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New Foreword by Will Murray, new Afterword, & Bonus Archiveal material. Highly Recommended. Art by Joe Jusko. After disrupting a Russian espionage operation, the ape-man is tossed overboard during his ocean passage to South Africa, and resumes his primitive life on the West Coast. He befriends the Waziri tribe and leads them on a trek to explore the lost city of Opar, a forgotten land populated by a bestial race, ruled by the mercurial high priestess La. There, Tarzan’s path will cross once again with that of Jane Porter…but will they meet death on the altar of the Flaming God? Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc, 2019.

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After disrupting a Russian espionage operation, the ape-man is tossed overboard during his ocean passage to South Africa, and resumes his primitive life on the West Coast. He befriends the Waziri tribe and leads them on a trek to explore the lost city of Opar, a forgotten land populated by a bestial race, ruled by the mercurial high priestess La. There, Tarzan’s path will cross once again with that of Jane Porter…but will they meet death on the altar of the Flaming God?

How did Tarzan come to this? At the end of Tarzan of the Apes, with Jane Porter’s hand promised to his cousin William Cecil Clayton, Tarzan renounces his title of Lord Greystoke and returns to Paris to visit his friend Paul D’Arnot. Realizing the ape-man is not suited to the vicissitudes of civilization, D’Arnot helps his grieving comrade acquire a post in the French Secret Service that better fits Tarzan’s adventurous nature. And then comes the ocean voyage, above, and The Return of Tarzan!

Will Murray’s special new forward details how this is one of the most eagerly-awaited sequels in literature–at the end of Apes, like ERB did with A Princess of Mars, he left room for a next novel. As Murray puts it, this “ensured that there would be a Waziri tribe, an Opar, and most importantly, a Priestess La–fresh characters and developments that helped transform a superlative pulp novel into an enduring book series, which eventually spawned a multimedia sensation expanding into our present century.”

New Afterword by Scott Tracy Griffin. He details how Return came, as the editor of the first pulp appearance was buried in fan mail, even while ERB was concentrating on the Mars series. This includes fascinating correspondence to and from ERB and All-Story. Scott is the author of Tarzan: The Centennial Celebration and Tarzan on Film.

Each of these new books has special archive material. This includes covers of the pulp, first novel and first paperback, 1920s film posters for Revenge of Tarzan and Adventures of Tarzan starring Elmo Lincoln. An exceptional number of letters between ERB and All-Story are included as they go about bringing the story into print.

ERB Inc plans to bring every ERB novel back into print, each with excellent new dust jacket in full color, and a new b&w frontispiece by the outstanding Joe Jusko. And extra and unique bonus material in every volume.

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