Adventurousness (See also Journey, Quest, Wandering.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Adventurousness (See also Journey, Quest, Wandering.)

  1. Adverse, Anthony leads adventurous and romantic life in Italy, France, and America in the Napoleonic era. [Am. Lit.: Haydn & Fuller, 36]
  2. Baggins, Bilbo hobbit-protagonist; has escapades with dwarfs. [Br. Lit.: The Hobbit]
  3. Blas, Gil picaresque victimizer and victim who encounters all the social classes of 18th-century Spain. [Fr. Lit.: Gil Blas; Benét, 395]
  4. Bond, James secret agent 007, whose exploits feature futuristic technology. [Br. Lit.: Herman, 27]
  5. Boob McNutt schlemiel has wild adventures among fabulous beasts on tropical isles. [Comics: Horn, 125]
  6. Bunny, Benjamin Peter Rabbit’s thrill-seeking cousin. [Children’s Lit.: The Tale of Benjamin Bunny]
  7. Clarke, Micah helps in Monmouth’s unsuccessful attempt to wrest the throne from King James. [Br. Lit.: Doyle Micah Clarke in Magill I, 585]
  8. Crusoe, Robinson experiences adventures among pirates, cannibals, and slavers. [Br. Lit.: Defoe Robinson Crusoe]
  9. Deadwood Dick hero of Wild West dime novels. [Am. Folklore: Walsh Modern, 115]
  10. Eulenspiegel, Till wanders the Low Countries, living by his wits and avenging the evil deeds of King Philip. [Belg. Lit.: Benét, 325]
  11. Fabio 19th-century young runaway becomes gaucho; Argentinian Huckleberry Finn. [Arg. Lit.: Don Segundo Sombra]
  12. Fabrizio del Dongo partisan of Napoleon, involved in love, intrigue, a duel, and ends up as a Carthusian monk. [Fr. Lit.: Stendhal The Charterhouse of Parma in Magill I, 135]
  13. Finn, Huckleberry 19th-century picaresque teenager travels down the Mississippi on a raft. [Am. Lit.: Huckleberry Finn]
  14. Flanders, Moll amoral adventuress of many liasons. [Br. Lit.: Defoe Moll Flanders in Benét, 678]
  15. Fogg, Phileas gentleman undertakes world trip on wager. [Fr. Lit.: Around the World in Eighty Days]
  16. Gilliatt battles storms, disaster, and a giant octopus in order to salvage a ship’s engine and win a bride. [Fr. Lit.: Toilers of the Sea in Magill II, 1037]
  17. Gordon, Flash constantly launches into apparently hopeless adventures to combat evil powers. [Comics: Berger, 133]
  18. Gulliver, Lemuel 17th-century hero travels to fanciful lands on extraordinary voyages. [Br. Lit.: Gulliver’s Travels]
  19. Hajji Baba shrewd rascal travels around Persia. [Fr. Lit.: Hajji Baba of Ispahan in Magill I, 343]
  20. Hannay, Richard traced and hounded by enemies of England, has several narrow escapes. [Br. Lit. and Cinema: Buchan The 39 Steps in Magill I, 972]
  21. Hawkins, Jim cabin boy on pirate ship. [Br. Lit.: Treasure Island]
  22. Hornblower, Horatio gallant warship captain in Napoleonic era. [Br. Lit.: Captain Horatio Hornblower]
  23. Huon of Bordeaux as penance for killing a prince, submits to perilous journey to the East. [Ger. Lit.: Benét, 487; Ger. Opera: Oberon]
  24. Jason leader of Argonauts in successful quest for the Golden Fleece. [Gk. Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 500]
  25. Kidnapped caught in the intrigues of Scottish factions, David Balfour and Alan Breck are shipwrecked, escape from the king’s soldiers, and undergo great dangers. [Br. Lit.: R. L. Stevenson Kidnapped]
  26. Kim orphan wanders streets of India with lama. [Br. Lit.: Kim]
  27. Kon-Tiki tale of raft trip taken to prove sea-borne migration of peoples and culture. [Pacific Hist.: Kon-Tiki]
  28. Krull, Felix has adventures in Germany, France, and Portugal under a succession of names and professions. [Ger. Lit.: Mann The Confessions of Felix Krull in Magill III, 218]
  29. Lawrence of Arabia T. E. Lawrence (1888–1935), legendary hero, led Arab revolt against Turkey. [Br. Hist.: Benét, 572]
  30. Lazarillo de Tormes 16th-century picaresque novel about a runaway youth who lives by his wits serving, in succession, a blind beggar and several unworthy ecclesiastics. [Span. Lit.: Haydn & Fuller, 415]
  31. Lismahago, Lieutenant Obadiah 19th-century sportsman with quixotic tales. [Br. Lit.: Humphry Clinker, Magill I, 394–397]
  32. Münchhausen, Baron picaresque traveler and teller of tall tales. [Ger. Lit.: Baron Mücnchhausen]
  33. Mowgli infant lost in the Indian forest is brought up by a wolf pack. [Children’s Lit.: Kipling The Jungle Books in Magill I, 461]
  34. Nautilus submarine in which its builder, Captain Nemo, cruises around the world. [Fr. Lit.: Jules Verne Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea]
  35. Nemo, Captain travels throughout the world in the Nautilus, a submarine of his own invention. [Fr. Lit.: Jules Verne Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea]
  36. Odysseus (Ulysses) varied adventures after the Trojan War kept him away from Ithaca for ten years. [Gk. Myth.: Odyssey]
  37. Pickle, Peregrine young rogue experiences escapades in England and on the Continent. [Br. Lit.: Peregrine Pickle in Magill I, 731-4]
  38. Polo, Marco 13th-century Venetian merchant; brought Oriental wonders to Europe. [Eur. Hist.: Bishop, 222–224]
  39. Pym, Arthur Gordon journeys include mutiny, shipwreck, savages, and the supernatural. [Am. Lit.: Poe, “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym” in Magill I, 640–643]
  40. Quatermain, Allan undertakes a dangerous African expedition in search of a lost diamond mine. [Br. Lit.: H. Rider Haggard King Solomon’s Mines in Magill I, 475]
  41. Random, Roderick exiled for killing in a duel, goes to sea, endures shipwreck and battles, and discovers his wealthy father. [Br. Lit.: Roderick Random, Haydn & Fuller, 644]
  42. Ruslan undergoes many adventures to regain his abducted bride. [Russ. Poetry: Ruslan and Lyudmilla in Haydn & Fuller, 653]
  43. Sawyer, Tom classic 19th-century adventuresome, all-American boy. [Am. Lit.: Tom Sawyer]
  44. Simplicissimus from callowness to audacity on 17th-century battlefields. [Ger. Lit.: Simplicissimus]
  45. Sindbad the Sailor has scores of adventures in the course of seven voyages. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights]
  46. Tartarin 19th-century French Quixote acts out his dreams of travel. [Fr. Lit.: Tartarin de Tarascon]
  47. Tarzan jungle man leads adventurous life. [Am. Lit.: Tarzan of the Apes]
  48. Time Machine, The inventor travels into future; sees degeneration of life. [Br. Lit.: The Time Machine]
  49. Tom Jones picaresque novel of a young man in 18th-century England. [Br. Lit.: Haydn & Fuller, 745]

Adversity (See FAILURE.)

Advice (See COUNSEL.)

Affectation (See PRETENSION.)

Affliction (See SUFFERING.)