Rudolf Rassendyll, Goes to Ruritania, a mythical land steeped in political intrigue. Rassendyll bears a striking resemblance to Rudolf Elphberg who is about to be crowned King of Ruritania. When the rival to the throne, Black Michael of Strelsau, attempts to seize power by imprisoning Elphberg in the Castle of Zenda, Rassendyll is obliged to impersonate the King to uphold the rightful sovereignty and ensure political stability.
Exotic Gems and Valuable Oils Were the Lures That Drew the Space Trader Solar Queen to the New Planet Sergol - and Also Called Forth Their Most Ruthless Competitor. the Solar Queen's Men Tried to Play Fair - Even According to the Sly Rules of Sargol's Feline People - but After Takeoff the Real Assault Began. for the Solar Queen's Most Desperate Hours Were to Come When the Ship and It's Crew Were Branded Pariahs of the Stars - to Be Destroyed at Sight.
Jeorling, a wealthy American, has entertained himself with private studies of the wildlife on the Kerguelen Islands and is now looking for a passage back to the USA. Halbrane is one of the first ships to arrive at Kerguelen, and its captain somewhat reluctantly agrees to have Jeorling as a passenger as far as Tristan da Cunha. Underway, they meet a stray iceberg with a dead body on it...
While Quartermain visits Lord Randall, two foreigners come asking for Allan Quartermain by the name he used among the Africans. Harut and Marut, priests and doctors of the White Kendah People and they have come to ask Allan Quartermain for his help. The White Kendah people are at war with the Black Kendah people who have an evil spirit for a god. And that spirit of the god resides in the largest elephant they have ever seen, an elephant that no man can kill -- save Allan Quartermain.
David Innes, a mining heir, finances the experimental "iron mole", an excavating vehicle designed by his elderly inventor friend Abner Perry. In a test run, they discover the vehicle cannot be turned, and it burrows 500 miles into the Earth's crust, emerging into the unknown interior world of Pellucidar
In this nail-biting adventure story, Hannay must outwit a foe far more intelligent than himself; muster the courage to propose to the lovely, clever Mary Lamington; and survive a brutal war. Although Mr. Standfast is a sequel to The Thirty-Nine Steps, it offers far more characterisation and philosophy than the earlier book.