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Adventure books contain stories that go against the daily routine and give you the thrills of knowing the unknown and facing the dangers. In the same way like fiction, they also entertain their readers with pleasant surprises. There are a lot of adventure books of various kinds. The journey of the protagonist that will be the basis for future narrative adventures.

In my early days as a reader, the books I had on hand were mostly the literature of the Adventure genre, so I became fascinated by them. Especially to adventure books full of pirates, great journeys, treasures, mysteries, fierce antagonists and lots of action: those stories of classic youth literature that endure to this day. 

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In the following, I am going to recommend some must-read books by greats such as Jules Verne, Mark Twain, Stevenson, Dafoe and many more that you will surely enjoy. In my childhood, I used to read those adventure books at bedtime till late night, often covering myself with a blanket and using a lamp. Some books were too heavy, I used book holder, but never stopped reading.

Here I am presenting my selection of Adventure books.

Free Daniel Defoe Books Review

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Author Daniel Defoe, Free Adventure Books
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Daniel Defoe was an author, businessman, journalist, pamphleteer, and detective who lived in London. Robinson Crusoe is his most well-known work, and it has been translated more times than the entire Bible. He was one of the early proponents of the English book and was instrumental in spreading its popularity in the United Kingdom. Defoe wrote various political pamphlets, got himself into a lot of legal trouble, and even ended up in prison at one point. Intellectuals and politicians provided him with advice on new concepts.

On issues such as politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology, and the supernatural, Defoe penned around 300 novels, pamphlets, and journals, as well as essays and diaries. In addition, he pioneered the field of business and economic journalism.

1. Robinson Crusoe

Title: Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe

Language: English

Publisher: William Taylor

Publication Year: 1719

One of the best books of classical literature. Robinson Crusoe narrates the years of experiences of Robinson, a sailor from York, who, after being shipwrecked on his last expedition, reaches a desert island where he must learn to survive alone and with the few belongings that he manages to rescue from the ship that transported him. There he will meet Friday, a native whom he rescues from a cannibal tribe, and who becomes his companion on his adventures.

This, which must be the most famous of the castaway stories, seems to be based on the experience of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish sailor who lived in isolation for more than four years on an island in Chile.

2. The Life Adventures and Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton

Title: The Life, Adventures and Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton

Author: Daniel Defoe

Language: English

Publication Year: 1720

It contains both land and sea coverage in a single book that is clearly split. The first half of the book is a fantastic overland journey across Africa, and the second half is nearly entirely at sea, with piratical heists in the East Indies as a highlight. Captain Bob and William Walters, dressed as Armenians, return to England after a long and difficult journey.

3. The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Title: The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe

Language: English

Publisher: W. Taylor

Publication Year: 1719

The story is supposed to have been inspired by the journal of Adam Brand, the Moscow embassy secretary who traveled from Moscow to Peking in 1693-1695.

Crusoe’s marriage in England serves as the book’s introduction. Additionally, he had three children on his Bedford farm – two boys and one girl. Our hero was ill and wanted to see “his island,” which he had heard about. He couldn’t talk about anything else, and I’m convinced that only his wife believed the stories he told her about him. “I’ll go with you, but I’m not going to leave you,” she wept, her voice breaking. But, in the midst of his happiness, he was bereaved of his wife.

Free Jules Verne Books Review

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Adventure Books Author Jules Verne
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Jules Verne was a French author who lived in the nineteenth century. Creating the bestselling adventure fiction series Voyages extraordinaires in collaboration with publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel was a career highlight for him. His works are frequently set in the second half of the nineteenth century, taking into consideration the scientific advancements of the time period.

He also wrote plays, short stories, autobiographies, poetry, music, and scientific, artistic, and literary studies, as well as scientific, artistic, and literary studies. His work has been adapted for a variety of mediums, including film, television, comic books, theater, opera, music, and video games, since the dawn of cinema.

As of 1979, Jules Verne has been rated third in terms of global translations, trailing only Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare. Among others who have referred to him as the “Father of Science Fiction” are H. G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback. In 2010, he was the most widely translated French novelist in the world. In honor of the writer’s 100th birthday, the year 2005 was designated as “Jules Verne Year” in France.

4. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas

Title: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas

Author: Jules Verne

Language: French

Translator: Frederick Walter

Publisher: Pierre-Jules Hetzel

Publication Year: 1870

Here Jules Verne narrates the adventures of Professor Pierre Aronnax, his servant and the harpooner Ned Land, members of an expedition that seeks to hunt a strange cetacean, which turns out to be the extraordinary submarine Nautilus. After being rescued by falling overboard, Aronnax and company meet Captain Nemo, the mysterious man in command of the ship, who incorporates them into his crew as prisoners.

