Tarzan and the Foreign Legion

Title

Tarzan and the Foreign Legion

Call Number

PS 3503 .B87 .T382 1945

Date of Publication

1947

Collection Size

1 bound volume; 314 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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Description

Tarzan and the Foreign Legion is the twenty-second in the series relating the tales of Tarzan, Lord Greystoke. The book, written June-September 1944 while Burroughs was living in Honolulu and published in 1947 was the last new work by Burroughs to be published during his life. While serving in the R.A.F. under his English name, John Clayton, Tarzan is shot down over the island of Sumatra in the Japanese-occupied Dutch East Indies. he uses his jungle survival skills to save his comrades in arms. The group fight the Japanese while seeking to escape from enemy territory. Tarzan also reveals to his companions how in his youth, after saving the life of a witch doctor, he was rewarded with a treatment that gives him perpetual youth.

Additional Notes

The book is inscribed: Summer 1948 Luckett Davis

The book has a dust jacket

Provenance

Gift of Dr. Luckett Davis in April 2018

Publisher

Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Publishers

City

Tarzana, California

Keywords

Fiction, Tarzan, Adventure, Pulp-Fiction

Disciplines

American Literature | American Popular Culture | Fiction

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