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The Big Book of Adventure Stories (Vintage Original)

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A hair-raising collection of adventure stories that's so big and enthralling if you open it you may never be seen again: enter at your own risk.

 

Everyone loves adventure, and Otto Penzler has collected the best adventure stories of all time into one mammoth volume. With stories by Jack London, O. Henry, H. Rider Haggard, Alastair MacLean, Talbot Mundy, Cornell Woolrich, and many others, this wide-reaching and fascinating volume contains some of the best characters from the most thrilling adventure tales, including The Cisco Kid; Sheena, Queen of the Jungle; Bulldog Drummond; Tarzan; The Scarlet Pimpernel; Conan the Barbarian; Hopalong Cassidy; King Kong; Zorro; and The Spider. Divided into sections that embody the greatest themes of the genre—Sword & Sorcery, Megalomania Rules, Man vs. Nature, Island Paradise, Sand and Sun, Something Feels Funny, Go West Young Man, Future Shock, I Spy, Yellow Peril, In Darkest Africa—it is destined to be the greatest collection of adventure stories ever compiled.

 

Featuring:

Lawless open seas

Ferocious army ants

Deadeyed gunmen

Exotic desert islands

Feverish jungle adventures

 

Including:

The story that introduced The Cisco Kid

The complete novel of Tarzan the Terrible

About the Author

Otto Penzler lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

SWORD AND SORCERY

The Golden Snare Farnham Bishop and Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur

The Devil in Iron Robert E. Howard

The Mighty Manslayer Harold Lamb

The Seven Black Priests Fritz Leiber

 

MEGALOMANIA RULES

The Master Magician Loring Brent

The Most Dangerous Game Richard Connell

The Man Who Would be King Rudyard Kipling

The Wings of Kali Grant Stockbridge

 

MAN VS. NATURE

The White Silence Jack London

Sredni Vashtar Saki

The Seed from the Sepulcher Clark Ashton Smith

Leiningen versus the Ants Carl Stephenson

The Sea Raiders H. G. Wells

 

ISLAND PARADISE

Hell Cay Lester Dent

Off the Mangrove Coast Louis L’Amour

The Golden Anaconda Elmer Brown Mason

Shanghai Jim Frank L. Packard

The Python Pit George F. Worts

 

SAND AND SUN

The Soul of a Turk Achmed Abdullah

Peace Waits at Marokee H. Bedford-Jones

Nor Idolatry Blind the Eye Gabriel Hunt

The Soul of a Regiment Talbot Mundy

Snake-Head Theodore Roscoe

Suicide Patrol Georges Surdez

A Gentleman of Color P. C. Wren

 

SOMETHING FEELS FUNNY

After King Kong Fell Philip Jose Farmer

Moonlight Sonata Alexander Woollcott

 

GO WEST, YOUNG MAN

The Caballero’s Way O. Henry

Zorro Deals with Treason Johnston McCulley

Hopalong’s Hop Clarence E. Mulford

 

FUTURE SHOCK

The Girl in the Golden Atom Ray Cummings

To Serve Man Damon Knight

Armageddon—2419 A. D. Philip Francis Nowlan

 

I SPY

Woman in Love Geoffrey Household

MacHinery and the Cauliflowers Alistair MacLean

Wheels Within Wheels H. C. McNeile

A Question of Passports Baroness Orczy

Intelligence Rafael Sabatini

 

YELLOW PERIL

The Copper Bowl George Fielding Eliot

The Hand of the Mandarin Quong Sax Rohmer

 

IN DARKEST AFRICA

The Green Wildebeest John Buchan

The Slave Brand of Slegman Bin Ali James Anson Buck

Fire L. Patrick Greene

Hunter Quatermain’s Story H. Rider Haggard

Bosambo of Monrovia Edgar Wallace

Black Cargo Cornell Woolrich

Tarzan the Terrible Edgar Rice Burroughs

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307474506
Author:
Penzler, Otto
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Action
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Adventure
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Original
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Band W ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
896
Dimensions:
9.14 x 6.92 x 1.47 in 2.06 lb

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