Tarzan and the Madman

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Tarzan and the Madman
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Dust-jacket illustration of Tarzan and the Madman
Author Edgar Rice Burroughs
Illustrator Reed Crandall
Cover artist Reed Crandall
Country United States
Language English
Series Tarzan series
Genre Adventure
Publisher Canaveral Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 236 pp
Preceded by Tarzan and the Foreign Legion
Followed by Tarzan 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.[1][2] It was first published in hardcover by Canaveral Press in June 1964, and in paperback by Ballantine Books in February 1965.[2][3][4]

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.


  1. ^ Edgar Rice Burroughs Summary Project page for Tarzan and the Madman
  2. ^ a b ERB C.H.A.S.E.R ENCYCLOPEDIA for Tarzan and the Madman
  3. ^ Tarzan and the Madman title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
  4. ^ 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