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Snarleyyow

by Frederick Marryat

From the Father of Modern Nautical Fiction ""If Mr. MIdshipman Easy is today his best known story, the one which followed it, Snarleyyow, is in a purely literary sense the real masterpiece of his literary output,...


Jacob Faithful

by Frederick Marryat

From the Father of Modern Nautical Fiction One of the great things about the writings of Frederick Marryat is that he introduces you to all aspects of early 19th Century nautical life. It's not just the Royal...


The Children of the New Forest

by Frederick Marryat

This children's classic, set in the period of civil unrest that shook England to its core in the seventeenth century, follows the travails that befall a group of children after their father, an officer, is slain...


The Privateersman

by Frederick Marryat

The Privateersman, written in 1846, was the last of Frederick Marryat's nautically oriented novels, although one of his best non-nautical works, Children of the New Forest, still lay ahead of him. Privateers...


Percival Keene

by Frederick Marryat

In Percival Keene Marryat goes back to a character-style that he first introduced in Frank Mildmay. In both books, the ""hero"" is a bit of a low-life-proud, rebellious and, many times, downright mean. He was...


Masterman Ready

by Frederick Marryat

If you seek to understand nautical fiction, you must begin with Frederick Marryat. ""Forster was certainly correct in declaring [Masterman Ready] the most read, and the most willingly reread, of its class. For...


Poor Jack

by Frederick Marryat

From the Father of Modern Nautical Fiction Poor Jack takes us back to the Thames River. But, in addition to being another terrific portrait of life on that bustling waterway, it introduces us to the Greenwich...


The Phantom Ship

by Frederick Marryat

From the Father of Modern Nautical Fiction The legend of the Flying Dutchman goes back at least to medieval times, and probably earlier than that. In its basic form, it is about a ghost ship that can never go...


The Pirate / The Three Cutters

by Frederick Marryat

From the Father of Modern Nautical Fiction The Pirate and The Three Cutters were produced in 1836, and are almost always published together. Both delightful, light-hearted, books, it's as though Marryat wanted...


Mr. Midshipman Easy

by Frederick Marryat

From the Father of Modern Nautical Fiction Mr. Midshipman Easy is probably Frederick Marryat's best known work, and justifiably so. It's a delightful story. Jack Easy is a boy who comes from wealth. Along the...


Peter Simple

by Frederick Marryat

From the Father of Modern Nautical Fiction While Frederick Marryat had achieved commercial success with his previous books, Peter Simple was perhaps his first ""classic."" Indeed, Peter Simple is considered...


Newton Forster

by Frederick Marryat

From the Father of Modern Nautical Fiction Newton Forster first appeared in 1832 as a series in Metropolitan Magazine, a periodical of which Frederick Marryat was the editor, and which initially hosted several...


The King's Own

by Frederick Marryat

From the Father of Modern Nautical Fiction The King's Own, written in 1830, was the second book from Frederick Marryat's pen. The plot takes place about the time of the Nore and Spithead mutinies (1797). A man...


Frank Mildmay

by Frederick Marryat

It can be argued that modern nautical fiction began with this book-the first that flowed from Frederick Marryat's pen. Written in 1829, it follows the adventures of Frank Mildmay as he enters the Royal Navy...


The Pirate

by Frederick Marryat

The Pirate by Frederick Marryat, first published in 1836. Among the few subjects which are still left at the disposal of the duly-gifted writer of romance is the Pirate. Not but that many have written of pirates....