I had this story from one who had no business to tell it

May 2nd, 2001

scottandrew has been thinking aloud about adolescent fiction and it reminded me of one of my favourite books of all time – Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan of the Apes.

Overlooked by many because of its wretched Hollywood bastardizations, it is fantastic (in the fantasy sense of the word) storytelling of the highest form. Don’t take my word for it – click the link above with all speed and read some of the first chapter. Riveting stuff.

It may surprise you that Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American who had a remarkable life of his own.

Along with the paperback Tarzan books (I think I had at one time the first eight in the series) I have Burne Hogarth’s illustrated Tarzan – a true artistic treasure, absolutely breathtaking.

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