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1914 Edition of Tarzan of the Apes
1914 Edition of Tarzan of the Apes

Tarzan, a fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, first appeared in the novel Tarzan of the Apes (magazine publication 1912, book publication 1914), and then in twenty-three sequels. He is the son of a British Lord and Lady who were marooned on the West coast of Africa by mutineers. Tarzan's parents died when he was an infant, and he was raised by the Mangani, Great Apes of a species unknown to science. Kala is his ape mother. Tarzan (White-skin) is his ape name; his English name is John Clayton, Lord Greystoke (according to Burroughs; Earl of Greystoke in later, non-canonical sources, notably the 1984 movie Greystoke). As a young adult, he meets Jane Porter who, with others of her party, including her father, is marooned at exactly the same spot on the African coast where Tarzan's parents were marooned roughly twenty years earlier. When she returns to America, he leaves the jungle in search of her, his one true love. In later books, Tarzan and Jane marry and he lives with her for a time in England. They have one son, Jack, who takes the ape name Korak the Killer. Tarzan is contemptuous of the hypocrisy of civilization, and he and Jane return to Africa. Look up Tarzan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Tarzan of the Apes is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first in a series of books about the title character Tarzan. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... Edgar Rice Burroughs Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American author, best known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan, although he also produced works in many genres. ... This article is about the literary concept. ... Tarzan of the Apes is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first in a series of books about the title character Tarzan. ... See also: 1911 in literature, other events of 1912, 1913 in literature, list of years in literature. ... The year 1914 in literature involved some significant events and new books. ... Lordship redirects here. ... A lady is a woman who is the counterpart of a lord; or, the counterpart of a gentleman. ... Marooning is the act of leaving someone behind intentionally in an uninhabited area. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Mutiny is the act of conspiring to disobey an order that a group of similarly-situated individuals (typically members of the military; or the crew of any ship, even if they are civilians) are legally obliged to obey. ... “Baby” redirects here. ... Mangani is a word from the fictional ape language in Tarzan novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Greystoke - The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes is a 1984 film with Sir Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm, James Fox, Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowell and Cheryl Campbell. ... Tarzan and Jane as portrayed by James H. Pierce and Joan Burroughs Pierce; they starred in the 1932-34 Tarzan radio series Jane Porter is a major character in Edgar Rice Burroughss series of Tarzan novels. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Korak is the ape name of Jack Clayton, son of Tarzan. ... Hypocrisy is the act of condemning or calling for the condemnation of another person when the critic is guilty of the act for which he demands that the accused be condemned. ... Central New York City. ...

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Literature

Tarzan has been called one of the best-known literary characters in the world.[1] In addition to more than two dozen books by Burroughs and a handful more by authors with the blessing of Burroughs' estate, the character has appeared in films, radio, television, comic strips, and comic books. Numerous parodies and pirated works have also appeared. This article is about motion pictures. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ...


Science fiction author Philip José Farmer wrote Tarzan Alive!, a biography of Tarzan utilizing the frame device that he was a real person. In Farmer's fictional universe, Tarzan, along with Doc Savage and Sherlock Holmes, are the cornerstones of the Wold Newton family. Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Philip José Farmer (born January 26, 1918) is an American author, principally known for his science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. ... A frame story (also frame tale, frame narrative, etc) is a narrative technique whereby a main story is composed, at least in part, for the purpose of organizing a set of shorter stories, each of which is a story within a story. ... Doc Savage is a fictional character, one of the pulp heroes of the 1930s and 1940s. ... A portrait of Sherlock Holmes by Sidney Paget from the Strand Magazine, 1891 Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. ... The Wold Newton family. ...


Even though the copyright on Tarzan of the Apes has expired in the United States of America, the name Tarzan is still protected as a trademark of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Also, the work remains under copyright in some other countries where copyright terms are longer. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... “(TM)” redirects here. ... Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. ...


Critical reception

While Tarzan of the Apes met with some critical success, subsequent books in the series received a cooler reception. They have been criticized for being derivative and formulaic. The characters are often said to be two-dimensional, the dialogue wooden, and the storytelling devices (such as excessive reliance on coincidence) strain credibility. While Burroughs is not a polished novelist, he is a vivid storyteller, and many of his novels are still in print.[2] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1944 × 2592 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1944 × 2592 pixel, file size: 1. ... Coincidence is the noteworthy alignment of two or more events or circumstances without obvious causal connection. ...


Despite critical panning, the Tarzan stories have been amazingly popular. Fans love his melodramatic situations and the elaborate details he works into his fictional world, such as his construction of a partial language for his great apes.[citation needed] Poster for The Perils of Pauline (1914). ...


