|Jane: The Unauthorized Autobiography
Author: iapetus999 PM
The true story of Jane Porter, a young zoologist who travels with her father to deep Africa to catalog new species. She discovers wild man Tarzan who reveals Africa's secrets, including the lioness in her heart. Caught between greedy British Marines, a vicious native tribe, and her own desire, Jane must choose between her dedication to science and the yearnings in her soul.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 12 - Words: 72,254 - Reviews: 14 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 05-12-13 - Published: 01-26-13 - id: 8949982
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(Disclaimer: This is a wholly original story based on the Tarzan books by Edgar Rice Burroughs.
ERB Inc. is the owner and successor in interest to all existing rights under copyright in the series of literary works authored by the late Edgar Rice Burroughs, as well as all rights in and to the literary titles and characters appearing therein, including rights under the United States Trademark Act and related state laws featuring the character identified as TARZAN, and is the owner, among other things, of the trademark TARZAN and to the symbols of origin associated with the character TARZAN.
As the title suggests, ERB Inc. did not in any way authorize or approve this retelling. Too bad.)
Notes (to reviewers mostly-BTW thanks for the feedback, keep it coming!):
While I'm aware of a new novel about Jane sanctioned by ERB, I have not read it. This is my totally own creation, and if it shares some things with the other novel, then GMTA. Besides, this one is FREE and way cooler.
I've read almost every ERB book in existence, and I own every Tarzan book (including the crossovers where Tarzan travels to other ERB worlds).
Although I consider this work to be an homage to the Tarzan book series, it's written as I write most of my stuff.
I hope you enjoy it!
NEW: I updated Chapter 3 to add Robert to the expedition with Lt. Smith.
The Unauthorized Autobiography
June 8, 1905
Desk of Dr. Archimedes Porter
The following account follows to the letter the manuscript my daughter Jane has left me, with the exception that I have changed certain names, dates, and locations to protect her and others involved in this story.
Please be mindful when you read this that Jane has been through a bit of an ordeal. My own recollections differ greatly from hers, but as she has departed on a new expedition without my knowledge or consent, I chose not to edit or provide commentary at this time, although I have included some of my thoughts at the end.
Please use your own judgment when considering the merits of this account. I include the note she left for me with the manuscript.
Johns Hopkins University
By the time you read this, I will already be gone. As you have not been forthcoming in your assistance to my endeavors, I am forced to take matters into my own hands.
I appreciate everything you've done for me, but as I feel that this is now my own life, I must accept the challenges it poses despite my delicate condition.
I intend to continue my studies at a later date, of course, but I understand if that is out of the question.
What I have done is to compile an account of my adventures, including certain events that I have not disclosed to you thus far that should shed light on my mindset. I hope you gain a true appreciation of why I must do what I must do.
Farewell, Father, and know that I will always hold you dear to my heart.