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Unlike the overwhelming majority of his film variations, the English language of the Tarzan novels is perfect. Tarzan of the Apes tells the story of Tarzan (“White Skin” in ape language) who's adopted as a child by the she-ape Kala after his mother and father, the Lord and Lady Greystoke, passed away after being marooned in West Africa. Immediately well-liked, Burroughs continued the series into the Nineteen Forties with two dozen sequels, and the Tarzan character has been immortalized in books, movies, and television since. Tarzan was the primary literary character to be registered in a trademark. A.L. Burt and Grosset & Dunlap offered reprint editions just like the first version, that solely include the date of the printing on the copyright page, leading many to assume they're first printing. With the Grosset & Dunlap editions, the age of the guide can typically be approximated by examining the advertisements behind the book for other Edgar Rice Burroughs titles.