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Jungle Tales of Tarzan

Edgar Rice Burroughs

Book Overview: 

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. Chronologically, the events recounted in it actually occur between chapters 12 and 13 of the first Tarzan novel, Tarzan of the Apes. (excerpt from Wikipedia)

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .I am Tarzan of the Apes," boasted the ape-man; "mighty hunter, mighty fighter! None in all the jungle so great as Tarzan."

Then he made his way back in the direction of Taug. Teeka had watched the happenings in the tree. She had even placed her precious balu upon the soft grasses and come a little nearer that she might better witness all that was passing in the branches above her. In her heart of hearts did she still esteem the smooth-skinned Tarzan? Did her savage breast swell with pride as she witnessed his victory over the ape? You will have to ask Teeka.

And Sheeta, the panther, saw that the she-ape had left her cub alone among the grasses. He moved his tail again, as though this closest approximation of lashing in which he dared indulge might stimulate his momentarily waned courage. The cry of the victorious ape-man still held his nerves beneath its spell. It would be several minutes before he again could bring himself to the point of. . . Read More

Community Reviews

This one was ... um ...

So apparently, Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar underperformed when it was first published, and for that reason (and also because he was dealing with physiological issues from spending too much time hunched over his typewriter), instead of contracting for a single novel, Burrough

Months ago I decided to revisit the novel that started me on my path to becoming a fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs--Tarzan and the Golden Lion; it'd been many years since I'd visited the ape-man in his jungle haunts. After finishing reading Golden Lion I was encouraged to reread my favorite novel of the

"Tantor," he said, "it is good to be alive. It is good to lie in the cool shadows. It is good to look upon the green trees and the bright colors of the flowers"

Jungle Tales of Tarzan, the sixth of the series, takes you back to his childhood days, and describes some of the experiences he had before e

"Jungle Tales of Tarzan" is a short story collection of adventures Tarzan had growing up. This includes fights with mighty foes, falling in love and overall just discovering one's self in many ways. While I liked the concept of these stories, some of them didn't do it for me. Most resulted in the sa

This is a collection of loosely-connected short stories in the life of Tarzan while he was still growing into young adulthood. Events in some stories are mentioned in later stories so it is best to read them all in order. The entirety of the twelve stories actually fit chronologically within chapter

You can tell this book is a product of its time. Very pompous writing and some pretty racist things said about the African tribe he lives near. I took all this with the grain of salt knowing that Burroughs wrote in the time of the Great White Ideal and just had fun reading it. There were times it wa

This was a collection of short stories set when Tarzan was a youth. Overall, it was quite enjoyable. There wasn't a whole lot to them as far as things that are crucial to the mythos, but still a fun read.

If you enjoyed the first Tarzan novel, Tarzan of the Apes, you'll probably really like this one

I enjoyed this addition to the series. I found it interesting that in book 6 Burroughs decides to explore how Tarzan's mind works, how he differs from the apes and how he feels about being different--for that matter how the apes feel about him being so different!

Burroughs explores the idea of God i

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