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Hunter Quatermain's Story

The Riddle of the Sands

by Erskine Childers

The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service is a patriotic British 1903 novel by Erskine Childers. It is a novel that "owes a lot to the wonderful adventure novels of writers like Rider Haggard, that...

Kim

by Rudyard Kipling

Kim, aka Kimball O'Hara, is the orphan son of a British soldier and a half-caste opium addict in India. While running free through the streets of Lahore as a child he befriends a British secret service agent....

The Adventures of Captain Horn

by Frank R. Stockton

This was the third-best selling book in the United States in 1895. It begins: "Early in the spring of the year 1884, the three-masted schooner Castor, from San Francisco to Valparaiso, was struck by a tornado...

The Survivors of the Chancellor

by Jules Verne

The Survivors of the Chancellor: Diary of J. R. Kazallon, Passenger is an 1875 novel written by Jules Verne about the final voyage of a British sailing ship, the Chancellor, told from the perspective of one...

Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive

Ayesha

Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat

The Cave Girl

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Blueblooded mama's boy Waldo Emerson Smith-Jones is swept overboard during a south seas voyage for his lifelong ill health. He finds himself on a jungle island. His bookish education has not prepared him to...

The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton

by Daniel Defoe

The narrative describes the life of an Englishman, stolen from a well-to-do family as a child and raised by Gypsies who eventually makes his way to sea. One half of the book concerns Singleton's crossing of...

Tom Swift and His Motor-Boat

Tom Swift #191

by Victor Appleton

The tale of great boat races and thrilling experiences with Tom Swift the boatman.

Five Weeks in a Balloon

by Jules Verne

A scholar, Dr. Samuel Ferguson, accompanied by his manservant Joe and his friend Richard "Dick" Kennedy, sets out to travel across the African continent — still not fully explored — with the help of a hot-air...

The Valley of Silent Men

Tom Swift and His Airship

The Mutineer: A Romance of Pitcairn Island

by 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...

Tom Swift and His Photo Telephone

Tom Swift and His Undersea Search

Tom Swift #212

by Victor Appleton

Times have changed. The Great War is over and money is getting hard to come by. Mr. Damon shows up with a new friend, who promises wealth from the bottom of the sea. Tom reluctantly agrees to join the search...

Tom Swift in the City of Gold

Tom Swift #200

by 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 Curse of Capistrano (The Mark of Zorro)

by Johnston McCulley

The Curse of Capistrano is a 1919 novella by Johnston McCulley and the first work to feature the fictional character Zorro (zorro is the Spanish word for fox). After the enormous success of the 1920 film adaptation,...

Men of Iron

by Howard Pyle

Men of Iron is an 1891 novel by the American author Howard Pyle, who also illustrated it. It is juvenile coming of age work in which the author has the reader experience the medieval entry into knighthood through...