The Big Book of Adventure Stories by Otto Penzler
(Vintage Original)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

A book of this sort is valuable beyond the subjective merit of the stories: It’s a document that demonstrates how fashions in fiction change; it’s a view into a way of narrating the world that is now alien to our collective world view — and that is fascinating, if more than somewhat disturbing.
-National Post arts

Synopsis

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.

 

Featuring:

Lawless open seas

Ferocious army ants

Deadeyed gunmen

Exotic desert islands

Feverish jungle adventures

 

Including:

The story that introduced The Cisco Kid

The complete novel of Tarzan the Terrible

 

About Otto Penzler

See more books from this Author
Otto Penzler lives in New York City.
 
Published May 31, 2011 by Vintage. 896 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for The Big Book of Adventure Stories
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

National Post arts

Above average
Reviewed by Claude Lalumière on Jun 17 2011

A book of this sort is valuable beyond the subjective merit of the stories: It’s a document that demonstrates how fashions in fiction change; it’s a view into a way of narrating the world that is now alien to our collective world view — and that is fascinating, if more than somewhat disturbing.

Read Full Review of The Big Book of Adventure Sto... | See more reviews from National Post arts

Reader Rating for The Big Book of Adventure Stories
95%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 11 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×