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與水有關的小說書目

Water - Fiction

Billy Budd *
Melville, Herman

Story of an innocent sailor tormented by his superior. When he accidently kills his tormenter, the ship's captain is forced to hang him.

F MELVILLE
The Children's Hospital
Adrian, Chris

A hospital is preserved, afloat, after the Earth is flooded beneath seven miles of water. Inside, assailed by mysterious forces, doctors and patients are left to remember the world they've lost and to imagine one to come.

SF ADRIAN C
The Falls*
Oates, Joyce Carol

Set against the mythic-historic backdrop of Niagara Falls in the mid-20th century, Oates explores the American family in crisis.

F OATES JO
Heart of Darkness*
Conrad, Joseph

This classic tale is not simply a critique of colonialism in the Congo; it is an examination of the human tendency toward self-endangering corruptibility.

F CONRAD J
The Memory of Water
White, Karen

On the night their mother drowns, sisters Marnie and Diana Maitland discover there is more than one kind of death. There is the death of innocence, of love, and of hope. Each sister harbors a secret about that night-secrets that will erode their lives as they grow into adulthood.

F WHITE KA
The Middle Passage
Johnson, Charles

Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed slave travels to New Orleans only to discover that nothing but misery awaits him in the big city so he boards the first available ship that sets sail. Soon he learns that he has boarded a slave ship enroot to Africa to collect members of a legendary tribe.

F JOHNSON
Moby Dick *
Melville, Herman

Captain Ahab relentlessly pursues the white whale who disfigured him on a previous voyage.

F MELVILLE
The Old Man and the Sea *
Hemingway, Ernest

The story of an old Cuban fisherman, who hasn't caught a fish in 84 days and goes out in his small skiff one more time. This time he hooks a huge marlin. He faces long days of hunger and exhaustion during his voyage but his courage his courage is never flagging.

F HEMINGWA
Sail Away: Stories of Escaping to Sea
edited by Lancek, Lena and Gideon Bosker

Collects twenty-one short stories and narratives about traveling on the sea, from sailing to surfing, including pieces by Jules Verne, Thor Heyerdahl, Virginia Woolf, and Inoue Yasushi.

SHORTSTY S880: 2748
Sea Tales
Cooper, James Fenimore

This collection contains The Pilot (1824), The Red Rover (1827) and many more classic stories that take place at sea.

F COOPER J
The Sea, the Sea
Murdoch, Iris

Charles Arrowby, leading light of England's theatrical set, retires from glittering London to an isolated home by the sea. His memoir evolves into a riveting chronicle of the strange events and unexpected visitors.

F MURDOCH
Ship of Fools *
Porter, Katherine Anne

Presents an allegory that describes the passengers on board a ship sailing from Mexico to Germany in 1931.

F PORTER K
Skinny Dip *
Hiaasen, Carl

Chaz Perrone doctors water samples so that a agribusiness tycoon can continue illegally dumping fertilizer into the endangered Everglades. When Chaz suspects that his wife, Joey, has figured out his scam, he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner into the night-dark Atlantic. Clinging blindly to a bale of Jamaican pot, Joey Perrone is plucked from the ocean by former cop and current loner Mick Stranahan.

F HIAASEN
Songs of Distant Earth
Clarke, Arthur C.

Thalassa was a paradise above the earth. Its beauty and vast resources seduce its inhabitants into a feeling of perfection. But then the Magellan arrives, carrying with it one million refugees from the last mad days of earth.

SF CLARKE A
Swimming *
Keegan, Nicola

After conquering all of the competition in her small Midwest town, Pip competes at her first state swim meet. Dazzling scouts, she is selected to represent the U.S. at the upcoming Olympics.

F KEEGAN N
Treasure Island *
Stevenson, Robert Louis

While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.

F STEVENSO
20,000 Leagues under the Sea *
Verne, Jules

Captain Nemo and the futuristic submarine, Nautilus, explore the dangers of the underwater world.

F VERNE JU 2001
Water Ghosts *
Ryan, Shawna Yang

A mesmerizing story of a community of Chinese immigrants in a small California town in 1928, "Water Ghosts" weaves history with mythology around the lives of the townspeople and the ghosts who haunt them.

F RYAN SHA
The Winemaker's Daughter
Egan, Timothy

While Brunella Cartolano is trying to protect the Seattle waterfront from development, she also finds her father’s vineyard east of the Cascade Mountains enduring the worst drought in history. Water is the base ingredient of winemaking, and for people who believe in the transformative power of wine, water has become the new petroleum.

F EGAN TIM

* Available as audiobook

May 21, 2010