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Sailors, pirates, nautical adventures and strange sea creatures: a list of stories from the sea.

 

The Sea Wolf

by Jack London

Chronicles the voyages of a ship run by the ruthless Wolf Larsen, among the greatest of London's characters, and spokesman for an extreme individualism London intended to critique.

Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

by Jules Verne

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne, published in 1870. It is about the fictional Captain Nemo and...

Moby-Dick

by Herman Melville

Moby-Dick is an 1851 novel by Herman Melville. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaling ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab...

South Sea Tales

by Jack London

Darker Pacific tales, including "Mauki" and "The Terrible Solomans."

Robinson Crusoe

by Daniel Defoe

The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (of York, Mariner Who lived Eight and Twenty Years all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River...

Starfish

Rifters #1

by Peter Watts

A huge international corporation has developed a facility along the Juan de Fuca Ridge at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean to exploit geothermal power. They send a bio-engineered crew--people who have been altered...

Captain Blood

by Rafael Sabatini

A gentlemanly Irish physician is innocently condemned to a life of slavery in the English colonies across the sea. There, on a Caribbean Island plantation, the good Dr. Peter Blood, toils as a slave. A chance...

The Riddle of the Sands

by Erskine Childers

The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service is a patriotic British 1903 novel by Erskine Childers. It is a novel that "owes a lot to the wonderful adventure novels of writers like Rider Haggard, that...

Captains Courageous

by Rudyard Kipling

The adventures of Harvey Chaney Jr., an arrogant and spoiled son of a railroad tycoon. Washed overboard from a transatlantic steamship and rescued by fishermen on the Grand Banks, Harvey cannot persuade them...

Behemoth

Rifters #2

by Peter Watts

Lenie Clarke-rifter, avenger, amphibious deep-sea cyborg-has destroyed the world. Once exploited for her psychological addiction to dangerous environments, she emerged in the wake of a nuclear blast to serve...

Maelstrom

Rifters #3

by Peter Watts

An enormous tidal wave on the west coast of North America has just killed thousands. Lenie Clarke, in a black wetsuit, walks out of the ocean onto a Pacific Northwest beach filled with the oppressed and drugged...

The Sea-Hawk

by Rafael Sabatini

Set in the late 16th century, this pirate tale follows a Cornish sea-faring gentleman, Sir Oliver Tressilian, as he is villainously betrayed by his jealous brother. Forced to serve as a slave on a Spanish galley,...

The Chronicles of Captain Blood

The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

The Sea Raiders

The Pirate Woman

by Aylward Edward Dingle

A Breathless Romance of the Caribbean

Typee

by Herman Melville

Based on Melville's actual experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands, this work was extremely popular, and provoked disbelief among its readers until the events it described were corroborated...

Dutch Courage and Other Stories

by Jack London

A collection of very early stories published posthumously, with a preface by his wife Charmian.

The Free Fishers

Dick Sands the Boy Captain

The After House

by Mary Roberts Rinehart

When three people are murdered on a yacht everyone must watch their back as the murderer is still on board. But who is it?

The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton

by Daniel Defoe

The narrative describes the life of an Englishman, stolen from a well-to-do family as a child and raised by Gypsies who eventually makes his way to sea. One half of the book concerns Singleton's crossing of...

Moonfleet

by John Meade Falkner

Moonfleet is a tale of smuggling by the English novelist J. Meade Falkner, first published in 1898. The book was extremely popular among children worldwide up until the 1970s, mostly for its themes of adventure...

The Secret Sharer

The Mutiny of the Elsinore

by Jack London

Written during a time of tragedy, this novel of sea life fails in either its story or doctrinaire intentions.

The Offshore Pirate

In the Days of Drake

by Joseph Smith Fletcher

In the whole history of the English people there is no period so absolutely heroic, so full of enthralling interest, as that in which the might of England made itself apparent by land and sea—the period which...

Tales of the Fish Patrol

by Jack London

Stories set on the San Francisco Bay of London's youth, including "A Raid on the Oyster Pirates."

Redburn

by Herman Melville

Wellington Redburn is a fifteen-year-old from the state of New York, with only one dream - to run away to sea. However, when he does fulfil this long-held fantasy, he quickly finds that reality as a cabin boy...

The Nigger of the 'Narcissus'

Typhoon

West Wind Drift

by George Barr McCutcheon

The romantic story of the shipwreck of a great modern liner on an uninhabited island, where the passengers built homes, established a government, created laws and enforced them and kept the fires of courage...

Black Bartlemy's Treasure

by Jeffery Farnol

Martin Conisby, embittered by his five years of slavery on the Spanish galleon Esmeralda, escapes during a sea fight and makes his way back to England, determined to avenge himself on Richard Brandon, who was...

Harrigan

by Max Brand

With gusts of wind fanning it roughly, the flame rose fast. Harrigan made other journeys to the rotten stump and wrenched away great chunks of bark and wood. He came back and piled them on the fire. It towered...

The White Ship

The Sign of the Snake

Freya of the Seven Isles

The Boats of the 'Glen-Carrig'

Dark Shanghai

The Mutineers

by Charles Hawes

A tale of old days at sea and of adventures in the Far East as Benjamin Lathrop set it down some sixty years ago.

Martin Conisby's Vengeance

by Jeffery Farnol

A classic pirate tale of the Spanish Main, featuring the female pirate, Captain Jo.

A Master of Fortune

by Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne

"The pay is small enough," said Captain Kettle, staring at the blue paper. "It's a bit hard for a man of my age and experience to come down to a job like piloting, on eight pound a month and my grub."

The Pit of the Serpent

A Smile of Fortune

Blow the Chinks Down!

The TNT Punch

The Swimmers

Breed of Battle

The Filibusters

by Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne

This story deals with the participants in an expedition that successfully captures the presidency of a Central American republic. It is very exciting, the incidents being fresh and daring with not too much reliance...

The Great Quest

by Charles Hawes

The experiences of Josiah Woods of Topham, and of those others with whom he sailed for Cuba and the Gulf of Guinea.

Lost in the Fog

Cord and Creese

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humphreyswill
humphreyswill
Thu, 21 May 2009 00:39:36 +0200

Great list.


GordonA1
GordonA1
Wed, 25 Feb 2009 22:57:03 +0100

I would add The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne. Details the "end" of Captain Nemo at the end of the book.
Gordon Adams
Knoxville, Tennessee