Since the beginning of the 1970's, Tarzan books and movies have often been criticized as being blatantly racist.[3] This comes from an overwhelmingly negative and stereotypical portrayal of Blacks and Africans. While there are positive characters, such as the Waziri tribe, they are always shown as subservient to the white characters. The fact that the (tree-dwelling) character of Tarzan is better adapted to life in Africa than the (ground-dwelling) Black African characters is also seen as a sign of racism. Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Gay bashing Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial... For other uses, see Stereotype (disambiguation). ... Look up black in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... World map showing location of Africa A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second_largest continent in both area and population, after Asia. ...


Burroughs' opinions, made known mainly through the narrative voice in the stories, reflect common attitudes, widely held in his time, which in a 21st-century context would be considered racist and sexist. The author is not especially mean-spirited in his attitudes. His heroes do not engage in violence against women or in racially motivated violence. Still, the attitudes of a superior-inferior relationship are plain and occasionally explicit; according to James Loewen's Sundown Towns, this may be a vestige of Burroughs having been from Oak Park, Illinois, a former Sundown town (a town that forbids non-whites from living within it). But certainly racism is not an element of the story, rather a view of how it would be like for a white man to enter into a black African jungle. Sexism is discrimination between people based on their Sex rather than their individual merits. ... Violence against women (VAW) is a term of art used to collectively refer to violent acts that are primarily or exclusively committed against women. ... Ethnic hatred, inter-ethnic hatred, racial hatred, or ethnic tension refers to sentiments and acts of prejudice and hostility towards an ethnic group in various degrees. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Downtown (Oak Park Avenue) Ernest Hemingway Museum Oak Park, Illinois Lake Theater and shops along Lake Street. ... A sundown town is a community in the United States where non-Caucasians— especially African Americans— are systematically excluded from living in or passing through after the sun went down. ...


When Burroughs moved to Hollywood, his attitudes became much more liberal, and the later Tarzan books include heavy-handed satires of sexism and racism.[4] ... 1867 edition of Punch, a ground-breaking British magazine of popular humour, including a good deal of satire of the contemporary social and political scene. ...


In Nazi Germany, Tarzan books were condemned as degenerate.[citation needed] Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ...


The Tarzan character

Burroughs has created in Tarzan an extreme example of a hero figure unalloyed with character flaws or faults. Tarzan is described by Burroughs as being Caucasian, extremely athletic, tall, handsome, and tanned. He has grey eyes. Emotionally, he is courageous, loyal and steady. He is intelligent and learns new languages easily. He is presented as always behaving ethically in all situations, according to Burroughs' definitions. He is deeply in love with his wife and totally devoted to her. Always the gentleman, in numerous situations where other women express their attraction to Tarzan, he politely and as kindly as possible declines their attentions. If presented with a situation where a weaker individual or party is being preyed upon by a stronger foe, Tarzan will invariably take the part of the weaker party (and invariably win). In dealing with other men Tarzan is firm and forceful. With male friends he is reserved but deeply loyal and generous. As a host he is likewise generous and gracious. As a leader he commands devoted loyalty.


In contrast to all these urbane and sophisticated capabilities and characteristics, Tarzan's philosophy embraces an extreme form of "return to nature". His preferred dress is a knife and a loincloth made from uncured animal hide. His preferred abode is a convenient tree branch which happens to be nearby when he desires to sleep. His preferred food is raw meat, killed by himself; even better if he is able to bury it a week so that putrefaction has had a chance to tenderize it a bit. Although Tarzan is able to pass within society as a civilized individual, he prefers to "strip off the thin veneer of civilization", as Burroughs often puts it.[citation needed] A loincloth is a one-piece male garment, sometimes kept in place by a belt, which covers the genitals and, at least partially, the buttocks. ...


This philosophy was absorbed by countless fans, amongst whom was Jane Goodall, who describes the Tarzan series as having a major influence on her childhood. She states that she felt she would be a much better spouse for Tarzan than his fictional wife, Jane, and that when she first began to live among and study the chimpanzees she was fulfilling her childhood dream of living among the great apes just as Tarzan did.[5] Jane Goodall, DBE (born April 3, 1934) is an English UN Messenger of Peace, primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist. ... Type species Simia troglodytes Blumenbach, 1775 distribution of Species Pan troglodytes Pan paniscus Chimpanzee, often shortened to chimp, is the common name for the two extant species of apes in the genus Pan. ...


Skills and abilities

In many ways, Tarzan's jungle upbringing gave him abilities above and beyond ordinary humans. These abilities include climbing, clinging and leaping as well as any great ape, and well as walking on all fours exceptionally well, despite his human frame. His senses are enhanced; he is able to smell food or poachers at least two thirds of a mile away, and hear approaching stampedes from two. He can read body language exceptionally well. He is an excellent judge of character. Image File history File links Acap. ...


