5 Bestselling Adventure Books of All The Time


I am going to tell you about Adventure Books.


Who doesn’t like an adventure in life?

Adventure makes a person’s life entertaining and engaging with humor, sadness, thrill, actions, etc. It teaches a lot to each person in his/her life.

Some adventures may be humorous, thrilling, challenging, fearful, painful, etc.

Children love to do adventures and like to explore new and exciting things each and every day. They are not afraid of anyone to do such adventures. After doing such adventures, Parents beat up their children. They plan immediately with their friends and explore them.

I have brought you the best books on children’s adventures. These books are not only for children but also for teens, adults, and elderly people. These books have taught us to be inspirational, and fight the battles of life. They do some adventure in our lives to make our life more exciting. Adventure books make life exciting.

Here is the list of 5 bestselling books of adventure:-

1. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Author’s Introduction

Mark Twain wrote a novel named The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in 1876. It is about a boy growing up along the Mississippi River. The novel is set in the 1840s in the city of St. Petersburg. It is based in Hannibal, Missouri, where Twain lived as a boy. In the novel, Tom Sawyer has several adventures, often with his friend Huckleberry Finn.

Mark Twain was lauded as the ‘greatest American humorist of his age’. William Faulkner called Mark Twain ‘the father of American literature’. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was born in Florida, Missouri, in 1835. He authored 28 books and numerous sketches and short stories. In 1839, his family shifted to Hannibal, a developing port city along the banks of the river Mississippi.

It provided two of his most remarkable books Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) features one of the best-loved characters in American fiction. It is suggestive of life in the towns by the Mississippi river. Oxford University awarded Mark Twain an honorary doctorate in letters in 1907. He died on April 21, 1910, in Redding, Connecticut, after suffering a heart attack.

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Tom Sawyer lives with his Aunt Polly and half-brother Sid. We catch him stealing from the jam jar and narrowly escaping when hit as the novel begins. Tom’s life is full of adventurous episodes. The adventure list is- accompanying Huckleberry Finn to the graveyard at night where they witness a trio of grave robbers. Tom falls in love with Becky Thatcher and Becky shunned him. Tom enjoys his newfound freedom and he gets haunted when he sees his family performing at his own funeral. He hunts for buried treasure in a haunted house with Huck and so on..? The Adventures of Tom Sawyer adapts many times into feature films and television series. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn follows this novel. The book ended up being the best-selling of Twain’s works in his lifetime.


This novel is a classic but still, now it has created an impact on millions of hearts today. This book taught children many lessons about life like listening to your elders and following the rules. It also gives the life lesson of being a loyal friend. Tom’s character is carefree, naughty, humorous, adventurous, and mischievous at the beginning of the novel.

He has transformed into a respectable figure, well-behaved, self-disciplined, loyal, and adventurous as the story progresses. Huck’s character has shown how a person has to be loyal to his friend. He has gone to extreme lengths to help his friend Tom. The story teaches us to be brave in every situation of our life and always speak the truth. It reminds a lot of adults of their childhood days. It also shows how Tom has befriended a guy called Huck who was an outcast. He made memorable adventures and made him a responsible figure in society. Today’s children should learn from these two boys how to become a man/woman from boy/girl. It is one of the best adventure books in terms of spoiled children.

2. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by American author Mark Twain. It was first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. It is commonly called one of the great American novels. This work is one of the first of great American literature written in English vernacular. This book got considers “seminal in children’s literature” in the United States.

Huck is back… Taken for a son by Widow Douglas; struggling against society and its attempts to ‘civilize’ him. Escaping his alcoholic father by faking his death, we join him as he voyages down the Mississippi River seeking liberation. Finding his way to Jackson’s island he meets Jim, Mrs. Watson’s runaway slave. What happens as they team up, capture a raft and encounter a seemingly haphazard array of people and situations? Immersed in deadly violence, will Huckleberry Finn find the freedom and independence he is seeking?


A direct sequel to the Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It traces Huck’s moral development as he moves from having an unthinking acceptance of received knowledge. He values developing an independently achieved understanding of what is right. A scathing satire on entrenched attitudes, Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn defines the American Dream of young heroes. Sometimes ironic, sometimes mocking, sometimes boyish and exuberant, it counts as among the Great American Novels.

Author’s Introduction

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was born in Florida, Missouri, in 1835. He was lauded as the ‘greatest American humorist of his age’. William Faulkner called this novel ‘the father of American literature’. Twain has authored 28 books and numerous sketches and short stories. Some called The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885) the first great American novel. It is a story of a boy’s adventures in the Mississippi Valley. a work of immeasurable richness and complexity. It remains an incomparable adventure story and a classic of American humor, more than a century after its publication.

3. The Swiss Family Robinson

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Johann David Wyss wrote The Swiss Family Robinson novel. It was first published in 1812. It was about a Swiss family of immigrants. Their ship bound for Port Jackson, Australia, goes off course and is shipwrecked in the East Indies. The crew of the ship is lost but the family and several pets survive. They make their way to the coast, where they establish a settlement and have several adventures before being rescued. Some refuse rescue and remain on the island. The book is the most successful of a large number of “castaway novels”. It was written in response to the success of Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (1719).

