Frederick Marryat

Frederick Marryat

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Captain Frederick Marryat (July 10, 1792 - August 9, 1848) was an English Royal Navy officer, novelist, and a contemporary and acquaintance of Charles Dickens, noted today as an early pioneer of the sea story. He is now known particularly for the semi-autobiographical novel Mr Midshipman Easy and his children's novel The Children of the New Forest, and for a widely used system of maritime flag signalling. Marryat was born in London, the son of Joseph Marryat, a "merchant prince" and member of Parliament. After trying to run away to sea several times, he was permitted to enter the Royal Navy in 1806, as a midshipman on board HMS Imperieuse, a frigate commanded by Lord Cochrane (who would later serve as inspiration for both Marryat and other authors).show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134902624
  • 9786134902625