The Best Adventure and Exploration Stories Ever Told (Best Stories Ever Told)

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An exciting collection of dangerous adventures and groundbreaking exploration, The Best Adventure and Exploration Stories Ever Told compiles the works of authors from all over the world and from the very distant past to recent eras.

Popular and well-known authors such as Herman Melville, Jack London, Joseph Conrad, and Jules Verne are featured, as well as Homer’s mythic tales and Iceland’s mesmerizing sagas from the tenth and eleventh centuries. Nonfiction stories add a riveting, realistic aspect of adventure to the collection. These include accounts from Shackleton’s polar expeditions; early American stories from the famed Lewis and Clark; spellbinding accounts of Magellan’s perilous expeditions to uncharted areas; and many more no less exciting.

The stories compiled in this priceless collection represent a thousand years of adventure, expedition, danger, and discovery. They inspire as well as awe, and readers will find themselves with an urge to follow in these great adventurers’ footsteps. Ancient and modern escapades placed side by side make this book perfect for all who crave the adrenaline of adventure and discovery. This title is part of Skyhorse’s respected The Best Stories series, each of which is selectively edited and handcrafted to include only the best stories from the best writers of the genre.

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Stephen Brennan is the coauthor of The Adventurous Boy's Handbook and The Adventurous Girl's Handbook, and editor of The Best Pirate Stories Ever Told and The Best Sailing Stories Ever Told. He has worked as a circus clown, teacher, cabaret artist, actor, director, shepherd, and playwright. 

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This informative and eclectic mix of hard factual accounts and semilegendary stories is part of a continuing Best Stories series. The selections range over more than 1,000 years of history and broad geographic areas. The legendary stories include the supposed voyage of St. Brendan across the Atlantic, the Icelandic saga tracing Leif Ericson’s voyage to the North American mainland, and even the Old Testament encounter between Jonah and a “great fish.” More strictly historical stories cover Francis Drake’s circumnavigation of the earth, the explorations by Robert Cavelier de La Salle in North America, and one of Henry Stanley’s expeditions in central Africa. Also included are selections from great fiction writers, including Jack London, Herman Melville, and Joseph Conrad. The accompanying commentaries are a bit sparse and don’t provide enough historical context. Still, these are exciting stories that can provide enrichment and enjoyment for general readers. --Jay Freeman

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