Adventure genre books (18)

An Inland Voyage

An Inland Voyage by Robert Louis Stevenson EN

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Robert Louis Stevenson was not only a gifted writer, he was also an indefatigable traveller. An Inland Voyage, first published in 1878, is Stevenson's earliest book. It describes a voyage undertaken with this Scottish friend Sir Walter Grindlay Simpson, mostly along the Oise River from Belgium through France, in the autumn of 1876. Stevenson and Simpson each had a wooden canoe rigged with a sail, propelled with double-bladed paddles, a style that had recently become popular. An Inland Voyage paints a delightful picture of Europe in a more innocent time, with quirky innkeepers, travelling enter... continue

An Unexpected Light

An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan by Elliott, Jason EN

Rating: 5     4 Votes
A riveting combination of history and travel, filled with modern anecdotes, traditional wisdom, and profound insights, vividly brings to life the exotic land of Afghanistan. Reprint.

Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne EN

Rating: 3.5     5 Votes
Country: Europe / Croatia flag Croatia
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


Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad EN

Rating: 3.5     158 Votes
Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
A republication of the great Joseph Conrad novel
Recommended: 06 Oct 2022


Inkheart by Cornelia Funke EN

Rating: 4     38 Votes
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Cornelia Funke, the enormously talented author of the international best-seller THE THIEF LORD, brings readers another spellbinding tale of adventure and magic. Meggie lives a quiet life alone with her father, a book-binder. But her father has a deep secret-- he posseses an extraordinary magical power. One day a mysterious stranger arrives who seems linked to her father's past. Who is this sinister character and what does he want? Suddenly Meggie is involved in a breathless game of escape and intrigue as her father's life is put in danger. Will she be able to save him in time?
Recommended: 31 Dec 2022


Kon-Tiki : Across the Pacific by Raft by Thor Heyerdahl EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Photographs illustrate the author's account of his voyage from Peru to Tahiti on a balsa raft to test a theory concerning the origins of the Polynesian race
Recommended: 22 Oct 2022


L'Odyssée by Homer FR

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Country: Europe / Greece flag Greece
La guerre de Troie est terminée depuis dix ans, mais Ulysse n'est toujours pas rentré chez lui. Poursuivi par la haine de Poséidon, il erre à travers les mers avec ses compagnons. Sur son chemin, il affronte toutes sortes d'épreuves : terribles tempêtes, sirènes ensorceleuses et sanguinaires cyclopes. Le héros aux mille ruses réussira-t-il à regagner le rivage d'Ithaque et à retrouver Pénélope, son épouse ? Des questionnaires progressifs de compréhension et d'analyse du texte ; Des exercices de lecture d'images ; Des exercices de vocabulaire à partir de champs lexicaux ; Des travaux d'écriture... continue
Recommended: 16 Nov 2022


On Midnight Beach by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick EN

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Country: Europe / Ireland flag Ireland
In this beautiful, epic coming-of-age novel, an old tale is rewoven as a stunning YA story by well-known Irish author/illustrator Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick. I kept clear of Dog Cullen. Till the summer we turned seventeen, the summer the dolphin came to Carrig Cove . . . Donegal, 1976 When a dolphin takes up residence in Carrig Cove, Emer and her best friend, Fee, feel like they have an instant connection with it. Then Dog Cullen and his sidekick, Kit, turn up, and the four friends begin to sneak out at midnight to go down to the beach, daring each other to swim closer and closer to the creature... continue
Recommended: 06 Jul 2021


Poor Things by Alasdair Gray EN

Rating: 4.1     10 Votes
What strange secret made rich, beautiful, tempestuous Bella Baxter irresistible to the poor Scottish medical student Archie McCandless? Was it her mysterious origin in the home of his monstrous friend Godwin Baxter, the genius whose voice could perforate eardrums? This story of true love and scientific daring whirls the reader from the private operating-theatres of late-Victorian Glasgow through aristocratic casinos, low-life Alexandria and a Parisian bordello, reaching an interrupted climax in a Scottish church.
Recommended: 13 Oct 2022

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi EN

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Country: Europe / Italy flag Italy
"The Adventures of Pinocchio is a book by Carlo Collodi, first published in 1883. It tells the story of a poor carpenter named Geppetto who creates a marionette called Pinocchio. A full of mischief boy who gets into trouble the moment he is created, having adventures along the way. He meets lots of characters; one of which is a fairy, who eventually turns Pinocchio into a real boy after he saves her life."
Recommended: 05 Jan 2023

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