Orphaned and alone in the West African jungle, a young child is discovered by female ape named Kala, and raised as one of her tribe. They name him Tarzan, and raise him to be as strong, agile, and savage as an ape, while retaining his human curiosity and cunning. Tarzan remains hidden from civilization — even the locals believe him to merely be an evil spirit — until he meets Jane, an American traveler stranded on the coast.
Over the course of the 8 novels in this collection, Edgar Rice Burroughs' iconic character battles gorillas, lions, and armies of men. He travels to the United States, uncovers long-forgotten treasures, becomes entangled in World War I, discovers his true nature, and falls in love.
This collection includes original artwork for each book, stills and clips from the 1918 silent film adaptation, and an index of names, places, and terms in the ape language.