Tarzan, Jungle King of Popular Culture

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McFarland, 27 gru 2016 - 236
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"If you're looking for a well-researched and well-written history of Edgar Rice Burrough's best-known fictional creation, you needn't look any further. Tarzan fans will devour this book"--Booklist

From his first appearance in 1912, Tarzan became a multimedia franchise whose cultural influence extended well beyond mere entertainment. The original 20th century superhero, the Lord of the Apes was the inspiration behind such early archetypes as The Shadow and Doc Savage, themselves the basis for heroes like Batman and Superman.

Long before Comic-Cons and Trekkies, the first Tarzan fan club was formed in America in 1916, pioneering the fandom movement that pervades modern pop culture.

This book examines Tarzan in his various media representations--hunter, warrior, secret agent, fighter of communists and Nazis--and in his numerous story arcs, including crossover adventures featuring historical characters like Arthur Conan Doyle and Nikola Tesla.
 

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Preface
1
A Continuity of Popular Culture
3
1Your son deserted Thursday Letter will follow
9
2Edgars Improbable Tale
20
3Letters Still Come In About Tarzan
25
4Tarzan Takes on a Pop Cultural Life of His Own
30
5Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc
39
6The Tarzan Gravy Train
50
10Edgars Epic Adventures
99
11The Greatest Single Fictional Achievement of Our Time
116
12The Burroughs Bibliophiles
130
13The Return of Tarzan
142
14ApeMan at the Popular Culture Crossroads of the Future
164
15Into the Future
177
Chapter Notes
203
Bibliography
208

7Tarzan the Invincible
65
8Tarzanmania
73
9Tarzan as Folk Hero
85

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David Lemmo is a veteran of three decades in the antiquarian books business. Some of his specialties included Edgar Rice Burroughs, pop culture, and comic books. In 2011, he helped create the North Coast Mangani, a chapter of the Burroughs Bibliophiles. He lives in Paradise, California.

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