Tarzan and the Lost Empire

Ballantine Books, 1988 14th printing First published in 1929, No 12 in the series.
Tarzan and the Lost Empire Ballantine Books th printing First published in No in the series

  • Title: Tarzan and the Lost Empire
  • Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • ISBN: 9780345329578
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Tarzan and the Lost Empire”

    1. So once again Tarzan has found a lost city in Africa. Man, there sure a lot of lost cities there. This one is ancient Romans, and Tarzan discovers the cities while he's searching for the lost son of a friend. Overall not bad but honestly it just feels like we've been here before. Two lost cities at war, Tarzan in the middle, yadda yadda. That being said, the fact it was ancient Romans was pretty cool and the story wasn't bad. I guess it's a matter of either you like Tarzan or you don't, because [...]

    2. This volume in the Tarzan series appealed to me because I've got a soft spot for lost civilization tales.The jungle lord is approached by one of his civilized (European) friends, and asked to search a vast canyon where the guy's son, Erich Von Harben, is believed to have disappeared in search of a "lost tribe of Israel." What Von Harben found instead were two rival Roman city-states, perfectly preserved since the canyon was colonized in the 1st Century. Not a bad find, actually, and Von Harben a [...]

    3. Another winner in the Tarzan series. No matter what character's point of view ER Burroughs takes, he continually succeeds in captivating me. This book is no exception. Tarzan is fascinating hero, who ventures into a forbidden, untravelled territory in search of his friend's lost son. Nkima makes a memorable and colorful companion, one who is filled with rich histrionics and comic relief. The Roman Legionnaires provide a portrayal which I am sure has been culled relentlessly for Hollywood gladiat [...]

    4. Tarzan goes searching for a missing German explorer and discovers a lost Roman colony in the heart of Africa. Despite being immediately taken prisoner he quickly learns latin and make powerful friends. A touch of Spartacus here, as Tarzan dominates the Games and gladiatorial combats in the Colosseum, and leads a desperate revolt against Caesar. Modestly declining the position himself, Tarzan, never the friend of democracy, appoints his preferred successor for the people. As usual Tarzan is assis [...]

    5. I found it very engaging. The thought of having a part of the ancient Roman Civilization still preserved in the middle of a forlorn African valley is very interesting.

    6. This one was hands down my favorite. On the surface, it was a lot like the others, lost civilization, young man falls in love with girl from lost civilization, Tarzan finds lost civilization as wellbut in my opinion it was better than the others because the lost civilization was an offshoot of Ancient Rome! Ancient Rome in her emperor and gladiator days. I just love reading about that culture, don't ask me why. I was delighted by this book. And Tarzan was a gladiator! Oh my word, wow. I loved ho [...]

    7. This book is almost a duplicate of Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle except instead of two rival medieval cities hidden in an isolated valley, it is two rival Roman cities, and Burroughs forgot to settle the love triangle and whether the young man Tarzan is searching for decides to stay with his lady love or return to civilization.

    8. Edgar Rice Burroughsin "Tarzan taistelee jälleen" (Karisto, 1942) on sarjan kolmastoista romaani. Apinoiden kuningas päätyy tällä kertaa etsimään vuoristoon kadonutta tutkimusmatkailijaa, ja päätyy reissullaan syrjäisen laakson pohjukkaan rakennettuun kaupunkiin, jossa legioonalaisten jälkeläiset elävät kuten Antiikin Roomassa aikanaan. Jos juoni kuulostaa aavistuksen verran tutulta, voi se johtua siitä, että sarjan edellisessä osassa seikkailtiin keskiaikaisessa valtakunnassa, [...]

    9. Every bit as enjoyable as the previous one, but a little too similar in plot. In #11 we had a valley populated with medieval knights, in this one he simply went back and created a hidden valley where the Roman Empire still exists, with two cities each ruled by their own despotic Caesar complete with slaves, centurions and gladiator fights in a Coliseum. It was still fun, and had I read this one prior to #11, I might well have given this 4 stars and the other 3.

    10. I have read all 24 of the Tarzan books. Read dates are from the mid 1970s through 1982. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the Tarzan books. They made a great escape from high school and college. I still have all 24 books and they are at the top of my book shelf. I thought it was pretty neat to find the actual covers listed on and there are no barcodes on the books, plus the cover price ranged from $1.50-1.95 for each book.

    11. Another predictable Tarzan book about a lost civilization. Some Tarzan fans might like this one but I prefer to read stories with Tarzan wrestling lions and great apes in the jungle. More animals and less people, like his earlier adventures. This adventure's pretty flat and dull on most parts. Goshs!! if you compare 'Tarzan of the Apes' with this novel you'll feel what I'm feeling right now

    12. Tarzan and the Lost Empire (Tarzan #12) by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Ballantine Books 1928) (Fiction). Tarzan and a young German find a remnant of the Roman Empire hidden in the jungles of Africa. This tale introduces Tarzan's monkey companion Nkima and reintroduces his faithful native sidekick Muviro, sub-chief of the Waziri Warriors. My rating: 7/10, finished 1973.

    13. The following stories sure aren't the original three but this one was good and all Roman. This one, in particular, seemed a little more thought through than the last couple when everything just happened to fall into place at the very end, although the end was wrapped up pretty quickly.

    14. Again a lost civilization to be found in the African wilderness. This time Tarzan can show off his classical education when he encounters two Roman settlements and incidentally kicks off a slave revolt. Call me Spartacus!

    15. Even though the Tarzan stories are over 60 years old they remain timeless. These books are fantastic reading. These books make all the movies and cartoons seem meaningless. Highly recommended

    16. Not terrible but still a pretty generic "Tarzan and the XXX Lost Civilization" novel. Not as completely ridiculous on the Roman stuff as I was expecting. But still way pulp-y.

    17. I admit it. The old Tarzan books are a guilty pleasure of mine. In this one Tarzan finds a pocket of Roman civilization in the jungle (just go with it.) Jane's not in it, which is too bad.

    18. Tarzan encounters a lost group of Roman soldiers while he hunts for his son's friend. There are two Caesars and twice the action.

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