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Listverse: 10 Surprising Facts About Tarzan

Tarzan, Tarzan and Hollywood

Lovely piece that actually picks through the books and ERB bio and comes up with a number of good observations that those who only know Tarzan through the Disney movie, or through the promotion for the upcoming WB movie, will find interesting.   Other than one small inaccuracy about Tarzana in the opening paragraph, it’s a great list. Thank you Matthew Baugh for coming up with it.

10 Facts About Tarzan that Will Surprise You

Tarzan of the Apes is one of the best known characters in all of fiction. The lord of the jungle was the subject of 24 novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, as well as authorized sequels by Fritz Leiber, Joe Lansdale, Philip Jose Farmer,Robin Maxwell, and Will Murray. He’s also been the main character of a radio program, newspaper comic strips, numerous comic books, multiple TV shows, and countless movies.

Despite all this, there are many things people don’t know about this near-mythic character. The original novels are full of interesting and bizarre details that have seldom made it to other media. So with the new The Legend of Tarzan releasing in July 2016, we thought it would be a good time to look back at Tarzan as he appeared in the original novels.

Read the rest at Listverse.


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