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Book cover: The Four FeathersThe Four Feathers
by - Macmillan ,
Against the background of the Mahdist War, young Faversham disgraces himself by quitting the army, which friends perceive as cowardice, symbolised by the four white feathers. He redeems himself with acts of physical courage to save his friends.
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Book cover: By Reef and PalmBy Reef and Palm
by - J.B. Lippincott company ,
A Fictional Journey to the Lands of Paradise. This small collection of 'yarns' about life in the Pacific Islands launched Australian author Louis Becke, a former sailor, into whirlwind celebrity with its publication in the late 1890s.
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Book cover: Shackleton's Man Goes SouthShackleton's Man Goes South
by - Science Museum ,
Tony White has written a bold novel-cum-manifesto, a prophecy, satire, and warning, and a gripping polar allegory for the era of global warming. He brings a puzzlemaster's ingenuity and a storyteller's sense to create a stark vision of a future ...
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Book cover: A Tale of Two TunnelsA Tale of Two Tunnels
by - Chatto & Windus ,
The ship Lovelace lay in the East India Docks, being newly arrived from an East India voyage. Her commander, Jackman, stood in her cabin and gazed in his glass; he looked at his face, and seemed to study it. There was a mark as of a blow...
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Book cover: Wednesday the Tenth, A Tale of the South PacificWednesday the Tenth, A Tale of the South Pacific
by - D. Lothrop Company ,
On the eighteenth day out from Sydney, we were cruising under the lee of Erromanga -- an isolated island between the New Hebrides and the Loyalty group -- when suddenly our dusky Polynesian boy, Nassaline, gave a surprised cry of 'Boat ahoy!' ...
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Book cover: The Insidious Dr. Fu ManchuThe Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu
by - A. L. Burt ,
Follow the exciting adventures of Commissioner Nayland Smith as he pursues Dr. Fu Manchu across the opium dens of Thames-side London and various country estates. Rohmer's novel is a combination of Sherlock Holmes pastiche and anti-Chinese paranoia.
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Book cover: The Thames Valley CatastropheThe Thames Valley Catastrophe
by - Feedbooks ,
Two bicyclists, one a Londoner, the other an American geologist named Ward, out for a pleasant bicycle trip in the idyllic Thames valley, meet on the west bank of the Thames. Their parlor chat turns to the subjects of volcanic eruptions...
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Book cover: SaglekSaglek
by - Smashwords ,
In 1969 Lt. Michael Robinson was assigned to Saglek Air Force Station, an arctic outpost perched above the waters of Atlantic. Subjected to extraordinarily severe conditions he began a personal journey of revelation. Based on a true story.
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Book cover: The Man Who Lost HimselfThe Man Who Lost Himself
by - John Lane Co. ,
John Evans encounters his look alike, Malcolm Scott. When Scott is killed in an accident, Evans finds himself mistaken for Scott and decides to do some good in his new role... A novel with twists, turns, mystery and a sense of adventure.
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Book cover: The Iron PirateThe Iron Pirate
by - Cassell & Co. ,
The story of a great gas-driven iron-clad pirate ship, capable of outpacing the navies of the world and terrorizing the Atlantic. There are scalawags, ships sinking, mysterious buckets of treasure, dingy drinking joints, keelhauling ...
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Book cover: AvalancheAvalanche
by - Smashwords ,
A harrowing, nearly unbelievable, incredibly intimate adventure of a professor and his graduate assistant's summertime escape to the Alps, ending in a wondrous horror and recounted first person to the professors attorney from his jail cell.
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Book cover: To The WestTo The West
by - ManyBooks ,
Mayne Gordon and Esau Dean, the heroes of the story, escape from a tyrannical master in the City, who thrashes them into a despairing rage and then prosecutes them for assault. After a good deal of trouble, they arrive safely in British Columbia.
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Book cover: The Great AirshipThe Great Airship
by - Blackie & Son ltd. ,
From those cold and forbidding Antarctic regions the airship rushed towards sunnier climes, and was very soon over Cape Horn. Thence she traced the whole length of South America, passing over the Pacific coast of that enormous continent ...
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Book cover: Aztec Legend, Lord of the JaguarsAztec Legend, Lord of the Jaguars
by - Smashwords ,
Dietrich Addison is a young boy whose intelligence is only matched by his compassion. His adventures take him to Central and North America in the late 1400's. His best friend is a white tiger he names Zeus. They share a great friendship...
