Edgar Rice Burroughs and Tarzan

Author: Robert W. Fenton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786485043

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 254

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Like millions of other readers and moviegoers, as a youngster the late Robert W. Fenton loved swinging through the jungle with Tarzan. As an adult his interest was revived when he bought Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs’ original office-estate in Tarzana, California, and began writing a biography of Burroughs. Originally titled The Big Swingers, it was the first full-scale, commercially published account of ERB’s life and work. Here is Fenton’s 1967 biography, back in print, as a wonderful source for a new generation of readers. Burroughs’ early years were far from promising—he was dropped from school, was undistinguished as a cavalryman at Fort Grant, lost out in gold mining, and had little success as a salesman. He knew nothing about writing, but decided to try it anyway—and created Tarzan, one of the most famous characters of all time. A new foreword by George T. McWhorter and new photographs—there are 66 in all—are included.

A History of American Magazines, 1865-1885

Author: Frank L. Mott

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674395527

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 688

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The first volume of this work, covering the period from 1741-1850, was issued in 1931 by another publisher, and is reissued now without change, under our imprint. The second volume covers the period from 1850 to 1865; the third volume, the period from 1865 to 1885. For each chronological period, Mr. Mott has provided a running history which notes the occurrence of the chief general magazines and the developments in the field of class periodicals, as well as publishing conditions during that period, the development of circulations, advertising, payments to contributors, reader attitudes, changing formats, styles and processes of illustration, and the like. Then in a supplement to that running history, he offers historical sketches of the chief magazines which flourished in the period. These sketches extend far beyond the chronological limitations of the period. The second and third volumes present, altogether, separate sketches of seventy-six magazines, including The North American Review, The Youth's Companion, The Liberator, The Independent, Harper's Monthly, Leslie's Weekly, Harper's Weekly, The Atlantic Monthly, St. Nicholas, and Puck. The whole is an unusual mirror of American civilization.

Sargent's Venice

Author: Warren Adelson,John Singer Sargent,William H. Gerdts,Richard Ormond,Elaine Kilmurray,Rosella Mamoli Zorzi

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300117175

Category: Art

Page: 223

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Den amerikanske kunstner John Singer Sargents (1856-1925) skildringer af Venedig.

Law Book News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

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The Arena

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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