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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Hello smiley - smiley

I am subbing The Historical Novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs here: A87932442 <--- please go subscribe!

Though set in Ancient Rome, I Am A Barbarian is very much influenced by contemporary events. In Tarzan at the Earth's Core (1930), written during the years of the Weimar Republic, the heroic crew of the airship are German. However I Am A Barbarian was written during the Second World War. The German tribes are portrayed as lice-infested brutes and the hero hates almost every Roman he encounters with only two exceptions (Tiberius and Claudius).

That confuses me, a little. "The German tribes are portrayed as lice-infested brutes and the hero hates almost every Roman he encounters" is that correct? Are there Germans in this Roman novel?

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GB
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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Burroughs' final novel was Tarzan and "The Foreign Legion" [sic]. 'The Foreign Legion' of the title is not the French Foreign legion but the nickname given to a miscellaneous band of international soldiers who are working together to survive the Japanese occupation of Sumatra.

I've looked this up and the title is Tarzan and The Foreign Legion. It's not spelt incorrectly so I don't understand why [sic] is in there, I confess I didn't automatically think of the French Foreign Legion, which is what you're saying it's not. You could say:

Burroughs' final novel was Tarzan and The Foreign Legion. 'The Foreign Legion' of the title is not the French Foreign legion but the nickname given to a miscellaneous band of international soldiers who are working together to survive the Japanese occupation of Sumatra.

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Post 3

Bluebottle

Thanks for taking on the last two Burroughs novels entries (although there'll be a couple more Burroughs entries entering Peer Review somewhen).

'I Am a Barbarian' does indeed feature Germans at the beginning. Caligula was the son of General Germanicus, who earned his name campaigning against Germanic tribes and as a young child Caligula (and his child slave, the hero of the story) was with his father's Roman army in Germany (which is where he gains the nickname 'little boots' after his small legionary shoes). So there are Germans at the start of the novel but not later on when Caligula returns to Rome and grows up. None of the main characters are German.

Good idea to tweak the Tarzan footnotesmiley - footprintssmiley - musicalnote

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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

You're welcomesmiley - ok
Wedding season is over now, so I have a bit more time. The last couple of months have been manic IRL.

If you're happy with my tweaking then this can move along smiley - footprints

smiley - cheers

GB
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PS When I was adding "Historical" and "Venus" to the Arts & Entertainment/Books/Fiction categories, I inadvertently added "Historical" into "Science Fiction" along with all the others. I didn't realise my error until after I began reading it, but I remembered how you told me to remove entries from categories where they don't belong. smiley - ta


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Post 5

Bluebottle

I'm surprised August and September are quiet times for getting married – it's the height of the summer season!

I've read through the Historical entry and yes, that's good to go, thanks.smiley - hug

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