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Gaslight's W. Clark Russell page

short stories & articles by W. Clark Russell
(1844-1911)

Bibliography by John Addy

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  • "Follies of the Wise" (May 1875) Temple Bar, vol. 44 p.85-101 [not sea-related]
  • "How He Was Cured" (Dec 1875) Temple Bar, vol. 45 p.500-515 [not sea-related]
     
  • My Watch Below (1882)
    CONTENTS:
    Jack in the Forecastle
    A Trip in a Collier
    The Wreck of the "Indian Chief"
    On a Lightship
    In the North Sea, on a Smack
    A Hovelling Job
    A Terrible Voyage
    The Great Gale of January, 1881
    A Dream of Trafalger
    Among the Savages
    Famine on Shipboard
    A Struggle for Life
    Man Overboard
    Battened Down
    The Flying Dutchman
    A Sailor's Yarn
    A Deadly Cargo
    A Noble Band
    On a Cattle Ship
    A Festive Retrospect
    A Pre'ntive's Yarn
    A Negro's Narrative
    The Middy's Yarn
    A Foreign Emigrant Ship
    In a Cyclone
    A Mutiny at Sea
    A Quiet Yarn
    A Tobacco Parliament
    A Passenger's Story
    Water-Logged
    'Long Shoremen
      [a different story with the same title — but
      ''Longshoremen' — appeared in The Romance
      of Jenny Harlow and Sketches of Maritime Life (1889)]
    A Towing Job
    An Anchor Watch
    A Runaway Ship
    The Skipper's Story
    On the Death of Richard Dana, January, 1882
     
  • Round the Galley Fire (1883)
    [all articles reprinted from the Daily Telegraph]
    CONTENTS:
    A Dance at Sea
    Going Aloft
    A Trick at the Wheel
    The Bailiff at Sea
    Off the Horn
    A Strange Chase
    A Salvage Job
    A Channel Incident
    Loss of a Smack's Crew
    Fire at Sea
    Sea-Sickness
    A Log Extract
    In an Open Boat
    Waiting for a Ship
    Skipper's Wives at Sea
    Sea Songs
    An Hour's Row
    The Pleasures of Yachting
    A Drunken Ship
    A Sailor's Club
    The Perils of Humanity
    Smack Apprentices
    Gravesend
    A Chat with a Fisherman
    A Fourpenny Voyage
    Poor Jack
      [this is a different story to 'Poor Jack!' published in
      the English Illustrated Magazine vol. XVI
      Oct 1896-March 1897 p.3-9)
    On the Goodwins
    The Strangers' Home
     
  • On the Fo'k'sle Head (1884)
    CONTENTS:
    Sea-Yarns
    Jack's View of it
    The Romance of the Deep
    Sea-Terms Ashore
    Jack's Bairns
    An Ocean Waif
    The Last Man
    A Picture
    A Sailor's Wedding
    A Turnpike Sailor
    Jack Ashore
    Sailors' Hardships
    A Salt-Water Cure
    The "Victory"
    Ocean Messages
    Types of 'Long-Shoremen
    Seafaring Delights
    Diving
    A Growler
    An Old Smuggler
    From a Top Window
    Derelicts
    A Bewitched Ship
    The Dangers of the Sea
    Jack's Ways and Means
    A Sailor's Friend
    My Lord's Adventure
     
  • "Sea Stories" (September 1884) The Contemporary Review, vol. 46 p.343-63
     
  • In the Middle Watch (1885)
    CONTENTS:
    Come, All You Lively Hearties!
    A Yatchsman's Yarn
    Tugs
    A Veteran
    Lights at Sea
    Captain Weevil's Yarn
      [see also "Weevil's Lecture" in The Mystery of the
      "Ocean Star" (1887)]
    Vanished Types
    A Ship's Wheel
    Sailors' Food
      (a different story of the same title is included
      in The Romance of Jenny Harlow and Sketches of
      Maritime life (1889)]
    Deal Puntmen
    The Nautical Drama
    "Coopering"
    A Twister
    A Chat with a Coxswain
    Alarms at Sea
    A Close Shave
    Figure-Heads
    Slaving in 1884
    Sharks and Shadows
    Sea Stories
      [first published in The Contemporary Review, (1884)]
    The Direst of all Sea Perils
    Emigrants' Rations
    Ships' Names
    Fighting Merchant Seamen
    Endurance at Sea
    A Wild Night
     
