Best Classic Action & Adventure Books
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1. Invisible Man
Author: by Ralph Ellison
Both a deeply compelling bestselling novel and an epic milestone of American literature. Originally published in 1952 as the first novel by a then unknown author, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks, won the National Book Award for fiction, and established Ralph Ellison as one of the key writers of the century.
The book’s nameless narrator describes growing up in a black community in the South, attending a Negro college from which he is expelled, moving to New York and becoming the chief spokesman of the Harlem branch of “the Brotherhood”, before retreating amid violence and confusion to the basement lair of the Invisible Man he imagines himself to be.
The book is a passionate and witty tour de force of style, strongly influenced by T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, James Joyce, and Dostoevsky.
2. The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Classics)
Author: by Alexandre Dumas père
“On what slender threads do life and fortune hang.” Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadThrown in prison for a crime he has not committed, Edmond Dantes is confined to the grim fortress of If.
There he learns of a great hoard of treasure hidden on the Isle of Monte Cristo and he becomes determined not only to escape, but also to unearth the treasure and use it to plot the destruction of the three men responsible for his incarceration.
Dumas’ epic tale of suffering and retribution, inspired by a real-life case of wrongful imprisonment, was a huge popular success when it was first serialized in the 1840s. Robin Buss’s lively English translation is complete and unabridged, and remains faithful to the style of Dumas’s original.
This edition includes an introduction, explanatory notes and suggestions for further reading. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.
3. A Game of Thrones / A Clash of Kings / A Storm of Swords / A Feast for Crows / A Dance with Dragons (Song of Ice and Fire Series) (A Song of Ice and Fire)
Author: by George R. R. Martin
Perfect for fans of the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO’s Game of Thronesa gorgeous boxed set featuring conveniently sized leather-cloth-bound editions of the first five novels! An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other, A Song of Ice and Fire has earned George R.R.
Martindubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazineinternational acclaim and millions of loyal readers. Now the monumental saga gets the royal treatment it deserves, with each book wrapped in bound leather-cloth covers and packaged together in an elegant display case. This one-of-a-kind boxed set includes: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS A DANCE WITH DRAGONS One of the best series in the history of fantasy.
Los Angeles Times Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow.
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Author: by Douglas Adams
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Extremely funny …Inspired lunacy … [and] over much too soon. The Washington Post Book WorldSOON TO BE A HULU SERIES Now celebrating the pivotal 42nd anniversary of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy! Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American ReadIt’s an ordinary Thursday morning for Arthur Dent …
Until his house gets demolished. The Earth follows shortly after to make way for a new hyperspace express route, and Arthur’s best friend has just announced that he’s an alien. After that, things get much, much worse. With just a towel, a small yellow fish, and a book, Arthur has to navigate through a very hostile universe in the company of a gang of unreliable aliens.
Luckily the fish is quite good at languages. And the book is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy … Which helpfully has the words DON’T PANIC inscribed in large, friendly letters on its cover. Douglas Adams’s mega-selling pop-culture classic sends logic into orbit, plays havoc with both time and physics, offers up pithy commentary on such things as ballpoint pens, potted plants, and digital watches …
5. Caliban's War (The Expanse Book 2)
Author: by James S. A. Corey
Orbit (June 26, 2012)
June 26, 2012
The second book in the NYT bestselling Expanse series, Caliban’s War shows a solar system on the brink of war, and the only hope of peace rests on James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante’s shoulders. Now a Prime Original series.
HUGO AWARD WINNER FOR BEST SERIESWe are not alone. On Ganymede, breadbasket of the outer planets, a Martian marine watches as her platoon is slaughtered by a monstrous supersoldier. On Earth, a high-level politician struggles to prevent interplanetary war from reigniting.
And on Venus, an alien protomolecule has overrun the planet, wreaking massive, mysterious changes and threatening to spread out into the solar system. In the vast wilderness of space, James Holden and the crew of the Rocinante have been keeping the peace for the Outer Planets Alliance.
When they agree to help a scientist search war-torn Ganymede for a missing child, the future of humanity rests on whether a single ship can prevent an alien invasion that may have already begun … The ExpanseLeviathan WakesCaliban’s WarAbaddon’s GateCibola BurnNemesis GamesBabylon’s AshesPersepolis RisingTiamat’s WrathLeviathan FallsThe Expanse Short FictionThe Butcher of Anderson StationGods of RiskThe ChurnThe Vital AbyssStrange DogsAuberon
6. Jurassic Park: A Novel
Author: by Michael Crichton
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, this is the classic thriller of science run amok that took the world by storm. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read[Michael] Crichton’s dinosaurs are genuinely frightening.
Chicago Sun-TimesAn astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind’s most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit themfor a price.
Until something goes wrong…. In Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton taps all his mesmerizing talent and scientific brilliance to create his most electrifying technothriller. Praise for Jurassic Park Wonderful …Powerful. The Washington Post Book WorldFrighteningly real …Compelling … It’ll keep you riveted.
The Detroit News Full of suspense. The New York Times Book Review
7. The Call of the Wild (Reader's Library Classics)
Author: by Jack London
There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive.
The domesticated life of a powerful St. Bernard-Shepherd mix named Buck is quickly turned on end when he is stolen away from his master and put to work as a sled dog in Alaska. His once life of luxury turns into a life of survival and adaptation as he learns the ways of the wilderness.
Set in the Klondike region of Canada during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, The Call of the Wild showcases the transformation of a canine as he learns to adapt to what life has given him, fair or not.