His strength, speed, agility, reflexes, balance, flexibility, reaction time and swimming abilities are much better than normal. He has wrestled full grown bull apes and gorillas, rhinos, crocodiles, anacondas, sharks, big cats and even dinosaurs, when he visited Pellucidar. He has bent iron bars in his bare hands and easily lifted large treasure chests one-handed that four burly sailors had trouble with. His aim never fails. Pellucidar is a fictional Hollow Earth milieu invented by Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs for a series of action adventure stories. ...


He is capable of communicating with every species of animal in the jungle, short of predators. He can recover from wounds that would kill normal men, such as gunshot wounds to the head. He was trained as a soldier in WWI and possesses advanced learning skills which enabled him to teach himself how to read with nothing but a few books. He is attacked by a sorcerer who is using a magic rock for mind control, only to discover Tarzan is immune to mental probing. Eventually, Tarzan becomes immortal due to a witch doctor's potion. This snapping turtle is trying to make a meal of a Canada goose, but the goose is too wary. ... WWI may be an acronym for: World War I World Wrestling Industry This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Unauthorized works

After Burroughs' death a number of writers produced new Tarzan stories without the permission of his estate. In some instances, the estate managed to prevent publication of such unauthorized pastiches. The most notable exception in the United States was a series of five novels by the pseudonymous "Barton Werper" that appeared 1964-65 by Gold Star Books. As a result of legal action by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., they were taken off the market and remaining copies destroyed. Similar series appeared in other countries, notably Argentina, Israel, and some Arab countries. Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. ...


In Israel in the 1950s and early 1960s there was a thriving industry of locally-produced Tarzan adventures published weekly in 24-page brochures by several competing publishing houses, none of which bothered to get any authorization from the Burroughs estate. The stories featured Tarzan in contemporary Africa, a popular theme being his fighting against the Mau Mau in 1950s Kenya and single-handedly crushing their revolt several times over. He also fought a great variety of monsters, vampires and invaders from outer space infesting the African jungles, and discovered several more lost cities and cultures in addition to the ones depicted in the Burroughs canon. Some brochures had him meet with Israelis and take Israel's side against her Arab enemies, especially Nasser's Egypt. The Mau Mau Uprising was an insurgency by Kenyan rebels against the British colonial administration from 1952 to 1960. ... Further reading Christopher Frayling - Vampyres: Lord Byron to Count Dracula 1992. ... For other uses, see Arab (disambiguation). ... Gamal Abdel Nasser (Arabic: - ; Masri: جمال عبد الناصر - also transliterated as Jamal Abd al-Naser, Jamal Abd an-Nasser and other variants; January 15, 1918 – September 28, 1970) was the President of Egypt from 1954 until his death in 1970. ...


None of the brochures ever bore a writer's name, and the various publishers - "Elephant Publishing" (Hebrew: הוצאת הפיל), "Rhino Publishing" (Hebrew: הוצאת הקרנף) and several similar names - provided no more of an address than POB numbers in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. These Tarzan brochures were extremely popular among Israeli youths of the time, successfully competing with the numerous Hebrew translations of the original Tarzan novels, and are recalled with nostalgia by many Israelis now in their fifties. The Tarzan brochures faded out by the middle 1960s, surviving copies at present fetching high prices as collectors' items in the Israeli used-book market. Researcher Eli Eshed has spent considerable time and effort on the Tarzan brochures and other Israeli pulp magazines and paperbacks. See:[6][7] - and[8] (Hebrew website with cover of "Tarzan's War Against the Germans"). Hebrew redirects here. ... Hebrew redirects here. ... Tel-Aviv was founded on empty dunes north of the existing city of Jaffa. ... For other uses, see Jerusalem (disambiguation). ... Eli Eshed is an Israeli researcher of popular culture who has spent considerable time and effort analising the Israeli pulp magazines and paperbacks of the 1950s and 1960s, especially the pirated Tarzan brochures which were highly popular among Israeli youths at the time, published anonymously and without any authorisation from... Pulp magazines, often called simply the pulps, were inexpensive text fiction magazines widely published in the 1920s through the 1950s. ...


The popularity of Tarzan in Israel had some effect on the spoken Hebrew language. As it happens, "tarzan" (Hebrew: טרזן) is a long-established Hebrew word, translatable as "dandy, fop, coxcomb" (according to R. Alcalay's Complete Hebrew-English Dictionary of 1990). However, a word could not survive with that meaning while being identical with the name of a popular fictional character usually depicted as wearing a loincloth and jumping from tree to tree in the jungle. Since the 1950s the word in its original meaning has completely disappeared from the spoken language, and is virtually unknown to Hebrew speakers at present - though still duly appearing in dictionaries.[citation needed] Hebrew redirects here. ...


