Action & Adventure Literature - Genre
Adventure Memoirs - Nonfiction
Nature writing often extends into the far reaches of the landscape: into the deepest oceans, and to the very top of the world's mountains. Read about some of the most amazing personal accounts of discovery!
Do you dream of being stranded on a desert island? Would you like to live in a tree, or experience adventures on the high seas--with pirates, storm, shipwreck, and mysterious creatures? If you dream of adventures, these books feature some of the most memorable legends in literature. Discover the adventure!
Books About "Treasure Island"
"Treasure Island" is Robert Louis Stevenson's story about Jim Hawkins and his adventures with murderous pirates. Read about Long John Silver, and the rest of the pirate gang in this tale.
Pirates have captured our imaginations with their adventures at sea, with bloody battles and buried treasures. Read about pirate literature.
Lewis & Clark Expedition
The expedition of Lewis and Clark is more than just an adventure. The journey was an exploration of America, a quest that was more than just about braving unknown adventures. Read more about the Lewis & Clark Expedition.
First Impressions: Antarctica
Antarctica is still a place of mystery after all these years. It still exists in almost completely pristine condition, but there are many stories to tell about the people who have ventured there...
Mt. Everest has loomed larger than life -- at 29,028 feet -- formidable as it rises out of the mists, with its icy crevasses. Like a fairy palace, the mountain is a place of mystery and foreboding.
Monsters and Mayhem of the Sea
The sea has been more than just a scenic backdrop in Classic Literature ... it has played the part of a character since the time of the Odyssey. The waves are part of what our myths and legends are made of. As the waves take on almost human characteristics of vengeance and retribution, we seem to dream of them ... and in many ways, they seem to shape our world and consciousness.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Read "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," by Mark Twain. "MOST of the adventures recorded in this book really occurred; one or two were experiences of my own, the rest those of boys who were schoolmates of mine. Huck Finn is drawn from life; Tom Sawyer also, but not from an individual -- he is a combination of the characteristics of three boys whom I knew..."
What is Adventure?
What is Adventure? It sends chills down my spine. Adventure is usually described as an undertaking, which involves danger. The venture is exciting, an experience that would not likely to be forgotten quickly... So, how does an adventure relate to literature?
'Robinson Crusoe' Review
Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe was inspired by the story of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish sailor who went to sea in 1704.