The list author says: "Most people enjoy a good adventure. To quote Anthony Hope:
"[The romantic adventure] can give to love an ideal object, to ambition a boundless field, to courage a high occasion; and these great emotions, revelling in their freedom, exhibit themselves in their glory. Thus in its most worthy forms, in the hands of its masters, it can not only delight men, but can touch them to the very heart. It shows them what they would be if they could, if time and fate and circumstances did not bind, what in a sense they all are, and what their acts would show them to be if an opportunity offered. So they dream and are the happier, and at least none the worse for their dreams."
With that in mind, here is a list of classic adventure stories that I have found to be fun and exciting. I hope you find something here you like."
"(1894) Another tale of mistaken identity and intrigue, where an adventurous English gentleman impersonates a wrongly imprisoned king, while trying to free the king and escape with his own skin intact. This story we hugely popular in its day. It's short, sweet, light-hearted, and a lot of fun."
"(1951) After being a bestseller in Sweden for over 50 years, this book is finally getting the attention it deserves over here. Vikings, raids, bloodshed, galley slaves, plunder, pagans, and lusty women, clever dialog, and great writing. This is absolutely destined to be a classic. Order it today!"
"(2003) A sprawling, fast-paced, semi-autobiographical tale of a white fugitive living in Bombay's underground, black market economy. The hero is a tough guy with a soft heart filled with regrets. Drugs, gangsters, forgery, motorcycles, lepers, slums, war, politics, philosophy, Bollywood, and Indian cowboys, yaar. This book has it all!"