May 31, 2011
May 31, 2011
A daring, death-defying collection of hairraising adventure stories thatrsquo;s so big and enthralling that if you open it you may never be seen again: enter at your own risk. Everyone loves tales of intrepid individuals in exotic locales, and Otto Penzler has collected the best adventure stories of all time into one mammoth volume. With stories by Jack London, O. Henry, Rudyard Kipling, H. G. Wells, Edgar Rice Burroughs, 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 genremdash;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 Africamdash;it is destined to be the greatest collection of adventure stories ever compiled.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Action + Thrillers, Literary Genres + Types of Novels
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Action + Thrillers
- Publisher: Vintage Books
- Pages: 874
- Language: English
- Release Date: May 31, 2011
- Online Item #: 13453882
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-65-8722
- ISBN: 9780307474506
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported