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By Reef and Palm
by Louis Becke - J.B. Lippincott company , 1894
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.
Shackleton's Man Goes South
by Tony White - Science Museum , 2013
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 ...
A Tale of Two Tunnels
by William Clark Russell - Chatto & Windus , 1899
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...
Wednesday the Tenth, A Tale of the South Pacific
by Grant Allen - D. Lothrop Company , 1890
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!' ...
The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu
by Sax Rohmer - A. L. Burt , 1913
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.
The Thames Valley Catastrophe
by Grant Allen - Feedbooks , 1897
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...
by John Michaelson - Smashwords , 2013
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.
The Man Who Lost Himself
by Henry de Vere Stacpoole - John Lane Co. , 1917
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.
The Iron Pirate
by Max Pemberton - Cassell & Co. , 1893
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 ...
by Guy Herman - Smashwords , 2012
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.
To The West
by George Manville Fenn - ManyBooks , 1891
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.
The Great Airship
by F. S. Brereton - Blackie & Son ltd. , 1914
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 ...
Aztec Legend, Lord of the Jaguars
by Billy Crittenden - Smashwords , 2012
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...
The Rival Crusoes
by W.H.G. Kingston - 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.
The Great Quest
by Charles Boardman Hawes - The Torbell Company , 1921
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.
Under the Andes
by Rex Stout - ManyBooks , 1914
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.
by Paul Creswick - ManyBooks , 1917
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 ...
Treasure of Kings
by Charles Gilson - Boy's Own Paper , 1921
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...
by Edmund Flagg - ManyBooks , 1885
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.
Robbery Under Arms
by Rolf Boldrewood - eBooks@Adelaide , 2010
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.
The Flying Death
by Samuel Hopkins Adams - ManyBooks , 1908
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.
The Rescue: A Romance of the Shallows
by Joseph Conrad - eBooks@Adelaide , 2010
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.
The Treasure of the Tigris
by A. F. Mockler Ferryman - A. & C. Black , 1908
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.
The Strength of the Pines
by Edison Marshall - Little, Brown, and Company , 1921
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...
The Swiss Family Robinson
by Jean Rudolph Wyss - Rand McNally & Company , 1916
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.
Dealings of Captain Sharkey and Other Tales of Pirates
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Project Gutenberg , 2010
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.
by Frank Lillie Pollock - The Riverside Press Cambridge , 1917
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.
The Unknown Sea
by Clemence Housman - Duckworth and co. , 1898
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 ...
The Keepers of the King's Peace
by Edgar Wallace - Project Gutenberg , 2008
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.
Tam o' the Scoots
by Edgar Wallace - A. L. Burt company , 1919
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.
The Fearsome Island
by Albert Kinross - Herbert S. Stone & Company , 1896
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.
Into the Unknown
by Lawrence Fletcher - Project Gutenberg , 2010
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.
Seven Frozen Sailors
by George Manville Fenn - Project Gutenberg , 2010
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...
Doctor Syn: A Smuggler Tale of the Romney Marsh
by Russell Thorndyke - Doubleday, Page & Company , 1915
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.
A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F.
by Al Avery - Grosset & Dunlap , 1941
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.
City Of Masks
by Mike Reeves-Mcmillan - C-Side Media , 2008
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.
The Treasure of Atlantis
by J. Allan Dunn - Sacred Texts , 1916
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.
The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard
by Arthur Conan Doyle - eBooks@Adelaide , 2009
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.
Under Arctic Ice
by H. G. Winter - Project Gutenberg , 1933
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.
The Secret Of The Australian Desert
by Ernest Favenc - Blackie , 1895
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.
by Herman Melville - Project Gutenberg , 2008
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.
Stories from The Arabian Nights
by Laurence Houseman, Edmund Dulac - Hodder and Stoughton , 1907
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.