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ERB COMPENDIUM T7-2
TARZAN THE UNTAMED
ERB's seventh Tarzan novel has an interesting publishing history.
Part I (chapters 1-13) was written in
Oak Park (1918) and Los Angeles (1919)
and was published in six episodes in Red Book (1919).
Part II (chapters 14-24) was published in five parts in
All-Story Weekly (1920).
McClurg then bought the serial for book publication as
Tarzan the Untamed on June 2, 1920.
The anti-German WWI propaganda contained in the
story deemed it to be the first Tarzan novel
to be refused publication in the lucrative
See ERBzine 0126 for the complete genealogy
The All-Story editor ran the following introduction:
"It is surely a work of supererogation like gilding refined gold,
painting the lily or "throwing perfume on the violet"
to write an introduction of any great length to a story by
Edgar Rice Burroughs, and this is particularly true
when that story deals with the famous ape-man, Tarzan.
Both the character and his creator are too well known and
too universally popular to need any introduction,
so we will only say that in this story which marks
the return of Tarzan of the Apes
to the pages of ALL-STORY WEEKLY
where he began his career,
Mr. Burroughs has lived up to his reputation of
making every story he writes
a little better than the last."
I Murder and Pillage
II The Lion's Cave
III In the German Lines
IV When the Lion Fed
V The Golden Locket
VI Vengeance and Mercy
VII When Blood Told
VIII Tarzan and the Great Apes
IX Dropped from the Sky
X In the Hands of Savages
XI Finding the Airplane
XII The Black Flier
XIII Usanga's Reward
XIV The Black Lion
XV Mysterious Footprints
XVI The Night Attack
XVII The Walled City
XVIII Among the Maniacs
XIX The Queen's Story
XX Came Tarzan
XXI In the Alcove
XXII Out of the Niche
XXIII The Flight from Xuja
XXIV The Tommies
are currently available in a Del Rey Double Edition
The Publisher's Book Description
Tarzan the Untamed
With the speed of the great apes, Tarzan rushed through the jungle toward his home and family. But he was already too late. The marauders had been there before him. His farm was in shambles and no one was left alive. Silently, he swore his terrible vengeance against those who had done this monstrous deed. Then he set out grimly to track them...through warring armies... across a vast desert that no man had ever crossed... and to a strange valley where only madmen lived.
Tarzan The Terrible
Lieutenant Obergatz had fled in terror from the seeking vengeance of Tarzan of the Apes. And with him, by force, he had taken Tarzan's beloved mate, Jane. Now the ape-man was following the faint spoor of their flight, into a region no man had ever penetrated. The trail led across seemingly impassable marshes into Pal-ul-don -- a savage land where primitive Waz-don and Ho-don fought fiercely, wielding knives with their long, prehensile tails -- and where mighty triceratops still survived from the dim dawn of time...
Notes on the Author from the Publisher
The first time I ever went to Tarzana, California, I walked down Ventura Boulevard, noticing that all of the buildings were really ugly. Then I arrive at my destination: a small house, set back from the street, with a beautiful tree shading the entire front yard. Inside, the air was cool and everything was polished wood, especially the incredible, gigantic desk. That's where he worked. It was awesome.
Edgar Rice Burroughs had a huge California ranch, and the land eventually became a town, named for Burroughs's most famous character. Burroughs created one of the few heroes everyone knows, and at that desk, he took Tarzan to exotic lands, had him face bizarre creatures and endless, exotic challenges. Those adventures spirit the reader away to a timeless time of action and heroism. And sitting in that office, I was a permanent convert. For me, and for countless others, the legend will never cease. And that's as it should be.
--Steve Saffel, Senior Editor
Philip Jose Farmer's 1999 Tarzan book -
The Dark Heart of Time
takes place between TU and TTe.
Tarzan, trailing Jane who has been captured by the Germans,
encounters evil white hunters, cannibals, hidden cities,
a lost race, legends, monsters and earthquakes.
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