The teenage Tarzan : a literary analysis of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Jungle tales of Tarzan

by Galloway, Stan, 1959-

Format: Print Book 2010
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3503.U687 Z67 2010
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PS3503.U687 Z67 2010
Following the 1912 publication of his wildly successful Tarzan of the Apes, Edgar Rice Burroughs authored four bestselling sequels in quick succession. In 1916, he decided to go back and recount selected adventures from Tarzan's teenage years. The result was Jungle Tales of Tarzan, a dozen short stories bearing such titles as "Tarzan's First Love" and "Tarzan Rescues the Moon" and which chronicle the events preceding the youthful hero's ascension to "King of the Jungle." The adolescent phase of the character is the primary focus of this detailed analysis. The context, themes, motifs, and stylistic techniques of Jungle Tales of Tarzan are all fully explored, as well as the property's literary antecedents and its links to the various comic book and film adaptations of Edgar Rice Burroughs' most celebrated and enduring creation.
It all begins again: "Tarzan's first love"
Running in circles: cycles and technique in "The capture of Tarzan"
All for one: "The fight for the Balu"
(Un)natural theology: "the god of Tarzan"
Black and white and in between: the perception of racism in "Tarzan and the black boy"
The problem of good and evil in "The witch-doctor seeks vengeance" and "The end of Bukawai"
Painful laughter in "The lion" and "A jungle joke"
What you see: lessons in appearance and reality in "The nightmare"
Allegiance and apathy: community in "The battle for Teeka"
Shooting in the dark: the role of imagination in "Tarzan rescues the moon".

Additional Information
Subjects Tarzan -- (Fictitious character)
Burroughs, Edgar Rice, -- 1875-1950. -- Jungle tales of Tarzan.
Burroughs, Edgar Rice, -- 1875-1950 -- Characters -- Tarzan.
Burroughs, Edgar Rice, -- 1875-1950 -- Themes, motives.
Burroughs, Edgar Rice, -- 1875-1950 -- Film and video adaptations.
Publisher Jefferson, N.C. :McFarland & Co.,2010
Language English
Description ix, 265 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780786438532 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786438533 (softcover : alk. paper)
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