The Man Without a Country

Edward Everett Hale

"The Man Without a Country" was first published in The Atlantic Monthly for December 1863 "The Man Without a Country" is a short story by American writer Edward Everett Hale, first published in The Atlantic in December 1863. It is the story of American Army lieutenant Philip Nolan, who renounces his country during a trial for treason and is consequently sentenced to spend the rest of his days at sea without so much as a word of news about the United States.