Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan
Cambridge, England, 1905. Jane Porter is hardly a typical woman of her time. The only female student in Cambridge University's medical program, she is far more comfortable in a lab coat dissecting corpses than she is in a corset and gown sipping afternoon tea. A budding paleoanthropologist, Jane dreams of traveling the globe in search of fossils that will prove the evolutionary theories of her scientific hero, Charles Darwin.
When dashing American explorer Ral Conrath invites Jane and her father to join an expedition deep into West Africa, she can hardly believe her luck. Africa is every bit as exotic and fascinating as she has always imagined, but Jane quickly learns that the lush jungle is full of secrets—and so is Ral Conrath. When danger strikes, Jane finds her hero, the key to humanity's past, and an all-consuming love in one extraordinary man: Tarzan of the Apes.
Jane is the first version of the Tarzan story written by a woman and authorized by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate. Its publication marks the centennial of the original Tarzan of the Apes.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SESchend - LibraryThing
Fun retelling of Tarzan from Jane's POV but laughably distracting in points; I didn't really need a half-page where Jane describes Tarzan's butt, to be brutally honest. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - petrichor8 - LibraryThing
very excellent book, highly recommend. provides an interesting twist on the tarzan story, told from Jane's point of view. wouldn't mind seeing this as a movie Read full review