Interesting Facts about Tarzan

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University)

Ray Bradbury called Tarzan’s creator ‘probably the most influential writer in the entire history of the world.’ What prompted such a statement? There’s no doubt that Edgar Rice Burroughs’ creation has become world-famous, but what is it about Tarzan that makes him such a famous character, whose name is known throughout the world? This post, which presents some of our favourite interesting facts about Tarzan, aims to get to the bottom of the character’s enduring popularity.

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