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The action novel offers many story possibilities, and in each of them the physical action predominates to push the protagonists to face challenges and exploits. 

Are you passionate about stories where conflict, danger and tension are the order of the day? We are happy to present you our collection of action novels in PDF format.

In this type of literature, it is usual to present the protagonist as a resourceful being whose actions are overtaken by an enemy or antagonist who threatens their life or their objectives.

The action novel does not simply seek to show a crisis, but also the complex choices the characters make in the midst of this difficult situation.

The surprise elements are decisive in this type of story, so the reader is often left on the edge of their seat until the very end. We are sure you will enjoy our collection of more than 20 action novels in PDF format.

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Featured Action Novels

1) The Three Musketeers

Author: Alexandre Dumas

A historical romance, it recounts the adventures of four fictional swashbuckling heroes who lived under the French kings Louis XIII and Louis XIV, who reigned during the 17th and early 18th centuries.

At the beginning of the story, D’Artagnan arrives in Paris from Gascony and becomes involved in three duels with the three musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis. The four become such close friends that when D’Artagnan serves as an apprentice cadet, which he must do before becoming a musketeer, each of his friends takes turns sharing guard duty with him.

The Three Musketeers is the most famous of some 250 books from the pen of this prolific author and his 73 assistants.

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2) A Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens

This novel is a classic of 19th century English literature. It deals in parallel with the realities of England and a revolutionary France.

Taking the French Revolution as a point of reference, Dickens depicts the social and political problems of England, fearing that history would repeat itself in his native country when he was writing this novel.

In the contrast of these two cities presented, England is presented as the confidence, the tranquility, the assured future, while France becomes more and more dangerous as the novel progresses.

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3) The Adventures of Sherlock Homes

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, first published on October 14, 1892.

It contains the first stories featuring the consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, which was published in twelve monthly issues of “The Strand Magazine” from July 1891 to June 1892.

The stories are collected in the same sequence, which is not compatible with any fictional chronology. The only common characters in all twelve are Holmes and Dr. Watson and all are related in the first person narrative from Watson’s point of view.

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Action Novels

The Three Musketeers

Alexandre Dumas

A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

The Adventures of Sherlock Homes

Arthur Conan Doyle

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Jules Verne

The Mark of Zorro

Johnston McCulley

The Swiss Family Robinson

Johann Wyss

Don Quixote

Miguel de Cervantes

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Jules Verne

Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

Moby Dick

Herman Melville

Captains Courageous

Rudyard Kipling


H. Rider Haggard

Ayesha: The Return of She

H. Rider Haggard

King Solomon’s Mines

H. Rider Haggard

The Lost World

Arthur Conan Doyle


Robert Louis Stevenson

Peter and Wendy

James Matthew Barrie

The Thirty Nine Steps

John Buchan

Captain Blood

Rafael Sabatini

The Prisoner of Zenda

Anthony Hope

Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Mark Twain

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