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Treasure Island

by:Stevenson, R. L

While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads to a pirate fortune as well as great danger.

Editions:4770  Date:1000 - 2641  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Sea stories, Adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction

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Moby Dick

by:Melville, Herman, 1819-1891

Its famous opening line, Call me Ishmael, dramatic in its stark simplicity, begins an epic that is widely regarded as the greatest novel ever written by an American. Labeled variously a realistic story of whaling, a romance of unusual adventure and eccentric characters, a symbolic allegory, and a drama of heroic conflict, Moby Dick is first and foremost a great story. It has both the humor and poignancy of a simple sea ballad, as well as the depth and universality of a grand odyssey. When Melville's father died in 1832, the young man's financial security went too. For a while he turned to school-mastering and clerking, but failed to make a sustainable income. In 1840 he signed up on the whaler, Acushnet, out of New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was just 21. A whaler's life turned out to be both arduous and dangerous, and in 1842, Melville deserted ship. Out of this experience and a wealth of printed sources, Melville crafted his masterpiece.

Editions:3115  Date:1800 - 2019  Genre(s):Sea stories, Adventure fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Action and adventure fiction

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Lord Jim

by:Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924

Stripped of his seaman's license, convinced of his own cowardice, Jim sets out on a tragic and transcendent search for redemption.

Editions:1730  Date:1850 - 2019  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Sea stories

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20,000 leagues under the sea : Jules Verne's classic tale

by:Verne, Jules, 1828-1905

Retells the adventures of a French professor and his two companions as they sail above and below the world's oceans as prisoners on the fabulous electric submarine of the deranged Captain Nemo.

Editions:1976  Date:1800 - 2019  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Juvenile works, Sea stories

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Heart of darkness

by:Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924

In Conrad's haunting tale, Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the enigmatic Kurtz. Traveling to the heart of the African continent, he discovers how Kurtz has gained his position of power and influence over the local people. Marlow's struggle to fathom his experience involves him in a radical questioning of not only his own nature and values but the nature and values of his society.

Editions:1015  Date:1899 - 2019  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Parables, Sea stories

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The sea wolf

by:London, Jack, 1876-1916

A deranged and abusive sea captain perpetrates a shipboard atmosphere of increasing violence that ultimately boils over into mutiny in this 1904 maritime classic.

Editions:787  Date:1900 - 2019  Genre(s):Sea stories, Allegories, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Adventure fiction

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Nostromo

by:Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924

"Conrad's pessimistic worldview colors this novel depicting the brutality of Latin American politics and the tragedies that inevitably ensue."

Editions:858  Date:1900 - 2018  Genre(s):Sea stories, Political fiction, Political fiction, Sea stories

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Twenty thousand leagues under the sea

by:Verne, Jules (1828-1905)

The adventures of a French scientist and his companions who travel the Seven Seas as prisoners aboard the submarine of the mysterious Captain Nemo.

Editions:617  Date:1800 - 2019  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Sea stories, Juvenile works

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Captains courageous : a story of the Grand Banks

by:Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936

The spoiled son of a millionaire, Harvey Cheyne is used to living a life of luxury. But when an accident at sea brings him to the deck of a Massachusetts fishing boat, he is suddenly thrown into a world he knows nothing about. Can he endure the back-breaking work of a fisherman? Will he ever see his parents again? Will he survive in a world where money does not matter, and laziness can lead to death on the high seas?

Editions:943  Date:1890 - 9787  Genre(s):Sea stories, Bildungsromans, Sea stories, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans

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The slave dancer : a novel

by:Fox, Paula

Kidnapped by the crew of an Africa-bound ship, a thirteen-year-old boy discovers to his horror that he is on a slaver and his job is to play music for the exercise periods of the human cargo.

Editions:128  Date:1970 - 2016  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Juvenile works, Sea stories, Sea stories, Historical fiction

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