Tarzan's Quest (Tarzan, #19)
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Tarzan's Quest (Tarzan #19)

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Tarzan of the Apes had heard only rumors of the Kavuru - a race of strange white savages. But when they stole the daugher of Muviro, chief of the Waziri, the Lord of the Jungle set on in search of their legend-shrouded village on a mission of rescue - or, if need be, of revenge. He could not know that his trail ran close to that of a strange group of survivors of a crashed...more
Paperback, Sixth US Printing, 191 pages
Published October 12th 1980 by Ballantine Books (first published October 1935)
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Glenn O'Bannon
This book is perhaps the best since the first two in the series. Burroughs departs from his usual formula of an ill-fated safari of muddle-headed white folk needing rescue. Instead Jane (finally!) returns as she accompanies a group of friends and acquaintances back to Africa in search of a rumored fountain of youth.

The plot is quite a lot tighter than many of the previous books in the series causing me to wonder if this book was written by a ghost writer (or that the few books previous were).

Rather surprisingly in this late entry to the Tarzan series Jane returns to the narrative after an absence of almost 10 books in most of which she never even receives a passing mention. If you are reading the Tarzan books in order you will discover that the books in the second half of the series are nowhere near as good as the earlier works, so it's quite a shock to come to this book which is very good indeed. Not only as already stated is Jane present but she has the lead role in one of the two...more
Monty Ashley
Jane gets to do a lot of adventuring! In her storyline, she's crash-landed in the jungle with a handful of useless society people, so she's the old hand at jungle survival. So she runs around in trees and kills antelopes and leopards. It's a lot of fun to take Jane (the prototypical "helpless civilized person") and see her going barefoot and rolling her eyes at people who are afraid of snakes.

The villains are a tribe of savages who are kidnapping the women of the local tribes to make immortality...more
Tarzan investigates the series of disappearances of girls and young women in the jungle, and, together with the small monkey Nkima, searches for the Kavuru tribe he believes is responsible. Meanwhile, returning to Africa from Europe, Jane is involved in a jungle planecrash and must lead the survivors to civilisation. Her mission is complicated by the fact that one of the group is a murderer, and that their journey takes them through Kavuru country.
Rob Roy
The hero of this novel is Nkima, the monkey. Nkima forgets, and gets distracted, and is after all only a monkey. Yet, despite himself, he manages to allow Tarzan to save the day. There is a bit of Nkima in all of us.
I kind of wish ERB would have been writing new standalones or a new series instead of dragging on with Tarzan, but I know he was making money. The story isn't bad. How could it be with ERB's narrative drive.
Tom Cole
I read this at the Douglas Lodge on Lake Itasca Minnesota August 11, 2009. Jane is one of the main characters of the book, so this is different. I liked it a lot. I love Tarzan books.
Cecil James
Another great Tarzan adventure. This one finds the cast looking for the elixir of youth in Africa, of course.
GREAT reading!
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