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General Information

Name:  Edgar Rice Burroughs  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: September 1, 1875 in Oak Park, Illinois

Died: March 19, 1950 in Encino, California


-- Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Rice_Burroughs
-- Edgar Rice Burroughs on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=edgar+rice+burroughs


Illinois Connection

Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in Oak Park and lived there until he was 16 when his parents sent him to Idaho to try and protect him from the dangerous influenza epidemic in 1891.

Biographical and Professional Information

Burroughs became one of the most widely read novelists in the country during his lifetime. He is most famous for his ''Tarzan'' series and the heroic John Carter, although he produced works in many genres.''Tarzan'' was subsequently adapted for both films and comic strips. His works have been translated into 56 languages and have sold more than 25 million copies.


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Titles At Your Library

Tarzan of the Apes (Signet Classics)
ISBN: 0451531027

Signet. 2008

Experience the legend of Tarzan in this thrilling adventure from Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Set amid the vibrant colors and sounds of the African jungle, this classic work, rich in suspense and action, has beckoned generations of readers on a glorious journey to romance and pure adventure. This is the story of the ape-man Tarzan, raised in the wild by the great ape Kala, and how he learns the secrets of the jungle to survive—how to talk with the animals, swing through the trees, and fight the great predators. As Tarzan grows up, he makes many friends, including Tantor the elephant and Numa the lion. When this paradise is invaded by white men, Tarzan’s life changes, for in this group is Jane, the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. Speaking directly to our childhood fantasies, this exhilarating work takes us to that faraway place in our minds where dreams prevail, and where we too can be masters of our own domain.

With an Introduction by Gore Vidal
And an Afterword by Michael Meyer

Son of Tarzan
ISBN: 1567230261

Yestermorrow Inc. 1994

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Tarzan and the Lost Empire #12
ISBN: 034529050X

Ballantine Books. 1980

Tarzan and the Lost Empire is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the twelfth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. Tarzan and a young German find a lost remnant of the Roman Empire hidden in the mountains of Africa. This novel is notable for the introduction of Nkima, who serves as Tarzan's monkey companion in it and a number of later Tarzan stories. It also reintroduces Muviro, first seen in Tarzan and the Golden Lion, as sub-chief of Tarzan's Waziri warriors.

Tarzan the invincible
ISBN: 0093081804

Howard Baker. 1970

Tarzan Triumphant (Tarzan Series #15)
ISBN: 034528688X

Ballantine Books. 1979

Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan, although he also produced works in many genres.

Tarzan and the City of Gold: (#16)
ISBN: 0345289870

Ballantine Books. 1980

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Tarzan's Quest (Tarzan Series #19)
ISBN: 0345295625

Ballantine Books. 1980

Tarzan of the Apes had heard only rumors of the Kavuru--a race of strange white savages. But when they stole the daugher of Muviro, chief of the Waziri, the Lord of the Jungle set on in search of their legend-shrouded village on a mission of rescue--or, if need be, of revenge....

Back to the Stone Age (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)
ISBN: 0803262639

Bison Books. 2007

The fifth installment of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Pellucidar series, Back to the Stone Age recounts the strange adventures of Lieutenant von Horst, a member of the original crew that sailed to Pellucidar with Jason Gridley and Tarzan who is left behind in the inner world. Von Horst wanders friendless and alone from one danger to the next among the Stone Age peoples, mighty reptiles, and huge animals that have been extinct on the outer crust for thousands of years. But woven among the tales of savage cave men in the country of the Basti, the hideous Gorbuses in the caverns beneath the Forest of Death, and the terrible Gaz is the story of the love this cultured hero feels for a barbarian slave girl who has spurned and discouraged him, working instead toward her own mysterious goal.

Tarzan and the Forbidden City: (#20)
ISBN: 0345291069

Ballantine Books. 1980

Tarzan cared little for the fate of adventurer Brian Gregory, drawn to the legendary city of Ashair by the rumor of the Father of Diamonds, the world's hugest gem. But to the ape-man the tie of friendship was unbreakable, and Paul d'Arnot's pleas moved him to agree to guide the expedition Gregory's father and sister organized for his rescue. The enigmatic Atan Thome was also obsessed with the Father of Diamonds, and planted agents in the Gregory safari to spy out its route and sabotage its efforts. Both parties reached their goal, remote Ashair . . . as prisoners of its priests, doomed to die in loathsome rites.