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by Frederick Marryat
     
 

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Leon Howard's biography of Herman Melville credits Captain Marryat's writing as having influenced the author of Moby Dick to first go to sea.

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Leon Howard's biography of Herman Melville credits Captain Marryat's writing as having influenced the author of Moby Dick to first go to sea.

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Library Journal
With this duo, published in 1829 and 1836, respectively, McBooks launches its new "Classics of Nautical Fiction." Marryat was a skipper in the British Navy, and the action here is based on his real experiences before the mast. When all your Patrick O'Brians are out, recommend Marryat.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781515298212
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/30/2015
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.42(d)

What People are saying about this

Virginia Woolf
Marryat has the power to set us in the midst of ships and men and sea and sky all vivid, credible, authentic.
Joseph Conrad
…[Marryat's] greatness is undeniable.
—(Joseph Conrad, Notes on Life and Letters)
J. S. Bratton
Marryat's writing…is also absorbing and delightful.
—(J.S. Bratton, The Novel to 1900)
Alexander Kent
This was Marryat's navy, his world, and no one brings it to us with greater authenticity.

Meet the Author

Captain Frederick Marryat (1792-1848) was an actual 19th-century British naval hero who lived a saga worthy of the novels of C.S. Forester and Patrick O'Brian. He survived fifty naval battles on the crack frigate Imperieuse under Lord Cochrane-the real-life model for Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey. In addition to plenty of cannonfire, battle strategy, peril, and passion-liberally sprinkled with wit and fine turns of phrase-Marryat's real-life naval experiences lend his novels a truly remarkable authenticity.

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