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Tarzan and "The Foreign Legion"

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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Series: Tarzan (22)

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Less literary, more tongue in cheek than other books I have read in the series. some what weak ending. Overall it was a fun book. ( )
  Segapup | Jul 18, 2013 |
I really don't know why I like this story so much. Part of it is the characters, certainly; part of it is the setting, and how Tarzan is outside his accustomed stomping grounds; part of it is that it's a WWII story, which I usually enjoy. Whatever the cause, this is my favorite Tarzan story - I've read it at least a dozen times and never get tired of it. The characters are great - every one is distinct and unique, no stereotypes. I like that the American fliers know him first as John Clayton and only later find out that he's Tarzan. They - and the Dutch girl, and the others that join them over time - all change and develop over the course of the story - the most obvious factor being the two romances, but the way they all work to lean what Tarzan can teach them about survival in the jungle is another important aspect. Tarzan does get to exercise his usual talents - fights a big cat (tiger rather than his usual lion) and an ape, rides an elephant, like that. Good story. I'll read it again, I'm sure. ( )
1 vote jjmcgaffey | Mar 15, 2011 |
The Tarzan franchise enjoys a rebirth when Tarzan takes part as a Colonel in World War II, in the Pacific theatre. Included is an engaging, though stereotyped, team of soldiers dubbed as the foreign legion, for their various ancestries. Tarzan and family's longevity is explained, and Tarzan himself is probably portrayed at his most civilized and affable here. Gone is the sullen man-beast of old. A fine adventure. ( )
1 vote burnit99 | Jan 1, 2007 |
A strange quirk of fate catapults Tarzan into the jungles of Sumatra. Alone, the great forests would hold no terrors for Tarzan. But it is imperative that he save a helpless young Dutch girl and an oddly assorted handful of men from the blood-mad killers who hunt them. This is Tarzan's “Foreign Legion”. He must lead them to victory!
  rajendran | Jul 23, 2006 |
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Edgar Rice Burroughsprimary authorall editionscalculated
McConnell, J.E.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Powers, DickCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tapio, Jaakko V.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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