Action and Adventure

Lorna Doone by Richard Blackmore - A kidnapped beauty, a family of criminals and violent revenge in the bleak countryside.
Alice's Adventure in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, The Queen of Hearts and all in a hallucinogenic trip through a little girl's imagination. See also Through the Looking Glass.
The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad - Inept spies and anarchists try to blow up the Greenwich Observatory with disastrous results.
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper - Native Americans and colonials come to blows in a tale of intrigue and the dying of a way of life.
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe - Man gets stranded on an island and spends his time avoiding cannibals. Based on a true story, oddly enough.
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle - Demon dog terrorises marshes until Sherlock Holmes arrives on the scene.
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas - "All for one and one for all", the famous French trio and company clash swords with Cardinal Richelieu and his cronies.
Moonfleet by J. Meade Falkner - Smuggling and adventure aimed at the younger generation.
King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard - Diamond mines and restless natives feature in this rollicking yarn based in a fictional African country.
She by H. Rider Haggard - Goddess queen of an African tribe falls for English traveller in a tale of magic and romance.
The Odyssey by Homer - The most famous adventure of all time, Odysseus (also known as Ulysses) is tested by the gods with whirlpools, sirens and mythical creatures.
The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope - One man's quest to save the throne of the land of Ruritania.
Notre Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo - Quasimodo, the hunchback, and Esmerelda the gypsy in a sad tale of violence and injustice.
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux - After a death is reported, suspicion falls on the mysterious ghost of the theatre.
The Call of the Wild by Jack London - A domestic dog finds himself let loose in the cruel outside world and has to learn his true animal instincts.
White Fang by Jack London - The story of a powerful wolf who becomes the greatest fighter but must finally face his weaknesses.
Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Marryat - Adventure among the small community of a ship as seen through the eyes of young Jack Easy.
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy - Mysterious and ingenious Englishman saves Gallic noblemen from the guillotine during the French Revolution.
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott - Great battles, intrigue and courage in the time of Robin Hood and King Richard I.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - Gothic science fiction horror as Victor Frankenstein creates a living creature out of dead flesh then drives him to murder.
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson - Murder, kidnap (of course) and revenge aboard ship and in the Highlands.
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson - Long John Silver and the rest on a quest for riches that goes horribly awry.
Dracula by Bram Stoker - The most famous vampire of all travels from Transylvania to England for some fresh blood.
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift - Lemuel Gulliver finds himself stranded in extraordinary lands with huge people, tiny people and Yahoos in the brilliant satirical novel.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain - Youthful fun and intrigue on the Mississippi with Sawyer and Huck Finn.
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain - More adventures with Huck and a runaway slave.
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne - An absurd bet sends an Englishman rushing around the globe followed by evildoers and with no time to waste.

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