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The Big Book of Adventure Stories - by Otto Penzler (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 874

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Action & Adventure

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Vintage

Age Range: Adult

Author: Otto Penzler

Language: English

TCIN: 13453882
UPC: 9780307474506
Item Number (DPCI): 248-65-8722

Description

A hair-raising collection of adventure stories that's so big and enthralling if you open it you may never be seen again: enter at your own risk.

Everyone loves adventure, and Otto Penzler has collected the best adventure stories of all time into one mammoth volume. With stories by Jack London, O. Henry, 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 genre--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 Africa--it is destined to be the greatest collection of adventure stories ever compiled.

Featuring:

Lawless open seas

Ferocious army ants

Deadeyed gunmen

Exotic desert islands

Feverish jungle adventures

Including:

The story that introduced The Cisco Kid

The complete novel of Tarzan the Terrible

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