Edgar Rice Burroughs

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General Information

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Name: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Pen Name: None

Born: September 1, 1875 in Oak Park, Illinois

Died: March 19, 1950 in Encino, California

Illinois Connection

Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in Oak Park and lived there until he was 16 when his parents sent him to Idaho to try and protect him from the dangerous influenza epidemic in 1891.

Biographical and Professional Information

Burroughs became one of the most widely read novelists in the country during his lifetime. He is most famous for his Tarzan series and the heroic John Carter, although he produced works in many genres.

Tarzan was subsequently adapted for both films and comic strips. His works have been translated into 56 languages and have sold more than 25 million copies.

Published Works

  • Tarzan of the Apes, McClurg Publishers, 1914
  • The Return of Tarzan, McClurg Publishers, 1915
  • Son of Tarzan, McClurg Publishers, 1917
  • Jungle Tales of Tarzan, 1919
  • Tarzan and the Lost Empire, Metropolitan Publishers, 1928
  • Tarzan the Invincible, Burroughs Press, 1931
  • Tarzan the Triumphant, Burroughs Press, 1931
  • Jungle Girl, 1932
  • Tarzan and the City of Gold, Burroughs Press, 1933
  • Tarzan`s Quest, Burroughs Press, 1936
  • Swords of Mars, 1936
  • Back to the Stone Age, Burroughs Press, 1937
  • Tarzan and the Forbidden City, Burroughs Press, 1938

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Tarzan of the Apes (Signet Classics)

ISBN: 0451531027
Release Date: 2008-08-05

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Tarzan and the Lost Empire #12

ISBN: 034529050X
Release Date: 1980-04-12

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Tarzan the invincible

ISBN: 0093081804
Release Date: 1970

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Tarzan Triumphant (Tarzan Series #15)

ISBN: 034528688X
Release Date: 1979-10-12

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Tarzan and the City of Gold: (#16)

ISBN: 0345289870
Release Date: 1980-01-12

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Literary Awards


External Links

Edgar Rice Burroughs on WorldCat

Edgar Rice Burroughs on Amazon

Edgar Rice Burroughs on Wikipedia


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