Adventure Book Lists
100 Best Adventure Books of All Time
Some might argue that the adventure novel has been undermined by the modern age: since you can fly just about anywhere for a relatively reasonable price, or experience on the internet for free, the allure of a story that takes you to far-away places and unfamiliar cultures for the sake of adventure has been lost. In reality, the spirit lives on—if only because so many fantastic adventure stories have already been written. Add to Bag. Ivanhoe , by Walter Scott It all starts here. Wilfred of Ivanhoe supports King Richard and is disinherited for his trouble, joining the king on the crusades.
Kim learns the “Great Game” of espionage and secret politics in the heat of India before being identified as English and sent back to England.
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The first adventure novel that you ever read is hard to forget: after all, we all remember the first time our imaginations were lit by whispers of buried treasure, lost worlds, and faraway jungles. We have of the best adventure books for you in this post, ranging from rollicking journeys over land to tales of high-stakes survival on the sea. Who knows where your next book will take you? Or: the books that started it all. From Don Quixote to Treasure Island , they invented many of the tropes that we still see in adventure novels today. Regarded as one of the greatest works in literature, Don Quixote recounts the adventures of Alonso Quixano: a middle-aged man so obsessed with chivalric books that he decides to imitate them and become a knight-errant.