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Tarzan's Quest and Other Tales

Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Fiction, Science fiction

From the vaults of the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes this fourth and final volume of the collected tales of Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle.

The son of a Civil War veteran, Edgar Rice Burroughs was a prolific writer for the early pulp magazines. Famous the world over as the creator of Tarzan - and in SF circles for his Martian tales featuring John Carter - Burroughs is a household name. This omnibus collects the final six tales of Tarzan of the Apes - the greatest pulp hero of all time: TARZAN'S QUEST, TARZAN THE MAGNIFICENT, TARZAN AND THE FORBIDDEN CITY, TARZAN AND THE FOREIGN LEGION, TARZAN AND THE MADMAN and TARZAN AND THE CASTAWAYS.

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Praise for Tarzan's Quest and Other Tales

  • Tarzan is a remarkable creation, and possibly the best-known fictional character of the century - THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION

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Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875 - 1950)

Edgar Rice Burroughs was a prolific American author of the 'pulp' era. The son of a Civil War veteran, he saw brief military service with the 7TH U.S. Cavalry before he was diagnosed with a heart problem and discharged. After working for five years in his father's business, Burroughs left for a string of disparate and short-lived jobs, and was working as a pencil sharpener wholesaler when he decided to try his hand at writing. He found almost instant success when his story 'Under the Moons of Mars' was serialised in All-Story Magazine in 1912, earning him the then-princely sum of $400.

Burroughs went on to have tremendous success as a writer, his wide-ranging imagination taking in other planets (John Carter of Mars and Carson of Venus), a hollow earth (Pellucidar), a lost world, westerns, historicals and adventure stories. Although he wrote in many genres, Burroughs is best known for his creation of the archetypal jungle hero, Tarzan. Edgar Rice Burroughs died in 1950.

For more information see www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/burroughs_edgar_rice

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