Tarzan and the City of Gold


Tarzan and the City of Gold

Call Number

PZ 3 .B87 .T37 1933

Date of Publication


Collection Size

1 bound volume; 316 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 City of Gold is the sixteenth in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. It was first published as a serial in Argosy magazine from March through April 1932. In the story, Tarzan meets and befriends Valthor, a warrior of the lost city of Athne, the City of Ivory. Athne's enemy, Cathne, the City of Gold is ruled by the beautiful but insane queen Nemone. She captures Tarzan and forces him to fight their strongest warrior Phobeg in the City's arena. Tarzan easily defeats Phobeg. Queen Nemone then forces Tarzan to fight a hunting lion with no knife. After trying to outrun the lion, who is named Belthar, Tarzan faces him and tries to delay the inevitable. Tarzan's lion ally, Jad-bal-ja, arrives, saving Tarzan by killing Belthar. Queen Nemone, who believes her life is linked to that of her pet, kills herself when it dies.

Additional Notes

The book is inscribed: Christmas 1947 Luckett Davis

The book has a dust jacket


Gift of Dr. Luckett Davis in April 2018


Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers


Tarzana, California


Fiction, Tarzan, Adventure, Pulp-Fiction


American Literature | American Popular Culture | Fiction

Tarzan and the City of Gold