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Edgar Rice Burroughs : the man who created Tarzan

Author: Irwin Porges
Publisher: Provo, Utah : Brigham Young University Press, [1975]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A biography of the writer who created Tarzan and was an innovator of American science fiction.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Edgar Rice Burroughs; Edgar Rice Burroughs; Edgar Rice Burroughs
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irwin Porges
ISBN: 0842500790 9780842500791
OCLC Number: 1365304
Description: xix, 819 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: "Tarzan, John Carter, Mr. Burroughts, and the long mad summer of 1930," Ray Bradbury --
Prologue --
The Creative decision --
Part One: The early years --
Childhood and a first adventure --
Schooling, rebellion, and discipline --
Part Two: The long journey to adulthood --
The seventh cavalry and beyond --
Marriage, wanderings, and reality --
Frantic years and a taste of success --
Part Three: From Medievalism to the jungle --
The Outlaw of torn --
Tarzan of the Apes --
part Four: Writing as a profession --
The Prolific period --
A California sojourn --
Part Five: From stories to movies --
The Writer at home --
Film frustration --
Part Six: Travels and World War I --
Auto-gypsying --
Writer-Patriot --
part Seven: A California setting --
Gentleman farmer --
Tarzana --
Family, business, creativity --
Part Eight: Troubled times --
Problems at home and abroad --
Social commentator, columnist --
Diverse writings --
part Nine: Bewildering variety and change --
minor and major money-makers --
Personal crisis and adjustment --
Part Ten: From California to Hawaii --
Burrought-Tarzan films --
War correspondent --
Venus-Mars-Pellucidar series and other works --
Part Eleven: Home to peace and serenity --
Last years with the family.
Responsibility: Irwin Porges ; Hulbert Burroughs, pictorial editor ; introduction by Ray Bradbury.

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