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Nautical Fiction Index

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Lieber, Joel (1936-1971)

How the Fishes Live. McKay, 1967. 238 pages

A handful of international characters survive the sinking of a liner and 21 days exposure to the elements only by killing one of their older members and eating him. The novel divides evenly between a close study of the tensions leading up to the harrowing event, and the court trial of the two men who did the actual murder. Reprinted under the title Deep Blue





Liepmann, Max Heinz (1905-1966)

Murder - Made in Germany: A True Story of Present-Day Germany. Harper, 1934. 258 pages

Translation of Das Vaterland: Ein Tatsachen Roman aus dem heutigen Deutschland. A steam trawler returns to port to find while on cruise the Nazis have taken power. During shore leave, nearly all of the crew run afoul of the new regime; some suffer beatings by the SA, while others are jailed or sent a concentration camp





Lincoln, Joseph Crosby (1870-1944)

Cape Cod Ballads : and Other Verse. Albert Brandt, 1902. 198 pages






Cap'n Eri: A Story of the Coast. Burt, 1904. 397 pages

Fishing off the New England coast at the turn of the century. Adapted as The Golden Boys (2009)





Partners of the Tide. A. L. Burt, 1905. 400 pages






Mr. Pratt. A. L. Burt, 1906. 342 pages






The "Old Home House". A. L. Burt, 1907. 291 pages

Later reprinted as Cape Cod Stories





Cy Whittaker's Place. D. Appleton, 1908. 317 pages






Our Village. D. Appleton, 1909. 182 pages






Keziah Coffin. D. Appleton, 1909. 386 pages






The Depot Master. D. Appleton, 1910. 379 pages






Cap'n Warren's Wards. D. Appleton, 1911. 379 pages






The Woman-Haters: A Yarn of Eastboro Twin-Lights. D. Appleton, 1911. 338 pages

Adapted into the film The Lightkeepers.





The Postmaster. D. Appleton, 1912. 316 pages






The Rise of Roscoe Paine. D. Appleton, 1912 468 pages

Adapted into the film No Trespassing.





Mr. Pratt's Patients. D. Appleton, 1913. 344 pages






Cap'n Dan's Daughter. D. Appleton, 1914. 389 pages






Kent Knowles: Quahaug. D. Appleton, 1914. 450 pages






Thankful's Inheritance. D. Appleton, 1915. 382 pages






Mary-'Gusta. A. L. Burt, 1916. 410 pages

Two retired mariners almost ruin business trying to give advantages to a little orphan girl





Extricating Obadiah. D. Appleton, 1917. 380 pages






Shavings. D. Appleton, 1918. 382 pages






The Portygee. D. Appleton, 1920. 361 pages






Galusha the Magnificent. D. Appleton, 1921. 407 pages

U.K. title: The Magnificent Mr. Bangs





Fair Harbor. D. Appleton, 1922. 379 pages






Doctor Nye of North Ostable. D. Appleton, 1923. 423 pages

Adapted into the 1924 film Idle Tongues.





Rugged Water. D. Appleton, 1924. 385 pages

Classic novel about the US Lifesaving Service.





Queer Judson. D. Appleton, 1925. 382 pages






The Big Mogul. D. Appleton, 1926. 386 pages






The Aristocratic Miss Brewster. D. Appleton, 1927. 403 pages






Silas Bradford's Boy. A. L. Burt, 1928. 376 pages






Blowing Clear. D. Appleton, 1930. 332 pages






All Alongshore. Coward-McCann, 1931. 532 pages

Reprinted as Cape Cod Characters





Head Tide. D. Appleton, 1932. 387 pages






Back Numbers. Coward-McCann, 1933. 341 pages

Short stories.





The Peel Trait. D. Appleton, 1934. 309 pages






Storm Signals. D. Appleton, 1935. 337 pages






Great-Aunt Lavinia. D. Appleton, 1936. 339 pages






Storm Girl. D. Appleton, 1937. 278 pages






Christmas Days. Coward-McCann, 1938. 157 pages

A boy growing up in Cape Cod who eventually becomes captain of his own ship





A. Hall & Co.. D. Appleton, 1938. 336 pages

Feud between two Cape Cod families over a piece of land





Rhymes of the Old Cape. D. Appleton, 1939. 248 pages






Out of the Fog. D. Appleton-Century, 1940. 360 pages

Captain Mark comes across a dead body in the fog off Cape Cod in this mystery by the noted sea author.





The Bradshaws of Harniss. D. Appleton, 1943. 380 pages







Lincoln, Joseph Crosby and Lincoln, Freeman

Blair's Attic. Coward-McCann, 1929. 369 pages






The Ownley Inn. Coward-McCann, 1939. 311 pages

Dick Clarke, in disgrace because of the theft of a valuable book from the Knowlton Library, finds himself on old Sepatonk Island, staying at the Ownley Inn, run by Seth Hammond Ownley, who, when asked the reason for the cannon on the front lawn, invariably replies, “To repel boarders.” Then things begin to happen. A hurricane isolates the island; and a wrecked cruising launch starts a train of events which keeps Anne Francis, a charming girl who has quarrelled with Clarke; Perry Hale, a none-too-scrupulous book collector, and most of the other boarders, in a state of commotion and, at times, fear.



The New Hope. Coward-McCann, 1941. 407 pages

It's August of the year 1814 in the Cape Cod town of Trumet and the British have bottled up both harbors, the one on the Massachusetts Bay side and the one on the ocean side, until not even a small fishing boat can get through the blockade. Under the leadership of Captain Dole and his young companion, Jonathon Bangs, the townspeople have invested their money and their labor in outfitting a merchant vessel and manning her with a crew. They have encouraged gossip around the Cape, which they know the British blockaders will hear, that they are simply overhauling the craft, to be used as a coastwise trader when the war is over. But the real purpose of the New Hope, as the privateer is named, is to try to slip out some dark night after a store of powder has been smuggled aboard and to run through the blockade at the risk of every life aboard and every cent invested in her.






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