Any good books about explorers / exploring?

Question by journeymanjim: Any good books about explorers / exploring?
Hi, I was wondering if anyone can recommend any good novels about explorers, particularly ocean travel. Or nonfiction books/biographies about explorers during the age of discovery, ones with a lot of detail about the journeys they made. I’m writing a novel about some people who explore unexplored territory and wanted some inspiration from other books of this nature. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by Diotima
Ocean Travel:
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Explorers:
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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One Response to Any good books about explorers / exploring?

  1. cjones1303 says:

    Try recent books on Ernest Shackleton who tried to reach the South Pole, but failed. And that’s when his adventure started. It depicts man against nature, and once in a while man wins.