Genre :: Adventure (41 books)

  • The Lord of the Rings

    #11

    The Lord of the Rings

    by J. R. R. Tolkien

    (36 Reviews)

    691 Points

    "When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton."

  • On the Road

    #18

    On the Road

    by Jack Kerouac

    (13 Reviews)

    543 Points

    "I first met Dean not long after my wife and I split up."

  • Lord of the Flies

    #20

    Lord of the Flies

    by William Golding

    (39 Reviews)

    537 Points

    "The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way toward the lagoon."

  • Moby-Dick

    #37

    Moby-Dick

    by Herman Melville

    (14 Reviews)

    348 Points

    "Call me Ishmael. Some years ago—never mind how long precisely—having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see..."

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

    #45

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

    by Lewis Carroll

    (21 Reviews)

    327 Points

    "Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do; once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or..."

  • The Hobbit

    #47

    The Hobbit

    by J. R. R. Tolkien

    (28 Reviews)

    322 Points

    "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to..."

  • Don Quixote

    #61

    Don Quixote

    by Miguel de Cervantes

    (8 Reviews)

    291 Points

    "Idle reader, you can believe without any oath of mine that I would wish this book, as the child of my brain, to be the most beautiful, the liveliest and the cleverest imaginable.Prologue: Idle..."

  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    #66

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    by Mark Twain

    (25 Reviews)

    263 Points

    "You don't know about me, without you have read a book by the name of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," but that ain't no matter.You don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The..."

  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    #69

    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

    by J. K. Rowling

    (44 Reviews)

    252 Points

    "Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much."

  • Gulliver's travels

    #81

    Gulliver's travels

    by Jonathan Swift

    (10 Reviews)

    225 Points

    "My father had a small estate in Nottinghamshire; I was the third of five sons."