Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasure Island Stevenson

Rating: 4 Stars ★★★★☆

Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey, and the rest of these gentlemen having asked me to write down the whole particulars about Treasure Island, from the beginning to the end, keeping nothing back but the bearings of the island, and that only because there is still treasure not yet lifted, I take up my pen in the year of grace 17_ and go back to the time when my father kept the Admiral Benbow inn and the brown old seaman with the sabre cut first took up his lodging under our roof.


A voyage for buried treasure spells trouble for cabin boy Jim Hawkins, who finds himself in the middle of a mutiny with some of the nastiest pirates to ever sail the seven seas.

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne

Journey to the Centre of the Earth Jules Verne

Rating: 3 Stars ★★★☆☆

On the 24th of May, 1893, my uncle, Professor Liedenbrock, rushed into his little house, No. 19 Königstrasse, one of the oldest streets in the oldest portion of the city of Hamburg.


After decoding a scrap of paper in runic script, the intrepid Professor Liedenbrock and his nervous nephew Axel travel across Iceland to find the secret passage to the centre of the earth. Enlisting the silent Hans as a guide, the trio encounter a perilous and astonishing subterranean world of natural hazards, curious sights, prehistoric beasts and sea monsters.

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A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs

A Princess of Mars Burroughs

Rating: 3 Stars ★★★☆☆

I am a very old man; how old I do not know.


Virginia gentleman John Carter, unexpectedly transported to the perilous red planet, Mars, finds himself captured by the loveless Green Men of Thark. As Carter struggles to win his freedom—and the affections of fellow captive Dejah Thoris, princess of the rival clan of Helium—the fate of the entire planet hangs in the balance: warring Martian tribes collide and the beleaguered Atmosphere Factory grinds to a suffocating halt.

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The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

The Lost City of the Monkey God Douglas PrestonRating: 4 Stars ★★★★☆

Deep in Honduras, in a region called La Mosquitia, lie some of the last unexplored places on earth.


Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumours have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden deep in the Honduran interior. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and warn the legendary city is cursed: to enter it is a death sentence. They call it the Lost City of the Monkey God.

Bestselling author Doug Preston joined a team of scientists on a groundbreaking new quest. In 2012 he climbed aboard a single-engine plane carrying a highly advanced, classified technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but a lost civilization.

To confirm the discovery, Preston and the team battled torrential rains, quickmud, plagues of insects, jaguars, and deadly snakes. They emerged from the jungle with proof of the legend… and the curse.

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The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Lost World Conan Doyle

Rating: 4 Stars  ★★★★☆

Mr. Hungerton, her father, really was the most tactless person upon earth, – a fluffy, feathery, untidy cockatoo of a man, perfectly good-natured, but absolutely centered upon his own silly self.


Unlucky in love, but desperate to prove himself in an adventure, journalist Ed Malone is sent to test the infamous and hot-tempered Professor Challenger on his bizarre South American expedition findings – not least his sketches of a strange plateau and the monstrous creatures that appear to live there.

But rather than being angry at his questions, Challenger invites him along on his next field trip. Malone is delighted: until it becomes clear that the Professor was telling the truth about the terrible lost world he has discovered.

Will they all survive the terrifying creatures on the island? And will anyone ever believe what they saw there?


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The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

The Prisoner of Zenda
Rating: 4 Stars ★★★★☆

“I wonder when in the world you’re going to do anything, Rudolf?” said my brother’s wife.


Rudolf Rassendyll is an easygoing gentleman with nothing much to do. That is, until he decides to visit the country of Ruritania. A scandalous affair in his family’s past means he bears a striking resemblance to the ruling house of Ruritania. In Ruritania he finds himself entangled in political intrigue, a plot for the throne and a quest to save the king.
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The House of Arden by Edith Nesbit

The House of Arden

Rating: 3.5 Stars

It had been a great house once, with farms and fields, money and jewels – with tenants and squires and men-at-arms.

The Plot

Elfrida and Edred Arden live with their aunt who runs a lodging house by the seaside. They get by, but money is tight ever since their father and uncle disappeared in South America. When a distant grandfather dies, Edred becomes Lord Arden. Determined to find the lost family treasure, they travel through time with the help of their family crest, a mouldiwarp.

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