Monday, September 01, 2008

Happy birthday, Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs was born today in Chicago in 1875. His highly imaginative works include A Princess of Mars (1917), The Land That Time Forgot (1924), and Pirates of Venus (1934). Tarzan debuted in 1912 in All-Story Magazine and first appeared in book form in Tarzan of the Apes in 1914.

Tarzana, near Los Angeles, was named for Burroughs's famous creation in 1927 after Burroughs had lived in the area at Tarzana Ranch.

About the photo: A bookplate of Edgar Rice Burroughs, dated bet. 1914 to 1922. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, reproduction no. LC-DIG-ppmsca-15527.

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