The Return of Tarzan

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Ballantine Books, 1984 - Fiction - 221 pages
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Tarzan had renounced his right to the woman he loved, and civilization held no pleasure for him. After a brief and harrowing period among men, he turned back to the African jungle where he had grown to manhood. It was there he first heard of Opar, the city of gold, left over from fabled Atlantis.
It was a city of hideous men -- and of beautiful, savage women, over whom reigned La, high priestess of the Flaming God. Its altars were stained with the blood of many sacrifices. Unheeding of the dangers, Tarzan led a band of savage warriors toward the ancient crypts and the more ancient evil of Opar . . .

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User Review  - themulhern - LibraryThing

This book is still jam-packed with Edgar Rice Burroughs signature cliches and still fun. But, the coincidences pile up, and Tarzan is more than a bit dense at times. His chivalry is grotesque. There ... Read full review

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User Review  - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing

Had I read this in my childhood I would've probably given it 4 stars, but as an adult I'm sometimes left with a furrowed brow. There is a lot left to chance and coincidence. Whilst I can suspend ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER PAGE I The Affair on the Liner
7
Forging Bonds of Hate and ?
14
What Happened in the Rue Maule
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Copyright

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About the author (1984)

Edgar Rice Burroughs was born on September 1, 1875, in Chicago. His father, George Tyler was a distiller and a battery manufacturer. Early in life Burroughs attempted to support his family in a variety of occupations, including railroad policeman, business partner, and miner. None of these proved successful. However, Burroughs had always enjoyed reading adventure fiction and decided to try his hand at writing. His first attempt, written under the pseudonym Normal Bean, sold very quickly and Burroughs' career took off. Although critics and educators have not always been supportive of Burroughs' writing, the characters in his stories have entertained readers for many years. Tarzan was the most popular, earning Burroughs enough money to start his own publishing house and a motion picture company. Another character, John Carter, is the hero of Burroughs' Mars adventure series. The continuing popularity of these characters has led some critics to reconsider the value of Burroughs' writing and to acknowledge significant themes in his stories. Burroughs died on March 19, 1950.

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