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Among the Tibetans

By: Bird, Isabella Lucy, 1831-1904
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Gulliver's Travels

By: Jonathan Swift

Gulliver's Travels (1726, amended 1735), officially Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, is a novel by Jonathan Swift that is both a satire on human nature and a parody of the travelers' tales literary sub-genre. It is widely considered Swift's magnum opus and is his most celebrated work, as well as one of the indisputable classics of English literature. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Satire, Fantasy, Adventure

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Jungle Book, The-1

By: Rudyard Kipling

This is the classic story of Mowgli, the young boy raised by wolves in India: his escapades and adventures with his dear friends Bagheera the panther and Baloo the bear, his capture by the Monkey-People, his attempt at reintegration into human society, and his ultimate triumph over his avowed enemy the tiger Shere Khan. Included in the book is the story of the brave white seal, Kotick, and the tenacious young mongoose, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi who battled through the night to pr...

Children, Adventure, Animals, Fiction

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Farthest North, Volume I

By: Fridtjof Nansen

Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram, 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen / by Fridtjof Nansen ; with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup (Summary by Fridtjof Nansen)

Science, Adventure, History

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Farthest North, Volume II

By: Fridtjof Nansen

Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram, 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen / by Fridtjof Nansen ; with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup (Summary by Fridtjof Nansen)

Memoirs, Science, Adventure

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The Histories of Herodotus

By: Herodotus

Description: Includes index

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Pausanias' Description of Greece; Volume: 1

By: Pausanias; Translated by Arthur Richard Shilleto

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; Historical Literature

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Sailing Alone Around the World

By: Joshua Slocum

In the fair land of Nova Scotia, a maritime province, there is a ridge called North Mountain, overlooking the Bay of Fundy on one side and the fertile Annapolis valley on the other. On the northern slope of the range grows the hardy spruce-tree, well adapted for ship-timbers, of which many vessels of all classes have been built. The people of this coast, hardy, robust, and strong, are disposed to compete in the world?s commerce, and it is nothing against the master marin...

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The Innocents Abroad

By: Mark Twain

THIS book is a record of a pleasure trip. If it were a record of a solemn scientific expedition, it would have about it that gravity, that profundity, and that impressive incomprehensibility which are so proper to works of that kind, and withal so attractive. Yet notwithstanding it is only a record of a pic-nic, it has a purpose, which is to suggest to the reader how he would be likely to see Europe and the East if he looked at them with his own eyes instead of the eyes ...

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Adventures in the Wilderness; Or, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks

By: Murray, W. H. H. (William Henry Harrison), 1840-1904
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Roughing It

By: Mark Twain

Excerpt: PREFATORY. This book is merely a personal narrative, and not a pretentious history or a philosophical dissertation. It is a record of several years of variegated vagabondizing, and its object is rather to help the resting reader while away an idle hour than afflict him with metaphysics, or goad him with science. Still, there is information in the volume; information concerning an interesting episode in the history of the Far West, about which no books have been ...

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Around the World in 80 Days

By: Jules Verne

Excerpt: Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne.

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The Jungle Book

By: Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936

Advertising matter: p. 343-350 ; Includes index

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Dubliners

By: James Joyce

There was no hope for him this time: it was the third stroke. Night after night I had passed the house (it was vacation time) and studied the lighted square of window: and night after night I had found it lighted in the same way, faintly and evenly. If he was dead, I thought, I would see the reflection of candles on the darkened blind, for I knew that two candles must be set at the head of a corpse. He had often said to me: `I am not long for this world,' and I had thoug...

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The Call of the Wild

By: London, Jack, 1876-1916; Goodwin, Philip R; Bull, Charles Livingston, 1874-1932

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Walden; Or, Life in the Woods

By: Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862
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Colomba

By: Mérimée, Prosper, 1803-1870; Schinz, Albert, B. 1870
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Crime and Punishment

By: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Dostoevsky was the son of a doctor. His parents were very hard- working and deeply religious people, but so poor that they lived with their five children in only two rooms. The father and mother spent their evenings in reading aloud to their children, generally from books of a serious character. Though always sickly and delicate Dostoevsky came out third in the final examination of the Petersburg school of Engineering. There he had already begun his first work, Poor Folk...

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Redburn. His First Voyage

By: Herman Melville

Excerpt: ?Wellingborough, as you are going to sea, suppose you take this shooting?jacket of mine along; it?s just the thing take it, it will save the expense of another. You see, it?s quite warm; fine long skirts, stout horn buttons, and plenty of pockets.? Out of the goodness and simplicity of his heart, thus spoke my elder brother to me, upon the eve of my departure for the seaport.

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Whitejacket

By: Herman Melville

Excerpt: Chapter 1. THE Jacket IT WAS NOT a very white jacket, but white enough, in all conscience, as the sequel will show. The way I came by it was this. When our frigate lay in Callao, on the coast of Peru her last harbor in the Pacific I found myself without a grego, or sailor?s surtout; and as, toward the end of a three years? cruise, no pea?jackets could be had from the purser?s steward; and being bound for Cape Horn, some sort of a substitute was indispensable; I ...

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