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Encyclopedia of Adventure Fiction
  • Format
  • Authored by: Don D'Ammassa
  • From the Series: Literary Movements
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816075735
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7573-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 12/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 823
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 320


Adventure stories filled with danger, action, and unusual events have been popular with readers from ancient times to the present day. The new A-to-Z Encyclopedia of Adventure Fiction covers the very best of adventure fiction, from literary classics such as Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities and Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent to tales that have enthralled younger readers for many years, such as Treasure Island and The Wizard of Oz, to the finest of today's adventure stories. Written by a well-known writer of horror and science fiction, this essential reference to the great works and writers of adventure fiction is sure to delight and intrigue any reader.

Coverage includes:

  • Writers, such as Jules Verne, Patrick O'Brian, Sir Walter Scott, and Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Novels, such as The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Da Vinci Code, The Old Man and the Sea, and The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
  • Stories, such as "The Most Dangerous Game" and "The Lady, or the Tiger?"
  • Characters, such as James Bond and The Shadow
  • Topics, such as Arthurian adventures, espionage, and pulp heroes.


Index. Appendix. Bibliography. Cross-references.

About the Author(s)

Don D'Ammassa is the author of Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction, both in Facts On File’s Literary Movements series. He has been a professional writer and book reviewer for more than 30 years, specializing in genre fiction.

Reviews and Awards

"...will fit in nicely with other works on literary genres. A solid choice for libraries that serve a population in need of deep literary analysis."

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