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Tarzan. Tarzan was created by Edgar Rice Burroughs (John Carter, David Innes, Carson Napier, Shoz-Dijiji) and appeared in forty-three stories and serials and twenty-one novels from 1912 to 1947, beginning with “Tarzan of the Apes” (All-Story, Oct. 1912).

Tarzan is the archetypal Jungle Hero. John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, and Alice Clayton, John’s wife, are marooned in a remote jungle section of Africa when the crew of the ship Fuwalda mutinies. Alice Clayton dies a year after giving birth to a young son, John, and soon after that John, Sr., is attacked and killed by an intelligent ape. The infant John is raised by a kindly female ape, Kala, and grows up to become Tarzan, the Lord of the Jungle. He eventually discovers his heritage but rejects it and returns to the jungle. He goes on to fall in love with Jane Porter, fight with evil animals and Germans, and to discover Lost Races.

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