In the 1950s Syria and Lebanon also saw the flourishing of unauthorized Tarzan stories. As could be expected, Tarzan in this version was a staunch supporter of the Arab cause and helped his Arab friends foil various fiendish Israeli plots. [9]


Tarzan in film and other non-print media

Main article: Tarzan in film and other non-print media

For other uses see Tarzan (disambiguation) Tarzan, a fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, first appeared in the 1912 novel Tarzan of the Apes, and then in twenty-three sequels. ...

Film

The Internet Movie Database lists 88 movies with Tarzan in the title between 1918 and 1999. The first Tarzan movies were silent pictures adapted from the original Tarzan novels which appeared within a few years of the character's creation. With the advent of talking pictures, a popular Tarzan movie franchise was developed, anchored at first by actor Johnny Weissmüller in the title role, which lasted from the 1930s through the 1960s. Tarzan films from the 1930s on often featured Tarzan's chimpanzee companion Cheeta. Later Tarzan films have been occasional and somewhat idiosyncratic. Disney’s animated Tarzan (1999) marked a new beginning for the ape man, taking its inspiration equally from Burroughs and Greystoke. The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan in Tarzan and His Mate. ... Cheeta aka Jiggs (born April 9, 1932) is a male chimpanzee noted for appearing in numerous movies and television shows, most famously many Hollywood Tarzan films of the 1930s and 1940s, in which he portrayed a fictional chimp of the same name. ... Old logo from 1985-2006 Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner, was established as a designation in 1983, prior to which Disney films since the death of Walt Disney were released under the name of the... This article is about the 1999 film. ... Greystoke - The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes is a 1984 film with Sir Ralph Richardson, Ian Holm, James Fox, Christopher Lambert, Andie MacDowell and Cheryl Campbell. ...


Radio

Tarzan was the hero of two popular radio programs. The first aired from 1932-1936 with James Pierce in the role of Tarzan. The second ran from 1951-1953 with Lamont Johnson in the title role.[10] James H. Pierce, of Shelbyville, IN, became one of the first actors to portray Tarzan on film. ... LaMont Johnson (born in 1941) is an American jazz pianist who has played in the hard bop and post-bop genres. ...


Television

Television later emerged as the primary vehicle bringing the character to the public. In 1958, movie Tarzan Gordon Scott filmed three episodes for a prospective television series. The program did not sell, but a different live action Tarzan series starring Ron Ely ran on NBC from 1966-1968. An animated series from Filmation, Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle, aired from 1976–1977, followed by the anthology programs Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour (1977–1978), Tarzan and the Super 7 (1978–1980), The Tarzan/Lone Ranger Adventure Hour (1980–1981), and The Tarzan/Lone Ranger/Zorro Adventure Hour) (1981–1982). Joe Lara starred in the title role in Tarzan in Manhattan (1989), an offbeat TV movie, and later returned in a completely different interpretation in Tarzan: The Epic Adventures (1996), a new live-action series. In between the two productions with Lara, Tarzán, a half-hour syndicated series ran from 1991 through 1994. In this version of the show, Tarzan was portrayed as a blond environmentalist, with Jane turned into a French ecologist. Disney’s animated series The Legend of Tarzan (2001-2003) was a spin-off from its animated film. The latest television series was the live-action Tarzan (2003), which starred male model Travis Fimmel and updated the setting to contemporary New York City, with Jane as a police detective. The series was cancelled after only eight episodes. A 1981 television special, The Muppets Go to the Movies, features a short sketch entitled "Tarzan and Jane." Lily Tomlin plays Jane opposite The Great Gonzo as Tarzan. In addition, the Muppets have made reference to Tarzan on half a dozen occasions since the 1960s. Gordon Scott (with Rickie Sorenson) in Tarzan and the Trappers (1958) Gordon Scott was an American actor best known for his portrayal of Tarzan in the 1950s. ... Ron Ely as Tarzan Tarzan aired on NBC from 1966 – 1968. ... Ron Ely or Ronald Ely (born 21 June 1938) is the stage name of the American actor born Ronald Pierce in Hereford, Texas. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The first Filmation logo. ... Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle was an animated series created by the Filmation studio for CBS. There were a total of 36 episodes produced over the first four seasons. ... The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour was a Filmation series that ran on CBS during the 1977–1978 television season. ... The Super 7 is a well known, and sponsored, group of individuals who are hardcore and never bring that weak shit. ... the Tarzan / Lone Ranger adventure hour was a Filmation series that aired on CBS during the 1980–1981 television season. ... the Tarzan / Lone Ranger adventure hour was a Filmation series that aired on CBS during the 1980–1981 television season. ... Joe Lara, born on october the 2th, 1962, in San Diego, is an american actor and musician. ... Tarzan in Manhattan is a CBS televison movie that aired on 1989-04-15. ... Tarzán was a half-hour syndicated series that aired 1991 – 1994. ... The Legend of Tarzan is an animated television series created by The Walt Disney Company in 2000, based on the Tarzan character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs. ... Tarzan is an American television series that premiered on 5 October 2003 on The WB. Based on the Tarzan series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, this TV series was set in New York City, depicting a modern-day adaptation on Burroughs characters. ... Travis Fimmel (born July 15, 1979 near Echuca, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian fashion model and actor who currently resides in America. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Lily Tomlin (born Mary Jean Tomlin on September 1, 1939), is an Academy Award-nominated American actress and comedian. ... Gonzo (aka Gonzo the Great or The Great Gonzo) is a puppet character, one of Jim Hensons Muppets. ...


