From the prolific author of The Tarzan Series, The Resurrection of Jimber-Jaw is a comedic short story that highlights Edgar Rice Burroughs’ masterful skill for adventure-fantasy stories.
After a mechanical failure, an aviator and a cytogeneticist are forced to land in Serbia. They discover a caveman frozen into a glacier wall and decide to try and revive him. When their attempts succeed, they soon discover that the man is incredibly smart with unrivalled physical strength. Returning to America with the men, the caveman becomes a successful professional wrestler. It seems as though all his dreams are coming true when he meets an actress who bears a strong resemblance to the woman he loved during his lifetime over 50,000 years ago. But much has changed since the caveman’s life, and women no longer act in the way he would expect. Will he be able to adapt to twentieth-century life? Or will he be frozen in time forever?
One of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ few short stories, The Resurrection of Jimber-Jaw was first published in 1937 and is a humorous science fiction tale that would make the perfect read for fans of the writer’s The Moon Trilogy (1926).