Monday, October 14, 2013

Tarzan 101 | Further Reading

Celebrating Tarzan's 101st anniversary by walking through Scott Tracy Griffin's Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration.

The final chapter in Griffin's book is a bibliography of other books that interested fans can go to for more information. The granddaddy of these is the 820-page Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Man Who Created Tarzan, written by Irwin Porges with the cooperation of Burroughs' family and access to their exhaustive archive of Burroughs' letters, photos, and other memorabilia. It was published in 1975, the year in which Burroughs would have celebrated his 100th birthday.

There are a ton of other books that get shout outs by Griffin - far too many to list here - so I'll send you to Griffin's book if you're interested in the entire list. Porges' biography is worth singling out though, so I wanted to make sure it got a post.


Unknown said...

Thank you for posting TARZAN 101.
It convinced me that I had to own this book.
Being a Huge Tarzan fan it didn't take much HA!
Really enjoy your blog and the effort you put into it.

Michael May said...

Thanks so much, Sam! It means a lot to me that people enjoyed reading it, 'cause I sure liked doing it.


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