Mr. Midshipman Easy (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Mr. Midshipman Easy (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Frederick Marryat
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Mr. Midshipman Easy (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) by Frederick Marryat

This semiautobiographical 1836 novel of the Napoleonic Wars reflects the author’s quarter century in the British Navy. Young, spoiled Jack Easy finds his egalitarian ideas challenged when he joins the lower decks, in a story that blends high-seas action with social commentary, a farcical costume ball, and a comic duel scene.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411449848
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 04/19/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 410
File size: 468 KB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Captain Frederick Marryat (1792-1848) was an English Royal Navy officer for 25 years, and wrote stirring adventures of the high sea. A member of Charles Dickens’s literary circle, his pioneering maritime stories, which remain popular today, influenced Joseph Conrad, Ernest Hemingway, C. S. Forester, and Patrick O’Brian.

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Mr. Midshipman Easy 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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I LOVE this book, having read it in hard copy. But this edition is a formatting MESS! Odd random characters, hit or miss sizing... A disaster. Try a paid Nook edition! Had to give only one star because of this edition.
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zeendil More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! At times, the satire approached being Swiftian. The writer was very skilled at demonstrating the silliness that motivates folk who are so serious about everything. "Our hero," as Marryat refers to him, is a scamp and why he hasn't been killed by angry officers, governors, fathers of sweet young things, and/or pirates is a mystery. Truly, Mr. Midshipman Easy lives a charmed life. After a time, I was wondering "What will he do next?" I am a great fan of sea=faring yarns and have read most of the popular books in the genre. The sea faring here is just a vehicle. This is a very old book that is new in its pacing. A light and quick read.
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Reading this book is hardly neccessary. Simply flip through the pages to the illustrations where all of the text truly comes to life. Mr. Polseno rocks my world.