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Book cover: The Rival CrusoesThe Rival Crusoes
by - ManyBooks
The ship is posted to the Far East station but is shipwrecked. Both Dick and Lord Reginald survive the wreck and become 'Crusoes', still with a deadly rivalry. But Reginald is an incompetent, and would not have survived, had not Dick rescued him.
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Book cover: The Great QuestThe Great Quest
by - The Torbell Company ,
A romance of 1826, wherein are recorded the experiences of Josiah Woods of Topham, and of those others with whom he sailed for Cuba and the Gulf of Guinea. He braves the stormy seas, encounters natives, searches for gold and rescues a lovely lady.
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Book cover: Under the AndesUnder the Andes
by - ManyBooks ,
This early novel by Rex Stout follows two men and a woman on a vacation in the Andes .. a vacation which takes them to a lost world beneath the mountains! This novel is a scientific romance of the pulp adventure variety.
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Book cover: Robin HoodRobin Hood
by - ManyBooks ,
This is the classic story of the life and adventures of Robin Hood, who lived as an outlaw in Sherwood Forest dedicated to fighting tyranny. Robin Hood, champion of the poor and oppressed, stands against the cruel power of Prince John ...
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Book cover: Treasure of KingsTreasure of Kings
by - Boy's Own Paper ,
Eagerly, with hands that trembled somewhat, I studied the map. It will be remembered that the portion had been torn across the place where was marked the Temple of Cahazaxa. Upon the fragment that had come into my hands by so strange a chance...
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Book cover: Monte-Cristo's DaughterMonte-Cristo's Daughter
by - ManyBooks ,
A brilliant, exciting and absorbing novel, the sequel to ;The Count of Monte-Cristo', Alexander Dumas' masterwork, and the continuation and conclusion of that great romance. It possesses rare power, unflagging interest and an intricate plot.
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Book cover: Robbery Under ArmsRobbery Under Arms
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
A story of life and adventure in the bush and in the goldfields of Australia. The book deals with the classic idea of an honest man driven to crime and the suffering it brings him. It is also full of the adventure and excitement that comes along.
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Book cover: The Flying DeathThe Flying Death
by - ManyBooks ,
The reader who has a liking for thrills in allopathic doses should find in this tale genuinely exciting reading. The picture of the bleak loneliness and desolation of Montauk Point at the end of Long Island is drawn with really remarkable vividness.
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Book cover: The Rescue: A Romance of the ShallowsThe Rescue: A Romance of the Shallows
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
Captain Tom Lingard comes to the rescue of an English yacht that has foundered in the shallows just as war is about to break out between Malay tribes. Tom has war supplies including gunpowder stored in his own boat that has been turned into a fort.
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Book cover: The Treasure of the TigrisThe Treasure of the Tigris
by - A. & C. Black ,
If you like to undertake to study hard for six months, we will send you out on a voyage of discovery for us. You will have to make up your mind to real hard work, but you will have a thoroughly interesting trip, and will see a good deal of the world.
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Book cover: The Strength of the PinesThe Strength of the Pines
by - Little, Brown, and Company ,
Before the gray of dawn came over the land Bruce Duncan had started westward. He had no self-amazement at the lightning decision. He was only strangely and deeply exultant. The reasons why went too deep within him to be easily seen...
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Book cover: The Swiss Family RobinsonThe Swiss Family Robinson
by - Rand McNally & Company ,
Swept off course by a storm, a Swiss pastor, his wife, and four sons are shipwrecked on an uncharted tropical island. Thus begins the classic story of survival and adventure that has fired the imaginations of readers since it first appeared in 1812.
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Book cover: Dealings of Captain Sharkey and Other Tales of PiratesDealings of Captain Sharkey and Other Tales of Pirates
by - Project Gutenberg ,
When the wars of the Spanish Succession had been brought to an end, the vast number of privateers found their occupation gone. A few of the more reckless hoisted the Jolly Rodger at the mizzen, declaring a private war against the whole human race.
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Book cover: Northern DiamondsNorthern Diamonds
by - The Riverside Press Cambridge ,
They awoke from uneasy slumbers to find the train rushing through a desolate landscape of snowy spruces. Through the frosted double glass of the windows the morning looked clear and cold, and glimpses of rivers and lakes showed clear, shining ice.
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Book cover: The Unknown SeaThe Unknown Sea
by - Duckworth and co. ,
An uncertain path promised fairly till half way, where a recent lapse turned him aside on to untried slopes and ledges: a perilous ascent to any not bold and sure and practised. The spice of danger kindled the boy's blood; he won to the top ...
