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Tarzan's Quest

92.9% complete
1935
76,831
2023
1 time
Adventure fiction
Africa - Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Tarzan (Fictitious character) - Fiction
See 31
1 - The Princess Sborov
2 - Sound Above the Storm
3 - Out of Gas
4 - In the Kraal of Udalo
5 - "The Lion is Coming!"
6 - The Ballot of Death
7 - The Merry Company
8 - Ydeni, the Kavuru
9 - Sheeta, the Leopard
10 - Abduction
11 - "Seventy Million Dollars"
12 - Murder in the Night
13 - Treachery
14 - Nkima Forgets
15 - A Bit of Cloth
16 - The Message
17 - The Snake
18 - A Bit of Paper
19 - Hate and Lust
20 - Nkima Plays a Game
21 - Only Two Left
22 - Stalked by Numa
23 - Captive
24 - Down into Darkness
25 - Defeat
26 - Tarzan Stalks Brown
27 - Madmen and Leopards
28 - Kavandavanda
29 - To What Doom
30 - “The Dead Men Fly!”
31 - The Wages of Sin
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1950
Copyright © by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1936
Copyright renewed by Joan B. Pierce, John Coleman Burroughs and Hulbert Burroughs, 1963
No dedication.
"My dear Jane, you know everyone."
May contain spoilers
He's sure a lot more use in the world than most people."
Comments may contain spoilers
Originally published in The Blue Book Magazine as "Tarzan and the Immortal Men" copyright © by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1935, 1936.
Synopsis not on file
Extract (may contain spoilers)
WHEN Ydeni refused to lead him to the village of the Kavuru, Tarzan was neither surprised nor disappointed. He knew men and especially savage men and the numerous taboos that govern their individual and tribal lives. He would have preferred to have gone to the chief of the Kavuru with one of his own people whom Tar–zan had befriended; but if this were impossible, he was at least no worse off than he had been before he had met Ydeni. And he was confident that no matter how brutal or savage the man might be, he was probably not without a spark of gratitude for the service Tarzan had rendered him.

"If I came as a friend," said Tarzan, "surely there could be no harm in that."

"The Kavuru have no friends," replied Ydeni. "You must not come." The ape–man shrugged. "Then I shall come as an enemy."

"You will be killed. You saved my life; I do not wish you to be killed, but I could not prevent it; it is the law of the Kavuru."

"Then you kill the girls that you steal?" demanded the ape–man.

"Who says that the Kavuru steal girls?"

"It is well known among all people. Why do you do it? Have you not enough women of your own?"

"There are no Kavuru women," replied Ydeni. "The rains have come and gone as many times as there are fingers and toes upon four men since there was a Kavuru woman—since the last one gave her life that the men of the Kavuru might live."

"Eighty years since there have been women among you?" demanded the ape–man. "That is impossible, Ydeni, for you are still a young man, and you must have had a mother; but perhaps she was not a Kavuru?"

"My mother was a Kavuru, but she died long before the last woman. But I have told you too much already, stranger. The ways of the Kavuru are not as the ways of lesser people, and they are not for the ears of lesser people. To speak of them is taboo. Go your way now, and I will go mine."

Convinced that he could get no more information from Ydeni, Tarzan took to the trees; and a moment later was lost to the sight of the Kavuru. Purposely he had gone toward the west so that Ydeni would be deceived into thinking that he was not on the right trail toward the Kavuru country. However, he did not go far in that direction; but quickly doubled back toward the spot where he had left the white savage; for he was determined that if Ydeni would not lead him willingly to his village, he should do so unknowingly.

When Tarzan had returned to the spot where he killed the lion, the Kavuru was no longer there; and assuming that he had gone toward the north, his pursuer set off in that direction. After pursuing a northerly course for a short time, Tarzan realized that there were no indications that his quarry had come this way.

Quickly he started a great circle in order to pick up the scent spoor.

 

Added: 19-May-2017
Last Updated: 16-Nov-2023

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 01-Mar-1964
Ballantine Books
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Mar-1964
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$0.50
Pages*:
191
Catalog ID:
U2019
Internal ID:
33351
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Unknown
Country:
United States
Language:
English
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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 19  TARZAN'S QUEST

Tarzan makes his way slowly to Kuvuru country, determined to take vengeance for the daughter of one of his proud Waziri, killed by this dreadful tribe to be used in their rejuvination rites, but unaware that Jane, too, has been taken prisoner by the Kuvuru and is being prepared for the frightful ceremony that will rob her of life - in order to prolong it for anohter!
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First Printing: March 1964
 01-Jan-2014
ePub Books
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-Jan-2014
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Pages*:
307
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2511
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Tarzan of the Apes had heard only rumors of the Kavuru - a race of strange white savages. But when they stole the daugher of Muviro, chief of the Waziri, the Lord of the Jungle set on in search of their legend-shrouded village on a mission of rescue - or, if need be, of revenge. He could not know that his trail ran close to that of a strange group of survivors of a crashed plane - including his beloved mate, Jane - who struggled for survival against the terrors of Africa and an even worse danger within their own party. But the stranded Europeans and the ape-man were destined for a rendezvous of blood and fire - in the dreaded temple of the Kavuru.
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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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