Adventure / Suspense Titles
The first sequel to Tarzan of the Apes in which the Ape Man, finding little worth in civilization, returns to the jungle to find the lost city of Opar. Yet he cannot escape Jane Porter, as once more he finds her in a peril where only he can save her.
Jack London's thrilling tale of conflict between cultured literary critic Humphrey Van Weyden and the ruthless Wolf Larsen after Larsen's sealing vessel saves Van Weyden's life and presses him into service on the brutal ship.
Verloc is the proprietor of a rundown shop and a double agent, hired as a spy by a foreign embassy while working as an informer to Scotland Yard. An attempted bombing goes terribly wrong and Verloc's complicated life starts to unravel.
This is the novel that introduced Tarzan, son of a British lord raised in the jungle by the great ape Kala and able to communicate with many creatures. When white men invade his African paradise his life is changed forever.
Tarzan returns to Opar, the lost colony of Atlantis and the source of its gold, and loses his memory after a fight. The priests of Opar want to sacrifice him while his wife Jane finds herself again in peril with no Tarzan to save her.
The first English fictional adventure set in Africa and considered the genesis of the Lost World literary genre, this was H. Rider Haggard's most popular novel and has been made into a movie six times.
by Jack London
This is Jack London's most-read book, the story of a dog named Buck who is kipnapped from his domestic life and taken to the Klondike Gold Rush, where he learns to pull a dog sled and begins to hear the call of the wild.
by Jack London
White Fang is the companion novel to London's The Call of the Wild (also available as a World Classic in Large Print). Told from the point of view of the title character, a wolf-dog, it is a struggle for survival in the brutal Yukon. White Fang eventually befriends a man who takes him home, where he proves himself a true friend not only to the man but his father.
While not strictly a sequel to Buchan’s classic The Thirty-Nine Steps, this novel also features Richard Hannay as its protagonist. During World War I in 1915 Hannay is called in to investigate rumors of an uprising in the Muslim world, and undertakes a perilous journey through enemy territory to meet up with his friend Sandy in Constantinople. Once there, he and his friends must thwart the Germans’ plans to use religion to help them win the war, climaxing at the battle of Erzurum.
by Edgar Wallace
The Four Just Men was Edgar Wallace’s first bestseller. The four men are young, handsome, immensely wealthy vigilantes (including a European prince) who kill criminals who are beyond the reach of the law in the name of justice. Wallace wrote two sequels and the book was adapted as a silent film in 1921, a film in 1939 and as a British television series in 1959.
by Erskine Childers
The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service is a novel by Erskine Childers. The book, which enjoyed immense popularity in the years before World War I, is an early example of the espionage novel and extremely influential in the genre of spy fiction. It has been made into both a film and TV film. It is considered one of the top 100 mystery and suspense novels of all time.
by John Buchan
The Thirty-Nine Steps is a classic espionage novel that has inspired at least four film adaptations, including one by Alfred Hitchcock. Just before the outbreak of Word War I, Richard Hannay is let in on a German plot to assasinate the Greek premier and steal British war plans by an American spy, who is subsequently murdered. What follows is a breathtaking tale of flight and evasion, as Hannay avoids one danger after another, trying to avoid both the German spies and the police and save England from a murderous plot. The plot became the model for all of the classic “man on the run” adventures produced in Hollywood to the present.
Genre: Adventure/Suspense Fiction
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Professor George Edward Challenger, the controversial zoologist, is introduced in this novel. He claims to have discovered a lost world of Jurassic animals deep in the jungles of Brazil, isolated from the rest of the world. His discovery is disputed, and to prove he is right, Challenger agrees to allow an expedition, including his chief critic, to explore the lost world. Wealthy explorer Lord John Roxton leads the team, accompanied by Journalist Edward Malone, who chronicles this dangerous adventure.
Published in July 2017
Genre: Adventure Fiction
by Jules Verne
Journey to the Center of the Earth is an 1864 science fiction novel by Jules Verne. The story involves German professor Otto Lidenbrock who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the center of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans descend into the Icelandic volcano Snæfellsjökull, encountering many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, before eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy, at the Stromboli volcano. Published in August 2018.
Genre: Adventure/Science Fiction