Tarzan and the Lost Empire
PS 3503 .B87 .T376 1929
Date of Publication
1 bound volume; 317 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 Lost Empire is the twelfth in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. It was first published as a serial in Blue Book Magazine from October 1928 through February 1929. The first book edition was published in September 1929. Tarzan is asked to help find Erich von Harben, a young German archaeologist and ancient language linguist. He disappeared while investigating the legend of the lost tribe of the Wiramwazi Mountains. In his search for Erich, Tarzan runs across a lost remnant of the Roman Empire hidden in the mountains of Africa. Erich has been captured by the soldiers of Castrum Mare, one of two rival cities, the other being Castra Sanguinarius. Tarzan goes to Sanguinarius but makes an enemy of the ruler there. After various gladiatorial confrontations and political intrigue,Tarzan brings peace to the warring cities and sets the rightful emperor on the throne. He finds Erich and returns him to his father.
Gift of Dr. Luckett Davis in April 2018
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers
Fiction, Tarzan, Adventure, Pulp-Fiction;
American Literature | American Popular Culture | Fiction
PS 3503 .B87 .T376 1929 and Burroughs, Edgar Rice, "Tarzan and the Lost Empire" (1929). Rare Books. 49.