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Snarleyyow or The Dog Fiend

Snarleyyow or The Dog Fiend

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by Captain Frederick Marryat
     
 

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Set in 1699 and framed around the Jacobite (supporters of the overthrown king, James II) conspiracies of the time, Lieutenant Cornelius Vanslyperken is the greedy and treacherous commander of a small vessel that hunts for smugglers in the English Channel. Snarleyyow is his "indestructible" dog.

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Set in 1699 and framed around the Jacobite (supporters of the overthrown king, James II) conspiracies of the time, Lieutenant Cornelius Vanslyperken is the greedy and treacherous commander of a small vessel that hunts for smugglers in the English Channel. Snarleyyow is his "indestructible" dog.

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"Perhaps the most remarkable instance of a man working his professional knowledge with effect in literature."  —G. E. B. Saintsbury

"In a purely literary sense [his] real masterpiece."  —The Oxford Companion

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780935526646
Publisher:
McBooks Press
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Series:
Classics of Nautical Fiction Series
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,200,206
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.11(d)

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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Snarleyyow; Or, The Dog Fiend 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best seafaring tales I have read and certainly the most perverse. A protestant Dutch King rules England and disenfranchised catholic Englishmen are attempting to unseat him. The unscrupulous commander of a small HMS brig and his superstitious crew sail between England and Holland delivering mail and secret agents. From here it is all high intrigue and double-cross. This is a raw, sordid and unforgettable story.