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This is the Origin of the legendary hero known as Tarzan. The novel tells the events of his birth, teenage years and how he came to learn who he really was.
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Coming of age    -   Yes Youngster becomes    -   great warrior Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   love among disparate social classes Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement War or Invasion    -   Yes Major kinds of combat:    -   hand to hand Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   a teen

Setting

Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Water    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   20th century    -   general past Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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