19th-century series by William Taylor Adams (Oliver Optic)


Series for Girls and Boys

   
RIVERDALE STORIES     1862 all
Lee & Shepard
1. The Little Merchant
online at Google Books
1862
2. The Young Voyagers 1862
3. The Christmas Gift 1862
4. Dolly and I
online at Project Gutenberg
1862
5. Uncle Ben
online at Google Books
1862
6. The Birthday Party
online at Project Gutenberg
1862
7. Proud and Lazy
online at Project Gutenberg
1862
8. Careless Kate
online at Project Gutenberg
1862
9. Robinson Crusoe, Jr.
online at Google Books
1862
10. The Picnic Party 1862
11. The Gold Thimble 1862
12. The Do-Somethings 1862
Note: Series was for young children; circa 1864, it was split into two six-volume series: Riverdale Story Books and Flora Lee Stories
   
WOODVILLE     1863-1866
Lee & Shepard
1. Rich and Humble; or, The Mission of Bertha Grant
online at Google Books
1863
2. In School and Out; or, The Conquest of Richard Grant
online at Project Gutenberg
1863
3. Watch and Wait; or, The Young Fugitives
online at Google Books
1864
4. Work and Win; or, Noddy Newman on a Cruise
online at Project Gutenberg
1865
5. Hope and Have; or, Fanny Grant among the Indians
online at Project Gutenberg
1866
6. Haste and Waste; or, The Young Pilot of Lake Champlain
online at Project Gutenberg
1866



Series for Boys
Chronological listing, but with related series together
   
BOAT CLUB         1854-1860
Various pubs; eventually Lee & Shepard
1. The Boat Club; or, The Bunkers of Rippleton
online at Project Gutenberg
1854
2. All Aboard; or, Life on the Lake
online at Project Gutenberg
1856
3. Now or Never; or, The Adventures of Bobby Bright
online at Project Gutenberg
1856
4. Try Again; or, The Trials and Triumphs of Harry West 1857
5. Poor and Proud; or, The Fortunes of Katy Redburn
online at Project Gutenberg
1858
6. Little by Little; or, The Cruise of the Flyaway
online at Project Gutenberg
1860
   
ARMY AND NAVY         1863-1866
Lee & Shepard
1. The Soldier Boy; or, Tom Somers in the Army
online at Project Gutenberg
1863
2. The Sailor Boy; or, Jack Somers in the Navy 1863
3. The Young Lieutenant; or, The Adventures of an Army Officer
online at Project Gutenberg
1865
4. The Yankee Middy; or, The Adventures of a Naval Officer
online at Google Books
1865
5. Fighting Joe; or, The Fortunes of a Staff Officer
online at Google Books
1865
6. Brave Old Salt; or, Life on the Quarter Deck 1866
Odd-numbered volumes later republished as the Soldier Boy Series; even-numbered, as the Sailor Boy series.
   
YOUNG AMERICA ABROAD. FIRST SERIES.         1866-1869
Lee & Shepard
1. Outward Bound; or, Young America Afloat
online at Project Gutenberg
1866
2. Shamrock and Thistle; or, Young America in Ireland and Scotland
online at Google Books
1867
3. Red Cross; or, Young America in England and Wales
online at Google Books
1867
4. Dikes and Ditchs; or Young America in Holland and Belgium
online at Project Gutenberg
1868
5. Palace and Cottage; or Young America in France and Switzerland
online at Google Books
1868
6. Down the Rhine; or, Young America in Germany
online at Project Gutenberg
1869
   
YOUNG AMERICA ABROAD. SECOND SERIES.         1871-1877
Lee & Shepard
1. Up the Baltic; or, Young America in Norway, Sweden and Denmark
online at Google Books
1871
2. Northern Lands; or, Young America in Russia and Prussia
online at Google Books
1872
3. Cross and Crescent; or, Young America in Turkey and Greece
online at Google Books
1872
4. Sunny Shores; or, Young America in Italy and Austria
online at Google Books
1874
5. Vine and Olive; or, Young America in Spain and Portugal 1876
6. Isles of the Sea; or, Young America Homeward Bound 1877
   
STARRY FLAG         1867-1868
Lee & Shepard
1. The Starry Flag; or, The Young Fisherman of Cape Ann
online at Google Books
1867
2. Breaking Away; or, The Fortunes of a Student
online at Project Gutenberg
1867
3. Seek and Find; or, The Adventures of a Smart Boy
online at Google Books
1867
4. Freaks of Fortune; or, Half Round the World
online at Project Gutenberg
1868
5. Make or Break; or, The Rich Man's Daughter
online at Google Books
1868
6. Down the River; or, Buck Bradford and His Tyrants
online at Project Gutenberg
1868
   
