Tarzan and the Forbidden City
PZ 3 .B87 .T37 1938
Date of Publication
1 bound volume; 315 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 Forbidden City is the twentieth in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. It was first published as a serial in Argosy Weekly from March 19, 1938 through April 23, 1938. A young man named Brian Gregory has disappeared in Africa looking for the fabled "Father of Diamonds." His father and sister wish to attempt to find him with Tarzan's help. They enlist his assistance through a mutual acquaintance, Capt. Paul D'Arnot. By chance, Tarzan and Brian are as much alike in appearance as twins which make some vile scoundrels think that Tarzan is Brian and assume he knows where the large diamond is located. They take off after the search party in hopes of being led to the diamond. The Forbidden City is in a hidden valley between two cities, Ashair and Thobos, warring over the diamond. Tarzan fights many times against a myriad of foes including a man-sized, unicorn seahorse!
Gift of Dr. Luckett Davis in April 2018
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers
Fiction, Tarzan, Adventure, Pulp-Fiction
American Literature | American Popular Culture | Fiction
Burroughs, Edgar Rice, "Tarzan and the Forbidden City" (1938). Rare Books. 62.