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Recommended adventure books (10)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into adventure here are some adventure books from France for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.

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Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
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Verne's classic novel of global voyaging One night in the reform club, Phileas Fogg bets his companions that he can travel across the globe in just eighty days. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, he immediately sets off for Dover with his astonished valet Passepartout. Passing through exotic lands and dangerous locations, they seize whatever transportation is at hand - whether train or elephant - overcoming set-backs and always racing against the clock. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.... continue

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Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne EN

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Five Weeks in a Balloon, or, Journeys and Discoveries in Africa by Three Englishmen is an adventure novel by Jules Verne published in 1863.

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Flight to Arras by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry EN

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The World War II aviator and author of The Little Prince tells his true story of flying a reconnaissance plane during the Battle of France in 1940. When the Germans first invaded France in May of 1940, the French Air Force had a mere fifty reconnaissance crews, twenty-three of which served in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Group II/33. After only a few days, seventeen of the crews in Saint-Exupéry’s unit had already perished. Flight to Arras is the harrowing story of a single mission over the French town of Arras, an endeavor Saint-Exupéry realized the futility of even as he witnessed it unfolding... continue

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From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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A scientist and members of a gun club decide they will build a spaceship that can reach the moon.

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Les trois mousquetaires by Alexandre Dumas FR

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Les aventures de d’Artagnan et de ses trois célèbres acolytes, Athos, Porthos et Aramis, ce sont avant tout la vaillance et le panache, un débordement d’énergie et d’audace, de la romance et de la comédie qui virent parfois à la tragédie quand, au détour d’une page, se profile la silhouette de l’inquiétante Milady... Des générations de lecteurs ont été subjuguées par Les Trois Mousquetaires où Dumas, avec une incomparable puissance dramatique, mêle à la fiction l’histoire et aux êtres imaginaires des personnages réels, pour faire revivre avec brio la tumultueuse époque du règne de Louis XIII.... continue

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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas EN

Rating: 5 (15 votes)
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Translated with an Introduction by Robin Buss

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The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas EN

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One of France's best-selling writers at the time of the novel's composition, Dumas here combines what he considered to be life's essentials - `l'action et l'amour'. This historical romance is the climax of his epic of chivalry and valour that began with The Three Musketeers, and it is here that Athos, Porthos, Aramis, and their friend d'Artagnan, once invincible, meet their destinies. This edition provides background information and notes crucial to an understanding of the legend and the novel's setting. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest... continue

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The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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Although The Mysterious Island is technically a sequel to Vernes' enormously popular Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, this novel offers a vastly different take on similar thematic motifs. As with all of Verne's best-known works, The Mysterious Island is a masterpiece of the action-adventure genre, with a heaping dash of science fiction influence thrown in for good measure.

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The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas EN

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The Three Musketeers By Alexandre DumasThe Three Musketeers (French: Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a historical adventure novel written in 1844 by French author Alexandre Dumas. It is in the swashbuckler genre, which has heroic, chivalrous swordsmen who fight for justice.Set between 1625 and 1628, it recounts the adventures of a young man named d'Artagnan (a character based on Charles de Batz-Castelmore d'Artagnan) after he leaves home to travel to Paris, hoping to join the Musketeers of the Guard. Although d'Artagnan is not able to join this elite corps immediately, he is befriended by the thre... continue

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Twenty thousand leagues under the sea by Jules Verne EN

Rating: 3 (4 votes)
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The year 1866 was signalised by a remarkable incident, a mysterious and puzzling phenomenon, which doubtless no one has yet forgotten. Not to mention rumours which agitated the maritime population and excited the public mind, even in the interior of continents, seafaring men were particularly excited. Merchants, common sailors, captains of vessels, skippers, both of Europe and America, naval officers of all countries, and the Governments of several States on the two continents, were deeply interested in the matter. For some time past vessels had been met by "an enormous thing," a long object, ... continue