Tarzan of the Apes

Tarzan of the Apes

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&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RTarzan of the Apes&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&REdgar Rice Burroughs&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R &&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R New introductions commissioned from today''s top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader''s viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader''s understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&RIn 1888 Lord and Lady Clayton sail from England to fill a military post in British West Africa and perish at the edge of a primeval forest. When their infant son is adopted by fanged "great anthropoid apes," he becomes one of the most legendary figures in all of literature--Tarzan of the Apes. Within the society of speechless primates, Tarzan wields his natural influence and becomes king. Self-educated by virtue of his parents'' library, Tarzan discovers true civilization when he rescues aristocratic Jane Porter from the perils of his jungle. Their famous romance, which pits Tarzan''s lifetime of savagery against Jane''s genteel nature, has captivated audiences for nearly a century.&&LBR&&R &&LBR&&RFirst published in 1914, &&LI&&RTarzan of the Apes&&L/I&&R is the first of several works by &&LSTRONG&&REdgar Rice Burroughs&&L/B&&R that delineate Tarzan''s manifold and amazing feats. Despite his reputation as a pulp writer, Burroughs spins an exhilarating yarn detailing the laws of the jungle and the intricate dilemmas of the British gentry as he examines the struggle between heredity and environment.&&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R &&L/DIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LSTRONG&&RMaura Spiegel&&L/B&&R&&L/B&&R teaches literature and film at Columbia University and Barnard College. She is the co-author of &&LI&&RThe Grim Reader&&L/I&&R and of &&LI&&RThe Breast Book: An Intimate and Curious History&&L/I&&R. She co-edits the journal &&LI&&RLiterature and Medicine&&L/I&&R.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Classics, 2006
ISBN: 9781593082277
1593082274
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: xxxiii, 266 p. ; 21 cm

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the difference between this tarzan, and that of the movies, is profound. " Quickly he ran to the cupboard and searched in the far recess of the lower shelf. Ah! He breathed a sigh of relief as he drew out the little tin box, and, opening it, found his greatest treasures undisturbed. The photograph of the smiling strong-faced young man, and the little black puzzle book were safe." " So they did not know that he was Tarzan of the Apes. He would tell them. In his tree he had constructed a rude shelter of leaves and boughs, beneath which, protected from the rain, he had placed the few treasures brought from the cabin. Among these were some pencils. He took one, and beneath Jane Porter's signature he wrote: I AM TARZAN OF THE APES. He thought that would be sufficient. Later he would return the letter to the cabin. In the matter of food, thought Tarzan, they had no need to worry---he would provide, and he did." " He was rapidly becoming impatient for her return, that he might feast his eyes upon her and be near her, perhaps touch her. The ape-man knew no god, but he was as near to worshipping his divinity as mortal man ever comes to worship. While he waited he passed the time printing a message to her; whether he intended giving it to her he himself could not have told, but he took infinite pleasure in seeing his thoughts expressed in print--in which he was not so uncivilized after all. He wrote: I AM TARZAN OF THE APES. I WANT YOU. I AM YOURS. YOU ARE MINE. WE LIVE HERE TOGETHER ALWAYS IN MY HOUSE. I WILL BRING YOU THE BEST OF FRUITS, THE TENDEREST DEER, THE FINEST MEATS THAT ROAM THE JUNGLE. I WILL HUNT FOR YOU. I AM THE GREATEST OF THE JUNGLE FIGHTERS. I WILL FIGHT FOR YOU. I AM THE MIGHTIEST FO THE JUNGLE FIGHTERS. YOU ARE JANE PORTER, I SAW IT IN YOUR LETTER. WHEN YOU SEE THIS YOU WILL KNOW TAHT IT IS FOR YOU AND THAT TARZAN FOF THE APES LOVES YOU." no 'me tarzan, you jane', there.

bibliosara Feb 10, 2017

In Tarzan of the Apes, our hero is brought to life. From birth to his introduction into civilization, we grow to know a man of epic moral stature. Tarzan battles his own animalistic tendencies, overcomes beasts of the jungle and the city alike, and pines for the love of the kind-hearted and fiery Jane Porter. Using such a unique perspective, Burroughs reintroduces us to the contradictions, appeals, and downfalls of humanity in all its diversity in the context of an adventurous tale destined to be one of the greatest science fiction novels of all time.
It is highly recommended to read at least the first three books.

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mkeo1226
Dec 29, 2011

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

" '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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