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Treasure Island

by:Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894

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 them to a pirate's fortune.

Editions:5954  Date:1800 - 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:3356  Date:1800 - 2018  Genre(s):Sea stories, Adventure fiction, Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Sea stories

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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:1773  Date:1850 - 2018  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Sea stories, Sea stories

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20,000 leagues under the sea

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:2574  Date:1800 - 2018  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Juvenile works, Sea stories

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The sea wolf

by:London, Jack, 1876-1916

Life of a Norwegian sealing schooner and a grim picture of a sailor who is a combination of savage superman.

Editions:920  Date:1838 - 2018  Genre(s):Sea stories, Allegories, Allegories, Allegories, Adventure fiction

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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. Travelling 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:1221  Date:1753 - 2018  Genre(s):Psychological fiction, Psychological fiction, Parables, Sea stories

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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:1028  Date:1890 - 9787  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Sea stories, Bildungsromans, Juvenile works, Adventure fiction, Sea stories

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

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Roderick Random

by:Smollett, T. (Tobias), 1721-1771

Famed Scottish satirist Tobias Smollett effortlessly blends humor and adventure in The Adventures of Roderick Random. Based on Smollett's own experiences in the military and heavily influenced by Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote, this book is a hilarious romp that takes the title character on a series of misadventures around the globe.

Editions:910  Date:1748 - 2017  Genre(s):Picaresque literature, Sea stories, Adventure fiction, Picaresque fiction, Picaresque fiction

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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 in the mid-nineteenth century as prisoners in the submarine of the mysterious Captain Nemo.

Editions:625  Date:1800 - 2018  Type:Juvenile  Genre(s):Science fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Sea stories, Juvenile works

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