This early work by Henry De Vere Stacpoole was originally published in 1911 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Ship of Coral' is one of his novels in the romance genre. Henry De Vere Stacpoole was born on April 9th 1863 in Kingstown, Ireland. After finishing his education, Stacpoole travelled widely, taking up a job as a ship's doctor. His time spent at sea undoubtedly inspired many stories and characters in his later writing. Stacpoole's writing career started with the publication of The Intended in 1894, but his most famous work is The Blue Lagoon, a romance novel published in 1908.