Tarzan of the Apes

Tarzan of the Apes

Book - 2008
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Abandoned to his fate when his English parents die in the African jungle, a baby boy is rescued and reared by a loving ape foster mother. Conquering the savage laws of the wilderness, Tarzan grows into a mighty warrior and becomes leader of his tribe of apes until he encounters, for the first time, his own kind - humans. An expedition of white treasure hunters has entered his jungle kingdom, accompanied by the beautiful Jane Porter.

Tarzan's primitive heart is struck and he determines to become civilized in order to win her. But will the charms of this charming and cultured young woman overcome when the spirit of his wild nature beckons?

Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2008.
ISBN: 9780141036533
Branch Call Number: BUR
Characteristics: 342 pages ; 18 cm

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lt_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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espressobear
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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