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The Best of Adventure, Vol.1 1910-1912 by Doug Ellis (editor)

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24 of the best tales from Adventure.

Description

Adventure first appeared in November 1910. Quickly attracting top name authors, it soon became renowned for publishing the type of fiction its name implied. It grew into a powerhouse in the genre fiction field, and was later dubbed by Time magazine, the “No. 1 Pulp.”

Culled from its first 26 issues, this collection brings together 24 of the best tales that appeared therein, including rarely or never-before reprinted works by Talbot Mundy, Damon Runyon, Rafael Sabatini, William Hope Hodgson, R. Austin Freeman, James Francis Dwyer, Frank L. Packard and others.

Edited and with an introduction by Doug Ellis.

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First book publication

Trade paperback / 352 pages.

Cover art by ___________.

 

Reviews

Multiple Five Star reviews on Amazon.

“What’s fascinating about these stories is they present a window into the imaginations of writers from a century ago and other than the language at times appearing slightly formal, they are not much different than what would be expected from modern authors. For anyone looking for some Adventure, this book is a great place to start.”—Gordon Miller, Blogcritics, November 14, 2010

“The Best of Adventure is full of intrigue, action, mystery, danger, and daring—and this is just the first volume! The pulp magazine Adventure started 100 years ago. It became renowned for publishing top authors of the day, including H. Rider Haggard (King Solomon’s Mines) and Rafael Sabatini (Captain Blood). The stories range from covering the idyllic but perilous South Seas to the scavenger-dog infested shores of Constantinople.”

“Full of plot and mystery, these stories are bound to appeal to fans of adventure novels . . .”—Trina Carter, Foreword Reviews

“[Readers] like me will regard it as a treasure trove.” —National Review online

“What’s fascinating about these stories is they present a window into the imaginations of writers from a century ago and other than the language at times appearing slightly formal, they are not much different than what would be expected from modern authors. For anyone looking for some Adventure, this book is a great place to start.” —Blogcritics

“Wow! Have I been having a blast reading this stunning collection from Black Dog Books . . unable to stop turning the pages.

“The Best of Adventure, Volume 1, containing stories from the first two years of Adventure Magazine (1910-1912), has caused me to lose a lot of sleep as I’ve lost myself within its pages. [It] has been an absolute joy.

“Editor Doug Ellis has chosen his stories wisely. Ellis’ introduction is excellent, giving us just enough about the authors and their stories to whet our appetite, and enough of a context to understand the world in which the stories were published.

“Black Dog Book’s packaging of this volume is also a pleasure. When further volumes of The Best of Adventure appear, I’m going to be first in line to get my copies.”—Paul Bishop, Bish’s Beat

Additional information

Weight 22 oz
Dimensions 9 x 6 x 1 in