Tarzan of the Apes - Edgar Rice Burroughs

Tarzan of the Apes

By Edgar Rice Burroughs

  • Release Date: 1914-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Tarzan of the Apes book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 732 Ratings)

Tarzan of the Apes Edgar Rice Burroughs Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Tarzan of the Apes, Edgar Rice Burroughs. Revised version of http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/1975 . First edition published in 1914.. The text was tagged to TEI compatible format by Jeffery Triggs at Bellcore for the University of Oxford Text Archive..

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  • Tarzan of the Apes

    5
    By bbunnyrules
    Brilliant book, Hollywood got the story all wrong. Did Edgar Rice Burroughs ever go to Africa? I do not know. The action of the savages/cannibalism, torture, etc read as very real, but what experience did Burroughs base this on? Highly recommended to read, forget what you saw in the movies!
  • Me Treco

    5
    By jokenzigzag
    Read all of the Tarzan series and John Carter of Mars when I was around 8 years of age. I enjoyed them immensely then and now 72years later, I have the same enjoyment.
  • Awesome

    5
    By channingregan12
    I like Tarzan and I'm a animal lover
  • I love this BOOK!!!

    5
    By Chillin302
    I have never felt so much excitement reading each page!! I love how Burroughs is detailed in his work!!
  • Tarzan of the Apes

    4
    By derric.nimmers
    It isn't the deepest of stories by any means but it is enough to keep you interested. There are a few pages that have the top line cut off but it's not enough pages or words to hinder your understanding of the book at all. A good read even just to have something to compare the Disney movie with.
  • Loved it!

    5
    By Jessastar58
    Couldn't put it down!!!
  • Tarzan of the Soes

    5
    By SiennaLaRene123
    Reread the book I read as a child and found it as endearing and fascinating
  • Tarzan

    5
    By Wgranny1958
    Love all the Tarzan book. Retread them all the time.
  • Tarzan of the Apes

    3
    By TradJazzGuy
    I have seen so many movie and TV versions of this story I had to see what the original was about. Much was what I suspected, some was better, and some was so bad as to be distracting. The Good: As an adventure story about how an orphaned child thrives in the jungle after being adopted by a great ape who had just lost her baby, this is a fun read. If you can suspend disbelief long enough to accept everything Tom Cruise can do in the Mission Impossible movies, then reading how this boy grows into a "god-like giant of a man" is just fun. The Bad: Burroughs' incessant moralizing is a huge distraction. Whenever he writes himself into a corner about how Tarzan is able to unerringly choose the right (at least the 19th century British male aristocratic version of "right") action he attributes it to centuries of correct breeding that make up a "British Gentleman" :-P The Ugly: Racial stereotypes. Jane's servant woman speaks a mismash of English gibberish that makes Amos 'n Andy seem like Shakespeare. The portrayal of African tribesmen is only slightly less offensive - The natives are evil because they're cannibals, and they're cannibals because they're black. Puhleeze! Last words: Am I glad I read it? Yep. Will I read it again? Nope.
  • Tarzan

    5
    By Wrmb130
    It is as wonderful a story today as it was 100 years ago. I love reading it over and over.

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