Return of Tarzan (Edited Classic)
Tarzan loves Jane, but she has promised to marry another. Heartsick and lonely, Tarzan sails to Paris to learn the ways of civilization from his friend D'Arnot. On board ship - and later in the cafes and streets of Paris - he learns that the jungle is not the only place where savage beasts dwell. Before setting foot on French soil, Tarzan is caught up in a whirlwind of blackmail, attempted murder, kidnapping, and the intrigues of desperate men and beautiful women. When a secret mission takes him back to Africa, he struggles with a decision: Can he stay in the world of the woman he has loved and lost? Or does destiny call him back to his original African home?
Townsend Library classics have been edited to make them more accessible to todays readers. But the books have not been abridged in the sense of shortening them by sacrificing story development, character richness, and the authors voice. In our experience, abridged books result from a simplistic removal of large chunks of material or a formulaic translation that robs a book of its distinctive flavor. By contrast, as we produce a Townsend Library title, we seek to edit the material carefully and respectfully in order to preserve the qualities that have made the book a classic.
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What will get in the way of a readers enjoyment of this wonderful story?
How can the story be made more readable while preserving the integrity of the original book?
|Lexile ® Measure||930L|
|Product Type||Paperback Books|
|Primary Contributor||Edgar Rice Burroughs|
|Age Groups||Ages 7 to 9, Ages 10 to 12|