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Tarzan Triumphant (Tarzan #15)

3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  950 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Evil men had come to the land that belonged to Tarzan of the Apes, looting and killing as they moved. Patiently, the ape-man pursued them. But there was other evil. In a small valley of the Ghenzi Mountains, the last remnants of an ugly, perverted people dwelled in what they called their faith. It was an ancient belief—one that had come with their ancestors from Rome nearl ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 12th 1979 by Ballantine Books (first published 1931)
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Jul 27, 2008 Charles rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Not great, but pretty weird. I enjoyed it.
Mar 09, 2008 Calvin rated it really liked it
Shelves: novels
My favorite book when I was 12.
Rob Roy
Jun 19, 2010 Rob Roy rated it really liked it
Shelves: action-adventure
Several different groups traveling through the jungle, a lost civilization, and a group of slave traders. Classic Burroughs, and a fun read.
May 02, 2016 Unwordy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Suht mõttetu üllitis. Ei mingeid erilisi meeldejäävaid seiku peale selle, et üks härra Trafaretne ainult pseudo-vanakooli-njuujorgi gangsterilingot plärpiv Eksgangster muudkui kutsus üht oh kui õilist ja tarka ja imekaunist degenereerunud masslangetõbeliku ja intsestliku metslasekarja haruldast esindajatibinast järjekindlalt pisiks ja totsiks, ehkki too rõhutas mitu korda, et tal on päris nimi. Nime meelde jätta ma ise ka ei viitsind, nii et eks ma olen ilmselt sama tropp kui gangster. Kõik muu ...more
Eric Atkisson
I'm determined to finish this series, but it can be a hard slog at times. It's incredible how many times Burroughs recycled the same basic story of a lost, unchanging civilization in some hitherto unexplored corner of Africa; characters who get lost, separated, and inevitably abducted within that world; a man and a woman among those characters who fall in love; and Tarzan having to save the day. I miss the earlier adventures that were more about Tarzan than random new characters who come and go.
May 31, 2011 Ailish rated it really liked it
Different characters, same basic storyline. Stalin wants Tarzan eliminated and dispatches a hitman to central Africa. Tarzan becomes involved in the adventures of a number of jungle-travellers, including slave-traders, a reformed Chicago gangster, a geologist, the hitman, an English aviatrix and an innocent blonde bombshell named Jezebel who escapes from her home in the inevitable lost 'white' civilization in the heart of Africa. The baddies die horrible deaths, and the goodies live happily ever ...more
Jun 21, 2010 Neil rated it liked it
The 15th Tarzan book and Burroughs is repeating himself quite a lot by now, it's still good fun and would perhaps be more so if you haven't read all the books in the series up to this one.

Like "Tarzan Lord of the Jungle" Tarzan himself isn't actually in this one all that much especially not in the first half.

The best things about the book are the Chicago gangster "Gunner" Patrick and his relationship with the girl from the (inevitable) lost city, Jezebel Which provides a lot of humour a very lik
Jul 25, 2015 Howard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read all 24 of the Tarzan books. Read dates are from the mid 1970s through 1982. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the Tarzan books. They made a great escape from high school and college. I still have all 24 books and they are at the top of my book shelf. I thought it was pretty neat to find the actual covers listed on Goodreads and there are no barcodes on the books, plus the cover price ranged from $1.50-1.95 for each book.
Mar 21, 2014 Mark rated it liked it
More fun in Africa with Tarzan and co. Yet another lost civilization, puritanically religious, inbred and plagued with epilepsy. Enter an Englishwoman that bails out of a plane and is taken captive.

Throw in a geologist, a Chicago gangster, a band of slavers, a Russian that is intent on killing Tarzan and a fair maiden from the above mentioned civilization.

Convoluted, but still entertaining!
Brian Bates
Tarzan triumphant is a great book about a ape boy who lived in the wiled with a family of apes and which he also called his family. One day Tarzan was captured by people that wanted to do tests on him but he quickly escapes and tries to get back to his home family but along the way is quite the adventure and he gets attacked by another family of apes and his family has to come rescue him and take him home when his family
May 05, 2016 Lynda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
# 15 in the Tarzan series. I'm not really sure the Triumph in this story belongs to Tarzan - it focused more on the adventures of the four young people and how they managed quite well without Tarzan's help for most of the story. Although it must be said that in the end he rescued them, of course. :)
Justin Anthony
Oct 10, 2012 Justin Anthony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's been a while since I read a Tarzan book, and this is truely a Tarzan book; lots of action, new characters ending up in Africa when they really shouldn't be allowed out of their home country, and Tarzan beating the crap out of the bad guy(s). Enjoyed this book as well!
David Ward
Oct 21, 2014 David Ward rated it liked it
Tarzan Triumphant (Tarzan #15) by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Ballantine 1931) (Fiction). Tarzan, backed by the Waziri, faces both Soviet agents seeking revenge and the minions of a bizarre ancient Christian sect. My rating: 6.5/10, finished 1973.
Jul 03, 2015 Cheryl rated it liked it
Another tale of people tromping around, lost in the jungle. Lots of near misses, close encounters, and, yet another lost civilization. Add to this a gangster from Chicago and oh, my! This one you read for plain old silly fun.
Apr 14, 2008 Brett rated it it was ok
Sep 13, 2012 Harold rated it really liked it
GREAT reading!
Jul 18, 2016 Joanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love these stories!!
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Sep 01, 2013 Nancy Laney added it
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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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