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Best Selling Author of the 20th Century (07:21)


Edgar Rice Burroughs was a successful pulp writer who created the iconic Tarzan character. Burroughs was a master of marketing and cross promotion and his efforts helped keep Tarzan popular for decades.

Tarzan the Superhero (02:51)

Burroughs was a pulp fiction writer who created the iconic character Tarzan. He is not well-known or respected in the literary world but is popular with the general public.

Edgar Rice Burroughs Incorporated (04:51)

Edgar Rice Burroughs was a prolific and successful writer but he also had a lot of financial troubles.He was one of the first writers to incorporate.

Normal Bean: Man of the People (03:07)

Edgar Rice Burroughs was a regular guy who wrote escapist fiction for the masses. He was influenced by Twain and London and his work is characterized by a strong sense of egalitarianism. He also wrote under the pseudonym Normal Bean.

Burroughs and Wife Split (03:32)

Burroughs wrote a lot of books and his most famous is Tarzan of the Apes, published in 1912. He wrote it while he was married to his first wife. After she divorced him he moved to Hawaii and wrote The Wizard of Venus.

The Life of Edgar Rice Burroughs (05:35)

Edgar Rice Burroughs was a prolific and innovative writer whose work had a significant impact on popular culture. His life was full of personal highs and lows.

Burroughs' Job History (06:11)

Eddie Burroughs was a restless man who never really found his niche in life. He tried a variety of jobs but never stuck with any of them for very long. He finally settled on a job at Sears but quit soon after to start his own business.

Burroughs' Career Beginnings (02:09)

Burroughs was a failure for most of his life but he turned it around when he started to write at the age of 35. He is most famous for his Tarzan series which started in 1912.

An Overview of Edgar Rice Burroughs' Life (04:29)

Edgar Rice Burroughs was a science fiction writer who depicted the brutality of war in his work. He was also the mayor of California Beach and served as a war correspondent in the South Pacific during World War II. He passed away in 1950 at the age of 74.

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Edgar Rice Burroughs

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American novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs was the creator of the world famous character of Tarzan, one of the indispensable icons of popular culture. Burroughs also published science fiction and crime novels. His books are still widely read and usually more interesting than the films they inspired.

Length: 41 minutes

Item#: BVL210148

Copyright date: ©2008

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