The Resurrection of Jimber-Jaw

by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Reviewed date: 2007 Mar 2
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The Resurrection of Jimber-Jaw is a fun but unremarkable short story by Edgar Rice Burroughs. During an airplane trip to Moscow, Pat Morgan and Professor Marvin Stade crashland in Siberia. There, in the uninhabited wilderness, they discover the remains of a glacier from the ice age. And frozen in the glacier, a man.

Professor Stade has been experimenting in the technique of freezing animals, and he successfully thaws and revives the caveman. Jimber-Jaw, as they name him, learns English in time, but is never quite able to understand that fifty thousand years have passed. Morgan and Stade take Jim to Hollywood, where he makes a living as a boxer. But all Jim wants to do is find his true love Lilami, who has been gone fifty thousand years.

It's a fun story. Sad too.

The Resurrection of Jimber-Jaw is out of copyright in Australia but not the United States. You can read it online at Project Gutenberg of Australia.

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