Tarzan of the Apes
Tarzan of the Apes is Edgar Rice Burroughs' hugely popular 1914 book that spawned two dozen sequels. A child of a white couple who are killed by an ape in the jungles of Africa, Tarzan is raised by a she-ape as her own. Eventually Tarzan finds his parents' cabin and figures out why he's different from the apes from looking through their books, and eventually teaches himself to read. The adventure kicks into high gear when a band of African hunters move in and kill Tarzan's ape mother.
Tarzan of the Apes is the original and probably the best. "Tarzan Begins" could be a modern title. Get all the back story and watch Tarzan become the hunky, vine-swingin' jungle man who's inspired nearly a century's worth of kids to be just like the King of the Apes.
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June 19, 2014
April 14, 2014
Lol bad book
January 03, 2014
Great read love it
November 20, 2013
October 29, 2013
This book was published the same year my house was acctually my house was made in 1903
October 25, 2013
This is really one of the best books i have ever read
October 18, 2013
Tarzan is wonderful! I've read it several times since I was in High School.
The writer's obvious belief in Darwin's nonsense caused a sad case of racial prejudice that is unhealthy, but he is obviously over that by the end of the series.
A great sense of adventure and imagination.
August 26, 2013
August 17, 2013
July 18, 2013
A classic. A much darker and deeper story than most would expect.
July 12, 2013
I love this book i even saw the movie this is my favarite book
June 28, 2013
A wonderful adventure, and much different from the old movies that first introduced me to Tarzan.
June 27, 2013
I have read many versions of Tarzan and this is the best one so far.
June 11, 2013
Freaken love it! I give it 10 out of 10 cause this book is amazing! You gotta read this book guys!
June 02, 2013
This is a timeless classic story i remember receiving an Xmas present 36 years ago of the Tarzan story in graphic pictures which for a teenage boy was facinating and i have the scars from falling out of trees as we renacted the story (badly)
May 07, 2013
I love it!
April 22, 2013
I started reading Burroughs at the age of eight, in 1958. I am now 64 and I still re-read him every now and then, enjoying every minute of it!
April 14, 2013
this is my favorate book
April 06, 2013
I like im going to take it for ar
March 18, 2013
In my early youth was one of my favourites. All young people should read it
March 18, 2013
Love Tarzan books and hard to find.
March 13, 2013
March 10, 2013
My grandfather gave me my first copy and here i am giving a copy to my grandaughter, good then good now
March 05, 2013
February 19, 2013
I read this book as a boy and still find it a must read still. I just gave it to one of my nephews to read and i hope it sparks a love of read the old classics as i did.
February 05, 2013
I lovebthis book
February 04, 2013
Lovely to read, most enjoyable adventure story from the early 20th century.
January 22, 2013
Sorry i ment to say i love this book
January 08, 2013
It was boreing for the firest 40 pages ,but still good
October 24, 2012
There's too many violence it makes me scared
October 01, 2012
This book is awsome
September 04, 2012
A timeless classic full of adventure. I didn't want it to end!!
August 27, 2012
Mark H. This story puts all the Tarzan movies to shame. The way Burroughs describes the action you can almost see what he describes.
August 20, 2012
This book is extraordinary. I Read Alot, and i have never read a book where the imagery was so effortless, it was like watching a movie. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I got so excited i remember calling my sister when i found out it was his cousin who'd found him. Ive recently decided to go back to the original work of classic novels and so far i have not been dissapointed, the cookie cutter adaptations do little justice to the amazing work of these great authors. Cant wait to read the others in this series.
July 14, 2012
I would like to know how much privacy do I have?
Is my collection shared with other Classicly subscribers? If Yes is the answer is the case, kindly, I would like to have my account and collection strictly private!
July 03, 2012
Great reading, looking forward to the return of Tarzan
July 01, 2012
Fun book. Enjoyed it immensely. Different writing than modern writing, but once you get used to that, a good story is a good story.
June 22, 2012
Better than the movie. Could not put the book down.
June 08, 2012
One of my most favorite books of all time. I read this book in 7th grade and never forgot it. Tarzan is one of the coolest literary characters ever created. I can't believe that no movie director has ever made a film that does the book the justice it deserves! I highly recommend this book to all ages.
May 30, 2012
This book is mesmerizing. I can't wait to read the sequel.
May 24, 2012
you should read this!
May 18, 2012
Read this book in the 70s still a good read
May 04, 2012
I loved it! Different as it is from the Disney movie I know and love, the story was beautiful and dizzying. Read this, love it, and run to the sequel!
April 27, 2012
I liked it . I dont no about you
April 26, 2012
April 26, 2012
This is boring
March 26, 2012
This was a great book
March 16, 2012
This is a great book for a 13-year-old reader, but adults may find the racism hard to take. This is exciting stuff if you can forgive the attitudes of a century ago. It's worth reading as background to all the awful movies and comics that butcher the story.
February 14, 2012
It was great
February 13, 2012
This should be required reading of all young men.
February 09, 2012
January 09, 2012
It was a fast read.