Tom Swift

by Victor Appleton

Series Description

Tom Swift is the central character in a series of early 20th century American Juvenile Adventure novels which emphasize science, invention and technology. In his various incarnations (usually in his teens) he’s inventive and science-minded, “Swift by name and swift by nature”. Each book focuses on Tom’s latest invention, and its role either in solving a problem or mystery, or in assisting him in feats of exploration or rescue. Often he must protect his new invention from villains “intent on stealing Tom’s thunder or preventing his success”, but he’s always successful in the end.

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    1. Tom Swift and his Motorcycle (1910)

    Tom Swift, in his first adventure, has purchased a motorcycle and immediately gets busy modifying it. Eager to test his enhancements, Tom volunteers to more »

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    2. Tom Swift and his Motorboat (1910)

    Tom Swift’s father, a world famous scientist, has been robbed of one of his greatest inventions, and it’s up to Tom to bring the criminals to justice more »

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    3. Tom Swift and his Airship (1910)

    Tom Swift has finished his latest invention: the Red Cloud, a fast and innovative airship and he’s anxious for a cross-country trial. But just before more »

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    4. Tom Swift and his Submarine Boat (1910)

    Tom Swift’s father has completed an experimental submarine design that he expects to test in an upcoming government sponsored race and trial. However, more »

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    5. Tom Swift and his Electric Runabout (1910)

    Tom Swift enters an upcoming race with his specially-designed prototype electric race car, but as he makes the final preparations and adjustments, days more »

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    6. Tom Swift and his Wireless Message (1911)

    Tom Swift and his friends decide to trial an experimental airship near the New Jersey coast, and are unexpectedly swept out to sea by hurricane winds. more »

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    7. Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers (1911)

    While young Tom Swift is in a jewelry store shopping for a ring for Mary, he meets a man who claims to be willing to teach Tom how to make diamonds. more »

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    8. Tom Swift in the Caves of Ice (1911)

    Tom Swift & friends journey to the Arctic in his custom airship to seek for the legendary Valley of Gold. When his map is stolen by his longtime more »

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    9. Tom Swift and His Sky Racer (1911)

    A $10,000 prize lures Tom into competing at a local aviation meet at Eagle Park. Tom is determined to build the fastest plane around, but his plans more »

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    10. Tom Swift and His Electric Rifle (1911)

    Tom is daydreaming of African Safaris while test-firing his new Electric Rifle. It works too well and toasts a hole in his neighbor’s dining room wall, more »

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    11. Tom Swift in the City of Gold (1912)

    High-spirited young Tom Swift is off on another of his many exciting adventures. This time he’s in search of gold in an underground lost city. Tom more »

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    12. Tom Swift and His Air Glider (1912)

    Tom tries, with mixed success, to get someone to go along with him and try out an airplane that he had recently been working on. After getting off to a more »