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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

A sea story is a work of fiction set largely at sea. The enclosed setting of life aboard a ship allows an author to portray a social world in miniature, with characters cut off from the outside world and forced to interact in cramped and stressful conditions. Themes can include differences between seamen and officers, bullying behavior, struggles against treacherous weather and sea conditions, piracy, shipwrecks, mutiny, naval activity and battles, commercial fishing, boat racing, adventures set on all manner of watercraft, explorations of the Polar regions and other inhospitable areas, etc.

The form has been popular from Homer's Odyssey onwards. Notable exponents of the sea story include:

Sea-story periodicals include:

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