Stage

A 1921 Broadway production of Tarzan of The Apes starred Ronald Adair as Tarzan and Ethel Dwyer as Jane Porter. In 1976, Richard O'Brien wrote a musical entitled "T. Zee", loosely based on Tarzan but restyled in a rock idiom. Tarzan, a musical stage adaptation of the 1999 animated feature, opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway on May 10, 2006. The show, a Disney Theatrical production, was directed and designed by Bob Crowley. The same version of Tarzan that was played at the Richard Rodgers Theatre is being played throughout Europe and has been a huge success in Holland. Tarzan also appeared in the Tarzan Rocks! show at the Theatre in the Wild at Walt Disney World Resort's Disney's Animal Kingdom. The show closed in 2006. Richard OBrien (born Richard Timothy Smith on March 25, 1942 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England) is an English writer, actor, television presenter and theatre performer. ... Tarzan is a musical based upon the Tarzan stories of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and more directly on the Disney film of the same name. ... The Richard Rodgers Theatre was built by Irwin Chanin in 1925. ... is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The purpose built Lion King theater in Hamburg New Amsterdam Theater in New York City Advertisement for Beauty and the Beast Disney Theatrical, formally known as Walt Disney Theatrical Productions is the stageplay and musical production arm of The Walt Disney Company. ... The Richard Rodgers Theatre was built by Irwin Chanin in 1925. ... Cinderella Castle is the symbol of the Magic Kingdom. ... A closeup view of the Tree of Life Animal Kingdom entrance Disneys Animal Kingdom is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. ...


Video and computer games

In the mid-1980s there was an arcade video game called Jungle King that featured a Tarzan-like character in a loin cloth. A game under the title Tarzan Goes Ape was released in the 1980s for the Commodore 64. A Tarzan computer game by Michael Archer was produced by Martech. Disney's Tarzan had seen video games released for the PlayStation, Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color. Tarzan also appeared in the PS2 game Kingdom Hearts, although this Tarzan was shown in the Disney context, not the original conceptional idea of Tarzan by Bourroughs. In the first Rayman, a Tarzan-like version of Rayman named Tarayzan appears in the Dream Forest. Jungle Hunt is a two-player side-scrolling arcade game produced by Taito in 1982. ... C-64 redirects here. ... Martech Games Ltd was a video game publisher active between 1982 and 1989. ... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... The Nintendo 64 ), often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendos third home video game console for the international market. ... The Game Boy Color , shortened to GBC) is Nintendos successor to the Game Boy and was released on October 21, 1998 in Japan and in November of 1998 in the United States and 1999 in Europe. ... This article contains information on the first Kingdom Hearts video game. ... For other uses, see Rayman (disambiguation). ...


Ephemera

There have been several Tarzan View-Master reels and packets, plus numerous Tarzan coloring books, children's books, follow-the-dots and activity books. View-Master reels from a German Karl May-movie. ...


Tarzan in comics

Main article: Tarzan (comics)