Johann David Wyss was a Swiss author, best remembered for his book The Swiss Family Robinson (1812). He was born and died in Bern. Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe inspired him. He wanted to write a story from which his own children would learn. The father in the story taught important lessons to his children. The Swiss Family Robinson was first published in German in 1812, then translated into English two years later. It has since become one of the most popular books of all time. His son, Johann Rudolf Wyss edited this book. He was a scholar who has written the Swiss national anthem, Rufst du, Mein Vaterland. Another of Wyss’s sons, Johann Emmanuel Wyss, illustrated the book. Johann David Wyss died at the age of 74 in 1818.


This novel is my favorite novel. It gives the inspiration to live on a secluded island to a human being. This teaches us to keep faith in God no matter what. He will take us out even in the worst situation. The family has stayed stronger together and helped each other in every way.

It also teaches us lessons like treating others with kindness and consideration, and good stewardship of resources. It also teaches us respect for others and selflessness and courage in the face of danger. The book shows a resource of information to live a happy life even on an isolated island. The novel shows how to tap rubber trees, the natural history of the agouti, and the use of levers and pulleys. The author showed a lot of science in it. Children must read this book. It is one of the best adventure books in terms of families.

4. Robinson Crusoe

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Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719. The first edition credited the work’s protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author. It leads many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents. This book presents as an autobiography of the title character (whose birth name is Robinson Kreutznaer). A castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical desert island near the coasts of Venezuela and Trinidad. It roughly resembles Tobago, where he encounters cannibals, prisoners, and mutineers before being rescued. The story is believed to be based on the life of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish castaway who lived for four years on a Pacific island called “Más a Tierra” (now part of Chile), which was renamed Robinson Crusoe Island in 1966.

Despite its simple narrative style, Robinson Crusoe was well-received in the literary world and is often considered the beginning of realistic fiction as a literary genre. It is generally considered a contender for the first English novel. By the end of 1719, the book had gone through four editions and became one of the most widely published books in history, spawning so many imitations not only in literature but also in film, television, and radio that its name is used to define a genre, the Robinsonade.

Author’s Introduction

Daniel Defoe was one of the significant founders of the English novel and a pioneer of economic journalism. Daniel Defoe was born in London, England, sometime around the year 1659-60, the exact date being uncertain. An Essay upon Projects (1697) was Defoe’s first publication. Defoe’s first work of fiction was Robinson Crusoe. When he was sixty, it was considered the first English novel published in 1719. It established realistic fiction as a literary genre. Some of Defoe’s works published in rapid succession include Memoirs of a Cavalier (1720); Captain Singleton (1720), Moll Flanders (1722); Colonel Jacque (1722); A Journal of the Plague Year (1722); and Roxana (1724). Defoe breathed his last on April 24, 1731.


The story of Robinson Crusoe teaches us that a person can succeed against all odds with the right combination of hard work, planning, thrift, resourcefulness, and religious faith. This novel is fantastic, adventurous, and entertaining to read. It is not a novel but it has resources of information to live a happy life even on an isolated island. The book has a lot of scientific activities in the novel. It is great to read for all of us. It is one of the best adventure books on how to live a solitary life.

5. Oliver Twist

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Charles Dickens was one of the most popular English writers of all time. He creates some of the most famous novel characters in the world and considers the greatest novelist of the Victorian age. Born in Portsmouth, England, on 7 February 1812, his early childhood experiences were much like those depicted in his novel—David Copperfield. He published his first novel Oliver Twist in 1837. Nicholas Nickleby (1838) and The Old Curiosity Shop (1841) follow Oliver Twist. A Christmas Carol (1843) is the most popular perhaps of all his works. In 1859, he published a Tale of Two Cities, his best-known work of historical fiction. Dickens suffered a stroke and died on 9 June 1870, aged 58.

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Charles Dickens wrote Oliver Twist. It was published as a serialized novel from 1837 to 1839 and as a three-volume book in 1838. Orphan Oliver Twist was born in a workhouse and is sold into an apprenticeship with a mortician. After escaping, Oliver travels to London, where he meets the “Artful Dodger”, a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets led by the elderly criminal Fagin. Oliver Twist unromantically portrays the sordid lives of criminals and exposes the cruel treatment of the many orphans in London in the mid-19th century. Dickens satirizes child labor, domestic violence, the recruitment of children as criminals, and the presence of street children.

It is a world of disappointment, often to the hopes we most cherish, and hopes that do our nature the greatest honor. Born into a life of impoverishment, orphaned at birth, Oliver Twist begins his life in a workhouse. He is apprenticed to Mr. Sowerberry, is beaten, and flees to London. He meets Jack Dawkins, goes to work for him without knowing what kind of work it is, and is taken to the police when they mistake him for a thief. Follow Oliver Twist as he strives to overcome the miserable conditions of the mid-19th century lower class and searches for an identity. Centered around the rise of capitalism and the industrial revolution, Dickens’s Oliver Twist is a notable example of a social novel.


This novel is thrilling and has suspense the story as the story proceeds. It has shown the lives of street children in London in the mid-19th century. Amidst, Oliver stood those dangers and fought against the oppression and made his life a happier one. He was innocent and humble. His nature paved the way for the kind and rich people of London to take care of the orphaned little boy. It is one of the best adventure books in terms of orphan children.

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