Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) was an American author and creator of the famous character Tarzan. Born in Chicago, he had a variety of careers before finding success as a writer. He wrote many novels and short stories, but is most widely known for his adventure and science fiction tales. The first Tarzan novel, “Tarzan of the Apes”, was published in 1912 and was a huge success, leading to many sequels and adaptations in various media. Burroughs’ vivid imagination and ability to craft compelling characters and thrilling adventures have made him one of the most popular and enduring writers of the 20th century. His works continue to captivate and entertain readers of all ages, solidifying his place as a master of adventure fiction.