Tarzan of the Apes was adapted in newspaper strip form, in early 1929, with illustrations by Hal Foster. A full page Sunday strip began March 15, 1931 by Rex Maxon. Over the years, many artists have drawn the Tarzan comic strip, notably Burne Hogarth, Russ Manning, and Mike Grell. The daily strip began to reprint old dailies after the last Russ Manning daily (#10,308, which ran on 29 July 1972). The Sunday strip also turned to reprints circa 2000. Both strips continue as reprints today in a few newspapers and in Comics Revue magazine. NBM Publishing did a high quality reprint series of the Foster and Hogarth work on Tarzan in a series of hardback and paperback reprints in the 1990s. For other uses see Tarzan (disambiguation) Tarzan, a fictional character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, first appeared in the 1912 novel Tarzan of the Apes, and then in twenty-three sequels. ... Harold Rudolph Foster (August 18, 1892 in Halifax, Nova Scotia - July 25, 1982) created the comic Prince Valiant. ... Full page is a format of newspaper comic strips. ... See also Comic strip and Daily strip. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Burne Hogarth (December 25, 1911 - January 28, 1996) was an American cartoonist, illustrator, educator, and author, and theoretician. ... Russell Manning (born 1929, California, United States; died 1981) was an American comic book artist who created the series Magnus, Robot Fighter and illustrated such newspaper comic strips as Tarzan and Star Wars. ... Mike Grell (born 1947) is a comic book writer and artist. ... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Comics Revue is a monthly small press comic book published by Manuscript Press. ... A publisher of graphic novels located in the State of New York in the United States. ...


Tarzan has appeared in many comic books from numerous publishers over the years. The character's earliest comic book appearances were in comic strip reprints published in several titles, such as Sparkler, Tip Top Comics and Single Series. Western Publishing published Tarzan in Dell Comics's Four Color Comics #134 & 161 in 1947, before giving him his own series, Tarzan, published through Dell Comics and later Gold Key Comics from Jan-Feb 1948 to February, 1972). DC took over the series in 1972, publishing Tarzan #207-258 from April 1972 to February 1977. In 1977 the series moved to Marvel Comics, which restarted the numbering rather than assuming that used by the previous publishers. Marvel issued Tarzan #1-28 (as well as three Annuals), from June 1977 to October 1979. Following the conclusion of the Marvel series the character had no regular comic book publisher for a number of years. During this period Blackthorne Comics published Tarzan in 1986, and Malibu Comics published Tarzan comics in 1992. Dark Horse Comics has published various Tarzan series from 1996 to the present, including reprints of works from previous publishers like Gold Key and DC, and joint projects with other publishers featuring crossovers with other characters. It has been suggested that Western Publishing Company be merged into this article or section. ... Dell Comics was the comic book publishing arm of Dell Publications, which got its start in pulp magazines. ... One of the earlier issues of Four Color, featuring Walt Disneys Donald Duck. ... Dell Comics was the comic book publishing arm of Dell Publications, which got its start in pulp magazines. ... Gold Key Comics was an imprint of Western Publishing cteated for comic books distributed to newstands. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... This article is about the comic book company. ... Malibu Comics was a comic book publisher in the late 1980s and early 1990s, best known for its Ultraverse line of superhero titles. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


There have also been a number of different comic book projects from other publishers over the years, in addition to various minor appearances of Tarzan in other comic books. The Japanese manga series Jungle no Ouja Ta-chan (King of the Jungle Ta-chan) by Tokuhiro Masaya was based loosely on Tarzan.


Works inspired by Tarzan

Tarsa the Bear Man in Finland

In the 1940s, the Finnish writer Lahja Valakivi published several adventure novels about Tarsa karhumies, i.e., Tarsa the Bear Man. The books were obviously inspired by Tarzan, but they were adapted into a Finnish setting: as there are no apes in Finland, the hero Tarsa was raised by bears instead.[11]


Starzan

In Asia, Philippine Cinema's inclination in satirizing western entertainment produced Starzan, a comedy film loosely based on the original Tarzan franchise. It stars Filipino comedic actor Joey De Leon as Starzan, Rene Requiestas as "Chitae", and Zsa Zsa Padilla as Jane.


Trivia

  • Tarzana, California, where Burroughs made his home, was renamed in honor of Tarzan in 1927.
  • Tarzan appears briefly as a character in the book Lust, by Geoff Ryman.
  • Michael Heseltine, a former British MP and senior government minister, is nicknamed Tarzan in honour of his having once seized the ceremonial mace in the House of Commons and swung it about his head in the middle of a debate. This action, together with Heseltine's flowing golden hair, was said to be distinctly in the style of Tarzan. The nickname has also been combined with his name into the portmanteau nickname Hezza.
  • The March 1959 issue of Man's Adventure published a story titled “The Man Who Really Was… Tarzan” by Thomas Llewellan Jones. This article claims that Tarzan was based on William Charles Mildin, 14th Earl of Streatham, who supposedly lived among the apes from 1868 (age 11) to 1883, before returning to England. None of the news stories claimed in the article exist in the archives of the London papers, and there is no record of such an Earl in the British peerage. Nonetheless, the story sometimes resurfaces as “fact.”

