Tarzan, a character created by Edgar Rice
Burroughs, first appeared in the 1914 novel Tarzan of the Apes
, and then in twenty-three sequels. He is the son of a British Lord and Lady, marooned
on the coast
of Africa by mutineers. His parents
died when he was an infant, and he was raised by Great Apes
of a species
unknown to science. Kala is his ape mother. Tarzan (White-skin) is his ape name; his English name is John Clayton, Lord Greystoke.