The Son of Tarzan is the fourth adventure in the saga of the jungle lord and the only volume to focus on his son, Jack. Raised in ignorance of his father's untamed nature, Jack will learn the truth of his heritage, the exhilaration of its primal power and the mortal danger of its primitive conflicts and ruthless foes.
Edgar Rice Burroughs turns his attention to Tarzan's son, first seen as an infant in The Beasts of Tarzan. Fearing unjustified accusations of murder, Jack flees deep into the African jungle, to the very place his father, Tarzan, came of age. Like his mighty sire, Jack adapts to his new life in the wild, finding friends in the great apes and winning the name Korak, the killer. In rescuing Meriem, an abducted and maltreated young girl, Jack acquires a friend and companion in his life of exile. Their relationship is that of siblings but, as time passes and circumstances tear them apart, stronger emotions are revealed. The author's mastery of devious plotting, replete with cruel twists of fate that maximize the protagonist's danger and fear for their loved one, keeps the novel moving at a brisk pace and qualify it as one of the most rousing entries in the Tarzan saga. Originally published in book form in 1917, The Son of Tarzan is part of a rich legacy that includes a series of 24 books and adaptations in film, radio, television, comics and more.
With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Son of Tarzan is both modern and readable.