Book 7 of the Tarzan Series - Special Edition Authorized by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Featuring Rare and Previously Unpublished Archival Materials
World War I enflames East Africa as German troops raze the Greystokes' estate, where Tarzan returns to find the charred, lifeless remains of his beloved Jane. Consumed by vengeance, the ape-man wages guerrilla warfare against the hated enemy, using his most savage tactics to help the Allies drive the invaders from his land.
As the British army prevails, Tarzan departs to rejoin the great apes that are his family-only to be confronted by a trackless wasteland that stands in his way. Having endured a trial of unimaginable torment, he enters the inaccessible valley of Xuja, the city of maniacs. Outnumbered by crazed foes and their lion and parrot familiars, the ape-man must liberate his friends from a city where madness rules.
EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS AUTHORIZED LIBRARY
For the first time ever, the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library presents the complete literary works of the Master of Adventure in handsome uniform editions. Published by the company founded by Burroughs himself in 1923, each volume of the Authorized Library is packed with extras and rarities not to be found in any other edition. From cover art and frontispieces by legendary artist Joe Jusko to forewords and afterwords by today's authorities and luminaries to a treasure trove of bonus materials mined from the company's extensive archives in Tarzana, California, the Edgar Rice Burroughs Authorized Library will take you on a journey of wonder and imagination you will never forget.
About the Author
Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) had various jobs before getting his first fiction published at the age of 37. He established himself with wildly imaginative, swashbuckling romances about Tarzan of the Apes, John Carter of Mars and other heroes, all at large in exotic environments of perpetual adventure. Tarzan was particularly successful, appearing in silent film as early as 1918 and making the author famous. Burroughs wrote science fiction, westerns and historical adventure, all charged with his propulsive prose and often startling inventiveness. Although he claimed he sought only to provide entertainment, his work has been credited as inspirational by many authors and scientists.
Joe Jusko is among today's most acclaimed fantasy, pin-up, and comic artists. His work has been featured on book and comic posters, and on the much-praised 1992 Marvel Masterpieces trading cards. Jusko is a recipient of myriad industry honors, including a Certificate of Merit from the Society of Illustrators and a 2001 Chesley Award nomination. Fittingly, he was born on September 1, sharing his birthday with Edgar Rice Burroughs. Jusko's longtime love of Burroughs' work continues to inspire him in illustrating the Authorized Library and bringing the author's creative vision to life.
Henry Franke is the editor of The Burroughs Bulletin, the journal of The Burroughs Bibliophiles, the nonprofit literary society devoted to the life and works of Edgar Rice Burroughs. He was the contributing editor and penned the introductions for IDW Publishing's Library of American Comics archival series reprinting Russ Manning's Tarzan newspaper comic strips. Volume 1 won the 2014 Eisner Award for Best Archival Collection-Strips. He also wrote book introductions for IDW's Tarzan - 1929 daily strip reprints and for Tarzan and the Adventurers, the fifth volume in Titan Books' Complete Burne Hogarth Comic Strip Library. Specializing in art inspired by Burroughs' stories, Franke is currently working on an illustrated biography of Russ Manning. He served in the U.S. Army from 1977 to 2009, and is now with the Army as a government civilian.