Jan of the Jungle (Jan of the Jungle #1)
A novel similar in nature to Tarzan, involving a white boy growing up in the jungle, yet very different in plot.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Wildside Press
(first published 1931)
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My study of pulp writing and pulp writers continues. This book might have rated two stars, but Kline's attempt to put an entire sequel in the last chapter really hurts the book. This is the only Kline book/story I have read, but my impression is that his choice to become a literary agent was a good move. Too bad that Goodreads does not have the cover of the Ace paperback reprint on file. It is a striking image, the best thing about this book.
A popular pulp era writer who served on the original Weird Tales editorial staff & appeared frequently in the magazine's early issues, Kline is perhaps best known for his novelistic feud with Edgar Rice Burroughs. He wrote "Planet of Peril" (1929) and two other novels set on the planet Venus and written in the storytelling form of the John Carter of Mars novels, prompting Burroughs to write hi...moreMore about Otis Adelbert Kline...