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Tarzan of the Apes: Three Complete Novels, Tarzan of the Apes/ The Son of Tarzan / Tarzan at the Earth's Core (Tarzan #1, 4, 13)

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1 Tarzan of the Apes Tarzan orphaned babe in Africa adopted by ape, grows strong, loses love
2 The Son of Tarzan Jack flees to Africa with ape Akut, grows strong, finds love
3 Tarzan at the Earth's Core Tarzan leads expedition by dirigible to Pellucidar. Jason Gridley wants to rescue Emperor David from Kosaks.
Hardcover, 650 pages
Published May 19th 1998 by Gramercy Random House
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An Odd1
Apr 12, 2015 An Odd1 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, action, fan
Author "Burroughs violated" rule of "beginning writers: he wrote on things he knew nothing about" p vii, leading to inconsistencies, impossibilities. Yet wimpy Lady nearly sinks newlyweds, ape nurses boy, brave hero wins gory fights. In funny scene, near-sighted Samuel T. Philander tugs at doddery Prof Archimedes Q. Porter who believes pursuing lion runs loose in zoo, not free in nameless island.

Maybe because I read Pellucidar stories together, I prefer jungle stay apart from invented monsters
May 30, 2009 Mark rated it liked it
I read these a good thirty years ago, when I was a boy. It took me a while (about five or six books) till I realized they all revolve around the same plot: the kidnapping of Jane by various nefarious people. Even as a kid the racist elements upset me. But the character of Tarzan was such a compelling fantasy--living at one with nature--that I tried to overlook them. Incredibly dated now, the series is still an interesting historical document, and--if you can get past a white man being the lord o ...more
Jul 27, 2008 Elana rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to know the real story of Tarzan
Recommended to Elana by: my mother
Growing up (in the 70's) I read ALL of the Tarzan books (we had over 20 in the series -- I wonder if my mother still has them -- I hope so). I loved these books, but I especially loved the first 3 books. I cannot recommend these books enough. When reading, simply remember they were written in another time (you can actually get a glimpse of that time in the writing). If you're curious, you're likely to enjoy these books.
Jun 22, 2009 Paulette rated it it was amazing
I read this in my teens. I think my sister collected about 20 of the Tarzan books. The latter ones (Tarzan and the Monkey People -- I'm making this up) are probably not worth reading. But the first 3 books are truly amazing. The concept itself (a man raised by apes) is just so unique.
Jan 03, 2008 K.D. rated it it was amazing
I'll admit it. I am a Tarzan freak. I love wondering who we would be if society wasn't in the way. Still makes me want to fly down the stairs on a silver serving platter.
May 22, 2009 Cindy rated it it was amazing
I LOVED, Loved these books as a teenager. I think I should read them again and relive the wonder!!
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Like the adventure, not the opining and racism.
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