There’s nothing quite like an adventure. But, if you can’t take one yourself, reading a book about an adventure is the next best thing.

Adventure books are excellent for reading, and when they’re classic books, it’s even better! These are four exceptional classic adventure books that you can read in one sitting. Go on then, go on that adventure!

4 Great Adventure Classics To Read In One Sitting

1. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn—Mark Twain

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a book by Mark Twain that tells the story of a 19th-century boy who recounts his adventures traveling down the Mississippi River. He encounters a feuding family, two scoundrels pretending to be royalty, and Tom Sawyer’s aunt, who mistakes him for Tom.

2. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland—Lewis Carroll

Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
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Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland
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Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland is a classic book beloved by many. Made into a Disney movie, this book by Lewis Carroll is the adventure of a lifetime. Alice falls down a rabbit hole and finds herself very far from home in the fantastical Wonderland, finding adventures and new people to meet.

3. Around the World in Eighty Days—Jules Verne

Around the World in Eighty Days adventure classic
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Around the World in Eighty Days
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Jules Verne’s book, Around the World in Eighty Days, tells of the adventure of Phileas Fogg, a traveler who bets his companions that he can travel across the globe in only eighty days. Along with his valet Passepartout, Fogg sets out on a great adventure, using whatever transportation is available, to try and beat the clock.

4. Heart of Darkness—Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness adventure classic
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Heart of Darkness
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Written by Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness is an adventure story within a story. Charles Marlow is recounting his adventures to a group of men onboard a ship. He tells of his early days as a ferry boat captain, transporting ivory downriver. He meets an ivory procurement agent named Kurtz, a man who Marlow believes to have gone mad. The book tells of all the adventures Marlow takes part in.


What’s your favorite classic adventure book? Let us know in the comments!