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Tarzan and the City of Gold

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1932
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2020
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See 19
1 - Savage Quarry
2 - The White Prisoner
3 - Cats by Night
4 - Down the Flood
5 - The City of Gold
6 - The Man Who Stepped on a God
7 - Nemone
8 - Upon the Field of the Lions
9 - "Death! Death!"
10 - In the Palace of the Queen
11 - The Lions of Cathne
12 - The Man in the Lion Pit
13 - Assassin in the Night
14 - The Grand Hunt
15 - The Plot That Failed
16 - In the Temple of Thoos
17 - The Secret of the Temple
18 - Flaming Xarator
19 - The Queen's Quarry
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1947
Copyright ©, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1964
No dedication.
Down out of Tigre and Amhara upon Gojam and Shoa and Kaffa come the rains from June to September, carrying silt and prosperity from Abyssinia to the eastern Sudan and to Egypt, bringing muddy trails and swollen rivers and death and prosperity to Abyssinia.
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The human service they had neglected, the beast–man had performed, and now beneath the soft radiance of an African moon he stood with bowed head beside the grave of a woman who had found happiness at last.
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First published serially in Argosy magazine, March 12 through April 16, 1932.

First published in book form in 1933.
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The new day dawned cloudy and threatening. The season of rains was over, but it appeared that a belated storm was gathering above the lofty peaks through which Tarzan and Valthor were searching for the elusive valley of Thenar.

All day they moved toward the northeast. Sometimes it rained a little, and always it threatened to rain more. A great storm seemed always to be gathering, yet it never broke during the long day. Tarzan made a kill before noon, and they ate, but immediately afterward they started on again.

It was late in the afternoon when they ascended out of a deep gorge and stood upon a lofty plateau. In the near foreground were no mountains, but at a distance lofty peaks were visible dimly through a light drizzle of rain.

Suddenly Valthor voiced an exclamation of elation. "We have found it!" he cried. "There is Xarator!"

Tarzan looked in the direction that the other pointed and saw a mighty, flat–topped peak in the distance, directly above which low clouds were reflecting a dull red light. "So that is Xarator!" he remarked. "And Thenar is directly east of it?"

"Yes," replied Valthor, "which means that Onthar must be just below the edge of this plateau, almost directly in front of us. Come!"

The two walked quickly over the level, grassy ground for a mile or two to come at length to the edge of the plateau beyond which, and below them, stretched a wide valley.

"We are almost at the southern end of Onthar," said Valthor. "There is Cathne, the city of gold. It is a rich city, but its people are the enemies of my people."

Through the rain, Tarzan saw a walled city between a forest and a river. The houses were nearly all white, and there were many domes of dull yellow. The river, which ran between them and the city, was spanned by a bridge that was also a dull yellow colour in the twilight of the late afternoon storm. Tarzan saw that the river extended the full length of the valley, a distance of fourteen or fifteen miles, being fed by smaller streams coming down out of the mountains. Also extending the length of the valley was what appeared to be a well marked road.

Tarzan's eyes wandered back to the city of Cathne.

"Why do you call it the city of gold?" he asked.

 

Added: 19-May-2017
Last Updated: 20-Jun-2023

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 01-Mar-1964
Ballantine Books
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Cir 01-Mar-1964
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190
Internal ID:
23257
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United States
Language:
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Credits:
Richard Powers  - Cover Artist
BALLANTINE BOOKS made publishing history with the simultaneous publication of the first ten volumes in the series of twenty-two adult Tarzan books by EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS.  These were followed in sequence by numbers eleven and twelve.  NOW, with the simultaneous release of the last ten volumes, the entire Tarzan series is available in BALLANTINE BOOKS editions - all complete and unabridged, all authorized:

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
11 TARZAN, LORD OF THE JUNGLE
12 TARZAN & THE LOST EMPIRE
13 TARZAN AT THE EARTH'S CORE
14 TARZAN THE INVINCIBLE
15 TARZAN TRIUMPHANT
16 TARZAN & THE CITY OF GOLD
17 TARZAN & THE LION MAN
18 TARZAN & THE LEOPARD MEN
19 TARZAN'S QUEST
20 TARZAN & THE FORBIDDEN CITY
21 TARZAN THE MAGNIFICENT
22 TARZAN & "THE FOREIGN LEGION"

TARZAN 16  TARZAN AND THE CITY OF GOLD


In the fabled land of Onthar lie the twin cities of Cathne and Athne - one a city of gold, the other a city of ivory.  For generations the Cathneans and Athneans have warred with one another, using armies of trained lions and elephants.  When Tarzan rescues Valthor, an Athnean, the Ape Man is taken captive by Nemone, the mad Queen of Cathne - as a pawn to be used in the savage "games" conducted for her amusement.
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 01-Jan-2014
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Cir 01-Jan-2014
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Internal ID:
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Tarzan rescues the stranger Valthor from the murderous ‘shiftas’. On his way home he is seized by Nemone’s warriors and is taken prisoner to the amazing City of Gold. 12 interior illustrations by Jesse Marsh. Dust jacket by Don McLaughlin.
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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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