Edgar Rice Burroughs

Edgar Rice Burroughs (bûr´ōz), 1875–1950, American novelist, creator of the character Tarzan. He is the author of Tarzan of the Apes (1914) and numerous other jungle and science fiction thrillers.

See biography by J. Taliaferro (1999).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2014, The Columbia University Press.

Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Master of Adventure: The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs
Richard A. Lupoff.
University of Nebraska Press, 2005
Mars: A Tour of the Human Imagination
Eric S. Rabkin.
Praeger, 2005
Librarian’s tip: "Edgar Rice Burroughs: Mars and America" begins on p. 125
A Princess of Where? Burroughs's Imaginary Lack of Place
Mein, Eric.
West Virginia University Philological Papers, Vol. 52, Fall 2006
Write, Right, White, Rite: Literacy, Imperialism, Race, and Cannibalism in Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan of the Apes
Berglund, Jeff.
Studies in American Fiction, Vol. 27, No. 1, Spring 1999
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Reprints of `Tarzan' Books Soften Racism
Weeks, Jerome.
The Florida Times Union, July 18, 1999
Forgeries of Memory and Meaning: Blacks and the Regimes of Race in American Theater and Film before World War II
Cedric J. Robinson.
University of North Carolina Press, 2007
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Burroughs begins on p. 313
Of Sequels and Sons: Tarzan and the Problem of Paternity
Gleason, William.
Journal of American & Comparative Cultures, Vol. 23, No. 1, Spring 2000
Eye on the Flesh: Fashions of Masculinity in the Early Twentieth Century
Maurizia Boscagli.
Westview Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: "Tarzan and Strength Abroad" begins on p. 116
Intellectual Properties and the Protection of Fictional Characters: Copyright, Trademark, or Unfair Competition?
Dorothy J. Howell.
Quorum Books, 1990
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 7 "Case in Point: Tarzan of the Apes"
`Tarzan' Creator Would Enjoy Today's Hype
Ryan, Desmond.
The Florida Times Union, June 25, 1999
FREE! Tarzan of the Apes
Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Grosset & Dunlap, 1914
FREE! The Return of Tarzan
Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Grosset & Dunlap, 1915
FREE! The Son of Tarzan
Edgar Rice Burroughs; J. Allen St. John.
A. L. Burt, 1918
FREE! A Princess of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs; Frank E. Schoonover.
Grosset & Dunlap, 1917
FREE! Thuvia, Maid of Mars
Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., 1920
FREE! The Lost Continent
Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Ace Publishing, 1916
The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Canaveral Press, 1929
FREE! At the Earth's Core
Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Nelson Doubleday, Inc., 1914
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