Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar
1918. After a rambunctious youth and series of short-lived jobs including door-to-door salesman, accountant, a peddler for a quack alcoholism cure and finally pencil sharpener wholesaler, Burroughs found his calling as writer. As the story goes, one of Burroughs' duties was to verify the placement of advertisements for his sharpeners in various magazines. These were all-fiction pulp magazines, a prime source of escapist reading material for the expanding middle class. Burroughs spent time reading those magazines and decided he could write those stories just as well. He was lucky his first time out and sold Under the Moon of Mars. The Tarzan series followed this and Burroughs was now a full-fledged writer. Now, surrender yourself to Tarzan's exploits in the damp African Jungle, yield to the pull of primitive impulses as your imagination goes back again in prehistoric times, swinging from tree to tree in glorious abandon through the primeval forest or fighting the great cave bear with rude stone weapons. Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar will hold you with the same breathless interest, thrills and fascination as any of the previous stories. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Spyderman58 - LibraryThing
This one was a bit of a let down at the beginning. I had just read the Son of Tarzan and found it amazing. So this one seemed to struggle a bit at the beginning. By the last 1/3 of the book, I could not put it down. Another great read from ERB. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - andyray - LibraryThing
Burroughs uses formulaeic plots too mujch for my comfort, but read anything he writes once in awhile and yoiiu will be glad you did. He uses an active voice and pinball machine-like twists and turns, and can paint characterization in a chiaroscuric manner such as the Belgian Werper in this book. Read full review