8. The Adventures of Arsène Lupin – The Final Collection: 5 Books in 1: Arsène Lupin,Gentleman-Burglar, Arsène Lupin vs Herlock Sholmes, Arsene Lupin, The Confessions of Arsène Lupin, The Golden Triangle
Author: by MAURICE LEBLANC
New Updated Version: Now all pages are numbered and some minor formatting errors have been fixedFinally, the collection of The Adventures of Arsne Lupin considered by many to be one of the best novels ever, has arrived. In this book, you will find the following original works:ARSNE LUPIN, GENTLEMAN-BURGLARARSNE LUPIN VERSUS HERLOCK SHOLMESARSENE LUPINTHE CONFESSIONS OF ARSNE LUPINTHE GOLDEN TRIANGLE The Adventures of Arsne Lupin still resonate in our imagination four centuries after they were written.
Whether You are a fan of someone discovering her now, this is the perfect collection to experience the MAURICE LEBLANC’s novels. Is the perfect gift for any literature lover: a book to read and enjoy!
9. Sharpe's Honor (#7)
Author: by Bernard Cornwell
April 1, 2001
Beautiful, flaxen-haired Buttercup has fallen for Westley, the farm boy, and when he departs to make his fortune, she vows never to love another. So when she hears that his ship has been captured by the Dread Pirate Roberts – who never leaves survivors – her heart is broken.
But her charms draw the attention of the relentless Prince Humperdinck who wants a wife and will go to any lengths to have Buttercup. So starts a fairytale like no other, of fencing, fighting, torture, poison, true love, hate, revenge, giants, hunters, bad men, good men, beautifulest ladies, snakes, spiders, beasts, chases, escapes, lies, truths, passion and miracles.
11. Treasure Island (Signet Classics)
Author: by Robert Louis Stevenson
Signet (May 3, 2016)
Robert Louis Stevenson’s rousing seafaring classic. Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! For sheer storytelling delight and pure adventure, Treasure Island has never been surpassed. From young Jim Hawkins’s first encounter with the sinister beggar Pew to the climactic battle with the most memorable villain in literature, Long John Silver, this novel has fired readers’ imaginations for generations.
A rousing tale of treachery, greed, and daring, Treasure Island continues to enthrall readers of all ages. With an Introduction by Patrick Scott and an Afterword by Sara Levine
12. Moby Dick
Author: by Herman Melville
Published at: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 6, 2018)
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is a novel by Herman Melville, in which Ishmael narrates the monomaniacal quest of Ahab, captain of the whaler Pequod, for revenge on the albino sperm whale Moby Dick, which on a previous voyage destroyed Ahab’s ship and severed his leg at the knee.
Although the novel was a commercial failure and out of print at the time of the author’s death in 1891, its reputation grew immensely during the twentieth century.D.H. Lawrence called it “one of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world,” and “the greatest book of the sea ever written.” Moby-Dick is considered a Great American Novel and an outstanding work of the Romantic period in America and the American Renaissance.
“Call me Ishmael” is one of world literature’s most famous opening sentences. The product of a year and a half of writing, the book is dedicated to Nathaniel Hawthorne, “in token of my admiration for his genius,” and draws on Melville’s experience at sea, on his reading in whaling literature, and on literary inspirations such as Shakespeare and the Bible.
13. The Eyes of the Dragon: A Novel
Author: by Stephen King
It is just not possible to stop turning the pages (The Washington Post) of this bestselling classic talean epic fantasy as only Stephen King could envision it. Once, in a kingdom called Delain, there was a king with two sons.
Thus begins one of the most unique tales that master storyteller Stephen King has ever writtena sprawling fantasy of dark magic and the struggle for absolute power that utterly transforms the destinies of two brothers born into royalty. Through this enthralling masterpiece of mythical adventure, intrigue, and terror, you will thrill to this unforgettable narrative filled with relentless, wicked enchantment, and the most terrible of secrets.
14. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Original Illustrations
Author: by Mark Twain
Unabridged and Uncensored. NOTE: Please ignore any negative reviews about small print, bad format, skinny book,etc. Since they are about other versions of this title. Our edition has none of those problems – text is normal size, it is fully illustrated with original drawings, pages are numbered-it is a very nice edition.
A beautiful edition with the formatting and all 162 images from the original first edition published in 1876. The cover is a Worth Brehm painting taken from a later publication. Use Amazon’s Lookinside feature to compare this edition with others. You’ll be impressed by the differences.
Don’t be fooled by other versions that have no illustrations or contain very small print. Reading our edition will make you feel that you are back on the Mississippi River with Tom and Huck. If you like our book, be sure to leave a review!
Mark Twain created the memorable characters Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn drawing from the experiences of boys he grew up with in Missouri. Set by the Mississippi River in the 1840’s, it follows these boys as they get into predicament after predicament.
15. The Buried Giant (Vintage International)
Author: by Kazuo Ishiguro
From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker Prizewinning novel The Remains of the Day comes a luminous meditation on the act of forgetting and the power of memory. In post-Arthurian Britain, the wars that once raged between the Saxons and the Britons have finally ceased.
Axl and Beatrice, an elderly British couple, set off to visit their son, whom they haven’t seen in years. And, because a strange mist has caused mass amnesia throughout the land, they can scarcely remember anything about him. As they are joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior, his orphan charge, and an illustrious knight, Axl and Beatrice slowly begin to remember the dark and troubled past they all share.
By turns savage, suspenseful, and intensely moving, The Buried Giant is a luminous meditation on the act of forgetting and the power of memory.