The king's own

The king's own

by Frederick Marryat
     
 

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Captain Frederick Marryat was an actual 19th-century British Naval hero who lived a saga worthy of the novels of C.S. Forester or Patrick O'Brian. Captain Marryat survived fifty naval battles and served on the crack frigate Imprieuse under Lord Cochrane-the real-life model for Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey.

Marryat's writing followed notable examples of the

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Captain Frederick Marryat was an actual 19th-century British Naval hero who lived a saga worthy of the novels of C.S. Forester or Patrick O'Brian. Captain Marryat survived fifty naval battles and served on the crack frigate Imprieuse under Lord Cochrane-the real-life model for Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey.

Marryat's writing followed notable examples of the sea-story genre by Daniel Defoe and Sir Walter Scott. In turn, his writing influenced Herman Melville and Joseph Conrad. What made Marryat different than some of the aforementioned writers was that he lived the adventures about which he wrote.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940018926559
Publisher:
London : R. Bentley ; Edinburgh : Bell and Bradfute
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
869 KB

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.
—(Virginia Woolf)
Joseph Conrad
... [Marryat's] greatness is undeniable.
—(Joseph Conrad)
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.
—(Alexander Kent)

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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