One of the most famous works of Jules Verne. If you want to delve into his literature you can start here.

5. A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Title: A Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Author: Jules Verne

Language: French

Publisher: Pierre-Jules Hetzel

Publication Year: 1864

An underground journey takes readers on a subterranean experience in Journey to the Center of the Earth. Axel Lidenbrock, Otto Lidenbrock’s nephew and a research assistant, provides the narration. Uncovering an ancient Icelandic book reveals an encrypted message: concealed directions through volcanic tubes to a planet beneath the surface of the earth. This work is more about science than magic, and it includes conversations between an uncle and nephew about what they are seeing and how to determine the best course of action to take. There’s a little suspense here.

6. Around the World in 80 Days

Title: Around the World in 80 Days

Author: Jules Verne

Language: French

Publisher: Pierre-Jules Hetzel

Publication Year: 1872

In this adventure novel by the French writer, we are told the journey of Phileas Fogg, a British gentleman who intends to circle the earth in eighty days, which would be quite a feat for the time. This as a result of a bet by the gentleman with his colleagues at the Reform Club, in which he does not hesitate to put half his fortune at stake or take with him his newly hired butler, Jean Passepartout (I knew him as Passepartout). At the same time a scandalous robbery occurs at the Bank of England of which Phileas Fogg is suspected so that a detective embarks on his pursuit.

My favorite of all the Jules Verne stories. It has a film adaptation (1956) with Cantinflas as Passepartout and another from 2004 with Jackie Chan in the same role.

7. The Mysterious Island

Title: The Mysterious Island

Author: Jules Verne

Language: French

Publisher: Pierre-Jules Hetzel

Publication Year: 1875

The story revolves around five American Prisoners who are stranded on an uncharted island in the South Pacific. Ten prisoners of war from the northern states attempt to flee by hijacking a balloon during the American Civil War. Their exploits are only just getting started. To know the rest of their adventure, you must read the book.

Free Mark Twain Books Review

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Adventure Books Author Mark Twain, born as Samuel Langhorne Clemens
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Mark Twain, born as Samuel Langhorne Clemens, was an author, humorist, publisher, lecturer and entrepreneur from the United States. He is mostly remembered for his legendary writings of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885). Twain is widely recognized as one of the greatest writers in the history of the United States.

8. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Title: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Author: Mark Twain

Language: English

Publisher: American Publishing Company

Publication Year: 1876

One of the most famous classics in world literature and probably the best known of the Mark Twain stories.

In this book we are told the adventures of the restless and mischievous Tom Sawyer, which took place in the city of St. Petersburg, on the banks of the Mississippi River. Accompanied by his inseparable friend Huckeberry Finn, Tom lives several adventures that include escaping to an island, witnessing a murder, searching for treasure, and, of course, his infatuation with Becky Thatcher.

Impossible not to have a good time with this boy! Not only is he “over-the-top”, as we say here in Peru (does anyone remember the scene painting the fence?), But, despite his boastfulness and boisterousness, he is a charming young man.

9. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Title: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Author: Mark Twain

Language: English

Page: 366

Publisher: Chatto & Windus

Publication Year: 1884

The continuation of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a must read book.

Here the story revolves around the unstoppable Huck, Tom’s piyuelo comrade, who will also live countless adventures. The book basically narrates the adventures of Huck, who while in the care of the widow Douglas, is captured by his father and held prisoner. However, the cunning boy manages to escape and together with Jim, a runaway slave, he embarks across the Mississippi River.

Free H. Rider Haggard Books Review

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Adventure Books Author Henry Rider Haggard
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British author Sir Henry Rider Haggard was most known for his adventure fiction romances set in exotic locations, most notably Africa. In the entire British Empire, he worked for land reform. Despite the passage of time, his light-hearted Victorian Literature continue to be popular and influential.

10. King Solomon’s Mines

Title:  King Solomon’s Mines

Author: H. Rider Haggard

Language: English

Page: 320

Publisher: Cassell and Company

Publication Year: 1885

Published in 1885, King Solomon’s Mines is an adventure story set in Africa, which tells the journey of a group of men hired by the Englishman Henry Curtis to search for his brother who disappeared while trying to find the treasures of the legendary King Solomon. The group, led by the experienced explorer and hunter Alan Quatermain, suffers multiple hardships on their way, the most serious of all being imprisoned by the tribe ruled by the bloodthirsty King Twala and his witch.

