Percival Keeneby 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 trademark panache. A page-turning nautical yarn with brilliant historical re-creations of life and war at sea.
- BN ID:
- George Routledge and Sons, Limited, 1898
- Sold by:
- Barnes & Noble
- NOOK Book
- File size:
- 808 KB
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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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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.
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!