Book #45148

Tarzan and the Lion Man

Edgar Rice Burroughs
Tarzan and the Lion Man. Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: Reprint Edition
Size: 8vo; [4], 5, [6-8], 9-318 pages
Publisher: Tarzana, CA: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., [1948].
Illustrator: Illustrated by J. Allen St. John

A most attractive Edgar Rice Burroughs publication in tan-gray boards has a St. John decoration and lettering in blue. Fine condition in alike dust-jacket. The dust jacket follows the Grosset & Dunlap reprint pattern, not the first edition jacket by St. John; however, the book does have the St. John frontispiece. Zeuschner 632.

Mr. Burroughs believes this to be the poorest Tarzan novel he had ever written; however, the editors of Liberty magazine called it the greatest Tarzan novel ever written, and thousands of their subscribers agreed with them.

Burroughs' tale of a motion picture company in the wilds of Africa, two beautiful girls, ruthless Arabs, a half maniacal scientist, a tribe of gorillas that he taught to speak English, a coward who looks like Tarzan and Tarzan himself ; B & W Illustrations.

Price: $180.00

Author Bio

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs (Sept. 1, 1875 – Mar. 19, 1950), Chicago born author, best known for his creation of the jungle legend Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter.

By 1911, after seven years of low wages, he was working as a pencil sharpener wholesaler and began to write fiction. Aiming his work at pulp fiction magazines, his first story Under the Moons of Mars was serialized in 1912. He soon took up writing full-time and by the time Under the Moons of Mars had finished, he had completed two novels, including Tarzan of the Apes. Burroughs also wrote popular science fiction and fantasy stories involving Earthly adventurers transported to various planets (e.g., Barsoom, Burroughs' fictional name for Mars, and Amtor, his for Venus). Tarzan was a cultural sensation when introduced and remains one of the most successful fictional characters of all times.