Question: in discussing adventure novels, are we talking about stories that specifically evoke the themes and ideas inherent to the Indiana Jones films, or is the field broader than that?
I ask because, when contemplating the idea of an adventure story, I tend to think first of some of my favorite books from my youth. Such as:
Robert Louis Stevenson (Treasure Island, Kidnapped, The Black Arrow)
Alexandre Dumas (The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo)
Jules Verne (Around the World in Eighty Days, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea)
Are these appropriate additions, or are we seeking more archaeologically flavored fare? Or titles that are more recently published?