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The first in the Tarzan series, this 1914 novel tells of the early life of Tarzan, an English nobleman orphaned and lost in the jungles of Africa. Raised by apes he eventually becomes their leader but when he sees a white woman for the first time together with a party of hunters he abandons his family of apes to follow her back to civilization. That’s the original novel.Published in book form in 1914. Its success led Burroughs to write a lot of sequels. This first novel about the young John Clayton, Lord of Greystoke, whose parents died in the African jungle and who was brought up by a female ape, has a convincing and enthralling story and the style is literary. The book is worth reading. One might raise the question: Is ‘Tarzan of the Apes’ really fantasy or just a story about fictive adventures. I think at least the idea of the story that an infant is raised by a she-ape, teaches himself reading from books in the cabin of his parents, developing high intellectual abilities and becoming master and king of the jungle – that’s enough to mention this novel in fantasy literature. Links with more interesting links. The text of the novel can be downloaded free of charge from Gutenberg Projekt. See the above article of the English Wikipeda. - This link gives a summary of the contents of the novel chapter by chapter (indicated at the article of wikipedia)

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