This is an excellent option if you enjoy adventure stories in exotic places, far away cultures, and plenty of action.

11. She, A History of Adventure

Title:  She, A History of Adventure

Author: H. Rider Haggard

Language: English

Page: 317

Publisher: Longmans

Publication Year: 1887

The story of Cambridge professor Horace Holly along with his ward Leo Vincey revolves around the discovery of an African lost kingdom. To celebrate his 25th birthday, Leo receives a surprise gift from his father. The gift contains a curious fragment of antique pottery as well as other documents, all of which hint at an ancient mystery involving the Vincey family. Once they reach eastern Africa, Holly and Leo come face to face with a primitive native tribe and Ayesha, a strange white queen, who rules like the all-powerful “She” who must be obeyed.

It expresses various late Victorian ethnic and evolutionary theories, particularly those of generational and race decline, in the form of a tale. The topics of femininity and feminine behavior that were explored in the novel were addressed in She. The film’s portrayal of femininity has aroused both appreciation and criticism for its portrayal of the female body.

Free Jonathan Swift Books Review

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Author Jonathan Swift, Free Adventure Books
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Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish Anglo-Irish author, poet and satirist. As a master of the Horatian and Juvenalian styles of satire, he was regarded as the greatest prose satirist in English literature. His style of writing was later popularized as “Swiftian”.Most of the time, he used pseudonyms or anonymity to publish his work. Some of his notable works are Gulliver’s Travels, A Tale of a Tub, A Modest Proposal and so on.

12. Gulliver’s Travels

Title: Gulliver’s Travels

Original Title: Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World

Author: Jonathan Swift

Language: English

Parts: 4

Publisher: Benjamin Motte

Publication Year: 1726

Gulliver who was a surgeon, aboard a voyage just for an adventure. However, there were a few unexpected events that disrupted his journey that he never imagined and forced him to take a different course. 

On his first voyage, his ship reached the island of Lilliput by mistake where the natives, the miniature Lilliputians, were just six inches tall. Then he faced many peculiar events over there. On the other hand, on his second voyage, a group of giants captured him when his fleet escaped. Gulliver learned valuable lessons from these peculiar people, despite many unfortunate events on the high seas. 

This Swift’s classic parody and satire of the sailing tales, written over four books, was popularized in the early 20th century. Gulliver’s Travels is more than just a voyage and an adventure travel book. It also points at politics, religion, philosophy, science and pretentiousness that remain as relevant today as when it was published. This is why its demand has never dropped in 300 years. 

Free J. R. R. Tolkien Books Review

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Author J. R. R. Tolkien, Free Adventure Books
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J. R. R. Tolkien was a British author, academic, poet and philologist. He was a great high fantasy story writer although he had a number of notable works on mythopoeia, translation, and literary criticism. Though many authors had written fantasy before Tolkien, the huge success of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings became a masterpiece that led to a popular resurgence of the fantasy genre. Obviously, these added the golden feathers to Tolkien’s creations and made him the father of modern fantasy.

13. The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

Title: The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Language: English

Pages: 310 (first edition)

Saga: The Lord of the Rings

Publisher: George Allen & Unwin

Publication Year: 1937

The timeless classic adventure book, The Hobbit, is the fantasy story of the central character the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the great wizard Gandalf, 13 dwarves and the powerful villain Smaug, set on Middle of the earth. In the story the reluctant hero Bilbo faces the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent in a clash where the key factor is a powerful and dangerous ring. 

14. The Lord of The Rings

Title: The Lord of The Rings

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Language: English

Pages: 1248

Parts: 3

Publisher: George Allen & Unwin

Publication Year: 1937

The whole story of The Lord of The Rings revolves around one ring. Originally it is the sequel to The Hobbit which in the end developed into a standalone novel of tremendous scope and length.

A long time ago, Elven-smiths created the Rings of Power, and the Dark Lord Sauron forged the One Ring, filling his own power to it to rule all others. However, he lost the One Ring, and even after searching throughout Middle-earth, he was unable to find it. Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit, accidentally came into possession of it after many ages.

He spread his power far and wide from the Dark Tower of Mordor, where Sauron possessed such fastness. In the course of his quest to complete his dominion, Saron gathered all of the Great Rings to him except the One Ring that he has always searched for. When Bilbo became 111, on his birthday he left behind Frodo the Ruling Ring and a dangerous mission across the middle of the earth to destroy the ring.

Conclusion

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