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McSweeney's Issue 46

by Dave Eggers

In thirteen electrifying stories, our very first all-Latin-American issue takes on the crime story as a starting point, and expands to explore contemporary life from every angle—swinging from secret Venezuelan...


God Carlos

by Anthony C. Winkler

A provocative and persuasive historical novel exploring the Spanish brutality against native Indians in early-16th-century Jamaica.


A Brig of War: #3 A Nathaniel Drinkwater Novel

by Richard Woodman

Drinkwater, in his fight to bring a half-armed ship safely to the Cape of Good Hope, is beset with personal enmity, the activity of the French and the violence of the sea.


The Mysterious Island

by Jules Verne

The Mysterious Island: Illustrated by Jules Verne. - In Three Parts: I. Dropped from the Clouds, II. Abandoned, III. The Secret of the Island. Fully Illustrated with 154 Illustrations from the Original edition...


Adrift In the Pacific, or Two Years Vacation

by Jules Verne

Adrift In the Pacific, or Two Years Vacation is an adventure novel by Jules Verne, published in 1888. Know also has The Strange Adventures of a Schoolboy Crew; Long Vacation; Second Year Ashore.

The two original...


Loot of the Shanung

by L. Ron Hubbard

A one hundred grand reward for the return of billionaire George Rockham is more than enough to turn Shanghai newspaperman Jimmy Vance’s head. Throw in the gorgeous dame who’s offering the reward—Rockham’s...


Mr. Midshipman Easy

by Frederick Marryat & John Harland

This 1836 novel combines adventure and humor in recounting a philosophical lad's initiation into the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. A stirring tale, based on the author's firsthand experiences. 37 illustrations....


Voyage Beneath the Waves

by Jules Rengade & Brian Stableford

VOYAGE BENEATH THE WAVES was published two years prior to Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Verne, when he became aware of Jules Rengade's serial version, felt obliged to write the magazine...


The Three Emperors

by William Dietrich

Adventurer Ethan Gage travels through the darkest and most superstitious realms of eighteenth century Europe, to the castles and caves of Bohemia to rescue his family and uncover a mysterious medieval device...


Fair Seafarer: A Honeymoon Adventure with the Merchant Marine

by Nancy Allen

A gutsy woman's tale of marrying the Chief Mate of a mammoth containership and sailing the seas with today's modern mariners.


Lord Jim (Mermaids Classics)

by Joseph Conrad

Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad (1857-1924): "....a young British seaman, becomes first mate on the Patna, a ship full of pilgrims travelling to Mecca for the hajj. When the ship starts rapidly taking on water and...


The Blackbirder

by James L. Nelson

In a blind rage, King James, ex-slave and now Marlowe's comrade in arms, slaughters the crew of a slave ship and makes himself the most wanted man in Virginia. The governor gives Marlowe a choice: Hunt James...


The Guardship

by James L. Nelson

Shortly after Thomas Marlowe's arrival in Williamsburg, Virginia, all in that newfound capital city are speaking his name. With the bounty from his years as a pirate--a life he intends to renounce and keep forever...


Thieves of Mercy

by James L. Nelson

Having survived the bloody Battle of New Orleans and the loss of their ironclad Yazoo River, captain Samuel Bowater, engineer Hieronymus Taylor, and the survivors of their crew are given new orders -- take command...


Three Men In a Boat - (To Say Nothing of the Dog)

by Jerome K. Jerome

Three invalids.—Sufferings of George and Harris.—A victim to one hundred and seven fatal maladies.—Useful prescriptions.—Cure for liver complaint in children.—We agree that we are overworked, and need...


Twenty Fathoms Down

by L. Ron Hubbard

As daring and defiant as Kirk Douglas journeying 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, there’s no stopping diver Hawk Ridley as he takes the plunge into an ocean of untold riches and danger.  Fighting off ruthless...


Island Wars

by Michael Evans

Island Wars originally appeared on DownEast.com and ran for roughly three months, emulating in the real time the passage of time in the book. It chronicles the daily exploits of Donovan Graham, a recent college...


By Reef and Palm

by Louis Becke

Louis Becke (AKA George Lewis Becke) was an Australian short-story writer and novelist. 

As a child Becke twice ran away and when he turned 16 he was a stowaway on a ship bound for Samoa. When he was 18 Becke...


Out on the Water

by Tessa Duder & Bruce Potter

Ten short stories, and two longer historical ones, bring to life the thrills and challenges of sailing, paddling and travelling on the seas around New Zealand. Accompanied by Bruce Potter?s vivid illustrations,...


Twixt Land and Sea

by Joseph Conrad

Originally published as a collection in 1912, "Twixt Land and Sea" contains three long stories written for magazines in the 1909 -1911 period. 

The Secret Sharer’ is one of the great tales in the English...