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Mother Was a Lovely Beast
Anthology edited by Philip José Farmer.
Subtitle: A Feral-Man Anthology (Fiction and Fact About Humans Raised by Animals).
With seven pieces of fiction –stories or extracts from novels–, one article and one essay:
'Introduction', 'Forewords' to every entry and an 'Afterword', by Philip José Farmer
"The God of Tarzan", by Edgar Rice Burroughs
"Extracts from the Memoirs of 'Lord Greystoke'", by Philip José Farmer
"Tarzan of the Grapes", by Gene Wolfe
"Relic", by Mack Reynolds
"One Against a Wilderness", by William L. Chester
"Shasta of the Wolves", by Olaf Baker
"Scream of the Condor", by George Bruce
"The Man Who Really Was...Tarzan", article by Thomas Llewellan Jones
"The Feral Human in Mythology and Fiction", essay by Philip José Farmer
COVER TEXT:
Maybe you suckled at your mommy's breast, but there have been humans raised by wild animals. Now, a renowned feral-man tracker "brings-em-back-alive" in fiction and fact that invites you into their world.
Didn't you suspect all along that Tarzan had a lot more in mind than just swinging through the trees with Jane? Well, you were right! You'll find the whole story here, right from the mouth of old Tarzan himself, as reported by that famous Tarzan-tracer Philip José Farmer.
Documented with fact and illustrated with fiction, Farmer tracks down a veritable tribe of intrepid feral people, some raised by apes, and others by wolves, bears and even condors. This chest-thumping collection brings together stories by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Farmer himself, and half-a-dozen more fine writers whose work span nearly 60 years, including the elusive William L. Chester who mysteriously disappeared without a trace some 15 years ago.
For anyone with a little romance in his soul, who wants to be truly free of civilization and in tune with nature, this book is the machine that will take you there.
(Chilton edition).
PUBLICATION HISTORY
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FIRST PUBLICATION
Radnor, PA: Chilton Book Company
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ISBN 0-8019-5964-0
hardcover (21,5×14cm)
11/1974
xiii + 246
$ 6.95
not credited [= D. Dyen]
With a bibliography. 'First Edition' stated on the copyright page.


D. Dyen
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New York, NY: Pyramid Books
Science Fiction, V4071
ISBN 0-515-04071-1
paperback (18×10,5cm)
01/1976 (1st)
07/1976 (2nd)
253
$ 1.25
not credited [= D. Dyen]
With a bibliography.

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