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Tarzan the Magnificent (Tarzan #21)

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mass market paperback book
Mass Market Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 12th 1975 by Ballantine Books (first published September 25th 1939)
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Nov 09, 2016 Joanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
so good, so much in each book, we meet old friends Tarzan has met along the way and so many names to keep track of, could reread these someday and get even more adventures out of them
Mar 22, 2013 Neil rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
One of the low points of the Tarzan series. The book is made up of two magazine stories combined here into one, neither is much good. The first part is something of a Rider Haggard rip off and the set up is fairly good. The device of a magical diamond and emerald that grants their possessors telepathic powers should have easily been used to far greater effect than it is here. The second part rather surprisingly revisits the lost twin cities of Cathne and Athene from Tarzan and the city of gold n ...more
Aug 01, 2015 Howard rated it really liked it
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.
Freyja Vanadis
Feb 17, 2012 Freyja Vanadis rated it it was ok
What a silly little book. I haven't read it for almost 31 years, and I don't remember if I liked it back then. But I sure don't like it now. The whole idea of Tarzan himself is ridiculous and requires total suspension of disbelief, but this goes above and beyond. I can't imagine how the whole Tarzan series became so popular in the early half of the 20th century, but somehow it did. I suppose it's no different than the fantasy and sci-fi books of today though.
Rob Roy
Nov 12, 2011 Rob Roy rated it it was ok
Shelves: action-adventure
Really two novels strung together and far from Burroughs best. One of the issues with this book is the constant use of classic Tarzan scenes over and over. How many lions can you kill in on novel? This book, a product of its time, is probably the most raciest of the Tarzan series I have read today.
David Ward
Oct 21, 2014 David Ward rated it liked it
Tarzan the Magnificent (Tarzan #21) by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Ballantine Books 1939) (Fiction). Tarzan encounters a race of men with unusually vast mental powers. My rating: 6/10, finished 1973.
Susan A.
May 26, 2012 Susan A. rated it liked it
Tarzan meets up with old friends, solves problems and always saves the damsel in distress. What a Guy!
Jul 26, 2010 Charles rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Again, ERB is going through the motions a bit with these later Tarzan books, but they are still entertaining.
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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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