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General Information

Name:  Edgar Rice Burroughs  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: September 1, 1875 in Oak Park, Illinois

Died: March 19, 1950 in Encino, California

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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

Selected Titles At Your Library

Tarzan of the apes /
ISBN: 0451531027. OCLC Number:

Signet Classics,. New York :. ©2008.

Recounts how Tarzan came to live in the jungle, was raised by a tribe of apes, and met and married American Jane Porter.

The son of Tarzan /
ISBN: 1567230261. OCLC Number:

Yestermorrow,. Princess Anne, Md. :. [1994?], ©1917.

Tarzan and the lost empire /
ISBN: 034529050X. OCLC Number:

Ballantine Books,. New York :. 1963, ©1929.

When his old friend Dr von Harben asks Tarzan's help in finding his son Erich, Tarzan sets out alone with only Nkima to act as a messenger if help should be needed.

Tarzan the invincible.
ISBN: 0093081804. OCLC Number:

Ballantine Books. New York,. [1964]

Convinced that Tarzan has been killed on his expedition to the earth's core, a villainous group of plotters enters his homeland and rob Opar of its fabled treasures.

Tarzan triumphant /
ISBN: 034528688x. OCLC Number:

Ballantine,. New York :. 1964.

Tarzan comes to grips with the degenerate descendants of early Christian refugees from Rome--and makes a lifelong friend of an exgangster from Chicago.

Tarzan and the city of gold /
ISBN: 0345289870. OCLC Number:

Ballantine Books,. New York :. ©1932

Tarzan tries to bring peace to two cities whose citizens have been enemies for centuries.

Tarzan's quest /
ISBN: 0345295625. OCLC Number:

Ballantine Books,. New York :. 1964.

Back to the Stone Age /
ISBN: 0803262639. OCLC Number:

University of Nebraska Press,. Lincoln :. ©2007.

The fifth installment of Edgar Rice Burroughs's Pellucidar series, "Back to the Stone Age" recounts the strange adventures of Lieutenant von Horst, a member of the original crew that sailed to Pellucidar with Jason Gridley and Tarzan who is left behind in the inner world. Von Horst wanders friendless and alone from one danger to the next.

Tarzan and the forbidden city
ISBN: 0345291069. OCLC Number:

Ballantine Books. New York,. [1964]

Tarzan cared little for the fate of adventurer Brian Gregory, drawn to the legendary city of Ashair by the rumor of the Father of Diamonds, the world's hugest gem. But to the ape-man the tie of friendship was unbreakable, and Paul d'Arnot's pleas moved him to agree to guide the expedition Gregory's father and sister organized for his rescue. The enigmatic Atan Thome was also obsessed with the Father of Diamonds, and planted agents in the Gregory safari to spy out its route and sabotage its efforts. Both parties reached their goal, remote Ashair ... as prisoners of its priests, doomed to die in loathsome rites.