Caleb West (novel)

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Caleb West, Master Diver
Author Francis Hopkinson Smith
Illustrator Malcolm Fraser and Arthur I. Keller
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publication date
April 1898
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 378 pp

Caleb West, Master Diver is a novel published in 1898 by Francis Hopkinson Smith that was the best selling book in the United States in 1898.[1] It was first serialized in The Atlantic from October 1897 to March 1898, and was published in book form by Houghton Mifflin in April 1898 with illustrations by Malcolm Fraser and Arthur I. Keller.[2]

The book is based on Smith's experience in the building of the Race Rock Light near Fishers Island, New York in the 1870s.


The novel was adapted into a play.[3]

It was also adapted into a silent film in 1912, and a 1920 silent film called Deep Waters.[4]


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