An exciting collection of dangerous adventures and groundbreaking exploration, The Best Adventure and Exploration Stories Ever Told compiles the works of authors from all over the world and from the very distant past to recent eras.
Popular and well-known authors such as Herman Melville, Jack London, Joseph Conrad, and Jules Verne are featured, as well as Homer’s mythic tales and Iceland’s mesmerizing sagas from the tenth and eleventh centuries. Nonfiction stories add a riveting, realistic aspect of adventure to the collection. These include accounts from Shackleton’s polar expeditions; early American stories from the famed Lewis and Clark; spellbinding accounts of Magellan’s perilous expeditions to uncharted areas; and many more no less exciting.
The stories compiled in this priceless collection represent a thousand years of adventure, expedition, danger, and discovery. They inspire as well as awe, and readers will find themselves with an urge to follow in these great adventurers’ footsteps. Ancient and modern escapades placed side by side make this book perfect for all who crave the adrenaline of adventure and discovery. This title is part of Skyhorse’s respected The Best Stories series, each of which is selectively edited and handcrafted to include only the best stories from the best writers of the genre.
Stephen Brennan is the author of The Adventurous Boy’s Handbook and The Adventurous Girl’s Handbook. He has also edited and arranged An Autobiography of Theodore Roosevelt and An Autobiography of General Custer, among others. He has worked as a circus clown, book editor, teacher, cabaret artist, actor, director, shepherd, and playwright. He resides in New York City and West Cornwall, Connecticut.