  • "The Shipping Commission Viewed from the Forecastle" (March 1885)
    The Contemporary Review, vol. 47 p.353-371
    [also published in 1885 by Sampson, Low & Co.,
    London under the title "A Forecastle View of the
    Shipping Commission"]
  • "Sea Phrases" (December 1886) The Contemporary Review, vol. 50 p.809-820
  • "Mysterious Disappearances" (February 1887) Longman's Magazine, vol. 9 p.365-377
  • "The Mystery of the 'Ocean Star'" (August 1887) Longman's Magazine vol. 10 p.379-391
     
  • A Book for the Hammock (1887)
    CONTENTS:
    A Nautical Lament
    Superstitions of the Sea
    Old Sea Ordnance
    The Honour of the Flag
      [a different story of the same title appeared in the
      short story collection The Honour of the Flag (1895)]
    The Naval Officer's Spirit
    Women as Sailors
    Fighting Smugglers
    Sea Phrases
      [first published in Longman's Magazine (1887)]
    Then and Now
    Costly Shipwrecks
    Curiosities of Disasters at Sea
    Infernal Machines
    Queer Fish
    Strange Craft
    Mysterious Disappearances
      [first published in Longman's Magazine (1887)]
    Rich Captures
    Peculiarities of Rig
    How the Old Navigators Managed
    Plates and Rivets
    French Smacksmen
    Old Sea Customs
    Who is Vanderdecken?
     
  • "The Old Naval Song" (June 1888) Longman's Magazine, vol. 12 p.180-191
    [same story as "The Old Naval Sea-Song" collected in
    The Mystery of the "Ocean Star" (1888)]
  • "Pictures at Sea" (1888) Macmillan's Magazine, vol. 57, November 1887-April 1888 p.168-175
  • "The Romance of Jenny Harlow" (1888) The English Illustrated Magazine, vol. 6, 1888-9
     
  • The Mystery of the "Ocean Star": A Collection of Maritime Sketches (1888)
    CONTENTS:
    The Mystery of the "Ocean Star"
      [first published in Longman's Magazine (1887)]
    The Extraordinary Adventure of a Chief Mate
    Thirst! An Ocean Incident
    Pictures at Sea (first published in Macmillan's Magazine 1888)
    Foul of a Waterspout
    Hazardous Voyages
    Forecastle Traits
    The Old Sea Dog
    Marine Punishments
    Calms and Seas
    'Longshoreman's Yarns
    The British Sailor
    Lifeboats and Their Crews
    Weevil's Lecture
      [see also "Captain Weevil's Yarn" in On the Fo'k'sle Head]
    Old Ships
    Seaside Effects
    An Ocean Mystery
    The Old Naval Sea-Song
      [first published as "The Old Naval Song" in Longman's Magazine (1888)]
    An Old Shipwright
    Can These Dry Bones Live?
    "That There Little Tommy"
    A Luminous Sailor
    Spanish Armada
      [first published as a commemorative paper, Daily Telegraph (June, 1888)]

     
  • "Jeremy York. A Story of Old Deal" (1889) Chamber's Journal
     
  • The Romance of Jenny Harlow and Sketches of Maritime Life (1889)]
    CONTENTS:
    The Romance of Jenny Harlow
      [serialised in The English Illustrated Magazine, vol. 6 (1888-9)]
    Jeremy York
      [serialised in Chamber's Journal (1889) —
      extended title "A Story of Old Deal"]
    Jim's Reformation
    A Hail From Aloft
    Old Jupiter
    A Strange Bellman
    Lamed on the Godwins
    Jem Burton's Adventure
    A Smuggler's Lair
    'Longshoremen
      [a story of the same title — but: '''Long Shoremen"
      — appears in My Watch Below (1885)]
    Sailors' Pleasures
    Jack According to Landsmen
    Sailors' Stories
    The Sailor's Philosophy
    Sailors' Rights and Wrongs
    Sailors' Perils
    Sailors' Food
      [a different story of the same title is included in
      In the Middle Watch (1885)]
    Sailors' Superstitions
    Sailors' Songs
    Poetic Aspects of Sea-Life
    The Shipmaster's Responsibilities
    Vanished Forms of the Sea-Life
    Memorable Experiences
     
