Tarzan of the Apes

Tarzan of the ApesTarzan Of The Apes, By Edgar Rice Burroughs, Is Part Of The Barnes Noble Classicsseries, Which Offers Quality Editions At Affordable Prices To The Student And The General Reader, Including New Scholarship, Thoughtful Design, And Pages Of Carefully Crafted Extras Here Are Some Of The Remarkable Features Of Barnes Noble Classics All Editions Are Beautifully Designed And Are Printed To Superior Specifications Some Include Illustrations Of Historical Interest Barnes Noble Classics Pulls Together A Constellation Of Influences Biographical, Historical, And Literary To Enrich Each Reader S Understanding Of These Enduring Works In 1888 Lord And Lady Clayton Sail From England To Fill A Military Post In British West Africa And Perish At The Edge Of A Primeval Forest When Their Infant Son Is Adopted By Fanged Great Anthropoid Apes, He Becomes One Of The Most Legendary Figures In All Of Literature Tarzan Of The Apes Within The Society Of Speechless Primates, Tarzan Wields His Natural Influence And Becomes King Self Educated By Virtue Of His Parents Library, Tarzan Discovers True Civilization When He Rescues Aristocratic Jane Porter From The Perils Of His Jungle Their Famous Romance, Which Pits Tarzan S Lifetime Of Savagery Against Jane S Genteel Nature, Has Captivated Audiences For Nearly A Century First Published In 1914, Tarzan Of The Apes Is The First Of Several Works By Edgar Rice Burroughs That Delineate Tarzan S Manifold And Amazing Feats Despite His Reputation As A Pulp Writer, Burroughs Spins An Exhilarating Yarn Detailing The Laws Of The Jungle And The Intricate Dilemmas Of The British Gentry As He Examines The Struggle Between Heredity And Environment Maura Spiegel Teaches Literature And Film At Columbia University And Barnard College She Is The Co Author Of The Grim Reader And Of The Breast Book An Intimate And Curious History She Co Edits The Journal Literature And Medicine. Viscount Greystoke will see you now One of the advantages of riding the subway to work is getting extra reading time Coming home, though, I often have to stand for a good while before I can get a seat As it is not comfortable wrangling the actual book I am reading at a given time while standing, I lift my trusty iTouch and am able to read a bit until the crowd thins I save my hardcore reading for when I am sitting and can take notes iTouch reading is of a different sort, at least it has been to date Nothing too challenging Tarzan of the Apes was a free download from somewhere I cannot recall I had first read this, of course, back in my wastrel youth, in the early 60s most likely While I am a fan of ERB s Barsoom series, I was never all that taken with jungle boy Maybe it was not sci fi enough for my pre adolescent self Tarzan is introduced to the world in October 1912 from erbzine.com In looking at it anew with a bit lifetime and some extra inches under my belt, a few things stand out At first blush it appears incredibly dated, awash in the racism of its era It was published in 1912, not all
Tarzan of the Apes was a pulp classic that spawned a slew of sequels, movies, radio and television shows and a community in California I was surprised, pleasantly by the style of writing, Edgar Rice Burroughs was a talented craftsman, and I am amazed at his ability to again and again draw
Pulp fiction at its best I went in with low expectations and enjoyed it than I thought I would It s pulp fiction, but it s good pulp a fun romp and so very very silly Burroughs buys into all the prejudices of his time, but it s tough to blame him for being merely mortal Ignore it He s no worse than JM Barrie or Kipling I ve shelved it under Fantasy, and that s what it is There may be no M
Remember this I liked that movie when I was younger Being the bookworm I am, as soon as I found out it was based in a book, I wanted to read it, thinking what I m sure most of us think when a book has movies Surely it is better And since the movie I knew is Disney s, then my second thought was It s gonna be hella different to the movie, and maybe even a childhood ruiner.Only the second of my thoughts was right Because Tarzan of the Apes is almost like an ode to insta love and, above all things, stalking.We all know the story, don t we A couple gets lost somewhere in Africa, they have a son there, but they die before him growing up After that, some apes come into their cabin, and one of them Kala decides to take the child as her own and raise him as if he were an ape.The problems started as soon as the animals appeared And I ll explain why with a question I m sure you ve heard before Is a lion cruel because he hunts The answer is always no , but here, it s stated several times that Sabor the lioness is cruel because she kills and eats.Oh, but that isn
Here the fountainhead the story buried below a myriad adaptations E R Burroughs s dream did come true after all his Tarzan spun off into countless later tales films heck, even Broadway musicals Read this scant but brutal adventure tale with its due respect, for it includes examples of poetic and natural justice often tableaux with two male warrior bodies battling it out always a spectacle to behold cannibalism animal eroticism killer savage hot ness plot twists and many examples of schizophrenic scope the world becomes incredibly large and then ridiculously small It is the story of kingdoms regained surely my favorite amongst a dozen Disney conventions is, like the Sleeping Beauty, that which dabbles in the innerworkings of a regal fate, the inheritance of some forgotten nobility It is cinematic the imagination probably behind countless H
