WorldCat Identities

Appleton, Victor

Overview
Works: 89 works in 211 publications in 1 language and 11,886 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.A652, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Victor Appleton
 
Most widely held works by Victor Appleton
Tom Swift and his airship, or, The stirring cruise of the Red Cloud by Howard Roger Garis( Book )

22 editions published between 1910 and 2012 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tom Swift enters an upcoming race with his specially-designed prototype electric race car. But as he makes the final preparations and adjustments, days before the race, he discovers a plot that would bankrupt not only his family, but also everyone else that relies on the local bank (which is the target of a nefarious bank-run scheme). Tom must solve the mystery and stop the criminals behind the plot before he'll test himself on a 500 mile race against some of the best electric cars and skilled drivers in the United States."--Librivox
Into the abyss by Victor Appleton( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Swift must rescue his father when the latter's submarine loses contact with the Swift Enterprises vessel
The Robot Olympics by Victor Appleton( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Swift must stop terrorists from ruining the Robot Olympics. He has been training his entry, SwiftBot, for the upcoming Robot Olympics -- a major event being sponsored by the White House's Office of Science and Technology. Teenage inventors from around the country will be bringing their homemade robots to compete in a series of athletic competitions. The Road Back, an antiscience terrorist group, has issued a statement condemning the event, and Tom hopes that the tight security at the Robot Olympics will keep TRB from causing trouble. But no such luck. Someone is playing dirty, and things are going to get dangerous
Rocket racers by Victor Appleton( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom is teaming up with his pals Yo and Bud to test out his new Swift-Racer, a rocket-powered plane built for speed. There's a competition coming up and Tom thinks the Swift-Racer is advanced enough to set a new record in the world of rocket racing. He and Yo can't wait to see how it stacks up to the competition. Plus the contest will reunite Tom with some of the friends he made when he competed in the Robot Olympics
Tom Swift in the caves of ice, or, The wreck of the airship by Howard Roger Garis( Book )

9 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Swift and friends journey to the Arctic in Tom's custom airship to seek the legendary Valley of Gold. When his map is stolen by his longtime nemesis, Andy Foger, who has himself built a competing airship, the race is on across frigid Alaska to see who will be the first to find the limitless fortune
Tom Swift and his air glider; or, Seeking the platinum treasure by Victor Appleton( Book )

3 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Far ranging adventures through the sky over Russia, as Tom and his friends search for the lost Platinum mines ..."--Feedbooks
Tom Swift and his wireless message : or, The castaways of Earthquake Island by Victor Appleton( Book )

5 editions published between 1911 and 2013 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every boy possesses some form of inventive genius. Tom Swift is a bright, ingenious boy and his inventions and adventures make the most interesting kind of reading. These spirited tales convey in a realistic way, the wonderful advances in land and sea locomotion and other successful inventions. Stories like these are impressed upon the memory and their reading is productive only of good. This series of adventure novels starring the genius boy inventor Tom Swift falls into the genre of "invention fiction" or "Edisonade."
Tom Swift and his aerial warship, or, The naval terror of the seas by Victor Appleton( Book )

4 editions published between 1915 and 2012 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom is explaining his newest invention to his friend, Ned Newton. Just as Tom is in the middle of explaining the problems he is having, a fire erupts in one of the sheds, where explosives are stored. After the fire has been put out, careful investigation shows that the fire was set deliberately
Tom Swift in captivity = or, A daring escape by airship ... by Victor Appleton( Book )

5 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Swift is approached by Mr. Preston, the owner of a circus, and begins to tell the story of Jake Poddington, Mr. Preston's most skilled hunter. As it turns out, Jake went missing just after sending word to Preston that Jake was on the trail of a tribe of giants, somewhere in South Africa. That was the last Preston has heard of Jake Poddington. Preston would like Tom to use one of his airships to search for Poddington, and if possible, bring back a giant for the circus
Tom Swift and his photo telephone, or, The picture that saved a fortune by Victor Appleton( Book )

