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Percival Keene
     

Percival Keene

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by Frederick Marryat
 

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One of Marryat's most entertaining follows adventures, Percival Keene follows namesake character, a low-born seaman, on a mission to discover and claim his true parentage and identity. Young Keene endures battles both great and small, a stint on board a pirate ship, a stormy romance, and near-execution at the hands of Napoleon himself, all told with Marryat's

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One of Marryat's most entertaining follows adventures, Percival Keene follows namesake character, a low-born seaman, on a mission to discover and claim his true parentage and identity. Young Keene endures battles both great and small, a stint on board a pirate ship, a stormy romance, and near-execution at the hands of Napoleon himself, all told with Marryat's trademark panache. A page-turning nautical yarn with brilliant historical re-creations of life and war at sea.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Another volume in Holt's ongoing "Heart of the Oak Sea Classics" series, this 1842 novel follows the title character through many adventures on the high seas. LJ reviewer Louis J. Parascandola edited this volume and wrote the introduction.
From the Publisher
"Vivid, credible, authentic." (Virginia Woolf)

Product Details

BN ID:
2940027045395
Publisher:
George Routledge and Sons, Limited, 1898
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
808 KB

What People are Saying About This

Ernest Hemingway
Captain Marryat, Turgenieff, and the late Judge Fielding are my favorite authors.
Virginia Woolf
[Marryat] set[s] us in the midst of ships and men and sea and sky all vivid, credible, authentic.
Joseph Conrad
[Marryat's] adventures are enthralling; the rapidity of his action fascinates…His greatness is undeniable.

Meet the Author

Frederick Marryat (1792-1848) was a sailor and fighting captain in the Royal Navy. His other novels include Peter Simple and Mr. Midshipman Easy.

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Percival Keene 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Diana Coppersmith More than 1 year ago
Great story with lots of surprises. Part of a series that i could not find the others of on nook. So i feel that i was left without the ending.
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This book had me laughing outloud. Everytime you think it cannot get any better, Marryat unveils an entirely new and hilarious adventure couched in a narrative full of wit and panache. Although the outcome is easily anticipated, the characters and misadventures along the way left me lauging and very satisfied. I wish more people wrote like this today!