I do recommend that when you read it you allow plenty of time to devote to it…because you probably won’t want to stop either. My mom read it too. She really liked it.
It fills in the story. I read the original Tarzan Of The Apes by Mr. Burroughs way back when and loved it. This is a great deal like it. The writing is very descriptive. You can almost smell the jungle.
If your only experience with the Tarzan story is the old movies…you should really read this book. And the original Tarzan book of course…reading both of them gives you both points of view.
And if you have never seen the movies or read the old book. Well you will still find this an excellent read. Very satisfying. It might make you want to go back and read the old Burroughs books though. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
From the back cover :
Cambridge, England, 1905. The only female student in Cambridge University’s medical program, she is far more comfortable in a lab coat dissecting corpses than she is in a corset and gown sipping afternoon tea. A budding paleoanthropologist, Jane dreams of traveling the globe in search of fossils that will prove the evolutionary theories of her scientific hero, Charles Darwin. Little does she know she is about to develop from a well-bred, brilliantly educated Edwardian young woman to a fierce, vine-swinging huntress who meets and falls in love with Tarzan.
When dashing American explorer Ral Conrath invites Jane and her father to join an expedition deep into West Africa, she can hardly believe her luck. Africa is every bit as exotic and fascinating as she has always imagined, but Jane quickly learns that the lush jungle is full of secrets—and so is Ral Conrath. When danger strikes, Jane finds her hero, the key to humanity’s past, and an all-consuming love in one extraordinary man: Tarzan of the Apes.
Jane is the first version of the Tarzan story written by a woman and authorized by the Edgar Rice Burroughs Estate. It’s publication marks the centennial of the original Tarzan of the Apes.
About the Author :
ROBIN MAXWELL is the national bestselling author of eight historical fiction novels featuring powerful women,
including Signora da Vinci and the award-winning Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn, now in its 24th printing. She lives in the high desert of California with her husband, yogi Max Thomas. Robin also hosts book club weekend getaways at High Desert Eden, a private retreat near Joshua Tree national Park. Visit her online at www.robinmaxwell.com. or www.highdeserteden.com.
The book is A Tor trade paperback; It will be released September 18, 2012; and will sell for $14.99. If you would like to order a copy you can do so here : Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan.