Originally Posted by Xanthe
I secondCaptains Courageous
and The Scarlet Pimpernel
For a laugh, there's Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary
. It's not a novel, but it is amusing and witty.
Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days
might do, too.
I loved Journey to the Center of the Earth. Around the World in Eighty Days is in our TBR pile!
I downloaded it to our nooks a few weeks ago.