A family struggles to survive on a strange tropical island after their ship is destroyed at sea. This timeless tale was inspired by Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and is a moral and heartwarming tale of a family on the brink. Much more than the classic film, this novel is a delight for children and adults.
The Three Musketeers is a classic adventure novel. This is the tale of d'Artagnan, a young man who leaves Paris to become a Musketeer and meets three friends who live by the motto "all for one, one for all."
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a collection of fantastic stories told by the Baron himself. Witness the wonders of far-away places and know the story behind his nickname: The Baron of Lies. Did he really go to the moon? Did he really meet goddess Venus? What about dancing in the belly of a whale?
The final voyage of a British sailing ship, the Chancellor, told from the perspective of one of its passengers.
The third novel in the 'Mysterious Island' trilogy follows the adventures of some British balloonists who have crashed on a remote Pacific island and struggle to survive among pirates and escaped convicts.
In the thick of the French Revolution, only one man stands as a savior to the aristocracy of Paris. The Scarlet Pimpernel is on a mission to whisk endangered nobles across the English channel while maintaining his alter-identity as a well-dressed English dandy. This fun tale of romance, adventure and intrigue was initially written by Baroness Orczy as a play and has been adapted for stage and screen.
Sinbad is a sailor who voyages through the magical seas meeting monsters and supernatural creatures. Read the classic story of Sinbad, a Middle Eastern folk tale that has delighted audiences for centuries.
Welcome to the old Texas where nobody is held accountable for his or her crimes. The only justice one will ever find here is delivered by a bunch of Texas Rangers. Can they tame Texas or will they end up wild and crazy like pretty much everyone else? Can they tame themselves and love another human being? The Rustlers of Pecos County by Zane Grey is a classic, action-packed western from the genre's master.
A chilling tale of espionage and terrorism by a literary master. On the surface, Adolf Verloc is a bookstore owner in London. Beneath his carefully crafted persona, dwells a spy for a foreign government. When his handlers decide it's time for action, Verloc is tasked with blowing up the Royal Observatory. This modern novel is still as fresh and relevant as ever and makes an exciting and though-provoking read.
The Spirit of the Border by Zane Grey is the second book in Grey's trilogy about the clash of civilizations on the post-revolutionary war frontier. This novel set in the times of westward expansion is filled with adventure, romance and a nuanced look at Manifest Destiny. Zane Grey is a master of the western novel and this classic western is a thrilling read.
Ten years after the events of Riders of the Purple Sage, John Shefford leaves Illinois to find Fay Larkin, the woman he loves although they never actually met face to face. But to survive in the West, he first must be apprenticed by Navajo Nas Ta Bega. Eventually she finds the woman under a different name. The running begins starting from a natural rock formation called The Rainbow Bridge.
Rudolf Rassendyll is a life-tested Englishman visiting a small Central European kingdom named Ruritania. The soon-to-be king of Ruritania, Rudolf, fourth of his name, shares many physical features with the Englishman, but because of his royal blood, he remains naïve and unchallenged. His evil brother, Prince Michael hates him and doesn’t want Rudolf to take the crown. So he kidnaps him, leaving him in the small town of Zenda. Luckily for Ruritania though, Rudolf Rassendyll is willing to save the day.
The Open Boat is a true story about Crane’s traumatic experience of surviving a shipwreck. He along with other three men were stranded at sea for 30 hours before trying to reach dry land. Experience alongside the four characters what it really means to be on the brink, when not even God is able to save you.
This is the story of the adventures of five prisoners of the American Civil War who decide to escape by hijacking a balloon and crash on a mysterious volcanic island.
Reporter Malone wants to impress his loved one so he accepts to embark on a journey with Professor Challenger, Professor Summerlee and Lord Roxton in the Amazon. There the four find a lost plateau where pterodactyls own the sky and ape men rule part of the land. Who or what owns the other part?
Milt Dale is a solitary hunter but when he overhears a discussion about a possible kidnap and killing, he decides to leave his old life behind and save Helen Raynor. But will he succeed? And will he ruin the bad guys’ plan of taking over Al Auchincloss’ – Helen’s uncle – ranch?
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling is a collection of stories about the Indian jungle by the English author. Embraced by children for generations, the stories include tales of Mowgli the "man-cub" who is raised by wolves in the jungle. This volume also includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" about a mongoose who saves a family from a cobra, and "Toomai of the Elephants" about a young elephant handler.
This novel tells the story of two brothers who are hot on the trail of rustlers who have kidnapped a woman.
Buffalo Jones is one the last left of his own kind. He doesn’t kill animals for sport; instead he captures them and tames them in his attempt to raise new breeds. His adventures through the Wild West are numerous and amazing: from encountering Native Americans to chasing the musk oxen just to end up in the midst of a wolf attack.
The book is about the life-threatening adventures of Captain Hatteras and his crew as they discover the truth about the polar terrain.
First published in 1910, The Happy Family (a sequel to "Chip of the Flying U”), continues the various funny and catchy happenings of the well-known interesting characters – Andy Green, Weary, Irish, Pink, Happy Jack, Big Medicine, and the rest - as the action takes place in the badlands, on the edge of the Rockies.
The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia. It tells the story Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, and Enkidu, a wild man created by the gods to stop him oppressing the people of Uruk.
The book contains an accurate picture of Arctic life and of the Arctic geography known to the world of 1864 and describes the adventures of British expedition led by Captain John Hatteras to the North Pole.
The Cave of Gold is an action and adventure story with a dash of humor set during the California gold rush of 1849. When two boys get their hands on a map to a mysterious cave said to be filled with gold, they set off in search of riches.
The story is set in the Yukon during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush—a period when strong sled dogs were in high demand. The novel's central character is a dog named Buck, a domesticated dog living at a ranch in the Santa Clara Valley of California as the story opens. Stolen from his home and sold into service as sled dog in Alaska, he reverts to a wild state. Buck is forced to fight in order to dominate other dogs in a harsh climate. Eventually he sheds the veneer of civilization, relying on primordial instincts and learned experience to emerge as a leader in the wild.