Tarzan and the Ant Men

Title

Tarzan and the Ant Men

Call Number

PS 3503 .B87 .T37 1924

Date of Publication

1924

Collection Size

1 bound volume; 350 pages

Restrictions

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

Language

English

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.

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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

Provenance

Gift of Dr. Luckett Davis in April 2018

Publisher

Grosset & Dunlap

City

New York City, New York

Keywords

Fiction, Tarzan, Adventure, Pulp-Fiction;

Disciplines

American Literature | American Popular Culture | Fiction

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