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Tarzan's Quest

Literature Classics-Adventure and Romance

Men’s fiction highlighted by Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading lists adventure, action/espionage and science fiction that have been tested in time. Established classics have multiple reissue dates.Classic adventure stories from Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) include survival, a resourceful male, romance and action-packed descriptions. Novelist has described his books as dramatic, gritty or lyrical in style. His best known sequels are the Tarzan series. Joseph Conrad’s settings are in the dark exotic jungle and on shipboard. Percival Christopher Wren’s adventure mysteries include a fortress manned by dead men; while Rafael Sabatini ‘s sea stories are classic historical tales of pirates.


Tarzan's Quest by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Amazon Says: Tarzan of the Apes had heard only rumors of the Kavuru--a race of strange white savages. But when they stole the daugher of Muviro, chief of the Waziri, the Lord of the Jungle more...
Amazon Says: Tarzan of the Apes had heard only rumors of the Kavuru--a race of strange white savages. But when they stole the daugher of Muviro, chief of the Waziri, the Lord of the Jungle set on in search of their legend-shrouded village on a mission of rescue--or, if need be, of revenge.... less...
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Tarzan and the Forbidden City: by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Amazon Says: Tarzan cared little for the fate of adventurer Brian Gregory, drawn to the legendary city of Ashair by the rumor of the Father of Diamonds, the world's hugest gem. But to the more...
Amazon Says: Tarzan cared little for the fate of adventurer Brian Gregory, drawn to the legendary city of Ashair by the rumor of the Father of Diamonds, the world's hugest gem. But to the ape-man the tie of friendship was unbreakable, and Paul d'Arnot's pleas moved him to agree to guide the expedition Gregory's father and sister organized for his rescue. The enigmatic Atan Thome was also obsessed with the Father of Diamonds, and planted agents in the Gregory safari to spy out its route and sabotage its efforts. Both parties reached their goal, remote Ashair . . . as prisoners of its priests, doomed to die in loathsome rites. less...
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Tarzan: The Lost Adventures by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Amazon Says: For nearly fifty years, Edgar Rice Burroughs's last Tarzan manuscript lay untouched and unfinished, locked away in a vault. It was the stuff of legend until, finally, the magn more...
Amazon Says: For nearly fifty years, Edgar Rice Burroughs's last Tarzan manuscript lay untouched and unfinished, locked away in a vault. It was the stuff of legend until, finally, the magnificent tale was completed with the help of award-winning author Joe R. Lansdale. Once again the roar of Tarzan resounds through Africa as the Lord of the Jungle battles the savage creatures of the wild and helps a beautiful woman search for ancient Ur, lost city of gold. But Tarzan discovers they aren't alone in their quest. For evil follows in his path, and terror awaits him and his fierce lion Jad-bal-ja in Ur, where incredible treasures lie and horrors even more awesome hunger to destroy the mighty hero. less...
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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Amazon Says: The Fourth Edition is again based on Robert Kimbrough’s meticulously re-edited text. Missing words have been restored and the entire novel has been repunctuated in accordanc more...
Amazon Says: The Fourth Edition is again based on Robert Kimbrough’s meticulously re-edited text. Missing words have been restored and the entire novel has been repunctuated in accordance with Conrad’s style. The result is the first published version of Heart of Darkness that allows readers to hear Marlow’s voice as Conrad heard it when he wrote the story. "Backgrounds and Contexts" provides readers with a generous collection of maps and photographs that bring the Belgian Congo to life. Textual materials, topically arranged, address nineteenth-century views of imperialism and racism and include autobiographical writings by Conrad on his life in the Congo. New to the Fourth Edition is an excerpt from Adam Hochschild’s recent book, King Leopold’s Ghost, as well as writings on race by Hegel, Darwin, and Galton. "Criticism" includes a wealth of new materials, including nine contemporary reviews and assessments of Conrad and Heart of Darkness and twelve recent essays by Chinua Achebe, Peter Brooks, Daphne Erdinast-Vulcan, Edward Said, and Paul B. Armstrong, among others. Also new to this edition is a section of writings on the connections between Heart of Darkness and the film Apocalypse Now by Louis K. Greiff, Margot Norris, and Lynda J. Dryden. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included. less...
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Beau Geste by Percival Christopher Wren
Amazon Says: Percival Christopher Wren (1875–1941) was a British writer, mostly of war adventure fiction. He is remembered best for BEAU GESTE, a much-filmed book of 1924 involving the F more...
Amazon Says: Percival Christopher Wren (1875–1941) was a British writer, mostly of war adventure fiction. He is remembered best for BEAU GESTE, a much-filmed book of 1924 involving the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, and its sequel BEAU SABREUR. less...
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Captain Blood Returns by Rafael Sabatini
Carol S. Says: From Amazon: Peter Blood is a physician and an English gentleman who becomes a pirate out of a rankling sense of injustice. Barely escaping the gallows after his arrest for treating wounded rebels who were fighting the oppressive King James, Blood flees England and becomes enslaved on a Barbados plantation of buccaneersAmazon

The Sea-Hawk by Rafael Sabatini
Amazon Says: A masterpiece of historical fiction—and a ferociously gripping adventure tale. Oliver Tressilian, a Cornish gentleman who helped defeat the Spanish Armada, is betrayed by hi more...
Amazon Says: A masterpiece of historical fiction—and a ferociously gripping adventure tale. Oliver Tressilian, a Cornish gentleman who helped defeat the Spanish Armada, is betrayed by his half-brother, throwing him into circumstances where he becomes a Barbary pirate and a follower of Islam. less...
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