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Tarzan of the Apes/The Return of Tarzan

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Few fictional characters hold as firm a place in our culture as Tarzan. His popularly received debut in a magazine story in 1912 led to a book-length appearance in Tarzan of the Apes and its sequel, The Return of Tarzan. The two books make up a single extended narrative, taking Tarzan from his earliest days as an orphaned child of aristocrats who, adopted and raised by gre ...more
Hardcover, 763 pages
Published 1995 by Book-of-the-Month Club
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Danzaiss
Oct 16, 2016 Danzaiss rated it really liked it
Pulp fiction... I needed something fun and easy.
Ellemay
Aug 05, 2016 Ellemay rated it it was amazing
Lets remember this book is pulp fiction from the 1910s. Lock your political correctness in a cupboard, put your brain in neutral, and enjoy an adventure from a bygone era where men were either heroes or cowards and women spent their time fainting or falling into danger!
Evocative descriptions of the African continent, fast paced action and adventure, and a fascinating insight into social attitudes during the beginning of the 20th century.
Halley Sutton
Jan 14, 2015 Halley Sutton rated it it was ok
Ugh, finally. Too much Tarzan. Too much racism. Too many obviously serialized adventures in which Tarzan is, in fact, in no danger. Jane Porter a silly ninny. Glad to be done with this. Probably would've been okay with reading just the first Tarzan but back to back-- way too much.
Vanessa
It was fun to read where it all began - the vine swinging, the chest thumping... Africa never seemed so scary.
Terra
Jun 23, 2016 Terra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed these two books. Burroughs is a wonderful writer. I recommend reading these two stories before going to the new CGI movie that is coming out July 1st.
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Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic John Carter, although he produced works in many genres.
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