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Bibliography

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Main Series
  1. Tarzan of the Apes (1912) (Project Gutenberg Entry:[7])
  2. The Return of Tarzan (1913) (Project Gutenberg [8])
  3. The Beasts of Tarzan (1914) (Project Gutenberg [9])
  4. The Son of Tarzan (1914) (Project Gutenberg [10])
  5. Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar (1916) (Project Gutenberg [11])
  6. Jungle Tales of Tarzan (1916, 1917) (Project Gutenberg [12])
    • "Tarzan's First Love"
    • "The Capture of Tarzan"
    • "The Fight for the Balu"
    • "The God of Tarzan"
    • "Tarzan and the Black Boy"
    • "The Witch-Doctor Seeks Vengeance"
    • "The End of Bukawai"
    • "The Lion"
    • "The Nightmare"
    • "The Battle for Teeka"
    • "A Jungle Joke"
    • "Tarzan Rescues the Moon"
  7. Tarzan the Untamed (1919, 1921) (Project Gutenberg [13])
  8. Tarzan the Terrible (1921) (Project Gutenberg [14])
  9. Tarzan and the Golden Lion (1922, 1923)
  10. Tarzan and the Ant Men (1924)
  11. Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (1927, 1928)
  12. Tarzan and the Lost Empire (1928)
  13. Tarzan at the Earth's Core (1929)
  14. Tarzan the Invincible (1930, 1931)
  15. Tarzan Triumphant (1931)
  16. Tarzan and the City of Gold (1932)
  17. Tarzan and the Lion Man (1933, 1934)
  18. Tarzan and the Leopard Men (1935)
  19. Tarzan's Quest (1935, 1936)
  20. Tarzan and the Forbidden City (1938)
  21. Tarzan the Magnificent (1936, 1937)
  22. Tarzan and the Foreign Legion (1947)
  23. Tarzan and the Madman (1964)
  24. Tarzan and the Castaways (1965)
    • "Tarzan and the Castaways" (1941)
    • "Tarzan and the Champion" (1940)
    • "Tarzan and the Jungle Murders" (1940)
Other stories

Tarzan of the Apes is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first in a series of books about the title character Tarzan. ... Project Gutenberg, abbreviated as PG, is a volunteer effort to digitize, archive and distribute cultural works. ... The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs, McClurg, 1915 The Return of Tarzan is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the second in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. ... The Beasts of Tarzan is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the third in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. ... The Son of Tarzan is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the fourth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. ... Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the fifth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. ... Jungle Tales of Tarzan is a collection of twelve loosely-connected short stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, comprising the sixth book in order of publication in his series about the title character Tarzan. ... Tarzan the Untamed is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the seventh in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. ... Tarzan the Terrible is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the eighth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. ... Tarzan and the Golden Lion is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the ninth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. ... Tarzan and the Ant Men is the tenth book in Edgar Rice Burroughs series of novels about the jungle hero Tarzan. ... Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the eleventh in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. ... Tarzan and the Lost Empire is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, generally considered the twelfth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan (the previous book, Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins, being omitted from the enumeration on the grounds that it was written for younger readers). ... Tarzan at the Earths Core is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, simultaneously the thirteenth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan and the fourth in his series set in the interior world of Pellucidar. ... Tarzan the Invincible is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the fourteenth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. ... Tarzan Tiumphant is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the fifteenth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. ... Tarzan and the City of Gold is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the sixteenth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. ... Tarzan and the Lion Man is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the seventeenth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. ... Tarzan and the Leopard Men is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the eighteenth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. ... Tarzans Quest is a 1936 novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the nineteenth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. ... Tarzan and the Forbidden City is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the twentieth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. ... Tarzan the Magnificent is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the twenty-first in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. ... Tarzan and the Foreign Legion is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the twenty-second in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. ... Tarzan and the Madman is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the twenty-third in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. ... Tarzan and the Castaways is a collection of stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the twenty-fourth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. ... Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins is a Tarzan novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs written for younger readers. ... Joe R. Lansdale is an author from Texas. ...

