Tarzan the Terrible

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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 93,818 / 262 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.4
LoC Category: PS
Series: Tarzan
Downloads: 8,077
mnybks.net#: 1408

The orphaned son of aristocratic English parents marooned in Africa is adopted and raised by a band of apes. Not otherwise known to science, the ''mangani'' apes name the boy ''Tarzan'' in their primitive speech. Tarzan's upbringing gives him physical skills considerably superior to those of the finest athletes, but he also inherits a high level of mental prowess. He teaches himself to read by examining basic English primers left by his parents, and eventually learns to speak several languages fluently. Tarzan only rejoins the civilized world when fully grown...

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o immediately fell to talking again and finally, with his head tipped back, sniffed the air in the direction of the tree above them and then suddenly pointing toward the carcass of Bara, the deer, he touched his stomach in a sign language which even the densest might interpret. With a wave of his hand Tarzan invited his guest to partake of the remains of his savage repast, and the other, leaping nimbly as a little monkey to the lower branches of the tree, made his way quickly to the flesh, assisted always by his long, strong sinuous tail.

The pithecanthropus ate in silence, cutting small strips from the deer's loin with his keen knife. From his crotch in the tree Tarzan watched his companion, noting the preponderance of human attributes which were doubtless accentuated by the paradoxical thumbs, great toes, and tail.

He wondered if this creature was representative of some strange race or if, what seemed more likely, but an atavism. Either supposition would have seemed preposterous enough did he

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2006.09.21
Rachael Towers
****.

Another winner, although it was a departure from the already fantastic world of Tarzan. In this book, we're taken into a jungle land that literally time forgot. Dinosaurs and saber-tooths still roam. Humans are yet hairy beings with tails. But Tarzan was still Tarzan and his aim is to find his lost mate Lady Jane.

What I truly enjoyed about this book is seeing Jane develope into a refined woman of the jungle - or as Burroughs described as "Diana of the Jungle." At last, she becomes a more matching mate for her jungle lord Tarzan.

I also truly enjoyed that their son, Jack (aka Korak), is included in the story. I only wish he was a more central character. That, and the fact that there was no acknowledgement whatsoever of Jack's lovely wife back home irritated me.

However, I still immensely enjoyed this book. ERB has a great way of weaving incredible tales that, although unbelievable in reality, are just great reading in his books.


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