The fifth installment of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan series, Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar finds the eponymous "ape man" travelling to Opar, where a lost colony of the city of Atlantis is found, in search of treasure.
In this 1918 adventure novel, Tarzan is followed by a corrupt Belgian army officer, loses his memory, and enrages a high priestess named La. Meanwhile, Jane has been captured by an evil Arab.
In a soft purr, Shelly Frasier serves up a briskly paced, enthusiastic performance of this action-filled romp.
Tarzan is the original super hero, one most of us would like to be. It is easy to surrender ourselves to the thrill of his exploits in the damp African Jungle, yield to the pull of primitive impulse, and imagine we are back again in pre-historic times, swinging from tree to tree in glorious abandon through the primeval forest or fighting the great cave bear with rude stone weapons.
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