About This Book
Where have you seen him before that magnificently muscled
Britisher Lord Graystoke, of Graystoke Hall? He's so polished,
yet something about him subtly suggests the innate power of the Beasts
of the Jungle there! Look up into the trees! It's . . . it's yes,
it's the star of a dozen films and over 50 stories! It's Tarzan of
the Apes, himself!
(Oh come on of course you want to read the real Tarzan books. No
one will ever know you have them. But you'll know! And you'll
love every one of them!)
These books present a much different picture of Tarzan from the old
movies most people are familiar with. Tarzan is a cultured English
lord well educated but with nearly super-human strength
and uncanny abilities. Rather than an inarticulate "ape-man" that swings
from vines, Tarzan is a cunning and fearless gentleman, whose bizarre
and horrifying upbringing (raised in the Jungle by Apes!)
has left him scarred, yet incredibly strong! The Tarzan classics
present a picture of human potentials, and our relationship to the wild.
Tarzan of the Apes is the first of Burroughs Tarzan Classics.
About Edgar Rice Burroughs
(1875-1950) The Chicago-born creator of one of the best-loved (and often
parodied) adventure characters, "Tarzan of the Apes," Edgar Rice
Burroughs had also been a soldier, a business executive, a gold miner,
a cowboy, and a policeman. After writing "Tarzan" in 1914, he produced
more than 20 sequels which were translated into more than 50 languages,
and which formed the basis of dozens of films. In 1917, Burroughs also
created the character of John Carter of Mars, plus many other adventure
tales with a science fiction theme.