Tarzan and the Forbidden City


Tarzan and the Forbidden City

Call Number

PZ 3 .B87 .T37 1938

Date of Publication


Collection Size

1 bound volume; 315 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 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!

Additional Notes

The book is inscribed: Summer 1948 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 Forbidden City