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Book cover: The Keepers of the King's PeaceThe Keepers of the King's Peace
by - Project Gutenberg ,
Unexpected things happen in the territories of the Belgian Congo where Commissioner Sanders keeps an uneasy peace, aided by his trusty assistant Lieutenant Hamilton. He must deal with ju-ju, religious-palava, lost vials of virulent disease.
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Book cover: Tam o' the ScootsTam o' the Scoots
by - A. L. Burt company ,
Adventure novel set on the Western Front during World War I. Lieutenant Bridgeman went out over the German line and strafed a depot. He stayed a while to locate a new gun position and was caught between three strong batteries of Archies.
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Book cover: The Fearsome IslandThe Fearsome Island
by - Herbert S. Stone & Company ,
A narrative of Silas Fordred, master mariner of Hythe whose shipwreck and subsequent adventures are herein set forth. Also an appendix accounting for the seeming marvels that Silas Fordred encountered during his sojourn on a fearsome island.
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Book cover: Into the UnknownInto the Unknown
by - Project Gutenberg ,
The scene is magnificently striking, but grand with a loneliness awful beyond description, for, so far as the eye can reach, the fervid sun beats upon nothing but towering mountain-peaks, whose grey and rugged summits pierce the fleecy heat-clouds.
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Book cover: Seven Frozen SailorsSeven Frozen Sailors
by - Project Gutenberg ,
I suddenly woke to the fact that in going close in to the visible part of the iceberg, we had sailed in over a part of it that was under water, and now the huge mass of ice having grown top-heavy, it was slowly rolling over...
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Book cover: Doctor Syn: A Smuggler Tale of the Romney MarshDoctor Syn: A Smuggler Tale of the Romney Marsh
by - Doubleday, Page & Company ,
Posing as a respectable vicar in Dymchurch in 18th century, Dr. Syn is actually the retired pirate Captain Clegg. Clegg, believed hanged in Rye, is no longer being sought by the authorities. However, country life proves too tame for Syn.
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Book cover: A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F.A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F.
by - Grosset & Dunlap ,
Here he was, really a fugitive from his distant homeland, standing in the Royal Air Force mess while outside the closely curtained windows all of London lay under an inky blackout, listening and waiting for the whine of the bombers.
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Book cover: City Of MasksCity Of Masks
by - C-Side Media ,
City of Masks is a swashbuckling adventure in a setting reminiscent of Shakespeare's Italy. In the city-state of Bonvidaeo, by custom and law everyone must wear a mask and act in character with it, or face civil, social and religious penalties.
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Book cover: The Treasure of AtlantisThe Treasure of Atlantis
by - Sacred Texts ,
Our two heros stumbling on a trail of evidence leading to a mystical city deep in the Amazon, a shard of the lost continent where everyone speaks Ancient Greek, but live like Minoans, with a separate woman-only city devoted to worshipping a goddess.
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Book cover: The Exploits of Brigadier GerardThe Exploits of Brigadier Gerard
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
In these pages you will find adventure, action, romance, love and self-sacrifice, hair's-breadth escape and reckless courage, gallantry, panache and a droll. You will also find yourself, in the hands of an indisputable artist.
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Book cover: Under Arctic IceUnder Arctic Ice
by - Project Gutenberg ,
Planes sent out to search for the missing polar submarine Peary returned without clue to the mystery of is disappearance. The close search that has been conducted through the last two weeks, involving great risks to the pilots, has been fruitless.
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Book cover: The Secret Of The Australian DesertThe Secret Of The Australian Desert
by - Blackie ,
The unknown fate of Ludwig Leichhardt has always centred most of the romance of story about his memory. No clue to the disappearance of the whole party has ever been discovered. This mystery of Australian exploration is the groundwork of the story.
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Book cover: Moby DickMoby Dick
by - Project Gutenberg ,
A masterpiece of storytelling and symbolic realism, this thrilling adventure and epic saga pits Ahab, a sea captain, against the great white whale that crippled him. More than just the tale of a voyage, the story passionately probes man's soul.
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Book cover: Stories from The Arabian NightsStories from The Arabian Nights
by - Hodder and Stoughton ,
The book includes the story of Ali Baba and the forty thieves, the story of the princess of Deryabar, the magic horse, Aladdin and the wonderful lamp, the fisherman and the genie, the king of the Ebony Isles, Sinbad the sailor, and other stories.
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