By other authors

  • Barton Werper
    1. Tarzan and the Silver Globe (1964)
    2. Tarzan and the Cave City (1964)
    3. Tarzan and the Snake People (1964)
    4. Tarzan and the Abominable Snowmen (1965)
    5. Tarzan and the Winged Invaders (1965)
    • note: the Werper novels were never authorized by ERB, Inc.; they were taken off the market and remaining copies destroyed.
  • Fritz Leiber
    • Tarzan and the Valley of Gold (1966)
    • note: this was the first novel authorized by the ERB estate, and was numbered as the 25th book in the Tarzan series.
  • Philip José Farmer
    • A character based on Tarzan (Lord Grandrith) appears in the Nine trilogy:
    • Tarzan Alive (1972)--A fictional biography of Tarzan (here Lord Greystoke), which is one of the two foundational books (along with Doc Savage: His Apocalyptic Life) of the Wold Newton family.
    • The Adventure of the Peerless Peer (1974)
    • Time's Last Gift (1985)
      • Note: this novel explains how Tarzan can be in Ancient Opar (see below)
    • The Dark Heart of Time (1999)
      • Note: this novel was specifically authorized by the ERB estate, and references Tarzan by name rather than just by inference.
    • Hadon of Ancient Opar (1974)
    • Flight to Opar (1976)
      • Note: The Opar novels were authorized by the ERB estate. A secondary character of the Opar novels—while not specifically named as "Tarzan"—was intended to be Tarzan by Farmer, and is included as such by most Wold Newton family scholars.
Farmer also wrote a novel based on his own fascination with Tarzan, entitled Lord Tyger, and translated the novel Tarzan of the Apes into Esperanto.
  • Nigel Cox
    • Tarzan Presley (2004). This novel combines aspects of Tarzan and Elvis Presley into a single character named Ted Nugent, within New Zealand and American settings. Upon its release, it was subject to legal action in the United States, and has not been reprinted since its initial publication.

Fritz Leiber portrait by Ed Emshwiller on July 1969 special issue devoted to Leiber. ... Philip José Farmer (born January 26, 1918) is an American author, principally known for his science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories. ... A Feast Unknown is a novel written by American author Philip José Farmer. ... Lord of the Trees is an American novel by Philip José Farmer. ... The Mad Goblin is an American novel by Philip José Farmer. ... Tarzan Alive Tarzan Alive: A Definitive Biography of Lord Greystoke (Bison Books, ISBN 0803269218, softcover, 312pp) is a fictional biography written by author Philip José Farmer in 1972. ... The Wold Newton family. ... Hadon of Ancient Opar by Philip José Farmer, DAW Books, 1974 Hadon of Ancient Opar is a 1974 fantasy novel by Philip José Farmer, first published in paperback by DAW Books. ... Flight to Opar by Philip José Farmer, DAW Books, 1976 Flight to Opar is a 1976 fantasy novel by Philip José Farmer, first published in paperback by DAW Books. ... The Wold Newton family. ... Lord Tyger is an American novel by Philip José Farmer. ... This article is about the language. ... Robert Anthony Salvatore (b. ... Nigel Cox is a New Zealand author and museum director, with five novels published as of early 2006. ... Elvis redirects here. ...

See also

Cover from Shasta of the Wolves by Olaf Baker (1921 British edition) Feral children (that is, human children raised by non-human animals) in mythology and fiction are often depicted as having superior strength, intelligence and morals to normal humans, the implication being that because of their upbringing they represent... George of the Jungle was a Saturday-morning animated television program produced by Devon Corey, Jay Ward, and Bill Scott, the same people responsible for Rocky & Bullwinkle. ... Gitarzan is a comical song released by Ray Stevens in 1969, about a character (clearly modeled on Tarzan) who lives in a jungle and forms a musical band with his female partner Jane and their pet monkey. ... Kreegah Bundolo is a phrase that Tarzan cried out to warn of danger. ... Mangani is a word from the fictional ape language in Tarzan novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs. ... Tarzan Boy was singer Jimmy McShanes (aka Baltimora) greatest hit, peaking at number 13 on the U.S. Charts in 1986. ... The Tarzan yell is the distinctive, ululating yell of the character Tarzan, as portrayed by actor Johnny Weissmuller in the films based on the character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, starting with Tarzan the Ape Man (1932). ... Zembla is a French comic book character created by Augusto Pedrazza and Franco Oneta for French publisher Editions Lug in 1963. ... Mowgli by John Lockwood Kipling (father of Rudyard Kipling). ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ John Clute and Peter Nicholls, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, St. Martin's Press, 1993, ISBN 0-312-09618-6, p. 178, "Tarzan is a remarkable creation, and possibly the best-known fictional character of the century."
  2. ^ John Clute and Peter Nicholls, The Encyclopedia of stupid Apes, St. Martin's Press, 1993, ISBN 0-312-09618-6, p. 178, "It has often been said that ERB's works have small literary or intellectual merit. Nevertheless,...because ERB had a genius for the literalization of the dream, they have endured."
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Nwachukwu Frank Ukadike, Black African Cinema, University of California Press 1994, p. 40
  5. ^ See The Jane Goodall Institute's Biography of Jane Goodall [2].
  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ [4]
  8. ^ [5]
  9. ^ James R. Nesteby,'Tarzan of Arabia', in the Journal of Popular Culture, volume 15, number 1, 1981.
  10. ^ Robert R. Barrett, Tarzan on Radio, Radio Spirits, 1999.
  11. ^ [6]

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