Another outing of Cussler’s daring adventurer, this story follows Dirk Pitt as he searches for the wreck of a civil war era iron-side ship and the treasure it contains in the most unlikely of places.
Team up once again with Dirk Pitt as he seeks out the legendary treasures of the Library of Alexandria in this modern classic.
Another lesser known Jules Verne novel, The Lighthouse at the End of the World is the story of three men who man a lighthouse on an island off the southern tip of South America. The men are forced to battle to survive when the lighthouse comes under attack by pirates, who plan to use the light to crash unsuspecting ships on the nearby reef.
Malory’s centuries old interpretation of the legend of King Arthur is a masterpiece of the literary world. Broken down into several separate tales of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, it tackles love, betrayal, war, and a never ending quest for the Holy Grail.
Descend through the mouth of a volcano and into the depths of the unknown on an expedition to reach the center of the earth in this adventure classic.
I soon felt that strange and mysterious sensation which is awakened in the mind when looking down from lofty hilltops, and now I was able to do so without any feeling of nervousness, having fortunately hardened myself to that kind of sublime contemplation. I wholly forgot who I was, and where I was. I became intoxicated with a sense of lofty sublimity, without thought of the abysses into which my daring was soon about to plunge me.
The timeless title character, first introduced here, inspired over twenty sequels and several feature films. Raised by gorillas, Tarzan seeks out the truth of his origins and finds himself at odds with the gorilla king that murdered his father.
While primarily considered a dramatic tale of revenge and vindication, The Count of Monte Cristo also provides a healthy dose of adventure to its readers. Swordfights, prison escapes, and hidden treasure contribute to the transformation of ordinary man Edmond Dantes into the mysterious persona of the Count of Monte Cristo.
A collection of yarns suitable for the young adventurer, these timeless tales make the perfect bedside stories for a young boy. Most notable are the accounts of the life of Mowgli, the young boy raised by wolves, and of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, the valiant mongoose.
A bottle discovered on a beach is found to contain a message from Captain Grant of the Brittania, long believed to be lost at sea. The information in the message leads to the launch of a rescue mission, but with only partial coordinates and clues in a foreign tongue, the rescuers have little information to work with.
Fortune hunters travel to Africa in search of the fabled People of the Mist, who are rumored to have an unequalled cache of jewels hidden away. Masquerading as gods, the fortune hunters find more than they bargained for when they are caught in a power struggle between the king and the priests under control of the people’s crocodile god.
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