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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.
|Publisher:||London : H. Colburn and R. Bentley|
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Captain Frederick Marryat (17921848) 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 Cochranethe real-life model for Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey. In addition to plenty of cannonfire, battle strategy, peril, and passionliberally sprinkled with wit and fine turns of phraseMarryat's real-life naval experiences lend his novels a truly remarkable authenticity.
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Marryat has the power to set us in the midst of ships and men and
sea and sky all vivid, credible, authentic.
... [Marryat's] greatness is undeniable.
Marryat's writing is also absorbing and delightful.
(J. S. Bratton, The Novel to 1900)
This was Marryat's navy, his world, and no one brings it to us
with greater authenticity.