Tarzan and the Foreign Legion
PS 3503 .B87 .T382 1945
Date of Publication
1 bound volume; 314 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 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.
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 Foreign Legion" (1947). Rare Books. 64.