Tarzan of the Apes
The story that launched a thousand movies, TV shows, and plays! A mutiny on board their ship leaves Lord and Lady Greystoke stranded on a desolate African beach with their newborn son. Soon after, the aristocratic couple perishes, leaving the boy an orphan--until the she-ape Kala rescues the infant, names him "Tarzan" ("white skin"), and raises him as one of her own. As he grows, Tarzan schools himself in the ways of both man and beast and rises to become king of the jungle. But when he falls in love with Jane Porter, a beautiful American explorer, he is forced to choose between the two very different worlds.
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Hollywood has done such a hack job on this; you can forget how intelligent a writer Edgar Rice Burroughs was. I was never a fan of the whole "Tarzan" idea, but my boys sure loved the story. They think all Tarzan movies are ridiculous now that they have read this. Read full review