The Return of Tarzan


The Return of Tarzan

Call Number

PS 3503 .B87 .T366 1915

Date of Publication


Collection Size

1 bound volume; 319 pages


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections



Historical Note

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.



The Return of Tarzan is the second book in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. It was first published in New Story Magazine as a serial in 1913. The first book edition was published in 1915. The story picks up where the first book left off. After having gone to America to find that Jane Porter is engaged to his cousin,Tarzan leaves for Europe. On the ship, he becomes involved with a Count, his wife, and two shady characters attempting to prey on them. After saving them, the Count finds Tarzan a job as a special agent in the French ministry of war. Assigned to Algeria, Tarzan has a series of adventures among the Arabs. Sailing for Cape Town, he is then thrown overboard near where the apes brought him up. After another series of harrowing adventures that include the discovery of a treasure in Opar, Tarzan saves Jane from being sacrificed by La, high priestess of Opar. Tarzan and Jane marry and set sail for Europe.

Additional Notes

The book is inscribed: Summer 1944 Luckett Davis

The book has a dust jacket.


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

The Return of Tarzan