The Big Book Of Adventure Stories by Otto Penzler

The Big Book Of Adventure Stories

EditorOtto Penzler

Paperback | May 31, 2011

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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.



Lawless open seas

Ferocious army ants

Deadeyed gunmen

Exotic desert islands

Feverish jungle adventures



The story that introduced The Cisco Kid

The complete novel of Tarzan the Terrible

About The Author

Otto Penzler lives in New York City.
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Title:The Big Book Of Adventure StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:896 pages, 9.15 × 6.97 × 1.58 inPublished:May 31, 2011Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:030747450X

ISBN - 13:9780307474506

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Table of Contents

The Golden Snare Farnham Bishop and Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur
The Devil in Iron Robert E. Howard
The Mighty Manslayer Harold Lamb
The Seven Black Priests Fritz Leiber
The Master Magician Loring Brent
The Most Dangerous Game Richard Connell
The Man Who Would be King Rudyard Kipling
The Wings of Kali Grant Stockbridge
The White Silence Jack London
Sredni Vashtar Saki
The Seed from the Sepulcher Clark Ashton Smith
Leiningen versus the Ants Carl Stephenson
The Sea Raiders H. G. Wells
Hell Cay Lester Dent
Off the Mangrove Coast Louis L’Amour
The Golden Anaconda Elmer Brown Mason
Shanghai Jim Frank L. Packard
The Python Pit George F. Worts
The Soul of a Turk Achmed Abdullah
Peace Waits at Marokee H. Bedford-Jones
Nor Idolatry Blind the Eye Gabriel Hunt
The Soul of a Regiment Talbot Mundy
Snake-Head Theodore Roscoe
Suicide Patrol Georges Surdez
A Gentleman of Color P. C. Wren
After King Kong Fell Philip Jose Farmer
Moonlight Sonata Alexander Woollcott
The Caballero’s Way O. Henry
Zorro Deals with Treason Johnston McCulley
Hopalong’s Hop Clarence E. Mulford
The Girl in the Golden Atom Ray Cummings
To Serve Man Damon Knight
Armageddon—2419 A. D. Philip Francis Nowlan
Woman in Love Geoffrey Household
MacHinery and the Cauliflowers Alistair MacLean
Wheels Within Wheels H. C. McNeile
A Question of Passports Baroness Orczy
Intelligence Rafael Sabatini
The Copper Bowl George Fielding Eliot
The Hand of the Mandarin Quong Sax Rohmer
The Green Wildebeest John Buchan
The Slave Brand of Slegman Bin Ali James Anson Buck
Fire L. Patrick Greene
Hunter Quatermain’s Story H. Rider Haggard
Bosambo of Monrovia Edgar Wallace
Black Cargo Cornell Woolrich
Tarzan the Terrible Edgar Rice Burroughs