Through the tales of Edgar Rice Burroughs, generations of readers have thrilled to the adventures of Lord Greystoke (aka John Clayton, but better known as Tarzan of the Apes). In this biography Philip José Farmer pieces together the life of this fantastic man, correcting Burroughs’s errors and deliberate deceptions and tracing Tarzan's family tree back to other extraordinary figures, including Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes, the Scarlet Pimpernel, Doc Savage, Nero Wolfe, and Bulldog Drummond. Tarzan Alive offers the first chronological account of Tarzan's life, narrated in careful detail garnered from Burroughs’s stories and other sources. From the ill-fated voyage that led to Greystoke's birth on the isolated African coast to his final adventures as a group captain in the RAF during World War II, Farmer constructs a comprehensive and authoritative account. Farmer’s assertion that Tarzan was a real person has led him to craft a biography as well researched and compelling as that of any character from conventional history. This definitive Bison Books edition also includes Farmer’s “Exclusive Interview with Lord Greystoke” as well as “Extracts from the Memoirs of ‘Lord Greystoke’” first anthologized in Mother Was a Lovely Beast.
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Philip José Farmer has had a long and illustrious career in science fiction, winning three Hugo awards, the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement award, and the Nebula Grand Master award. Mike Resnick is the winner of five Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. His novels include Santiago, Kirinyaga, the Widowmaker series, and Ivory. Win Scott Eckert is the editor and author of Myths for the Modern Age: Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton Universe and the editor of the Web site An Expansion of Philip José Farmer’s Wold Newton Universe.Review:
“The old vine swinger is one of a handful of fictional characters to rank a biography. Such books give the authors the opportunity to expound on the characters, providing background, side stories, and updates not offered by their creator. Farmer’s 1972 volume borrows from Edgar Rice Burroughs but also adds to the legend by tracing Tarzan’s lineage . . . and extends his exploits beyond the African jungle as an RAF pilot in World War II. Great fun.”—Library Journal, Classic Returns (Library Journal, Classic Returns)
“Farmer goes one step further than mere literary fun. He takes engaging advantage of the reader’s inherent susceptibility to myth.”—Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
“Tarzan is seen as a 20th-century heroic figure having much in common with the mythical demigods of an earlier day, and this book will not fail to please and enthrall his many followers.”—Library Journal (Library Journal)
“The most innovative part of the book [is] Tarzan’s family tree linking him to every great hero in pulp literature. . . . Farmer is less well known today than he was forty years ago. Nevertheless, Alive ages well and gives the reader the sourcebook for so many writers today.”—American Book Review (American Book Review)
"Farmer does a fine job of consolidating all the material. He leaves the reader with a three dimensional portrait of the main characters, their foibles, and motivations. . . . For an introduction to one of the most resilient heroes in literature, Tarzan Alive is a remarkable offering."—Green Man Review (Green Man Review)
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Descripción HarperCollins, England, 1974. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good Plus. A very good plus paperback. Nº de ref. de la librería 2Z39599
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR001563340
Descripción Panther/Granada Pub., New York, NY, USA., 1975. Soft Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Richard Clifton-Dey Painted Cover Art Ilustrador. Second British UK Edition By Publisher. 367 pages including Covers; SCARCER in this Panther/Granada Pub. edition with the Richard Clifton-Dey cover; Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall. Mass Market Paperback. Nº de ref. de la librería 13553-1
Descripción Panther, 1975. Paperback. Estado de conservación: near fine copy. not 1st printing. In this biography, Philip Jose Farmer pieces together the life of this fantastic man, correcting Burroughs' errors and deliberate deceptions and tracing Tarzan's family tree back to other extraordinary figures. Nº de ref. de la librería FA15.364
Descripción Panther, British, 1975. Mass Market Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good +. 2nd Printing. Square tight copy with light 1/2" corner crease on front cover and light wear to covers. "Weirder than fiction- the true and definitive biography of Lord Greystoke.". Nº de ref. de la librería 6385
Descripción Panther Books, London, 1975. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Richard Clifton-Dey; Ilustrador. Second Printing. 367 pp. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine and a small scuff mark on the front cover; no interior markings. Cover art by Richard Clifton-Dey. Nº de ref. de la librería 201173
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR001806939
Descripción Panther, London, 1974. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. No Jacket. Richard Clifton-Dey Ilustrador. Paperback First Edition. 367pp. Cover art by Richard Clifton-Dey. Vg condition, slight shelfwear, small creases to back corners, just 2 opening creases to spine. Internally, black smudge to endpaper, no owner's names, contents about as new. Farmer's exhaustive detailed carefully documented invention of a master biography of Tarzan of the Apes, aka Lord Greystoke, linking his antecedents to all manner of other famous characters, and describing the life that the Burroughs stories might be based on. (Science Fiction, Fantasy, Tarzan, Vintage Pb). Nº de ref. de la librería C12935
Descripción Panther, London, 1975. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Tanning to fore-edge, slight tanning to pages; minor corner rubbing Signed by author on title page. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 000418
Descripción Panther, 1974. Couverture souple. Estado de conservación: Moyen. RO60074616: 367 pages. Tranche passée. Apologia Pro Vita Tarzani Simiarum. In-12 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement pliée. Dos plié. Pliures Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon. Nº de ref. de la librería RO60074616