SOURCE: Author Robin Maxwell

Author Robin Maxwell

July 10, 2012 10:00 ET

Eileen Koch & Company Client Robin Maxwell's Newest Novel JANE: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan Honors Tarzan Centennial, Sparks Rumble in the Jungle

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 10, 2012) - When it comes to writing groundbreaking historical fiction, Robin Maxwell ( isn't one to monkey around. Acclaimed for her "electrifying prose," (Publishers Weekly), the bestselling author relishes exposing the shocking secrets of history's most iconic figures: Henry VIII's impotence, "Virgin" Queen Elizabeth I's bastard son, and Leonardo da Vinci hoaxing the Shroud of Turin. The genre-jumping JANE: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan is no exception.

Authorized by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate and the first of the Tarzan series in 100 years to be written by a woman, it peers between the vines to retell the legendary classic through Jane's eyes. The Cambridge-educated paleoanthropologist -- on a quest for Darwin's "missing link" in human evolution -- finds herself stranded far from civilization in an African Eden, circa 1905, with a majestic, nearly-naked wildman who believes he is an ape. Her greatest discovery is not a pile of ancient bones, but romance, high adventure and primordial sexual instincts.

"Finally an honest portrayal of the only woman of whom I have been really, really jealous," says Jane Goodall of Maxwell's novel. Reading the Tarzan books as a girl, the world's foremost primatologist felt she'd have made a better mate for the ape-man than ERB's Jane. "What a wonderful idea to write this book. Now I am jealous all over again!"

As the release of her novel swings closer, Robin will be a panelist at San Diego's Comic-Con: "The Naked Truth About Tarzan and Jane, the First 100 Years of Literature's Wildest Couple" (Saturday, July 14th, 12:00pm-1:00pm). Bring out your loincloth and leopard skin to celebrate Tarzan and Jane's 100th Anniversary, and don't forget to get your signed copy of JANE! Maxwell will be signing copies at the Tor Books booth Thursday, July 12th, 12:00-1:00pm.

On July 15th Maxwell launches her national online "You Tarzan, Me Jane Competition" in which contestants vie for a chance to become the new "Wild Couple of the Centennial Year." Details at

JANE (hardback, paperback, eBook and audiobook) will be released September 18, 2012. Pre-ordering is currently available.

For information on JANE or to interview Robin Maxwell, contact LA Publicist Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company INC., a PR, Marketing, and Branding Agency at 310-441-1000, or email Visit

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