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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