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Volume 493

Edgar Rice Burroughs'
Tarzan the Untamed
J. Allen St. John Dust Jacket Painting for Tarzan the Untamed
Art Gallery of J. Allen St. John Interiors ~ Publishing History
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For Nkima's Art Analysis and even larger images of this St. John art
- part of our Tarzan the Terrible Compendium series -
please see ERBzin-e 124 and ERBzin-e 125

ERB commenced writing this in September 1918
Working title: Tarzan and the Huns
Red Book Magazine: 1919 March through August ~ Tarzan the Untamed
    Charles Livingston Bull: 25 b/w illustrations
All-Story Weekly: 1920 March 20, 27 ~ April 3, 10, 17 ~ Tarzan and the Valley of Luna
    P.J. Monahan: March 20 cover ~ no interiors
A.C. McClurg: April 30, 1920 ~ 428 pages
    J. Allen St. John: DJ and nine interior sepia plates
A.C. McClurg: 1921
Grosset & Dunlap: 1922, 1926, 1928 ~ St. John: DJ and only four interior b/w plates
Grosset & Dunlap: 1940 ~ St. John: DJ and no interiors
Better Little Book Whitman Publishing: 1941 ~ 432 pages
    John Coleman Burroughs: cover ~ Rex Maxon: interiors adapted from the 1932-33 daily strip
Grosset & Dunlap Madison Square wartime edition: 1943 ~ 309 pages ~ St. John DJ and title decoration
Grosset & Dunlap: April 1948, 1955, 1958 ~ 309 pages
    C. Edmund Monroe: DJ ~ Rafael Palacios: Africa map on endpapers and title decoration
Ballantine paperback: July 1963 ~ 254 pages
    Richard Powers cover
Grosset & Dunlap: 1967 ~ 309 pages
    C.E. Monroe, Jr.: front cover on pictorial board adapted from earlier DJ ~ decorated title page
Ballantine paperback: October 1969 ~ 254 pages
    Robert Abbett cover
Ballantine paperback: November 1976
    Boris Vallejo cover
Del Rey-Ballantine: June 1991
    Boris Vallejo cover
Del Rey-Ballantine Double paperback with Tarzan the Terrible: March 1997 ~ 467 pages
    J. Allen St. John cover
For detailed information see: Zeuschner's ERB: The Exhaustive Scholar’s and Collector’s Descriptive Bibliography

J. Allen St. John Dust Jacket Painting for Tarzan the Untamed
Tarzan the Untamed 
from Ballantine Books

With the speed of the great apes, Tarzan rushed through the jungle toward his home and family. But he was already too late. The marauders had been there before him. His farm was in shambles and no one was left alive. Of his beloved wife there was only a charred, blackened corpse, still wearing the rings he had given her. Silently, he buried the body and swore his terrible vengeance against those who had done this terrible deed. Then he set out grimly to track them --through warring armies -- across a vast desert that no man had ever crossed -- and to a strange valley where only madmen lived. 

Chapter Titles 
(See ERBzin-e 066 for a 
complete list of all ERB chapter names)

I. Murder and Pillage
II. The Lion's Cove
III. In the German Lines
IV. When the Lion Fed
V. The Golden Locket
VI. Vengeance and Mercy
VII. When Blood Told
VIII. Tarzan and the Great Apes
IX. Dropped from the Sky
X. In the Hands of Savages
XI. Finding the Airplane
XII. The Black Flier
XIII. Usanga's Reward
XIV. The Black Lion
XV. Mysterious Footprints
XVI. The Night Attack
XVII. The Walled City
XVIII. Among the Maniacs
XIX. The Queen's Story
XX. Came Tarzan
XXI. In the Alcove
XXII. Out of the Niche
XXIII. The Flight from Xuja
XXIV. The Tommies

Edgar Rice Burroughs'
Tarzan the Untamed 
CAST OF CHARACTERS (in order of appearance)

Hauptmann Fritz Schneider: German officer
Leutnant Obegatz: German officer under Schneider 
Unterleutnant von Goss: German officer under Obegatz 
Lady Greystoke: Jane Clayton, wife of Tarzan 
Tarzan of the Apes: John Clayton, Lord Greystoke 
Wasimbu: Muviro's son, Jane's bodyguard
Muviro: chief of Tarzan's Waziri warriors 
Fräulein Bertha Kirchner: German spy - aka Patricia Canby 
General Kraut: chief of German operations in East Africa 
Colonel Capell: British commander of the 2nd Rhodesians 
Major Preswick: British officer who knew Tarzan in London 
Major Schneider: brother of Fritz Schneider 
Usanga: Sergeant over the German East African blacks 
Naratu: Usanga's woman 
Go-Lat: king of an ape tribe 
Zu-Tag: Go-Lat's young rival 
Harold Percy Smith-Oldwick: Lt. flier in the Royal Air Service
Numabo: Chief of the Wamabo 
Xanila: sixty-year-old woman, captive in Xuja 
Herog: present king to Xuja 
Metak: Prince of Xuja, son of Hergo 
Lt. Thompson: Royal Air Service flier who finds Xuja 
Otobu: Wamabo slave in Xuja who befriends Tarzan 

Cast List Ref: Clark A. Brady's Burroughs Cyclopedia and Ed Stephan's Tarzan of the Internet

Frontispiece: Kings of the JungleThe limb bent beneath the weight of the twoThe lion stood stradling Tarzan with his pawsThe fight with SkaThe fight with Ska (colour)He screamed forth his challengeHe seemed to be trying to explain something to herThe ape-man swung pendulum-like in spaceA fierce cut drove through the fellow's collar boneBeside Herog XVI was seated a huge lioness

Place your mouse pointer on each illustration above to see the respective caption displayed
Plate 1:  Frontispiece: Kings of the Jungle
Plate 2: The limb bent beneath the weight of the two [Page 18]
Plate 3: The lion stood straddling Tarzan with his paws [Page 102]
Plate 4: The fight with Ska [Page 126]
Plate 5: He screamed forth his challenge [Page 152]
Plate 6: He seemed to be trying to explain something to her [Page 188]
Plate 7: The ape-man swung pendulum-like in space [Page 234]
Plate 8: A fierce cut drove through the fellows’ collar bone [Page 348]
Plate 9: Beside Herog XVI was seated a huge lioness [Page 376]
John Clayton, Lord Greystoke
All-Story Weekly: 1920 March 20, 27 ~ April 3, 10, 17 ~ Tarzan and the Valley of LunaJohn Coleman Burroughs art: Big Little Book
Richard Powers art Ballantine 1963Robert Abbett art: Ballantine 1972Boris Vallejo art: Ballantine 1980Boris Vallejo art: Del Rey 1993
Edward Mortelmans: Four Square 1959Edward Mortelmans: Four Square 1964

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