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- proper n. A heroic fictional character, raised in the jungle by apes.
- n. A strong man.
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- n. (sometimes used ironically) a man of great strength and agility (after the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs)
- n. a man raised by apes who was the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Anyway, QUEST OF TARZAN has two major plots; the first has Tarzan going up against the white savages the Kuvuru, who steal women from everybody including the Waziri, who are the black tribe Tarzan is cool with.
I think there were 19 zip lines, and for fun they had what they called a Tarzan swing.
Burroughs really sits between SF and fantasy (with a touch of proto-superhero in Tarzan), and Moorcock is its own blend of sci-fantasy.
Tarzan is much more the focal character in this book, rather than a sideline character, so that helps.
They end up running into a lion, and cannibals, as you do, when lost in Tarzan's Africa.
The mace has been brutalized at times: Former Conservative minister Michael Heseltine won the nickname Tarzan after swinging it round his head during a heated debate in 1976.
I worked my way through Burroughs entire Mars, Venus, Earth's Core and Tarzan series, and read the 20 or so stand-alone novels that were also out (The Eternal Savage, in which Lord Greystoke has a bit part but isn't revealed as Tarzan, is still a favorite).
But while Tarzan is the "feral child" legend writ large, Fu Manchu is not the "evil genius".
At the mention of his name Tarzan had noted the sickly pallor that overspread the features of the Hun.
Without a word Tarzan of the Apes cut the bonds which held the Frenchman.
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