Tarzan and the Forbidden City

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Tarzan and the Forbidden City
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Dust-jacket illustration of Tarzan and the Forbidden City
Author Edgar Rice Burroughs
Illustrator John Coleman Burroughs
Country United States
Language English
Series Tarzan series
Genre Adventure
Publisher Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 315
Preceded by Tarzan's Quest
Followed by Tarzan the Magnificent

Tarzan and the Forbidden City is a novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the twentieth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan.

Plot summary[edit]

A young man named Brian Gregory has disappeared in Africa, looking for the fabled Father of Diamonds; his father and sister want to go rescue him, and they can only enlist Tarzan's help because they know Captain Paul D`Arnot. By chance, Tarzan and Brian are lookalike, thus making some vile scoundrels to think Tarzan is Brian. They are also heading out after the big old diamond.
The Forbidden city is again in a secret valley, with two cities Ashair and Thobos in war, because of the Father of Diamonds. Tarzan has to fight many times against different foes, once even a mansize unicorn seahorse!

Media adaptations[edit]

The book has been adapted into the radio series Tarzan and the Diamond of Ashair'', and the comic form by Gold Key Comics in Tarzan nos. 190-191, dated October–November 1970, with a script by Gaylord DuBois and art by Paul Norris and Nat Edson.

It was also the basis for an episode of the Filmation Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle animated cartoon in 1976, and an episode of Tarzan: The Epic Adventures in 1997.


  • Bleiler, Everett (1948). The Checklist of Fantastic Literature. Chicago: Shasta Publishers. p. 67.

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Preceded by
Tarzan's Quest
Tarzan series
Tarzan and the Forbidden City
Succeeded by
Tarzan the Magnificent