The Big Book of Adventure Stories

The Big Book of Adventure Stories

By Otto Penzler (Editor)

Vintage Books, Paperback, 9780307474506, 874pp.

Publication Date: May 31, 2011

Description
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 the Author
OTTO PENZLER is a renowned mysteryeditor, publisher, columnist, and owner ofNew York's The Mysterious Bookshop, the oldest and largest bookstore solely dedicated to mystery fiction.He has edited more than fifty crime-fiction anthologies.