Tarzan and the Madman

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Tarzan and the Madman
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Dust-jacket illustration of Tarzan and the Madman
AuthorEdgar Rice Burroughs
IllustratorReed Crandall
Cover artistReed Crandall
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SeriesTarzan series
GenreAdventure
PublisherCanaveral Press
Publication date
June 15, 1964[1]
Media typePrint (Hardback)
Pages236
Preceded byTarzan and the Foreign Legion
Followed byTarzan and the Castaways

Tarzan and the Madman is a novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the twenty-third in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. Written from January to February 1940, the story was never published in Burroughs' lifetime.[2][3] It was first published in hardcover by Canaveral Press in June 1964, and in paperback by Ballantine Books in February 1965.[3][4][5]

Plot summary[edit]

Tarzan tracks down a man who has been mistaken for him. The man is under the delusion that he is Tarzan, and he is living in a lost city inhabited by people descended from early Portuguese explorers. The plot devices of a lost city and a Tarzan "double" or impostor had been used by Burroughs in some previous Tarzan novels.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Books—Authors". The New York Times: 34. June 4, 1964.
  2. ^ Edgar Rice Burroughs Summary Project page for Tarzan and the Madman
  3. ^ a b ERB C.H.A.S.E.R ENCYCLOPEDIA for Tarzan and the Madman
  4. ^ Tarzan and the Madman title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
  5. ^ Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 133.
Preceded by
Tarzan and the Foreign Legion
Tarzan series
Tarzan and the Madman
Succeeded by
Tarzan and the Castaways