By: George Meredith (1828-1909)
The Shaving of Shagpat
The novel is a humorous oriental romance and allegory written in the style of the Arabian Nights. Like its model, it includes a number of stories within the story, along with poetic asides.“The variety of scenes and images, the untiring evolution of plot, the kaleidoscopic shifting of harmonious colours, all these seem of the very essence of Arabia, and to coil directly from some bottle of a genie. Ah! what a bottle!” -Edmund Gosse in Gossip in a Library
|The Adventures of Harry Richmond|
By: Peter B. Kyne (1880-1957)
The Valley of the Giants
The man was John Cardigan; in that lonely, hostile land he was the first pioneer. This is the tale of Cardigan and Cardigan’s son, for in his chosen land the pioneer leader in the gigantic task of hewing a path for civilization was to know the bliss of woman’s love and of parenthood, and the sorrow that comes of the loss of a perfect mate; he was to know the tremendous joy of accomplishment and worldly success after infinite labour; and in the sunset of life he was to know the dull despair of failure and ruin...
By: Jane Porter (1776-1850)
The Scottish Chiefs
An adventure novel about William Wallace, one of the most popular books ever written by Jane Porter. The French version was even banned by Napoleon, and the book has remained very popular with Scottish children, but is equally enjoyable for adults.
By: Kirk Munroe (1850-1930)
The Copper Princess: A Story of Lake Superior Mines
The Copper Princess: A Story of Lake Superior Mines is an adventure set in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The delightful story features a brave and wholesome hero struggling for his rightful copper mining inheritance against smugglers and bandits. He also encounters a beautiful and mysterious maiden who is caught in her father’s secret crimes.
|Under the Great Bear|
By: Victor Appleton
Tom Swift and his Airship
In Tom Swift and His Airship, Tom Swift has finished his latest invention- the Red Cloud, a fast and innovative airship. Tom is anxious for a cross-country trial, but just before he and his friends take off, the Shopton bank is robbed. No sooner is Tom in the air than he is blamed for the robbery. Suddenly, he's a wanted fugitive but doesn't know why until he's half-way across the country. With no safe harbor or friend on the land below, Tom must race back to Shopton to clear his name before he's shot out of the sky.
|Tom Swift and His Giant Telescope|
|Tom Swift and His Motor-Cycle, or, Fun and Adventures on the Road|
Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers
Tom Swift flies his airship to the mountain tops of Colorado to seek for the secret of the Diamond Makers: criminal scientists who have figured out the formula of manufacturing a limitless fortune in diamonds. But these rogues will stop at nothing to keep their secret. Tom & friends are soon captured and left to die in a collapsing mountain.
Tom Swift and His Wireless Message
Tom Swift & friends decide to trial an experimental airship near the New Jersey coast, and are unexpectedly swept out to sea by hurricane winds. Unable to steer or navigate without tearing the airship apart, the hapless crew must simply let the storm take them wherever it will. Unfortunately, the storm proves too much for the craft and Tom makes a crash landing on the uninhabited and crumbling Earthquake Island.
Tom Swift and His Sky Racer
A $10,000 prize lures Tom into competing at a local aviation meet at Eagle Park. Tom is determined to build the fastest plane around, but his plans mysteriously disappear, which means Tom must redesign his new airplane from the beginning.
|Tom Swift and His Motor-Boat, or, the Rivals of Lake Carlopa|
|Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive, or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails|
|Tom Swift Among the Fire Fighters, or, Battling with Flames from the Air|
|Tom Swift in the City of Gold, or, Marvelous Adventures Underground|
|Tom Swift in the Caves of Ice, or, the Wreck of the Airship|
|Tom Swift and His Undersea Search, or, the Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic|
|Tom Swift and His Great Searchlight; or, on the border for Uncle Sam|
|Tom Swift and His Photo Telephone or the Picture That Saved a Fortune|
|Tom Swift and His Air Scout, or, Uncle Sam's Mastery of the Sky|
|Tom Swift and His Giant Cannon, or, the Longest Shots on Record|
|Tom Swift and His Wizard Camera, or, Thrilling Adventures While Taking Moving Pictures|
By: J. Walker McSpadden (1874-1960)
Robin Hood is a heroic outlaw in English folklore. A highly skilled archer and swordsman, he is known for "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor", assisted by a group of fellow outlaws known as his "Merry Men". Traditionally Robin Hood and his men are depicted wearing Lincoln green clothes. The origin of the legend is claimed by some to have stemmed from actual outlaws, or from ballads or tales of outlaws.
Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers
These 12 stories give a personal portrait of twelve famous soldiers from the past two centuries. Each story explores the early life of the solder —to trace his career up from boyhood through the formative years. Such data serves to explain the great soldier of later years. Summary compiled from the preface of the book. (Summary by philchenevert)
By: Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825-1894)
|The Pirate City An Algerine Tale|
|Away in the Wilderness|
Ralph Rover is happily at home from his adventure on The Coral Island and wondering if he should settle down when he receives a visit from an eccentric stranger that won't give his name. This visit starts him on a string of adventures that find him getting charged by rhinoceroses, chased by African natives, and facing down a larger-than-life gorilla on his own. Of course, this is only the start of his adventure in to the land of the gorillas. Please note: this book has some words now considered derogatory, which are used in a generic way without any derogatory meaning...
|The Big Otter|
|The World of Ice|
|The Norsemen in the West|
|The Battery and the Boiler Adventures in Laying of Submarine Electric Cables|
|The Dog Crusoe and His Master A Story of Adventure in the Western Prairies|
|The Rover of the Andes A Tale of Adventure on South America|
|The Golden Dream Adventures in the Far West|
|The Middy and the Moors An Algerine Story|
|Gascoyne, The Sandal-Wood Trader A Tale of the Pacific|
|The Red Eric|
|The Fugitives The Tyrant Queen of Madagascar|
|The Eagle Cliff|
|The Giant of the North Pokings Round the Pole|
|In the Track of the Troops|
|Blue Lights Hot Work in the Soudan|
Charlie to the Rescue
Charlie Brooke is always rescuing others, and sometimes even himself! His latest rescue, though, could turn out to be fatal...
|Lost in the Forest Wandering Will's Adventures in South America|
|Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader|
|Hunting the Lions|
The story of Dominic, Otto and Pauline Rigonda, three siblings who are blown onto an island after being shipwrecked, and are later joined by the immigrant passengers and crew of a ship that is wrecked on the same island. When the question of government comes up, the little colony chooses a queen, and they work on improving the island for some time, despite internal dissensions, and an attack by savages. But eventually the colony encounters natural forces it cannot resist, and the queen and her family return to England, hopefully to live "happily ever after".
|Fighting the Whales|
|The Settler and the Savage|
|Red Rooney The Last of the Crew|
Jarwin and Cuffy
Jarwin is an English sailor who has been shipwrecked. He is stranded on a raft with only his dog Cuffy, and land is nowhere in sight. Their food and water is running out. What can Jarwin do to save his dog's (and his own) life?
|The Hot Swamp|
|Erling the Bold|
|Chasing the Sun|
|Blown to Bits The Lonely Man of Rakata, the Malay Archipelago|
|The World of Ice|
|Hunted and Harried|
|The Battle and the Breeze|