A new film about Tarzan has been released ant it can be seen at our cinemas but, did you know the first book about Tarzan is 100 years old?
Tarzan of the Apes is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first in a series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published in the pulp magazine All-Story Magazine in October, 1912; the first book edition was published in 1914. The character was so popular that
Burroughs continued the series into the 1940s
with two dozen sequels. For the novel's centennial anniversary, Library of
America published a hardcover edition based on the original book in April 2012.
Burroughs' novel has been the basis of several movies. The first two were the silent films Tarzan of the Apes (1918) and The Romance of Tarzan (1918), both starring Elmo Lincoln as Tarzan, based on the first and second parts of the novel, respectively.