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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 Young Fur Traders

by Robert Michael Ballantyne

Follows the adventures of a young man called Charles Kennedy. Loosely autobiographical account of Ballantyne's own time with the Hudson's Bay Company in Canada. Its success prompted a series of excellent stories...

Hearts of Three

by 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!

The Monster Men

by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Professor Maxon performs secret experiments to make a "perfect race" of humans, finally succeeding with "Number Thirteen."

Tarzan and the Ant-men

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 Turtles of Tasman

by Jack London

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

The Great Impersonation

by 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...

Captain Blood

by Rafael Sabatini

A gentlemanly Irish physician is innocently condemned to a life of slavery in the English colonies across the sea. There, on a Caribbean Island plantation, the good Dr. Peter Blood, toils as a slave. A chance...

The Danger Trail

by James Oliver Curwood

A tale of love, Indian vengeance, and a mystery of the North. The danger trail is over the snow-smothered North. A young Chicago engineer, who is building a road through the Hudson Bay region, is involved in...

Dick Sands the Boy Captain

The Strength of the Strong

by Jack London

Includes "The Dream of Debs," "South of the Slot," and "The Unparalleled Invasion."

Worms Of the Earth

by Robert Ervin Howard

Bran Mak Morn, King of the Picts, vows revenge on the Roman governor Titus Sulla after witnessing the crucifixion of a fellow Pict. He seeks forbidden aid from the Worms of the Earth, a race of creatures who...

Swiss Family Robinson

by Johann David Wyss

"Swiss Family Robinson" is the classic tale of a Swiss pastor, his wife and their four sons who find themselves shipwrecked on an isolated tropical island. Along with a couple of dogs, some livestock, pigeons...

The Faith of Men & Other Stories

by Jack London

Tales from the Klondike.

Queen Sheba's Ring

Tom Swift and His Motor-Cycle

Bull Hunter

by Max Brand

Hunter was a man who could rip a tree trunk from the ground with his bare hands or tame the wildest stallion with his kind manner. Nobody west of the Pecos would have dared run afoul of the mighty frontiersman....

On the Makaloa Mat

by Jack London

The best Hawaii stories, and among London's best stories overall, including "Shin Bones" and "The Water Baby."

The Lust of Hate

by Guy Newell Boothby

In this the third of Boothby's Dr. Nikola novels, Nikola applies his almost hypnotic persuasion to convince an out-of-luck Australian, formerly from England, named Gilbert Pennethorne to assist Nikola unwittingly...