Title: Tarzan Alive: A Definitive Biography Of Lord Greystoke
Author: Philip Jose Farmer
Imprint & Number: Popular Library
Cover price: 95¢
Publication date: 1973
Cover artist: Richard Amsel
Through the brilliant, exhaustive research of Philip Jose Farmer, the true, astonishing saga of Lord Greystoke – better known as Tarzan of the Apes – can at last be told. It’s all here, the facts meticulously separated from the fiction:
Tarzan’s imperiled birth on the shores of Africa… an intimate account of his upbringing by Kala (proven more hominoid than gorilloid)… his lifelong love for Jane (38-19-36)… the adventures in the golden city of Opar… travels to England, Paris, and Hollywood… the previously unknown years an an R.A.F. pilot… ancestry to Sherlock Holmes, Nero Wolfe, “Doc Savage,” and Bulldog Drummond…
A feast of knowledge for Tarzan freaks, adventure lovers, and truth-seekers everywhere.
Farmer attempts to formulate a comprehensive biography of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan and, in the process, introduces his Wold Newton. The Wold Newton family consists of many well-known fictional heroes & villains that descended from individuals exposed to a meteor that actually landed in England in the 18th century. Tarzan, Fu Manchu, James Bond and many others have that meteor to thank for their abilities, according to Farmer.
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