Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar
PS 3503 .B87 .T364 1918
Date of Publication
1 bound volume; 352 pages
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Edgar Rice Burroughs [1875-1950] was an American writer most well-known for his adventure and science fiction novels. Burroughs best known works are the Tarzan novels, the tales of Mars adventurer John Carter, and the stories of Pellucidar.
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar is the fifth book in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. In the forgotten city of Opar, the bloodied sacrificial altar of the Flaming God stood above vaults piled high with the gold destined for fabled, lost Atlantis. There La, the beautiful high priestess, still dreamed of Tarzan, who had escaped her knife before. Around her, the hideous priests vowed that he would never escape again. For now Tarzan was returning, and they were waiting for him. Tarzan planned to avoid La and the priests. But he could not avoid the earthquake that struck him down in the vaults and left him without memory of his wife and home - only with what memory he had had as a child among the savage apes who reared him.
Gift of Dr. Luckett Davis in April 2018
Grosset & Dunlap
New York City, New York
Fiction, Tarzan, Adventure, Pulp-Fiction
American Literature | American Popular Culture | Fiction
Burroughs, Edgar Rice, "Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar" (1918). Rare Books. 39.