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The Mutineer: A Romance of Pitcairn Island

von Louis Becke

The Mutineer: A Romance of Pitcairn Island by Louis Becke and Walter Jeffery: The tale of the mutiny of His Majesty's armed ship Bounty, which led to the founding of the Pitcairn community, is well known. All...

After London

von John Richard Jefferies

After some sudden and unspecified catastrophe has depopulated England, the countryside reverts to nature, and the few survivors to a quasi-medieval way of life. Beginning with a loving description of nature...

Among Malay Pirates : a Tale of Adventure and Peril

von G. A. Henty

In this collection of shorter stories we visit Malay pirates, have a couple of tales of India, a shipwreck off the Channel Islands and a bursting dam in California, and finish off escaping from captivity in...

The Valley of Silent Men

The Hunted Woman

von James Oliver Curwood

A tale of a great fight in the "valley of gold" for a woman.

Hunter Quatermain's Story

Hearts of Three

von Jack London

Originally intended as a film scenario, this plot is an improbably adventure story that can't help but bring to mind the "Lost Ark" films of decades later!

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von Herman Melville

Based on Melville's actual experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands, this work was extremely popular, and provoked disbelief among its readers until the events it described were corroborated...

Allan and the Ice Gods

Ragged Dick; or, Street Life in New York with the Boot Blacks

von Horatio Alger, Jr.

Ragged Dick; or, Street Life in New York with the Boot Blacks is a Bildungsroman by Horatio Alger, Jr. serialized in Student and Schoolmate in 1867, and released as a full length novel in May 1868 by A. K. Loring....

The Puppet Crown

The People of the Crater

von Andre Alice Norton

"Send the Black Throne to dust; conquer the Black Ones, and bring the Daughter from the Caves of Darkness." These were the tasks Garin must perform to fulfill the prophecy of the Ancient Ones—and establish...

Tom Swift in the City of Gold

Tom Swift #200

von Victor Appleton

The story opens with Tom receiving a letter from Africa, containing a crude map. The rest of the story can be summed up in a mere three words: Acute Gold Fever, or AGF. Jacob Illingway, the Protestant missionary...

The Gringos

von B.M. Bower

A story of love and adventure on a ranch in California.

The Great Impersonation

von Edward Phillips Oppenheim

Excerpt: The trouble from which great events were to come began when Everard Dominey, who had been fighting his way through the scrub for the last three quarters of an hour towards those thin, spiral wisps of...

Burning Daylight

von Jack London

A tale of the Klondike Goldrush and the corrupting influence of high stakes capitalism.

The Faith of Men & Other Stories

von Jack London

Tales from the Klondike.

Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders

Tom Swift #209

von Victor Appleton

Tom has had enough of adventure and swears he is going to stay home and live the life of a sedate scientist, working on his many patent applications. He spots a magazine article written by Professor Bumper describing...

Harrigan

von Max Brand

With gusts of wind fanning it roughly, the flame rose fast. Harrigan made other journeys to the rotten stump and wrenched away great chunks of bark and wood. He came back and piled them on the fire. It towered...

The Turtles of Tasman

von Jack London

A minor collection that includes the amazing "Told in the Drooling Ward."