Tarzan of the Apes

Tarzan of the Apes

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Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Published:

1912

Pages:

270

ISBN:

0451524233

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Tarzan of the Apes

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The novel is the coming-of-age story of John Clayton, born in the western coastal jungles of equatorial Africa to a marooned couple from England, John and Alice Clayton, Lord and Lady Greystoke. Adopted as an infant by the she-ape Kala after his parents are killed by the savage king ape Kerchak, Clayton is renamed Tarzan (''White Skin'' in the ape language) and raised in ignorance of his human heritage.

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ship, or meddling in affairs that don't concern you you can take the consequences, and be damned. I don't care whether you are an English lord or not. I'm captain of this here ship, and from now on you keep your meddling nose out of my business."

The captain had worked himself up to such a frenzy of rage that he was fairly purple of face, and he shrieked the last words at the top of his voice, emphasizing his remarks by a loud thumping of the table with one huge fist, and shaking the other in Clayton's face.

Greystoke never turned a hair, but stood eying the excited man with level gaze.

"Captain Billings," he drawled finally, "if you will pardon my candor, I might remark that you are something of an ass."

Whereupon he turned and left the captain with the same indifferent ease that was habitual with him, and which was more surely calculated to raise the ire of a man of Billings' class than a torrent of invective.

So, whereas the captain might easily have been brought to regr

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I love Tarzan...
also the disney Tarzan movies.....
What a creation of author...............
wow...
I love, love, love.... and love very much the stories....

Thanks for this one........................
This book is awesome! I didn't care for the ending but that will be addressed in the next few books I'm sure.
If you only read one Tarzan book, read this one. Oh, and number 6 as well!!!
All I can say is "WOW!" This book bears no resemblance to any of the movies I've ever seen -- it is REALLY good. It was so riveting I could not put it down! What a great story -- I highly recommend this book and can't wait to download the next one in the series!!