Tarzan and the Madman

Tarzan and the Madman is a novel by American writer Edgar Rice Burroughs, the twenty-third in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. Written from January to February 1940, the story was never published in Burroughs' lifetime.[2][3] It was first published in hardcover by Canaveral Press in June 1964, and in paperback by Ballantine Books in February 1965.[3][4][5]

Tarzan and the Madman
Dust-jacket illustration of Tarzan and the Madman
AuthorEdgar Rice Burroughs
IllustratorReed Crandall
Cover artistReed Crandall
CountryUnited States
SeriesTarzan series
PublisherCanaveral Press
Publication date
June 15, 1964[1]
Media typePrint (Hardback)
Preceded byTarzan and the Foreign Legion 
Followed byTarzan and the Castaways 

Plot summary

Tarzan tracks down a man who has been mistaken for him. The man is under the delusion that he is Tarzan, and he is living in a lost city inhabited by people descended from early Portuguese explorers. The plot devices of a lost city and a Tarzan "double" or impostor had been used by Burroughs in some previous Tarzan novels.


  1. "Books—Authors". The New York Times: 34. June 4, 1964.
  2. Edgar Rice Burroughs Summary Project page for Tarzan and the Madman
  3. ERB C.H.A.S.E.R ENCYCLOPEDIA for Tarzan and the Madman
  4. Tarzan and the Madman title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
  5. Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 133.
Preceded by
Tarzan and the Foreign Legion
Tarzan series
Tarzan and the Madman
Succeeded by
Tarzan and the Castaways
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