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20 best adventure books


beau-geste-wrenI really enjoyed writing this feature about the 20 best adventure books of all time – each one is truly timeless. Some are a little old fashioned but that’s OK with me. I became really nostalgic for my childhood as I was trying to remember all these books. And then it all came flooding back to me – the wild celtic tribesmen in Eagle of the Ninth, Davie Balfour fleeing across the Highlands in Kidnapped, Billy Bones and the black spot, the fort defended by deadmen in Beau Geste, Edmond Dantès’ revenge, Captain Nemo and Buck’s fight for survival in the Yukon.

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Richard Davies

3 Responses to “20 best adventure books”

  1. Richard,
    Thanks very much for this list. I read about it back in 2009 (via an abebooks email) and with the exception of a few other books here and there, I have been going through your list the past couple of years. Currently finishing up Eagle of the Ninth. But for a few quibbles, it’s a great book and really captures a fascinating part of Roman history. Others that have stayed with me are Moonfleet, King Solomon’s Mines and Beau Geste.
    I have a few more to go in your list (Lorna Doone, Count of Monte Christo among a couple others) but just wanted to say how much I enjoyed it.
    Thanks again for sharing it.
    Br,
    Ted Howard
    ps, and let’s not mention how many old editions I’ve purchased through Abebooks in two years!!

  2. Richard Davies

    Hi Ted,

    Yes I love all those books. Lorna Doone is great and I must read it to my daughter soon. Thanks for all those orders too. So much to read and so little time.

    R

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