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Nautical Fiction Index

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Becke, Louis [Lewis] (1855-1913)

By Reef and Palm. T. Fisher Unwin, 1894. 220 pages

The Ebbing of the Tide: South Sea Stories. T. Fisher Unwin, 1894. 292 pages

Pacific Tales. T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. 323 pages

His Native Wife. T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. 202 pages

Wild Life in Southern Seas. T. Fisher Unwin, 1897. 369 pages

Rídan the Devil and Other Stories. T. Fisher Unwin, 1898. 330 pages

Rodman the Boatsteerer and Other Stories. T. Fisher Unwin, 1898. 331 pages

Tom Wallis: A Tale of the South Seas. Religious Tract Society, 1900. 391 pages

Edward Barry, South Sea Pearler. T. Fisher Unwin, 1900. 284 pages

Tessa; The Trader's Wife. T. Fisher Unwin, 1901. 231 pages

By Rock and Pool: On an Austral Shore and Other Stories. T. Fisher Unwin, 1901. 250 pages

Yorke the Adventurer and Other Stories. T. Fisher Unwin, 1901. 238 pages

Breachley, Black Sheep. T. Fisher Unwin, 1902. 300 pages

The Strange Adventure of James Shervinton and Other Stories. T. Fisher Unwin, 1902. 312 pages

The Jalasco Brig. Anthony Treherne, 1902. 299 pages

Helen Adair. George Bell, 1903. 276 pages

Tom Gerrard. T. Fisher Unwin, 1904. 292 pages

Chinkie's Flat and Other Stories. T. Fisher Unwin, 1904. 336 pages

Under Tropic Skies. George Bell, 1904. 320 pages

The Adventures of a Supercargo. T. Fisher Unwin, 1905. 295 pages

The Pearl Divers of Roncador Reef and Other Stories. James Clarke, 1908. 285 pages

The Adventures of Louis Blake. T. Werner Laurie, 1908. 307 pages

'Neath Austral Skies. John Milne, 1909. 315 pages

Bully Hayes: Buccaneer, and Other Stories. NSW Bookstall, 1913. 170 pages



Becke, Louis [Lewis] and Jeffery, Walter James (1861-1922)

A First Fleet Family: A hitherto unpublished narrative of certain remarkable adventures compiled from the papers of Sergeant William Dew of the Marines. T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. 271 pages

The Mystery of the Laughlin Islands. T. Fisher Unwin, 1896. 94 pages

The Mutineer: A Romance of Pitcairn Island. T. Fisher Unwin, 1898. 298 pages

The Tapu of Banderah: and other stories. Arthur Pearson, 1901. 315 pages



Becklund, Jack

Golden Fleece. St. Martin's Press, 1990. 234 pages

Murder mystery involving disappearance of a sailboat in Lake Superior.





Bedford-Jones, H. [Henry] (1887-1949)

The Second Mate. Doubleday, Page, 1923. 124 pages

A highly prolific, highly paid pulp author, nearly all of his nautical fiction remains unreprinted in the back numbers of Argosy, Blue Book, & Adventure





Beech, Webb

Make War in Madness. Fawcett, 1965. 255 pages

Army Lieutenant commands PT boat on strange missions during the Korean war.





Beerbohm, Max, sir (1872-1956)

Zuleika Dobson: or, An Oxford Love Story. Heinemann, 1911. 350 pages

A fascinating young woman of extraordinary beauty arrives in Oxford, a privileged all-male academic society, and immediately devastates the student body, becoming first its icon and then its nemesis. Having fallen in love with Zuleika, the undergraduates, happy to die for what can never be theirs, plunge en masse into the Isis shouting "Zuleika"!



Behr, E. Thomas

Blood Brothers. self, 2011. 406 pages

In 1805, in the war-ravaged Mediterranean, Henry Doyle, a soldier of fortune-and professional killer-arrives at a squalid tavern in the roughest section of Malta for a meeting with a man he should hate. His appointment: William Eaton, an American army officer, Indian fighter, and secret agent for Thomas Jefferson. Eaton is plotting a daring venture: the invasion of Tripoli to liberate three hundred Americans held hostage by the Pasha of Tripoli, place a pro-American ruler on Tripoli's throne, and bring freedom to a Muslim country that has known only tyranny. Eaton has money to spend–for a scout to lead his rag tag invading army of Arabs, European mercenaries, and seven US Marines across five hundred miles of merciless desert to attack an Arab army ten times their size.


Belcher, William, Sir (1799-1877)

Horatio Howard Brenton: A Naval Novel. Hurst and Blackett, 1856. 3 volumes

Horatio Howard Brenton can be plausibly argued to be the real model for C.S. Forester's character Horatio Hornblower.


Belfrage, Cedric (1904-1990)

My Master, Columbus. Doubleday, 1961. 285 pages

Narrated by Yayael, Columbus' Indian servant





Bell, Kensil (1907-1987)

Ice patrol : Jim Steele's adventures with the U.S. Coast guard. Dodd, Mead, 1937. 262 pages






Coast Guard Cadet. Dodd, Mead, 1941. 232 pages


Jersey Rebel. Dodd, Mead, 1951. 248 pages

The Battle of the Delaware in 1777 including the repulse of the Hessian attack on Fort Mercer






Bell, Sallie Lee

Marcel Armand: A Romance of Old Louisiana. L.C. Page, 1935. 343 pages

Lafitte, New Orleans & 1812






Belloc, Hilaire (1870-1953)

The Cruise of the NONA. Houghton Mifflin, 1825. 347 pages

Belloc's personal reminiscences interspersed with accounts of sailing on the his ship, the Nona




Benchley, Nathaniel (1915-1981)

Sail A Crooked Ship. McGraw-Hill, 1960. 230 pages

An aimless young man and his debutant fiancee end up shanghaied on a stolen, clapped-out, reserve fleet freighter that had been moored in New York Harbor. They find themselves held by an improbable collection of incompetent criminals, who take the ship to sea for use as a getaway vehicle for bank robberies. Instead they prove to be a seagoing gang that could not shoot straight. Set in the late 1950s. A real howler!




The Off-Islanders. McGraw-Hill, 1961. 238 pages

Russian nuclear submarine runs aground off a New England island the night that the island's High School football team wins its first game in years. Madcap farce. Basis of the movie The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!




Benchley, Peter (1940-2006)

Jaws. Doubleday, 1974. 311 pages

A great white shark terrorizes a beach resort.




The Deep. Doubleday, 1976. 301 pages

A young couple go to Bermuda on their honeymoon. They dive on the reefs offshore, looking for the wreck of a sunken ship. What they find lures them into a strange and increasingly terrifying encounter with past and present, a struggle for salvage and survival, along the floor of the sea.




The Island. Doubleday, 1979. 302 pages

Descendants of Caribbean pirates cause trouble in the present.




White Shark. Random House, 1994. 324 pages

Off modern-day Massachusetts, a freak accident revives a hideous Nazi experiment that had been entombed in the sea since WWII. A cross between SS storm trooper and a mechanized shark, the creature goes on the rampage sort of and a beleaguered marine scientist is the only one who realizes something unusual is going on.







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