Tarzan and the Ant Men


Tarzan and the Ant Men

Call Number

PS 3503 .B87 .T37 1924

Date of Publication


Collection Size

1 bound volume; 350 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.



Tarzan and the Ant Men is the tenth book in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. It was first published as a seven part serial in Argosy All-Story Weekly magazine from February to March 1924. The first book edition was published in September 1924. Tarzan travels to an isolated land called Minuni which is inhabited by a people who are four times smaller than Tarzan. They live in splendid city-states and often engage in warfare against each other. In one of these city-states, Trohanadalmakus, Tarzan befriends the king, Adendrohahkis and his son Prince Komodoflorensal. He assists them against an attack by the army of a neighboring city-state called Veltopismakus. Taken prisoner, Tarzan is shrunk to the size of the Minunians by Zoanthrohago, a Veltopismakusian scientist. After a time, he and other prisoners of war, including Prince Komodoflorensal, make a daring escape. Other adventures, revolving around Tarzan look-alike Esteban Miranda, ensue and Tarzan is injured. He knows no one, not even Jane. After a successful conclusion to a risky operation, Tarzan is restored to his family.

Additional Notes

The book is inscribed: Summer 1943 Luckett Davis


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

Tarzan and the Ant Men