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Adopted as an infant by the she-ape Kala after his parents are killed by the savage king ape Kerchak, Clayton is renamed Tarzan (''White Skin'' in the ape language) and raised in ignorance of his human heritage. Readers who come to the original from one of the much-sanitized Hollywood versions may be startled to find a Tarzan story that is more Quentin Tarantino than Walt Disney. Written for the adult pulp-fiction audience of 1912, TARZAN OF THE APES provides loads of imaginative adventure, an intriguing premise, and the start of 1 of pop culture's most notable romances. It's a basic journey and one that's prone to lead to some fascinating discussions of what the moviemakers chose to depart out or change -- and why. It's a jungle on the market, as humans and animals kill members of their very own species and a lot of others with gusto; the physique rely on is rising before young Tarzan is even born.