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The Return of Tarzan

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1913
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2017
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See 26
1 - The Affair on the Liner
2 - Forging Bonds of Hate and ----?
3 - What Happened in the Rue Maule
4 - The Countess Explains
5 - The Plot That Failed
6 - A Duel
7 - The Dancing Girl of Sidi Aissa
8 - The Fight in the Desert
9 - Numa "El Adrea"
10 - Through the Valley of the Shadow
11 - John Caldwell, London
12 - Ships That Pass
13 - The Wreck of the "Lady Alice"
14 - Back to the Primitive
15 - From Ape to Savage
16 - The Ivory Raiders
17 - The White Chief of the Waziri
18 - The Lottery of Death
19 - The City of Gold
20 - La
21 - The Castaways
22 - The Treasure Vaults of Opar
23 - The Fifty Frightful Men
24 - How Tarzan Came Again to Opar
25 - Through the Forest Primeval
26 - The Passing of the Ape-man
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1933
Copyright ©, Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1913
Copyright renewed by Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1941
No dedication.
"Magnifique!" ejaculated the Countess de Coude, beneath her breath.
May contain spoilers
'I should hate to think that I am looking upon the jungle for the last time, dear,' he said, 'were it not that I know that I am going to a new world of happiness with you forever,' and bending down, Tarzan of the Apes kissed his mate upon her lips.
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As Tarzan walked down the wild canon beneath the brilliant African moon the call of the jungle was strong upon him. The solitude and the savage freedom filled his heart with life and buoyancy. Again he was Tarzan of the Apes - every sense alert against the chance of surprise by some jungle enemy - yet treading lightly and with head erect, in proud consciousness of his might.

The nocturnal sounds of the mountains were new to him, yet they fell upon his ears like the soft voice of a half–forgotten love. Many he intuitively sensed - ah, there was one that was familiar indeed; the distant coughing of Sheeta, the leopard; but there was a strange note in the final wail which made him doubt. It was a panther he heard.

Presently a new sound - a soft, stealthy sound - obtruded itself among the others. No human ears other than the ape–man's would have detected it. At first he did not translate it, but finally he realized that it came from the bare feet of a number of human beings. They were behind him, and they were coming toward him quietly. He was being stalked.

In a flash he knew why he had been left in that little valley by Gernois; but there had been a hitch in the arrangements - the men had come too late. Closer and closer came the footsteps. Tarzan halted and faced them, his rifle ready in his hand. Now he caught a fleeting glimpse of a white burnoose. He called aloud in French, asking what they would of him. His reply was the flash of a long gun, and with the sound of the shot Tarzan of the Apes plunged forward upon his face.

 

Added: 19-May-2017
Last Updated: 15-May-2023

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 01-Jul-1963
Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback
In my libraryHas a cover imageBook Edition Cover
Date Issued:
Cir 01-Jul-1963
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$0.50
Pages*:
221
Catalog ID:
F-746
Internal ID:
23213
Publisher:
ISBN:
Unknown
Printing:
1
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Richard Powers  - Cover Artist
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
perhaps the most famous character this extraordinary writer ever created is "Tarzan" - Tarzan of the Apes - so familiar and beloved a figure in the hearts of young and old the world over that he needs no introduction.

Now Ballantine Books is proud to announce a unique event - the SIMULTANEOUS publication of the FIRST TEN volumes in the series of twenty-two Tarzan books - all Ballantine editions are complete and unabridged, all are authorized: the following are available NOW:

1 TARZAN OF THE APES
2 THE RETURN OF TARZAN
3 THE BEASTS OF TARZAN
4 THE SON OF TARZAN
5 TARZAN & THE JEWELS OF OPAR
6 JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN
7 TARZAN THE UNTAMED
8 TARZAN THE TERRIBLE
9 TARZAN & THE GOLDEN LION
10 TARZAN & THE ANT MEN

TARZAN 2 THE RETURN OF TARZAN


In this, the second volume, Tarzan rejects civilization and goes back to his savage homeland: "Those who enjoyed TARZAN OF THE APES, will delight even more in THE RETURN OF TARZAN, which holds no less adventure and thrill, happily rights a great wrong, and ends just as it should."
The New York Times


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First Printing: July 1963
 22-Oct-2009
Libivox
Audiobook
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Date Issued:
22-Oct-2009
Format:
Audiobook
Length:
9 hrs 11 min
Internal ID:
1746
Publisher:
ISBN:
Unknown
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Sarah Jennings - Book Coordinator
Sarah Jennings - Meta Coordinator
Leni - Proof Listener
Ralph Snelson  - Narration
From librivox.com:

The novel picks up where Tarzan of the Apes left off. The ape man, feeling rootless in the wake of his noble sacrifice of his prospects of wedding Jane Porter, leaves America for Europe to visit his friend Paul d'Arnot. On the ship he becomes embroiled in the affairs of Countess Olga de Coude, her husband, Count Raoul de Coude, and two shady characters attempting to prey on them, Nikolas Rokoff and his henchman Alexis Paulvitch. (Summary from Wikipedia)
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 01-Jan-2014
ePub Books
e-Book
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Jan-2014
Format:
e-Book
Pages*:
356
Read:
Once
Internal ID:
1742
Publisher:
ISBN:
Unknown
Country:
United States
Language:
English
From epubbooks.com:

Tarzan, after valiantly giving up the woman he loved to another man, leaves the deceitful world of civilization and returns to his beloved African jungle. Upon his return, buried in the mists of his Jungle, Tarzan discovers Opar, the city of gold, presumably the remains of Atlantis. But beneath it’s tranquil faҫade, he encounters La, the high priestess of the Flaming God, brutal men, savage women and a blood stained altar of sacrifice. Tarzan must lead a tribe of primitive warriors through the ancient crypts if he wants to escape the grip of Opar!
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Author(s)

 Edgar Rice Burroughs
Birth: 01 Sep 1875 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Death: 19 Mar 1950 Encino, California, USA

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