Author:Ralph Delahaye Paine

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Ralph Delahaye Paine
American journalist and author popular in the early 20th century. He contributed to innumerable magazines. Probably best remembered for his sea stories (including non-fiction) and college stories (mainly sports fiction).
Ralph Delahaye Paine


(partial list)

  1. The Praying Skipper
  2. A Victory Unforeseen
  3. Corporal Sweeney, Deserter
  4. The Last Pilot Schooner (also in McClure's Magazine, Mar 1906)
  5. The Jade Teapot
  6. Captain Arendt's Choice (also in Scribner's Magazine, Dec 1905)
  7. Superman Brainard's "Day Off"
  1. The Singular Fate of the Brig Polly
  2. How the Schooner Exertion Fell among Thieves
  3. The Tragedy of the Frigate Medusa
  4. The Wreck of the Blenden Hall, East Indiaman
  5. The Adventures of David Woodard, Chief Mate
  6. Captain Paddock on the Coast of Barbary
  7. Four Thousand Miles in an Open Boat
  8. The Frigates That Vanished in the South Seas
  9. When H. M. S. Phoenix Drove Ashore
  10. The Roaring Days of Piracy
  11. The Loss of the Wager Man-of-War
  12. The Cruise of the Wager's Long-Boat
  13. The Grim Tale of the Nottingham Galley
  14. The Storm-Swept Fleet of Admiral Graves
  15. The Brisk Yarn of the Speedwell Privateer
  16. Luckless Seamen Long in Exile
  17. The Noble King of the Pelew Islands

  • The Story of Martin Coe (1906)
  • The Stroke Oar (1908)
  • College Years (1909) IA
  • The Head Coach (1910) IA
  • The Fugitive Freshman (1910) IA
  • Sandy Sawyer, Sophomore (1911)
  • The Wrecking Master (1911)
  • A Cadet of the Black Star Line (1912) IA
  • The Dragon and the Cross (1912)
  • Campus Days (1912)
  • The Judgments of the Sea (1912)
  • The Wall Between (1914)
  • The Twisted Skein (1915)
  • The Long Road Home (1916)
  • Sons of Eli (1917) IA
  • The Call of the Off-Shore Wind (1918)
  • First Down, Kentucky! (1921)
  • Comrades of the Rolling Ocean (1923)
  • Privateers of '76 (1923)


  • The Romance of an Old-Time Ship Master (1907) IA
  • The Greater America (1907, revised 2017) IA
  • The Ships and Sailors of Old Salem (1909) IA
  • The Book of Buried Treasure [1] (1911) IA; PG
  • American Destroyers in the War Zone (1918)
  • The Fight for a Free Sea, a Chronicle of the War of 1812 (1918) [#Chronicles of America] PG; IA
  • The Old Merchant Marine, a Chronicle of American Ships and Sailors (1919) [# Chronicles of America] PG; IA
  • Frigate and Clipper (1919) IA
  • Ships Across the Sea: Stories of the American navy in the great war (1920) IA
  • The Corsair in the War Zone (1920) IA
  • The Public School Problem in New Hampshire (1920)
  • Roads of Adventure (1922) (autobiographical) (sl. in Popular magazine (1921-22) as Bright Roads of Adventure IA

Works from magazines[edit]


  1. Full title: The Book of Buried Treasure Being a True History of the Gold, Jewels, and Plate of Pirates, Galleons, etc., which are sought for to this day

Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1926.

The author died in 1925, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.