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TARZAN THE CENSORED by Jerry L. Schneider

In Edgar Rice Burroughs: Master of Adventure by Richard A. Lupoff, the author stated that the Ballantine Books' versions of the Tarzan series were edited (evidently for political correctness), not the "all complete and unabridged" as Ballantine stated on the paperbacks. So, armed with the earliest hardcover editions that I owned in my collection (McClurg, A. L. Burt, Grosset & Dunlap, Burroughs Inc., and Canaveral Press) and post 1969 Ballantine editions, I scanned through them for discrepancies and changes. There were changes from the early hardcovers that I found in some of the paperbacks.

Some of the books in the Tarzan series were edited for "political correctness" with regards to ethnicity dialects and derogatory terms. Hard to read dialects (or hard to typeset) were changed to an easier form (i.e. hit's changed to it's, heat to eat, and hour to our), while extremely derogatory terms such as Jew (see Tarzan and the Golden Lion ) and nigger were altered or eliminated (not for the betterment of the story as the alteration in the words has lessened the impact the originals imparted to the reader-the level of anger toward the character who spoke the words has been lessened). The term "black" remained in place in some books but removed from others-no rhyme or reason to the changes. Esmeralda's original dialect in Tarzan of the Apes remained in place through 1969, then edited downward to an easier and friendlier version.

Because of these changes, an in-depth look at the various editions of Tarzan of the Apes is shown, while the other books in the Tarzan series are only compared by using an early hardcover version and the first version that was edited, usually the Ballantine edition.

Softcover:
$4.99
8.5 x 11 inch
14 pages


THE ADVENTURES OF TARZAN
FIRST EDITION! This is the novelization of the 15-chapter serial, Adventures of Tarzan, starring Elmo Lincoln and Louise Lorraine as Tarzan and Jane. The novelization appeared in newspapers across the country in 1921 and 1922, during the initial run of the serial.

Hardcover:
$39.95
6 x 9 inch
160 pages
ISBN 978-1435749764
Trade Paperback:
$19.95
6 x 9 inch
ISBN 978-1440437083

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CRASH CORRIGAN'S RANCH and THE CRASH CORRIGAN SHOW Scripts

Ray "Crash" Corrigan was the star of several early television shows. Two of those shows were CRASH CORRIGAN'S RANCH and THE CRASH CORRIGAN SHOW. We present in facsimile format one script from each show: the August 19, 1950 Crash Corrigan's Ranch script and the April 14, 1951 The Crash Corrigan Show script.

Softcover:
$14.95
8.5 x 11 inch
36 pages
ISBN 978-1312187672


TARZAN THE MIGHTY
FIRST EDITION! This is the novelization of the 15-chapter serial, Tarzan the Mighty, starring Frank Merrill and Natalie Kingston as Tarzan and Jane. The novelization appeared in newspapers across the country in 1928, during the initial run of the serial.

Hardcover:
$34.95
6 x 9 inch
130 pages
ISBN 978-1435749771
Trade Paperback:
$19.95
6 x 9 inch
130 pages
ISBN 978-1435749719

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TARZAN THE MIGHTY/TARZAN THE TIGER SERIAL SYNOPSES

First Time in Paperback! During the late 1920's, Universal Pictures released two 15-chapter serials based on Tarzan of the Apes, entitled Tarzan the Mighty and Tarzan the Tiger. The Universal Weekly, an Universal Pictures publication, printed the chapter synopses which other magazines and newspapers could reprint. Both of these synopses are included in this booklet.

Softcover:
$7.95
8.5 x 11 inch
32 pages
saddle-stitched



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TARZAN THE FEARLESS 12-CHAPTER SERIAL SCRIPT
First Edition! This is the complete 12-chapter serial script for the lost cliffhanger, Tarzan the Fearless, starring Buster Crabbe and Jacqueline Wells. Published in a beautiful casewrap hardcover edition as well as a paperbound edition (hardback cover shown at left).

Hardcover:
$29.95
8.25 x 10.75 inch
246 pages
Softcover:
$24.95
8.5 x 11 inch
246 pages
ISBN 978-1435749214

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TARZAN'S REVENGE COMPLETE SCRIPT

First Edition! This is the complete Final Shooting Script for Tarzans Revenge, starring Glenn Morris and Eleanor Holm. This copy of the script is a slightly reduced size facsimile of Sol Lesser's personal copy.

Softcover:
$19.95
8.5 x 11 inch
142 pages