The Big Book of Adventure Stories

The Big Book of Adventure Stories

Paperback - 2011
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A collection of adventure stories set in exotic locales throughout the world includes stories by such leading authors as Jack London, Rudyard Kipling, and H. G. Wells.
Published: New York : Vintage Books, 2011.
ISBN: 9780307474506
030747450X
Branch Call Number: 823.087 BIG
Characteristics: xvii, 874 p. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Penzler, Otto

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Liber_vermis
Feb 25, 2018

"Their keen eyes continually searched the surrounding landscape; nothing that was within their field of vision escaped notice. And they saw nothing suspicious! It seemed as if they stood in the center of a large, level plain in which there was no life. But they had been warned through their sense of hearing and, knowing Africa, had no thought of disregarding that warning. Men who do - die." - "Fire", L. Patrick Greeene

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Feb 25, 2018

"... I could not think of that old figure as a [native], but as the keeper of some ancient mystery which a rude hand had outraged. ... He seemed to feel, and he made me feel it too, that a crime had been committed against the law of nature, and that it was nature, not man, that would avenge it." - "The Green Wildebeest", John Buchan

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Feb 25, 2018

An entertaining, and varied collection of adventure and suspense short stories organized under about ten themes. As well as prolific authors who wrote under pseudonyms, this collection includes Jack London, Saki, O. Henry, Rafael Sabatini, John Buchan, H. Rider Haggard, Edgar Wallace, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. A foreword and introduction provide background and context for the genre and this compendium.

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