Tarzan Alive: A Definitive Biography of Lord Greystoke

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U of Nebraska Press, 2006 - Fiction - 312 pages
Through the tales of Edgar Rice Burroughs, generations of readers have thrilled to the adventures of Lord Greystoke (aka John Clayton, but better known as Tarzan of the Apes). In this biography Philip Josä Farmer pieces together the life of this fantastic man, correcting Burroughs?s errors and deliberate deceptions and tracing Tarzan's family tree back to other extraordinary figures, including Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes, the Scarlet Pimpernel, Doc Savage, Nero Wolfe, and Bulldog Drummond. øTarzan Alive offers the first chronological account of Tarzan's life, narrated in careful detail garnered from Burroughs?s stories and other sources. From the ill-fated voyage that led to Greystoke's birth on the isolated African coast to his final adventures as a group captain in the RAF during World War II, Farmer constructs a comprehensive and authoritative account. Farmer?s assertion that Tarzan was a real person has led him to craft a biography as well researched and compelling as that of any character from conventional history. This definitive Bison Books edition also includes Farmer?s ?Exclusive Interview with Lord Greystoke? as well as ?Extracts from the Memoirs of ?Lord Greystoke?? first anthologized in Mother Was a Lovely Beast.
 

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Contents

Chapter One I1 Out to Sea
3
The Savage Home
13
Life and Death
19
The Apes
25
THE WORLD
35
The Difference
37
Loss and Revenge
42
Growing Up
50
Chapter Eighteen VII War and Freedom
133
THE WORLD
143
Guru
145
The Lion and the Ants
150
XI XII XIII Lord of Many Places
161
THE WORLD
169
XIVXIX XXI XXIV XXIII
171
THE WORLD
181

THE WORLD
57
The Outsider Dreamer and Joker
60
Chapter Nine Last part of I11 and through I20 Kingship and Love
69
Renunciation
79
From Ape to Savage
84
The Chief the She the City of Gold
90
Journeys End
99
The Great Trek and the Elixir
106
Chapter Fifteen III The Beasts
116
Problems
119
Chapter Seventeen V IV 1327 The Waters of Lethe the Jewels of Opar
126
Exit Tarzan Smiling
183
Tarzan and the Monomyth
191
The Rest Is Silence
198
A CASE OF IDENTITY
207
A CASE OF A CASE OF IDENTITY RECASED
215
The Greystoke Lineage
249
WHAT HAPPENED TO BLACK MICHAEL?
275
CHRONOLOGY
281
A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
294
INDEX
302
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About the author (2006)

Philip Josä Farmer has had a long and illustrious career in science fiction, winning three Hugo awards, the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, and the Nebula Grand Master award. Mike Resnick is the winner of five Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. His novels include Santiago, Kirinyaga, the Widowmaker series, and Ivory. Win Scott Eckert is the editor and author of Myths for the Modern Age: Philip Josä Farmer?s Wold Newton Universe and the editor of the Web site An Expansion of Philip Josä Farmer?s Wold Newton Universe.

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