Peter Simple

Marryat cycle

Book 5
Fireship Press
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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 by many to be the best of Captain Marryat's novels. Peter Simple goes to sea as a young, naive, midshipman during the Napoleonic wars. He is taken under the wing of Terence O'Brien, a Master's Mate, who, a bit at a time, brings Peter into a mature adulthood. Together they form a kind of nautical Don Quixote/Sancho Panza team that experiences the best and the worst that the nautical life has to offer. From cutting-out missions, to hurricanes, to mutiny, Peter Simple set the standard for presenting vivid characters and heart stopping adventure to the nautical reader. "[Marryat's] stories depict, with detailed realism, those qualities of courage, seamanship, tyranny, cruelty, recklessness, and good fellowship, all of which combined to render the British Navy so formidable a fighting instrument." J.A. Buckley The Guide to British Historical Fiction
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About the author

Frederick Marryat was born on July 10, 1792 in London, England. He entered the Royal Navy at the age of 14 and served with distinction in many parts of the world before retiring in 1830 with the rank of captain. From 1832 to 1835, he edited the Metropolitan Magazine. His first novel, The Naval Officer, was published in 1829. His other adult novels include Mr. Midshipman Easy, The Kings Own, Newton Forster, Peter Simple, Jacob Faithful, and The Phantom Ship. He also wrote a number of children's books including Masterman Ready, Settlers in Canada, The Mission, The Children of the New Forest, and The Little Savages. He travelled in Canada and the United States from 1837 to 1839. Afterward, he recorded his impressions in A Diary in America. He died on August 9, 1848.

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Publisher
Fireship Press
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Published on
Dec 31, 2009
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Pages
448
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ISBN
9781935585053
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Sea Stories
Fiction / War & Military
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This content is DRM free.
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Eligible for Family Library

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An early pioneer of the sea story, Frederick Marryat also achieved fame as an author of children's novels, including the celebrated ‘The Children of the New Forest’. This comprehensive eBook presents Marryat’s complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Marryat’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* ALL 23 novels, with individual contents tables
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Many novels are fully illustrated with their original artwork
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories
* Includes Marryat’s non-fiction text A DIARY IN AMERICA - spend hours exploring the author’s personal adventures
* Features the biography on Marryat penned by his daughter, also a celebrated novelist - discover Marryat’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

The Novels
THE NAVAL OFFICER
THE KING’S OWN
NEWTON FORSTER
PETER SIMPLE
JACOB FAITHFUL
THE DIARY OF A BLASÉ
THE PIRATE AND THE THREE CUTTERS
JAPHET IN SEARCH OF A FATHER
MR. MIDSHIPMAN EASY
RATTLIN THE REEFER
SNARLEYYOW OR, THE DOG FIEND
THE PHANTOM SHIP
POOR JACK
MASTERMAN READY
JOSEPH RUSHBROOK
PERCIVAL KEENE
TRAVELS AND ADVENTURES OF MONSIEUR VIOLET IN CALIFORNIA, SONORA AND WESTERN TEXAS
THE SETTLERS IN CANADA
THE MISSION
THE PRIVATEER’S-MAN
THE CHILDREN OF THE NEW FOREST
THE LITTLE SAVAGE
VALERIE: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

The Shorter Fiction
THE PACHA OF MANY TALES
STORIES OF THE SEA
CONFESSIONS AND OPINIONS OF RALPH RESTLESS
OLLA PODRIDA

The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Non-Fiction
A DIARY IN AMERICA, WITH REMARKS ON ITS INSTITUTIONS

The Biography
THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF CAPTAIN MARRYAT by Florence Marryat

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