  • "La Mulette. Anno 1814" (1889) The English Illustrated Magazine Oct 1889-Sept 1890 p.255-278
    [later included as a chapter in "Master Rockafellar's Voyage" (1891)]
  • "My Favorite Novelist and His Best Book" (1889) Munsey's Magazine
  • "Captain Jones of the 'Rose'" (May 1891) The Strand Magazine, vol. I issue 5 p.491-500
  • "A Memorable Swim" (March 14 1891) Black and White, Vol. I P.182-186
  • "Miss Parson's Adventure" (May 23 1891) Black and White Vol. I p.518-521
  • "Three in Charge" (Oct 1891) The Strand Magazine, vol. II issue 10 p.372-382
  • "A Claim for American literature" (February 1892) North American Review, New York
  • "A Nightmare of the Doldrums [A terrible Story of the Sea, only to be read by people of strong nerves]"
    (Aug 1892) The Strand Magazine, vol. IV issue 20 p.189-198
  • "My First Book — The Wreck of the 'Grosvenor'" (August 1892) The Idler Magazine, vol. II August 1892 - January 1893 p.10-20
    [part of a series where authors, including Conan Doyle, were asked to tell of their early literary work]
     
  • The British Seas [by W. Clark Russell and other writers] (1892)
    CONTENTS WHICH WERE BY RUSSELL:
    The Downs (parts I and II)
    Down Channel (parts III and IV)
    The North Sea (parts X and XI)
     
  • "The Sequel" (February 25, 1893) Black and White, Vol. V January June 1893 p.232-236
  • "The Life of the Merchant Sailor" (July 1893) Scribner's Magazine, vol. XIV July 1893-December 1893 p.2-19
  • "The Hinda Mystery" (October 1893) The Pall Mall Magazine, vol. 1 no. 6 p. 832-847
  • "The Phantom Death" (1893) The Idler, vol. IV August 1893 - January 1894 p. 220-238
  • "A Memory of the Pacific" (1893) Phil May's Illustrated Winter Annual
  • "The Major's Commission" (Feb 1893) The Strand Magazine, vol. V issue 26 p.138-147
  • "Try For Her in Fifty" (1894) Good Words, p.55-64
  • "'So Unnecessary!'" (Sept 1894) The Pall Mall Magazine, vol. IV Sept-Dec 1894 p.4-18
  • "Broker's Bay" (1894) The Idler, vol. VI August 1894-January 1895 p.122-138
  • "The Chiliman Tragedy" (1894) Harper's Weekly
  • "The Lazarette of the Huntress" (1894) The Idler, vol. V Feb-Jul 1894
  • "Drove Back" (1895) The Idler vol. VI August 1894-January 1895 p.686-701
     
  • The Phantom Death and Other Stories (1895)
    CONTENTS:
    The Phantom Death
      [first published in The Idler, vol. IV August 1893-January 1894 p.220-238]
    Broker's Bay
      [first published in The Idler, 1894-5 vol. VI]
    The Lazarette of the Huntress
      [first published in The Idler, vol. V Feb-Jul 1894]
    A Memory of the Pacific
      [first published in Phil May's Illustrated Winter Annual (1893)]
    So Unnecessary!
      [first published in The Pall Mall Magazine, vol. IV Sept-Dec 1894 p.4-18]
    The Major's Commission
      [first published in The Strand Magazine, vol. V issue 26 1893]
    A Nightmare of the Doldrums
      [first published in The Strand Magazine, Aug 1892 vol. VI issue 20]
    Try Her for Fifty
      [first published in Good Words (1894)]
    The Chiliman Tragedy
      [first published in Harper's Weekly (1894)]
    The Secret of the Dead Mate
    The Transport Palestine
     
  • The Honour of the Flag (1895)
    CONTENTS:
    The Honour of the Flag. A Thames Tragedy
      [a different story of the same title appeared in
      the short story collection A Book for the Hammock (1887)]
    Cornered!
    A Midnight Visitor
    Plums from a Sailor's Duff
    The Strange Adventures of a South Seaman
    The Adventures of Three Sailors. Told by Daniel Small, Only Mate
    The Strange Tragedy of the "White Star"
    The Ship Seen on the Ice
     
  • "That There Mason" (1896) The Idler, vol. VIII Aug 1895-Jan 1896
    [also published in 1896 in Tales of Our Coast
    by S. R. Crockett, Harold Frederic, Gilbert Parker, W. Clark
    Russell and 'Q', Chatto & Windus, London]
  • "Poor Jack!" (October 1896) The English Illustrated Magazine, vol. XVI Oct 1896-March 1897 p.3-9
  • "Vendetta Marina" (1896) The Idler, vol. IX Feb-July 1896
  • "Christmas Day at Sea" (1899) The Temple Magazine, vol. IV Oct 1899-Sept 1900, p.168-170
  • "Rosy Bindon's Adventure" (1912) in Stories of the Sea
    [by G. Manville Fenn, Gordon Stables, D.H. Parry and Clark Russell]

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