4 editions published between 1914 and 2012 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom and his father are arguing about Tom's latest idea, a photo telephone. Mr. Swift is adamant that the idea won't work, but Tom has some ideas in mind, and refuses to back down. Tom read about a recent news event where a photograph was transmitted over telegraph lines, and there is no functional difference between the wires used for a telephone to those used in telegraphs
Tom Swift and his giant cannon, or, The longest shots on record by Victor Appleton( Book )

4 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Swift must construct a cannon large enough to protect the Panama Canal while evading saboteurs
Tom Swift among the diamond makers; or, The secret of Phantom Mountain by Victor Appleton( Book )

5 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Swift flies his airship to the mountain tops of Colorado to seek for the secret of the Diamond Makers: criminal scientists who have figured out the formula of manufacturing a limitless fortune in diamonds. But these rogues will stop at nothing to keep their secret. Tom & friends are soon captured and left to die in a collapsing mountain
Tom Swift and his great searchlight, or, On the border for Uncle Sam by Victor Appleton( Book )

5 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom has finally perfected one of his latest inventions, a noiseless airship. This is a project Tom has been working on since the last few volumes, and now that it is finished, it appears that Tom is suddenly under scrutiny by United States border agents, who are tracking smuggling operations which utilize airships to move goods out of Canada, and avoid paying duty tax. Once Tom convinces the agents that he is not involved in smuggling, he is hired to help break up the operations
Tom Swift and his air scout : or, Uncle Sam's mastery of the sky by Victor Appleton( Book )

3 editions published between 1919 and 2012 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every boy possesses some form of inventive genius. Tom Swift is a bright, ingenious boy and his inventions and adventures make the most interesting kind of reading. These spirited tales convey in a realistic way, the wonderful advances in land and sea locomotion and other successful inventions. Stories like these are impressed upon the memory and their reading is productive only of good. This series of adventure novels starring the genius boy inventor Tom Swift falls into the genre of "invention fiction" or "Edisonade."
Tom Swift among the fire fighters : or, Battling with flames from the air by Victor Appleton( Book )

4 editions published between 1921 and 2012 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Tom and Ned Newton are reviewing financial records, a fire breaks out at the fireworks factory in town. Assisting the firemen, they rescue Josephus Baxter who is developing a new dye formula and has hired out laboratory space at the factory. During the mayhem created by the fire and the rescue, Mr. Baxter loses the formula, but he is positive that the owners of the factory have stolen it. Tom feels pity on the man, and allows him use of the labs at the Swift Construction Company
Tom Swift and his electric locomotive, or, Two miles a minute on the rails by Howard Roger Garis( Book )

4 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every boy possesses some form of inventive genius. Tom Swift is a bright, ingenious boy and his inventions and adventures make the most interesting kind of reading. These spirited tales convey in a realistic way, the wonderful advances in land and sea locomotion and other successful inventions. Stories like these are impressed upon the memory and their reading is productive only of good. This series of adventure novels starring the genius boy inventor Tom Swift falls into the genre of "invention fiction" or "Edisonade."
Tom Swift and his undersea search, or, The treasure on the floor of the Atlantic by Victor Appleton( Book )

3 editions published between 1920 and 2008 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Swift and his friend accept an assignment to salvage treasure from a wrecked ship
Tom Swift and his motor-cycle, or, Fun and adventures on the road by Victor Appleton( )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every boy possesses some form of inventive genius. Tom Swift is a bright, ingenious boy and his inventions and adventures make the most interesting kind of reading. These spirited tales convey in a realistic way, the wonderful advances in land and sea locomotion and other successful inventions. Stories like these are impressed upon the memory and their reading is productive only of good. This series of adventure novels starring the genius boy inventor Tom Swift falls into the genre of "invention fiction" or "Edisonade."
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityVardeman, Robert E.

Appleton, Victor II

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English (105)

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Into the abyssThe Robot OlympicsRocket racersTom Swift in the caves of ice, or, The wreck of the airshipTom Swift and his air glider; or, Seeking the platinum treasureTom Swift and his wireless message : or, The castaways of Earthquake IslandTom Swift and his aerial warship, or, The naval terror of the seasTom Swift in captivity = or, A daring escape by airship ...