Tarzan the Magnificent (novel)

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Tarzan the Magnificent
Tarzan the Magnificent (novel) jacket art.jpg
Dust-jacket illustration of Tarzan the Magnificent
AuthorEdgar Rice Burroughs
IllustratorJohn Coleman Burroughs
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SeriesTarzan series
GenreAdventure
PublisherEdgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Publication date
1939
Media typePrint (hardback)
Pages318
Preceded byTarzan and the Forbidden City 
Followed byTarzan and the Foreign Legion 

Tarzan the Magnificent is a book by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the twenty-first in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was originally published as two separate stories serialized in different pulp magazines; "Tarzan and the Magic Men" in Argosy from September to October, 1936, and "Tarzan and the Elephant Men" in Blue Book from November 1937 to January 1938. The two stories were combined under the title Tarzan the Magnificent in the first book edition, published in 1939 by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. In order of writing, the book follows Tarzan's Quest and precedes Tarzan and the Forbidden City. In order of book publication it falls between the latter and Tarzan and the Foreign Legion. The novel's plot bears no relation to that of the 1960 film of the same title.

Plot summary[edit]

Tarzan encounters a lost race with uncanny mental powers, after which he revisits the lost cities of Cathne and Athne, previously encountered in the earlier novel Tarzan and the City of Gold. As usual, he is backed up by Chief Muviro and his faithful Waziri warriors.

Sources[edit]

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

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Preceded by
Tarzan and the Forbidden City
Tarzan series
Tarzan the Magnificent
Succeeded by
Tarzan and the Foreign Legion