Tarzan of the Apes

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Tarzan of the Apes
"In 1888, in a makeshift cabin at the edge of the West African rainforest, a child is born to Lord and Lady Greystoke, a castaway English diplomat and his young wife. After the doomed couple dies, their infant son is raised by the she-ape Kala, who calls the boy Tarzan--'White-Skin' in the language of her tribe. As Tarzan reaches adulthood, his strength and agility, quickness of mind, and skill with his father's knife make him the most feared and respected creature in the jungle. But when he encounters others of his kind, including the beautiful Baltimore socialite Jane Porter, he embarkes on a far-flung quest for his birthright--the ways of so-called civilized man" -- Jacket flap.

Publisher: New York : Library of America, c2012
ISBN: 1598531646
Branch Call Number: Burroughs, E
Characteristics: xx, 403 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Mallon, Thomas 1951-


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Dec 29, 2011
  • mkeo1226 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I was thoroughly surprise at how captivating this book was. I've only known the Disney version of the book, so this version was definitely a surprise. The story brings you back to childhood and is a definite MUST READ!!


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Jun 04, 2013
  • espressobear rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

" 'The could be but one suitable reply to your assertion, Mr. Clayton,' she said icily, 'and I regret that I am not a man, that I might make it.' She turned quickly and entered the cabin. Clayton was an Englishman, so the girl had passed quite out of sight before he deduced what reply a man would have made. 'Upon my word,' he said ruefully, 'she called me a liar. And I fancy I jolly well deserved it,' he added thoughtfully. "


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