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List of famous adventure novel books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular adventure novel books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best adventure novel novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

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Boy at War is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Harry Mazer The Boy at War trilogy is a series of young adult historical novels by Harry Mazer. The first book, A Boy at War was released on April 3, 2001 and is based on the events of the attack on Pearl ...more

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A Strange Discovery is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Charles Romeyn Dake A Strange Discovery is an 1899 novel by Charles Romyn Dake and is a sequel to Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket which was published in 1838. It follows the ...more

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A Child of the Revolution is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Baroness Emma Orczy First published in 1932, A Child of the Revolution is a last book in the Scarlet Pimpernel series by Baroness Orczy.

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Cities in Flight is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
James Blish Cities in Flight is a four-volume series of science fiction stories written by James Blish, originally published between 1950 and 1962, which were first known collectively as the 'Okie' novels. ...more

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A Dirty Job is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Christopher Moore A Dirty Job is the ninth novel by Christopher Moore, published in 2006. While reflecting the author's absurdist tendencies, the content of the novel draws in no small part from his own ...more

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Deep fire rising is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Jack Du Brul Deep Fire Rising is an adventure novel by Jack Du Brul. This is the 6th book featuring the author’s primary protagonist, Philip Mercer.

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Ghanada is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Premendra Mitra Ghanada is a fictional character in Bengali literature created by Premendra Mitra primarily for children and teenagers, though readers of all ages enjoys him. The suffix "da" behind ...more

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A Dog of Flanders is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Ouida A Dog of Flanders is an 1872 novel by English author Marie Louise de la Ramée published with her pseudonym "Ouida". It is about a Flemish boy named Nello and his dog, Patrasche. ...more

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Indiana Jones and the Seven Ve... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Rob MacGregor Indiana Jones and the Seven Veils is the third of 12 Indiana Jones novels published by Bantam Books. Rob MacGregor, the author of this book, also wrote five of the other Indiana Jones books for ...more

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A Drama in Livonia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Jules Verne A Drama in Livonia is a novel written by Jules Verne in 1893, revised in 1903 and first published in 1904.

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A Floating City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Jules Verne A Floating City is an adventure novel by French writer Jules Verne first published in 1871. It tells of a woman who, on board the ship Great Eastern with her abusive husband, finds that the man ...more

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J. R. R. Tolkien's influences is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
J. R. R. Tolkien While highly creative, the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien was influenced by a number of sources. Tolkien was inspired by his academic fields of philology and early Germanic literature, especially ...more

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Pan Samochodzik is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Pan Samochodzik is a fictional art historian, journalist, renowned adventurer and historical detective created by Polish writer Zbigniew Nienacki. He is a main character in a series of ...more

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Across the Empty Quarter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Wilfred Thesiger Across the Empty Quarter is a book by Wilfred Thesiger.

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Sahara Romanzo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Clive Cussler Sahara is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler. First published in 1992, it is the eleventh book in Cussler's Dirk Pitt series. In 2005 the film Sahara was released based on the book.

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Sin City is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Frank Miller Sin City is the title for a series of neo-noir comics by Frank Miller. The first story originally appeared in "Dark Horse Presents Fifth Anniversary Special", and continued in Dark ...more

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Adventures in the Rocky Mounta... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Isabella Bird A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains is a book by Isabella Bird.

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The Adventures of Harry Richmo... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
George Meredith The Adventures of Harry Richmond is a romance by British author George Meredith, sometimes picaresque, sometimes melodramatic. It is believed to be strongly autobiographical in some sections. ...more

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Mark Twain Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American ...more

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Adventures of the Scarlet Pimp... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Baroness Emma Orczy Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel is the second collection of short stories written by Baroness Orczy about the gallant English hero, the Scarlet Pimpernel and his League. Written in 1929 the ...more

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The Moon-Spinners is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Mary Stewart The Moon-Spinners is a 1964 American Walt Disney Productions feature film starring Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach and Peter McEnery in a story about a jewel thief hiding on the island of Crete. The ...more

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African Adventure is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Willard Price African Adventure is a 1963 children's book by the Canadian-born American author Willard Price featuring his "Adventure" series characters, Hal and Roger Hunt. On Safari in Uganda, Hal ...more

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The sleeping mountain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
John Harris The Sleeping Mountain is an adventure novel by English author John Harris.

