Tarzan forever : the life of Edgar Rice Burroughs, creator of Tarzan
|Format:||Print Book 1999|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 2 of 2 copies|
When Tarzan of the Apes was published in The All-Story in 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs was just another would-be writer struggling to support himself and his family by penning adventure stories for readers of "the pulps, " the cheap mass-market magazines popular at the time. When he died in 1950, he was the bestselling author of the twentieth century, overseeing interests that spanned publishing, movies, radio, newspaper syndication, toys, even real estate. He had millions of enthusiastic readers around the world and had earned the respect of magazines that never published his stories: The Saturday Evening Post admitted of Burroughs's writing, "There are pages of his books which have the authentic flash of storytelling genius." He was, in short, a publishing wonder who had unexpectedly created the century's first superhero, Tarzan -- a popculture icon that has known few rivals.
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Burroughs, Edgar Rice,
Tarzan -- (Fictitious character)
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Adventure stories -- Authorship.
|Publisher|| New York :Scribner,1999
400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages -383) and index.