The Big Book of Adventure Stories

The Big Book of Adventure Stories

The Most Complete Volume of Adventure Stories Ever Published

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Random House, Inc.
A hair-raising collection of adventure stories that's so big and enthralling if you open it you may never be seen again: enter at your own risk.


Everyone loves adventure, and Otto Penzler has collected the best adventure stories of all time into one mammoth volume. With stories by Jack London, O. Henry, H. Rider Haggard, Alastair MacLean, Talbot Mundy, Cornell Woolrich, and many others, this wide-reaching and fascinating volume contains some of the best characters from the most thrilling adventure tales, including The Cisco Kid; Sheena, Queen of the Jungle; Bulldog Drummond; Tarzan; The Scarlet Pimpernel; Conan the Barbarian; Hopalong Cassidy; King Kong; Zorro; and The Spider. Divided into sections that embody the greatest themes of the genre—Sword & Sorcery, Megalomania Rules, Man vs. Nature, Island Paradise, Sand and Sun, Something Feels Funny, Go West Young Man, Future Shock, I Spy, Yellow Peril, In Darkest Africa—it is destined to be the greatest collection of adventure stories ever compiled.



Lawless open seas

Ferocious army ants

Deadeyed gunmen

Exotic desert islands

Feverish jungle adventures



The story that introduced The Cisco Kid

The complete novel of Tarzan the Terrible

Baker & Taylor
A collection of adventure stories set in exotic locales throughout the world includes stories by such leading authors as Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, and H. G. Wells.

& Taylor

A treasury of top-selected adventure stories set in exotic locales throughout the world is collected by the co-editor of The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps and includes stories by such leading authors as Jack London, Rudyard Kipling and H. G. Wells. Original.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2011
ISBN: 9780307474506
Characteristics: xvii, 874 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Penzler, Otto


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Feb 25, 2018

"Their keen eyes continually searched the surrounding landscape; nothing that was within their field of vision escaped notice. And they saw nothing suspicious! It seemed as if they stood in the center of a large, level plain in which there was no life. But they had been warned through their sense of hearing and, knowing Africa, had no thought of disregarding that warning. Men who do - die." - "Fire", L. Patrick Greeene

Feb 25, 2018

"... I could not think of that old figure as a [native], but as the keeper of some ancient mystery which a rude hand had outraged. ... He seemed to feel, and he made me feel it too, that a crime had been committed against the law of nature, and that it was nature, not man, that would avenge it." - "The Green Wildebeest", John Buchan


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Feb 25, 2018

An entertaining, and varied collection of adventure and suspense short stories organized under about ten themes. As well as prolific authors who wrote under pseudonyms, this collection includes Jack London, Saki, O. Henry, Rafael Sabatini, John Buchan, H. Rider Haggard, Edgar Wallace, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. A foreword and introduction provide background and context for the genre and this compendium.


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