About Edgar Rice Burroughs

Works Online

A Fighting Man Of Mars
A Princess of Mars
Apache Devil
At the Earth`s Core
Carson of Venus
Escape on Venus
Jungle Tales of Tarzan
Llana of Gathol THE ANCIENT DEAD
Llana of Gathol ESCAPE ON MARS
Lost on Venus
Out of Time`s Abyss Book Three
Pirates of Venus
Swords of Mars
Synthetic Men of Mars
Tarzan and the Golden Lion
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar
Tarzan of the Apes
Tarzan the Terrible
Tarzan the Untamed
The Beasts of Tarzan
The Chessmen of Mars
The Girl From Farris`s
The Gods of Mars
The Land that Time Forgot
The Lost Continent
The Mad King
The Mastermind of Mars
The Monster Men
The Mucker
The Oakdale Affair
The Outlaw of Torn
The People that Time Forgot
The Return Of Tarzan
The Son of Tarzan
The War Chief
Thuvia, Maid of Mars
Warlord of Mars


1875 Edgar Rice Burroughs was born in Chicago, Illinois, into a prosperous family. His father, George Tyler Burroughs, was a Civil War veteran. To glamourize his own origins, Burroughs has claimed that he was born in Peking at the time that his father was military advicer to the Empress of China, and lived there, in the Forbidden City, until Burroughs was ten years old.

01/01/1892 Attended the Michigan Military Academy. Later was an instructor at same school (1895-96)

1900 Edgar Rice Burroughs married Emma Centennia Hulbert (divorced in 1934); they had two sons and one daughter).

1913 Burroughs founded his own publishing house Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

1918 The first Tarzan film was produced.

1919 Burroughs purchased a large ranch in the San Fernando Valley, which he later developed into the suburb of Tarzana. To pay for his expensive lifestyle and to cover his misadventures in financial investments he wrote an average of three novels a year.

1933 Burroughs was elected mayor of California Beach.

1934 Burroughs-Tarzan Enterprises and Burroughs-Tarzan Pictures were founded.

1934 Divorced Emma Centennia Hulbert

1935 He married Florence Dearholt (they divorced in 1942).

1940 During World War II Burroughs served at the age of 66 as a war correspondent in the South Pacific.

1942 Divorced Florence Dearholt

03/19/1950 Burroughs died of a heart ailment while reading a comic book in bed.

Resources On The Web

Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc. - Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. welcomes you to the official TARZANĀ® Web site.

Edgar Rice Burroughs - bio, books, links and more

ERBzine Edgar Rice Burroughs - The First and Only Weekly Online Fanzine Devoted to the Life and Works of Edgar Rice Burroughs

TombTown - A virtual cemetery, where you can get a lot of info on Edgar Rice Burroughs. Definitely worth browsing

How I Wrote the Tarzan Books - Words from the author himself

Edgar Rice Burroughs BioTimeline - Bio and Timeline

Self Knowledge - More links than you can shake a stick at

Edgar Rice Burroughs FanClub - bio, info, message board and much much more

Fantastic Fiction - Contains a great bibliography as well as helps you find those elusive books




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