He once quoted in an interview ‘I write to escape…to escape poverty’. After trying his hand in a dozen different jobs, little did Edgar Rice Burroughs know that destiny had a prospering future in his writing. After a series of failures in almost all jobs and ventures he tried, he created a masterpiece, which, till date, continues to entertain kids and adults alike. Just a browse through pulp magazines that published rot material, his decision to write fiction (termed rotten by himself) changed his life forever. His creation of the Apeman, Tarzan, belonging to the jungles of Africa, and his wife, Jane was received largely and accepted across the America, and later, all over the world. Today, it is considered to be the most successful fictional character ever created and adored by Tarzan fans. He, then, continued writing on varied areas, including social commentaries, detective stories, westerns, historical romances, Earthly adventures, and tales of the Moon, including numerous Tarzan books. His hard work and determination to provide financial support to his family enabled him to develop an idea which, still, remains unusual and ingenious.