Edgar Rice Burroughs and Tarzan: A Biography of the Author and His Creation. Robert W. Fenton, George T. McWhorter, Foreword.

Edgar Rice Burroughs and Tarzan: A Biography of the Author and His Creation

Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2003.

Hardcover. 10 1/4" X 7 1/4". x, 212pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of glossy pictorial over boards. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and sound. Black and white photographs throughout.

Like millions of other readers and moviegoers, as a youngster the late Robert W. Fenton loved swinging through the jungle with Tarzan. As an adult his interest was revived when he bought Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs' original office-estate in Tarzana, California, and began writing a biography of Burroughs. Originally titled The Big Swingers, it was the first full-scale, commercially published account of ERB's life and work. Here is Fenton's 1967 biography, back in print, as a wonderful source for a new generation of readers. Burroughs' early years were far from promising--he was dropped from school, was undistinguished as a cavalryman at Fort Grant, lost out in gold mining, and had little success as a salesman. He knew nothing about writing, but decided to try it anyway--and created Tarzan, one of the most famous characters of all time. A new foreword by George T. McWhorter and new photographs--there are 66 in all--are included.(Publisher). Very good. Item #6509
ISBN: 078641393x

Price: $35.00