The Tarzan Novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs

An Illustrated Reader’s Guide


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About the Book

Those who recognize that the original Tarzan is a literary creation of Edgar Rice Burroughs understand that the exploits of Tarzan are best explored through the magical medium of the printed word. Readers can experience a journey that lasts through 24 books and wanders not only into the jungle depths but farther down through the Earth’s crust into the savage prehistoric land of Pellucidar. Also covered is the long out of print The Tarzan Twins as well as the recent Tarzan, the Lost Adventure and The Eternal Savage.
This book serves as a literary guide to all the Tarzan novels. Section One provides an overview of Tarzan the character, including a list of the many names and titles used by and given to Tarzan; Section Two covers the mythical language used in the novels, including a dictionary of the ape language; Section Three enumerates the lost cities, civilizations, tribes, peoples and religions discovered by Tarzan, detailing their religious rites and locations; Section Four describes the characters (human and otherwise) found in the novels; and Section Five gives summaries of all 24 books that comprise the Burroughs canon. The book also includes over thirty illustrations from the series’ various printings.

About the Author(s)

David A. Ullery is a writer and illustrator living in Payson, Utah.

Bibliographic Details

David A. Ullery
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 304
Bibliographic Info: 42 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2001
pISBN: 978-0-7864-0825-2
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5095-4
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“fascinating…the illustrations throughout are an added bonus…belongs in all public libraries and all academic libraries”—ARBA; “the most useful book on the Jungle King…this is the book you want to read, and often”—; “excellent…thorough…informative”—Reference Reviews; “contains everything that I wanted to know about Tarzan…delightful…one of the most useful books on Tarzan to come along in some time…fun…sheer enjoyment”—Burroughs Bulletin; “serves as a literary guide to all the Tarzan novels. A very good addition”—Fantastic Worlds.