The Return of Tarzan

The Return of Tarzan

Book - 1913
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Tarzan had renounced his right to the woman he loved, and civilization held no pleasure for him. After a brief and harrowing period among men, he turned back to the African jungle where he had grown to manhood. It was there he first heard of Opar, the city of gold, left over from fabled Atlantis.
It was a city of hideous men -- and of beautiful, savage women, over whom reigned La, high priestess of the Flaming God. Its altars were stained with the blood of many sacrifices. Unheeding of the dangers, Tarzan led a band of savage warriors toward the ancient crypts and the more ancient evil of Opar . . .
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, ©1913.
ISBN: 9780345315755
0345315758
Branch Call Number: BURROUGH
Characteristics: 221 pages ; 18 cm.

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Katie_Dublin
Jul 19, 2019

Another fun Tarzan adventure. This wraps up some of the plot threads from the first novel, where Jane is actually betrothed to someone else. Rokoff is a great villain that you will love to hate.

If you loved the first book, TARZAN OF THE APES, as much as I did, you'll feel compelled to read this one, which answers the love-triangle questions left unresolved at the end of OF THE APES. Lord knows I have needed those questions answered, as, even though I read deeper/ later into the series, Burroughs strayed from the Tarzan-Jane romance, only to return in a peripheral way. By the way, there was never a chimpanzee named Cheetah involved in Burroughs' creation.// In RETURN, Tarzan continues the process of self-education begun in Africa, when he was taught French, the only man-language he knew, until he and Jane reached civilization. Tarzan became a library rat, and his character grew accordingly. As far as I am aware, the movies missed this character development, preferring instead to pursue the Dr. Doolittle angle, and the he-man angle, and the having-been-raised-by-apes, angle. I guess maybe they did marketing research.

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