, Mr. Clayton,' she said icily, 'and I regret that I am not a man, that I might make it.' She turned quickly and entered the cabin. Clayton was an Englishman, so the girl had passed quite out of sight before he deduced what reply a man would have made. 'Upon my word,' he said ruefully, 'she called me a liar. And I fancy I jolly well deserved it,' he added thoughtfully. "

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