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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Edgar Rice Burroughs  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Adult;

Born: September 1, 1875 in Oak Park, Illinois

Died: March 19, 1950 in Encino, California


-- Wikipedia -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Rice_Burroughs
-- Edgar Rice Burroughs on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=edgar+rice+burroughs


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.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Back to the Stone Age /
ISBN: 0803262639. OCLC Number: 77504532

University of Nebraska Press,. .

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.

Back to the stone age ; Land of terror
ISBN: 1846772125. OCLC Number: 245139966

Leonaur Ltd.,. .

Back to the stone age - Five hundred miles beneath the surface of the Earth lies another world - a world of eternal day and endless horizons, in which dinosaurs still roam and cavemen hunt and terrors forgotten in the outer world still survive. Lieutenant von Horst, member of an exploring expedition, was left behind in this lost land of Pellucidar.

Swords of Mars
ISBN: 9783958648128. OCLC Number: 1000048603

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Swords of Mars begins as a cloak and dagger thriller and ends as an interplanetary odyssey. In this novel John Carter, transplanted Earthman, returns to his status of protagonist and first-person narrator for the first time since the third Martian novel, The Warlord of Mars. (Wikipedia)

Tarzan and the city of gold
ISBN: 9781612106434. OCLC Number: 863046717

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Tarzan rescues the stranger Valthor from the murderous shiftas. On his way home he is seized by Nemone's warriors and is taken prisoner to the amazing City of Gold.

Tarzan and the city of gold /
ISBN: 0345289870. OCLC Number: 26111293

Ballantine Books,. .

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

Tarzan and the forbidden city
ISBN: 0345291069. OCLC Number: 3325492

Ballantine Books. .

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.

Tarzan and the forbidden city
ISBN: 9781612106472. OCLC Number: 863046718

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A young man named Brian Gregory has disappeared in Africa, looking for the fabled Father of Diamonds; his father and sister want to go rescue him, and they enlist Tarzan's help in finding him!

Tarzan and the Lost Empire
ISBN: 9788892525801. OCLC Number: 952022893

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Tarzan and a young German, working independently, find a lost remnant of the Roman Empire hidden in the mountains of Africa. This novel is notable for the introduction of Nkima, who serves as Tarzan's monkey companion in it and a number of later Tarzan stories. It also reintroduces Muviro, first seen in Tarzan and the Golden Lion, as sub-chief of Tarzan's Waziri warriors.

Tarzan and the lost empire /
ISBN: 034529050X. OCLC Number: 2177154

Ballantine Books,. .

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 of the apes /
ISBN: 0451531027. OCLC Number: 183268056

Signet Classics,. .

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

Tarzan Of The Apes.
ISBN: 9781644525647. OCLC Number: 1078570263

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Tarzan the invicibile
ISBN: 9781612106410. OCLC Number: 863046777

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Tarzan, his monkey friend Nkima, and Chief Muviro and his faithful Waziri warriors prevent Soviet communists from looting the lost city of Opar.

Tarzan the invincible.
ISBN: 0093081804. OCLC Number: 619708

Ballantine Books. .

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: 8525911

Ballantine,. .

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 triumphant ; Tarzan and the city of gold
ISBN: 0345416414. OCLC Number: 37875064

Ballantine Books,. .

Tarzan's quest
ISBN: 9781612106465. OCLC Number: 863046792

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Tarzan and his wife Jane becomes involved in a search for a bloodthirsty lost tribe reputed to possess an immortality drug.

Tarzan's quest /
ISBN: 0345295625. OCLC Number: 7326389

Ballantine Books,. .

The Jungle Tales Of Tarzan
ISBN: 9600040007529. OCLC Number: 1078565764

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The land of hidden men
ISBN: 0345378377. OCLC Number: 26939604

Ballantine Books,. .

An intrepid American dares to unearth the secrets of a forbidden jungle kingdom!

The Return Of Tarzan.
ISBN: 9781644525753. OCLC Number: 1078557152

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The son of Tarzan /
ISBN: 1567230261. OCLC Number: 830293905

Yestermorrow,. .

The Son Of Tarzan.
ISBN: 9781644525760. OCLC Number: 1078556862

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