I must say, I was expecting from this book It takes inspiration from a wide array of very good adventure novels, but manages to be bigoted than the colonial literature that inspired it and less factual and forward looking than books written thirty years before.One of the major inspirations is H Rider Haggard s early pulp adventure stories, including the tales of Allan Quatermain Like Tarzan, these stories take place in the depths of colonial Africa, but the attitudes and portrayal of other races are far insulting in Tarzan than in Haggard s books, despite the fact that Haggard was writing three decades before.Of course, having actually visited Africa numerous times during the Colonial period, Haggard had a much better idea of what was going on there African tribes are portrayed as noble savages in Haggard, which is a rather silly portrayal, but Tarzan s tribes are made up of ignorant, warlike, half human cannibals.Throughout Tarzan, one consistent theme is the popular colonial concept from the previous century that Blood Will Out This was a theory that genetic traits were responsible for social classes, and that if a prince were raised by pig farmers, he would inst
Ah, how to begin Tarzan raised me from a little boy and helped me become a man After the Bobsey Twins, Hardy Boys, and, yes, Nancy Drew, I admit, came Tarzan, Return of Tarzan, Beasts of Tarzan, Son of Tarzan, Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar, yes 24 in all, and then the Mars series, and Moon, and Venus, and Pellucidar, I own over 65 Edgar Rice Burroughs books, but Tarzan was an inspriation to me, so I have to give the credit to this book, despite its flaws, for many happy hours of reading Tarzan is essentially a romance novel, so be prepared for a lot of mooning in between fierce battles and heroic feats of strength and agility Burroughs has only a half dozen characters in his repertoire, and most of them appear in every book he writes, but you learn to like them even though their names keep changing His hero overcomes any obstacle or adversity He will take any risk without fear He cannot even comprehend anything but truth, justice, and fair play The heroine is someone out of a Bronte or Austen novel who is ultimately beautiful, constantly in need of rescue, and always puts duty ahead of herself, even if it means marrying someone she doesn t love Burroughs villians are known mostly for craftiness, greed, and obsessive revenge These guys never forget being thwarted, even if they started the whole thing Don t try to read any racism into Burroughs treatment of Blacks and Africans He was a man of a diffe
I feel like I ve been waiting for a book like this my entire life, and here it was all this time, published long before I was even born.Is the light cast upon race and gender in this novel wrong and inappropriate Most definitely However, I read this book ignoring these things, not out of ignorance as the word would imply, but with an acceptance of the flaws, and deciding instead to fall in love with the adventure and the horrible violence of Tarzan s growing up in the jungle I didn t read this looking for a realistic survival study on apes and men either I was not expecting the gritty and gruesome nature of the story, as my only experience of Tarzan prior to reading this novel is with
Tarzan has become a larger than life myth that supersedes his own literary footprint signature traits like his yodeling yell and broken English me Tarzan, you Jane greeting are actually a Hollywood variation from the original story Burroughs tale of an Englishman raised by apes in the unexplored jungles of Africa was written and published in pulp magazine installments over 100 years ago, and many parts haven t aged particularly well Burroughs characterizations of both the natives and the servant Esmeralda are offensive for a modern audience and was probably in poor taste even at the time of publication the Dover edition, published in 1997, contains a Publisher s Note deploring the stereotypes The storyline meanders at times and often grinds to a halt altogether during lengthy expository ramblings The prose often feels stuffy and over explanatory, not to mention chock full of early 20th Century English centr
Silly to the point of being nonsensical unabashedly and un self consciously racist still, I enjoyed it when I first read it as a teen Tarzan is a member of the British aristocracy who is raised by the great apes Being an English aristocrat, he s much superior to all the animals of the jungle of course and soon becomes the Lord of All He Surveys This superman learns to read English without the help of anybody from childhood picture books and soon learns to speak it also in record time However, I was unable to understand how he wrote Tarzan without ever learning the sounds of the letter Also, I was a bit confused about how his aristocratic ancestry was confirmed in the days when DNA te

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  • Paperback
  • 266 pages
  • Tarzan of the Apes
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • English
  • 14 July 2017
  • 9781593082277