Sea fiction a genre of literature with a setting on or near the sea, that focuses on the human relationship to the sea and sea voyages and highlights nautical culture in these environments. Nautical fiction usually includes distinctive themes, such as a focus on masculinity and heroism, investigations of social hierarchies, and the psychological struggles of the individual in the hostile environment of the sea. For this book, the critic August Nemo selected seven great examples of these stories of salt water and adventure. Enjoy! - The Open Boat by Stephen Crane. - The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson. - The Sea Raiders by H. G. Wells. - Soaked in Seaweed: or Upset in the Ocean by Stephen Leacock. - A Descent into the Maelström by Edgar Allan Poe. - An Adventure in the Upper Sea by Jack London. - The Old Man of the Sea by W. W. Jacobs.
About the Author
William Hope Hodgson (15 November 1877 – 19 April 1918) was an English author. He produced a large body of work, consisting of essays, short fiction, and novels, spanning several overlapping genres including horror, fantastic fiction, and science fiction. Stephen Crane, born in New Jersey on November 1, 1871, produced works that have been credited with establishing the foundations of modern American naturalism. His Civil War novel The Red Badge of Courage (1895) realistically depicts the psychological complexities of battlefield emotion and has become a literary classic. H.G. Wells's parents were shopkeepers in Kent, England. His first novel, The Time Machine was an instant success and Wells produced a series of science fiction novels which pioneered our ideas of the future. His later work focused on satire and social criticism. Wells laid out his socialist views of human history in his Outline of History. He died in 1946. Stephen Leacock, (30 December 1869 – 28 March 1944) was a Canadian teacher, political scientist, writer, and humorist. Between the years 1915 and 1925, he was the best-known English-speaking humorist in the world. He is known for his light humour along with criticisms of people's follies. Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. Jack London was born John Griffith Chaney on January 12, 1876, in San Francisco, California. The Call of the Wild, White Fang and Martin Eden, placed London among the most popular American authors of his time. London, who was also a journalist and an outspoken socialist, died in 1916. W.W. Jacobs, in full William Wymark Jacobs, (born September 8, 1863, London, England—died September 1, 1943, London), English short-story writer best known for his classic horror story "The Monkey's Paw."
Table of ContentsThe Open Boat by Stephen Crane. The Voice in the Night by William Hope Hodgson. The Sea Raiders by H. G. Wells. Soaked in Seaweed: or Upset in the Ocean by Stephen Leacock. A Descent into the Maelström by Edgar Allan Poe. An Adventure in the Upper Sea by Jack London. The Old Man of the Sea by W. W. Jacobs.