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Collection: 1930S Fantasy Novels, 1938 Novels, Tarzan Novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs
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Tarzan and the Forbidden City

Tarzan and the Forbidden City
Dust-jacket illustration of Tarzan and the Forbidden City
Author Edgar Rice Burroughs
Illustrator John Coleman Burroughs
Country United States
Language English
Series Tarzan series
Genre Adventure novel
Publisher Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 315 pp
Preceded by Tarzan's Quest
Followed by Tarzan the Magnificent

Tarzan and the Forbidden City is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the twentieth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan.


  • Plot summary 1
  • Comic adaptations 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Plot summary

A young man named Brian Gregory has disappeared in Africa, looking for the fabled Father of Diamonds; his father and sister want to go rescue him, and they can only enlist Tarzan's help because they know Captain Paul D`Arnot. By chance, Tarzan and Brian are lookalike, thus making some vile scoundrels to think Tarzan is Brian. They are also heading out after the big old diamond.
The Forbidden city is again in a secret valley, with two cities Ashair and Thobos in war, because of the Father of Diamonds. Tarzan has to fight many times against different foes, once even a mansize unicorn seahorse!

Comic adaptations

The book has been adapted into comic form by Gold Key Comics in Tarzan nos. 190-191, dated October–November 1970.

It was also the basis for an episode of the Filmation Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle animated cartoon in 1976.


External links

  • Tarzan and the Forbidden Illustrated Bibliography entry for Edgar Rice Burroughs'
  • Tarzan and the Forbidden CityEdgar Rice Burroughs Summary Project page for
  • Text of the novel at Project Gutenberg Australia
Preceded by
Tarzan's Quest
Tarzan series
Tarzan and the Forbidden City
Succeeded by
Tarzan the Magnificent
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