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Titel: Jungle Tales of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Fiction, Literary, Action & Adventure
Autor/en: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Autor/en: Edgar Rice Burroughs
1. September 2003 - kartoniert - 256 Seiten
. . . . between Tarzan's avenging of his ape foster mother's death and his becoming leader of his ape tribe. In JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN, Burroughs gives us an Ape-Man who might have fit in a television sitcom or a domestic drama. We see a Tarzan whose character is barely hinted at in the events of Tarzan on the Apes -- this is a collection of stories that take place in the same years as that first novel, but show us a very different aspect of Tarzan. We see "Tarzan's First Love," a tale of a teenage Tarzan with a distracting crush on a big-but-beautiful female gorilla called Teeka. The Ape-Man (well, boy, actually) declares his love for her and battles a childhood friend for her favor. But in the end he comes to understand that some things are Just Not Meant To Be, and forsakes his childhood heart-throb . . . In "The God of Tarzan," the Ape-Man asks himself the meaning of life -- and attempts to track down God in the same way that he would follow the spoor of a wounded deer. In "Tarzan Rescues the Moon," Tarzan sees a lunar eclipse and in his efforts to rescue the moon, shoots arrows into the moon until the moon re-emerges from the eclipse. In the end, it's Tarzan's struggle to find real meanings in the world around him that distinguish him from the apes who are his adoptive kin -- and make him as fascinating today as he was a hundred years ago.
Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 - March 19, 1950) was an American writer best known for his creations of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter, although he produced works in many genres.
Aiming his work at the pulps, Burroughs had his first story, Under the Moons of Mars, serialized in The All-Story in 1912 - under the name "Norman Bean" to protect his reputation. Under the Moons of Mars inaugurated the Barsoom series and earned Burroughs $400. It was first published as a book in 1917, entitled A Princess of Mars, after three Barsoom sequels had appeared as serials and McClurg had published the first four serial Tarzan novels as books.
Burroughs soon took up writing full-time, and by the time the run of 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 adventurers from Earth transported to various planets (notably Barsoom, Burroughs's fictional name for Mars), lost islands, and into the interior of the hollow earth in his Pellucidar stories. He also wrote westerns and historical romances.
Tarzan was a cultural sensation when introduced. Burroughs was determined to capitalize on Tarzan's popularity in every way possible. He planned to exploit Tarzan through several different media including a syndicated Tarzan comic strip, movies and merchandise. Experts in the field advised against this course of action, stating that the different media would just end up competing against each other. Burroughs went ahead, however, and proved the experts wrong - the public wanted Tarzan in whatever fashion he was offered.
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