20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

Jules Verne

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea tells the story of Professor Aronnax, Ned Land and Conseil as they get taken captive by the fearsome Captain Nemo aboard the Nautilus. There, they are taken on an undersea adventure which they really enjoy, but still kind of resent being held virtual prisoners by Nemo. The 20,000 Leagues in the title refers not to the depth but to the distance they travel, even going as far as the South Pole. An enjoyable romp under the oceans.

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Adventure

Adventure

Jack London

Follows the “Adventure” of a plantation owner in the Solomon islands. Be warned, quite a bit of racism, and it doesn’t seem to have any underlying message about that being a bad thing. Definitely one of those books that is a product of its time.

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

With over 130 illustrations. Mark Twains classic tale concerns young Huckleberry Finn who runs away from home. He teams up first with Jim, a runaway slave and then later in the story, comes across the ‘Duke’, the ‘Dauphin’, the Grangerfords and the Wilks’. Banned for crudeness by several libraries upon its publication, it is still seen as controversial because of the apparent racism within the book. However, some have pointed out that the book…

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Allan and the Holy Flower

Allan and the Holy Flower

H. Rider Haggard

The seventh in the Allan Quatermain series. Brother John, who has been wandering in Africa for years, confides to Allan a huge and rare orchid, the largest ever found. Allan arrives to England with the flower and there he meets Mr. Somers, an orchid collector who is willing to finance an expedition to find the plant.

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Allan and the Ice Gods

Allan and the Ice Gods

H. Rider Haggard

Chronologically, this is the fourteenth and final Allan Quatermain novel published, although the events of the novel Allan Quatermain occur after it. It also the final Allan Quatermain novel in the trilogy involving the taduki drug and Lady Luna Ragnall, following The Ivory Child, and The Ancient Allan. Once more Quatermain takes the hallucinogenic drug and gets to see a previous incarnation of himself–a life he lived…

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Allan Quatermain

Allan Quatermain

H. Rider Haggard

In this sequel to King Solomon’s Mines, Allan Quatermain and his companions once more set out for Africa, this time in search of a white race reputed to live north of Mount Kenya. They survive fierce encounters with Masai warriors, undergo a terrifying subterranean journey, and discover a lost civilization before being caught up in a passionate love-triangle that engulfs the country in a ferocious civil war.

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Allan’s Wife

Allan's Wife

H. Rider Haggard

The third book in the Quatermain series. The tale of Allan Quatermain’s second wife, Stella, is a classic fantasy African adventure, complete with magic and ghosts, plus Haggard’s trademark gripping narrative style.

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Annette, The Metis Spy

Annette, The Metis Spy

Edmund Collins

As an innocent young girl in the prairies of the North-West Territories, Annette is rescued from near-drowning by a stranger who is a hero to her, but an enemy to her people. Annette’s loyalties are sorely tested by her attraction to her savior Captain Stephens amidst the intense battles between the French and the native Metis people.

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An Antarctic Mystery

An Antarctic Mystery

Jules Verne

This is the 44th book in the Extraordinary Voyages Series. An Antarctic Mystery (The Sphinx of the Ice Fields), is a response to Edgar Allan Poe’s 1838 novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. It follows the adventures of the narrator and his journey from the Kerguelen Islands aboard Halbrane.

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Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days

Jules Verne

This is the 11th book in the Extraordinary Voyages Series. Classic Jules Verne yarn about Phileas Fogg, who, for a bet, decides to travel around the world in 80 days. Using whatever means necessary, he travels with his faithful servant Passepartout. Picking up a misinformed detective along the way, they travel to India (where he rescues an Indian girl from the funeral pyre of her husband), China, America and…

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Back to the Stone Age

Back to the Stone Age

Edgar Rice Burroughs

This is the fifth book in the Pellucidar Series. Five hundred miles beneath the surface of the Earth lies another world – a world of eternal day and endless horizons, in which dinosaurs still roam and cavemen hunt and terrors forgotten in the outer world still survive. Lieutenant von Horst, member of an exploring expedition, was left behind in this lost land of Pellucidar. Back To The Stone Age is the thrilling story…

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The Beasts of Tarzan

The Beasts Of Tarzan

Edgar Rice Burroughs

The third in the series of books about the title character Tarzan. Not long after Tarzan claims his hereditary title of Lord Greystoke and marries Jane, their infant son, Jack, is kidnapped in London by his old Russian enemies, Nikolas Rokoff and Alexis Paulvitch. Following an anonymous call about the whereabouts of Jack, Tarzan himself falls into Rokoff’s trap and is imprisoned aboard a ship.

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Benita, An African Romance

Benita, An African Romance

H. Rider Haggard

This all-but-forgotten work by the master of the “lost race” adventure story has just about everything a reader could possibly hope for in a book: a treasure hunt, battles between savage African tribes, a plucky heroine, a shipwreck, an insane Jewish villain, the ghost of a 17th century Portuguese woman, mesmerism and even a nice romantic love story.

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