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The unforgiving wind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
John Harris The Unforgiving Wind is an Adventure novel by English author John Harris, first published in 1963 by Hutchinson. The novel is about the disastrous expedition of Commander Adams and his men ...more

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An Antarctic Mystery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Jules Verne An Antarctic Mystery, is an 1897, two-volume novel by Jules Verne and is a response to Edgar Allan Poe's 1838 novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. It follows the adventures of ...more

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Tomorrow series is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
John Marsden, John Marsden The Tomorrow series is a series of seven young adult invasion novels written by Australian writer John Marsden, detailing the invasion and occupation of Australia by a foreign power. The novels ...more

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Arctic Drift is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Clive Cussler Arctic Drift is a Dirk Pitt novel, the 20th of the series and was released on November 25, 2008.

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Treasure is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Clive Cussler Treasure is an action-adventure novel by Clive Cussler. This is the ninth book featuring the author’s primary protagonist, Dirk Pitt.

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Ark Angel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Anthony Horowitz Ark Angel is the sixth book in the Alex Rider series written by British author Anthony Horowitz. The book was released in the United Kingdom on April 1, 2005 and in the United States on April ...more

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Around the World in Eighty Day... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Jules Verne Around the World in Eighty Days is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet ...more

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Arqtiq is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Arqtiq: A Story of the Marvels at the North Pole is a feminist utopian adventure novel, published in 1899 by its author, Anna Adolph. The book was one element in the major wave of utopian and ...more

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At the Earth's Core is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Edgar Rice Burroughs At the Earth's Core is a 1914 fantasy novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the first in his series about the fictional "hollow earth" land of Pellucidar. It first appeared as a four-part ...more

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Atlantis Found is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Clive Cussler, R. Garcia y Robertson Atlantis Found is a 1999 novel by Clive Cussler, the fifteenth book in the Dirk Pitt series.

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Ayesha is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
H. Rider Haggard Ayesha, the Return of She is a gothic-fantasy novel by the popular Victorian author H. Rider Haggard, published in 1905, as a sequel to his far more popular and well known novel, She. It was ...more

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Back to the Stone Age is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Edgar Rice Burroughs Back to the Stone Age is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the fifth in his series set in the interior world of Pellucidar. It first appeared as a six-part serial in Argosy Weekly from ...more

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Beau Geste is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
P. C. Wren Beau Geste is a 1924 adventure novel by P. C. Wren. It has been adapted for the screen several times.

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Beware The Fish! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Gordon Korman Beware The Fish! is the third installment in the Macdonald Hall Series, and it continues to follow the two main characters Bruno and Boots along with the ensemble students of Macdonald Hall. ...more

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Beyond the Grave is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Judy Blundell Beyond the Grave is the fourth book in The 39 Clues series first published in June 2, 2009 and written by Jude Watson. Thematically the novel uses Biblical knowledge, prophecy, and spiritual ...more

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Bitten is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Kelley Armstrong Bitten, a fantasy novel published in 2001, is the first book in the Women of the Otherworld series. It is Canadian author Kelley Armstrong's first novel.

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Black Vulmea's Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Robert E. Howard Black Vulmea's vengeance & Other Tales of Pirates is a collection of Adventure short stories about pirates by Robert E. Howard. It was first published in 1976 by Donald M. Grant, Publisher, ...more

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Black Wind is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler, F. Paul Wilson Black Wind is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler. This book centers on a relatively new character to the book series, Dirk Pitt, Jr.

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Blood Brothers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Brian Lumley Blood Brothers is the sixth book in the Necroscope series by British writer Brian Lumley, and the first book in the Vampire World Trilogy. It was released in 1992.

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Borneo, Celebes, Aru is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Alfred Russel Wallace Borneo, Celebes, Aru is a book by Alfred Russel Wallace.

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By the Gods Beloved is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Baroness Emma Orczy In the tradition of Rider Haggard's 1887 novel She, By The Gods Beloved concerns a lost race of ancient Egyptians. The book was first published in the UK in 1905 and was released under the title ...more

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Can-Cans, Cats and Cities of A... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Mark Twain Can-Cans, Cats and Cities of Ash is a book by Mark Twain.

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Captain Antifer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Jules Verne Captain Antifer is an adventure novel written by Jules Verne.

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Captain Blood: His Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Rafael Sabatini Captain Blood: His Odyssey is an adventure novel by Rafael Sabatini, originally published in 1922.

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Captain Nemo: The Fantastic Hi... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Kevin J. Anderson The novel follows Verne and André Nemo from their childhoods. Verne is depicted as being a sheltered, almost neurotic individual who is incapable of taking risks, while Nemo is ...more

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Captain Singleton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Daniel Defoe The Life, Adventures and Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton is a novel by Daniel Defoe. It is believed to have been partly inspired by the exploits of English pirate Henry Every. The ...more

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Catriona is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Adventure Novel Books and Novels
Robert Louis Stevenson Catriona is a novel written in 1893 by Robert Louis Stevenson as a sequel to his earlier novel Kidnapped. It tells the further story of the central character David Balfour.