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Book Review: The Beasts of Tarzan

The Beasts of Tarzan
Tarzan #3

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

 348 pages // published in 1914 // classic adventure


Why rob the poor creature of life and liberty, when it would be so easy a thing to restore both to it! He was sure from the fact that the panther moved all its limbs in its futile struggle for freedom that its spine was uninjured, and for the same reason he knew that none of its limbs were broken. Relaxing his bowstring, he returned the arrow to the quiver and, throwing the bow about his shoulder, stepped closer to the pinioned beast. On his lips was the soothing, purring sound that the great cats themselves made when contented and happy. It was the nearest approach to a friendly advance that Tarzan could make in the language of Sheeta. Edgar Rice Burroughs created one of the most iconic figures in American pop culture, Tarzan of the Apes, and it is impossible to overstate his influence on entire genres of popular literature in the decades after his enormously winning pulp novels stormed the public's imagination. The Beasts of Tarzan, first published in 1916, is the third installment of Burroughs' tales of the ape-man. Here, Tarzan, having reclaimed his title as Lord Greystroke, finds that proper society can be just as vicious as the jungle when greedy men threaten his new family. With his animal familiars-the panther Sheeta and Akut, a great ape-Tarzan seeks vengeance against those who would harm him.

My Review

4 Star Rating

Another interesting episode in the life of Tarzan. In this one, Tarzan is separated from the love of his life, Jane, and their baby. Tarzan finds himself marooned yet again in the jungle where he grew up. Now he is considered an outsider by the jungle animals, but he picks up one or two friends and they form their own new pack.

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