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Tarzan of the Apes [Hardcover]

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Burroughs , Edgar , Rice " Tarzan of the Apes" in the revolutionary Bed Book Landscape Reading Format - a new approach to reading in bed as well as other places people enjoy reading while lying down, such as the beach, or on a grassy lawn in the park. Bed Books provide the freedom to lie in any comfortable position without being obligated to sit up in order to read. They can be an essential aid for readers who may be prone to back and neck strain when assuming the contorted body positions normally required for reading while lying down, and for those who have previously found it difficult or impossible to read books in bed, such as the elderly and the disabled. Bed Books can also be read sitting up as easily as with a conventional book. See the current Bed Book Catalog at: www.bedbooks.NET

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Pages   200
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 7, 2005
Publisher   A Bed Book
ISBN  1933652454  
ISBN13  9781933652450  

Availability  82 units.
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When a Big Ape Raises a Lord, Tarzan Emerges.  Aug 16, 2006
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) was a prodigy of imagination. He started his writer career quite late; his first work was published in 1912. From that point on a ceaseless flow of imaginary worlds & heroes poured from his pen: John Carter of Mars, Carson Napier of Venus, David Innes and Abner Perry on Pellucidar at Earth's center and the most famous of them all Tarzan of the Apes.

Tarzan's world is Africa. But an extraordinary Africa populated with apes more intelligent than any known ones and in later adventures with a plethora "lost cities", "ant-men" or whatever suit ERB in order to deliver a fast paced adventure.

As many other reviewers point out do not expect "politically correct" tales, they are the product of a society still torn by racial prejudices.
Another assumption that closely follows this is: "superior traits" are inherited directly and a Lord will always be a Lord no matter what the circumstances.
The reader may assume all this adventures occurs in an "alternate reality" that have some common traits with our world such as the ones depicted by Guy Gavriel Kay for example.

Now you'll be ready to enjoy the original story of Tarzan as it was delivered by ERB, free from Hollywood changes or comic stereotypes.
A couple of English nobles are abandoned by a mutinous crew in the coast of Africa where they barely survive.
Adversity proves to be more than what they may endure and both die leaving an infant that is miraculously adopted by Kala an anthropoid that has lost her baby-ape.
Protected by her Tarzan starts a life struggle to conquer a space among the over towering brutes.
His natural intelligence combined with a strengthening body allows him to survive and in due time lead the ape tribe.
ERB ability renders all this astounding fates credible: Tarzan learns to read and write all by himself; Tarzan defeats a Gorilla with his father's knife; Tarzan helps a group of marooned white people and fell in love with Jane; Tarzan...continue delivering one prowess after other... and you'll believe it.

I read "Tarzan of the Apes" at my teens and continue reading many of his 23 following adventures, borrowing volume after volume from a nearby library.
When I grow up and gain economic independence I bought and kept this book and some more Tarzans.

I warmly recommend this series to any reader who is fond to read unending adventures in a magic world.
If after reading Tarzan's stories you still want more from ERB try the Martian series, they are almost as good as this one.

Reviewed by Max Yofre.
Caution!  Aug 12, 2006
This is a review not of the story Tarzan of the Apes but rather of this particular binding. Nowhere on the this site page is it disclosed that this book, and presumably all "Bed Books", are printed in landscape orientation as opposed to the normal portrait orientation. this site will still nick you for the shipping -- both ways -- when you inevitably return this book. Caveat emptor, indeed!

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