What are the best novels with nautical theme?

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    #1Treasure Island

    Treasure Island

    Treasure Island is a children's historical novel by Robert Louis Stevenson that tells the story of Jim Hawkins as he sets off on an expedition in search of Captain Flint's buried treasure. Along the way, he endures mutiny and pirate attacks. 

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    Bruce Qiu
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "This has to be by far the best book i have ever read, well, with the help of my kindle. HaHa. Some nights i read it aloud to the kids, ages 4 and 7. They absolutely love it, after about 30 mins they are starting to sleep. The kindle reads when i cant any longer. We all love the ocean and the intrigue. "
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    #2Captain Blood

    Captain Blood

    Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini is a historical fiction book on adventure and romance. The protagonist, an escape from a crime that he didn't commit, eventually becomes a notorious pirate.

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    Jacqueline Brewer
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "This book is a good match to this topic. It is a novel book with nautical theme and it has a nice story. Highly recommend."
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    #3Mutiny on the Bounty

    Mutiny on the Bounty

    Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Bernard Nordhoff is a historical fiction on the age of sail. This book will let you experience the real expeditions on a one of a heck voyage.

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    David Hawkins
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "This is a nice read as well. If you are into nautical themed stories then this book has it all. Sometimes hard to read due to the way its written, but enjoyable nonetheless."
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    #4Das Boot: The Boat

    Das Boot: The Boat
    Das Boot: The Boat is a thriller war novel and the first book in Das Boot series written by  Lothar-Günther Buchheim. It is first published in 1973 by Cassell. 
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    Alexander Cooper
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This book gives the reader an immersive look into the lives of the people who lived through one of the most crucial periods of naval wartime combat. The author is a war survivor who served on submarines and is able to paint the experience as gritty and unglamorous, contrary to the image other mediums present. Absolutely worth a read."
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    #5Gulliver's Travels

    Gulliver's Travels

    Gulliver's Travels is a fantasy fiction novel written by Jonathan Swift, with an introduction from Robert Demaria, Jr based on the edition published in 1726.

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    Vincent Henderson
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "There are only a handful of novels worth a damn with a nautical theme and this trash certainly isn't one of them. May I suggest 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea or The Hunt For Red October? Both of them are award winning novels that blow Gulliver's travels figuratively(and literally) out of the water!"
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    #6Bloody Jack

    Bloody Jack
    Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer is a historical fiction on an adventure of a young sailor's adventure. What makes this novel a twist is because its protagonist is a woman who is full of wit and courage amidst a pool of men.
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    Huang Cai
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "The is a amazing book! I bought this book not to long ago and it is one of the best books i have ever read. As a woman who likes historical fiction novels i can say i am highly satisfied with it. It makes you want to read it again and again."
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    #7Mid Ocean

    Mid Ocean

    Mid Ocean is a fictional book written by T. Rafael Cimino. Mid Ocean was published on December 9, 2009 by BMG/ Akula Media Group. Mid Ocean was first published in 2009.

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    Justin Warren
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I love books with a nautical theme. Mid Ocean is a great example of a novel within this genre, as it captures the spirit of the sea and the sense of adventure that I crave. This book is well written, to say the least, and the story is constantly compelling. Cimino's style is flawless and will leave you wanting more. I highly recommend this book."
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    #8The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

    The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

    Not every adolescent girl is accused of killing, send to trial and found guilty. But this is exactly the story of Charlotte Doyle. A girl whose strong ideas and actions may offend you, but this is her truth. 

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    Peter McDonald
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "This is a great book with nautical theme. Highly recommend."
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    #9The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan Universe)

    The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan Universe)
    The Hunt for Red October is the fourth book in Jack Ryan Universe series written by Tom Clancy. It is a military fiction first published in October 1984 by Berkley Trade. 
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    Patricia Price
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I finally started this classic by one of my favorite authors. This is the first in the series and deserves to be called a masterpiece. Especially if you like military spy thrillers. This is a great read, a little slow in some places , but overall very exciting and suspenseful. I would also highly recommend if you haven't read anything by this author. "
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    #10Voyage of the Dawn Treader (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    Voyage of the Dawn Treader (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is the fifth book in the series The Chronicles of Narnia. The story is about the King's Voyage, the people he met during his adventure and his realization that the world's end is only the beginning. 

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    Kyle Wells
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "The Chronicles of Narnia is, for good reason in my opinion, a modern classic in the fantasy epic genre - Lord of the Rings for the modern age. Voyage of the Dawn Treader is an excellent tale of adventure and sailing, as the King's Voyage takes the reader on a journey around the world. This book harkens back to the golden age of nautical stories and sea stories, and is well worth the read!"
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    #11The Odyssey (Penguin Classics)

    The Odyssey (Penguin Classics)

    Admired by the ancient Greek poets, one should have definitely got their hands on Homer's The Odyssey. It serves as the canon work in literature in which every man's journey through life was carefully and creatively narrated.

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    Martha Montgomery
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I loved this solution. I think it is one of the best nautical novels ever."
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    #12Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea

    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea
    Pierre Aronnax, the narrator of the story, is a French marine biologist who, along with some members from his crew, joins the expedition in charge of finding and destroying a sea monster. When they finally find the monster, they find out that it really is a huge submarine commanded by Nemo, who holds them hostages in order to keep his secret, and they all start visiting places from all over the planet.




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    Simon Huang
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Underthe Sea is still the best, most definitive nautically-themednovel for anyone seeking adventure under the sea. The Nautilus was a tremendously original and ahead-of-it’s-time creation back whenMr. Verne wrote it, and it stands up well even to this day. Nemo, the Professor and all the other characters are still just as vivid as ever. There are many nautical tales about submarines, but his is the first and the best."
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    #13Serpent (NUMA Files)

    Serpent (NUMA Files)
    Serpent is a thrilling adventure, action, and nautical novel written by Clive Cussler and Paul Kemprecos. It was originally published in September 2002 and is the first book in the authors' famous NUMA Files series.
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    Marie Lopez
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I'm not at all sure what NUMA is. This does have a nautical theme and a great rating. Seems to meet the brief very well."

Summary

Best What are the best novels with nautical theme
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Treasure IslandBooks 38 Paid
2Captain BloodBooks 34 Paid
3Mutiny on the BountyBooks 31 Paid
4Das Boot: The BoatBooks 26 Paid
5Gulliver's TravelsBooks 25 Paid
6Bloody JackBooks 20 Paid
7Mid OceanBooks 15 Paid
8The True Confessions of Charlotte DoyleBooks 13 Paid
9The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan Universe)Books 10 Paid
10Voyage of the Dawn Treader (The Chronicles of Narnia)Books 7 Paid
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