UPWARD AND ONWARD         1870-1872
Lee & Shepard
1. Field and Forest; or, The Fortunes of a Farmer
online at Project Gutenberg
1870
2. Plane and Plank; or, The Mishaps of a Mechanic 1870
3. Desk and Debit; or, The Catastrophes of a Clerk
online at Project Gutenberg
1871
4. Cringle and Cross-tree; or, The Sea Swashes of a Sailor 1871
5. Bivouac and Battle; or, The Struggles of a Soldier 1871
6. Sea and Shore; or, The Tramps of a Traveller 1872
   
YACHT CLUB         1872-1875
Lee & Shepard
1. Little Bobtail; or, The Wreck of the Penobscot
online at Project Gutenberg
1872
2. The Yacht Club; or, The Young Boat-Builder
online at Project Gutenberg
1873
3. Money-Maker; or, The Victory of the Basilisk
online at Google Books
1873
4. The Coming Wave; or, The Hidden Treasure ofHigh Rock 1874
5. The Dorcas Club; or, Our Girls Afloat 1874
6. Ocean-Born; or, The Cruise of the Clubs 1875
   
LAKE SHORE         1869-1870
Lee & Shepard
1. Through by Daylight; or, The Young Engineer of the Lake Shore Express 1869
2. Lightning Express; or, The Rival Academies
online at Google Books
1869
3. On Time; or, The Young Captain of the Ucayga Steamer 1869
4. Switch Off; or, The War of the Students 1869
5. Brake Up; or, The Young Peacemakers 1870
6. Bear and Forbear; or, The Young Skipper of Lake Ucayga 1870
   
GREAT WESTERN         1875-1881
Lee & Shepard
1. Going West; or, The Perils of a Poor Boy 1875
2. Out West; or, Roughing It on the Great Lakes
online at Google Books
1877
3. Lake Breezes; or, The Cruise of the Sylvania
online at Google Books
1878
4. Going South; or, Yachting on the Atlantic Coast 1879
5. Down South; or, Yacht Adventures in Florida
online at Project Gutenberg
1880
6. Up the River; or, Yachting on the Mississippi
online at Project Gutenberg
1881
   
BOAT-BUILDER         1882-1887
Lee & Shepard
1. All Adrift; or, The Goldwing Club
online at Project Gutenberg
1882
2. Snug Harvor; or, The Champlain Mechanics 1883
3. Square and Compasses; or, Building the House 1884
4. Stem to Stern; or, Building the Boat 1885
5. All Taut; or, Rigging the Boat 1886
6. Ready About; or, Sailing the Boat 1887
   
BLUE AND THE GRAY AFLOAT         1883-1893
Lee & Shepard
1. Taken by the Enemy
online at Project Gutenberg
1883
2. Within the Enemy's Lines
online at Project Gutenberg
1889
3. On the Blockade
online at Project Gutenberg
1890
4. Stand by the Union
online at Project Gutenberg
1891
5. Fighting for the Right
online at Project Gutenberg
1892
6. A Victorious Union
online at Project Gutenberg
1893
   
BLUE AND THE GRAY ON LAND         1894-1899
Lee & Shepard
1. Brother against Brother; or, The War on the Border 1894
2. In the Saddle 1895
3. A Lieutenant at Eighteen
online at Project Gutenberg
1895
4. On the Staff 1896
5. At the Front
online at Google Books
1897
6. An Undivided Union
online at Project Gutenberg
1899
Note: Vol 6. completed by Edward Stratemeyer after Adamsís death
   
ALL OVER THE WORLD LIBRARY
- FIRST SERIES
        1891-1893
Lee & Shepard
1. A Missing Million; or, The Adventures of Louis Belgrave 1891
2. A Millionaire at Sixteen; or, The Cruise of the "Guardian-Mother" 1892
3. A Young Knight-Errant;or, Cruising in the West Indies
online at Google Books
1893
4. Strange Sights Abroad; or, A Voyage in European Waters 1893
   
ALL OVER THE WORLD LIBRARY
- SECOND SERIES
        1893-1894
Lee & Shepard
1. American Boys Afloat; or, Curising in the Orient 1893
2. The Young Navigators; or, The Foreign Cruise of the Maud 1893
3. Up and Down the Nile; or, Young Adventurers in Africa 1894
4. Asiatic Breezes; or, Students on the Wing
online at Project Gutenberg
1894
   
ALL OVER THE WORLD LIBRARY
- THIRD SERIES
        1895-1897
Lee & Shepard
1. Across India; or, Live Boys in the Far East
online at Project Gutenberg
1895
2. Half Round the World; or, Among the Uncivilized 1895
3. Four Young Explorers; or, Sight-Seeing in the Tropics
online at Project Gutenberg
1896
4. Pacific Shores; or, Adventures in Eastern Seas 1897


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