Tarzan of the Apes Author:Edgar Rice Burroughs Originally published in 1914, Tarzan of the Apes was part of a powerful renissance in the United States of popular interst in primitivism, born out of a complex reaction to the industrial revolution and Darwinism. Burroughs's Tarzan, the ideal image of pure animalistic power at odds with the civilized world, appealed to readers from his very in... more »ception and became one of the most enduring icons of popular culture.
In this classic tale, the struggle between the wild and the civilized is played out deep in the savage African jungle. The infant Tarzan is raised by apes and grows into manhood, learning to survive as the animals survive.
When an expedition of white men brings the beautiful and cultured Jane Porter to the jungle, Tarzan enters civilization to win her love. But in the end, love is not enough, and the spirit of the wilderness beckons Tarzan back into his jungle world.« less