Tarzan and the Story of White Settlers in Africa

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51dO6OTeK-LOn the 19th of March 1950, the American writer widely known for his creation of the jungle hero Tarzan, Edgar Rice Burroughs, died in Enciano, California. After doing various low paid jobs, first at a ranch in Idaho, then at his father’s firm, and later as a pencil sharpener wholesaler, he did not take up writing until his late thirties. His inspiration came from reading pulp fiction magazines, which gave him the impression that he could write much better than most of the authors published in them at the time. He said that, “…if people were paid for writing rot such as I read in some of those magazines, that I could write stories just as rotten. As a matter of fact, although I had never written a story, I knew absolutely that I could write stories just as entertaining and probably a whole lot more so…

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