Marryat, Frederick

Marryat, Frederick
born July 10, 1792, London, Eng.
died Aug. 9, 1848, Langham, Norfolk

English naval officer and novelist.

He served in the Royal Navy from age 14 until he retired in 1830 as a captain. He then began a series of adventure novels
including The King's Own (1830), Peter Simple (1834), and Poor Jack (1840)
marked by a lucid, direct narrative style, humour, and incidents drawn from his varied experience at sea. His Children of the New Forest (1847), set during the English Civil Wars, is a classic of children's literature.

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▪ English naval officer and author

born , July 10, 1792, London
died Aug. 9, 1848, Langham, Norfolk, Eng.
 naval officer and the first important English novelist after Tobias Smollett to make full and amusing use of his varied experience at sea.

      Marryat entered the Royal Navy at the age of 14 and served with distinction in many parts of the world before retiring in 1830 with a captain's rank. He then began a series of adventure novels marked by a lucid, direct narrative style and an unfailing fund of incident and humour. These included The King's Own (1830), Peter Simple (1834), and Mr. Midshipman Easy (1836). He also wrote a number of children's books, among which The Children of the New Forest (1847), a story of the English Civil Wars, is a classic of children's literature. A Life and Letters was prepared by his daughter Florence (1872).

Additional Reading
Oliver Warner, Captain Marryat: A Rediscovery (1953, reprinted 1979); David Hannay, Life of Frederick Marryat (1889, reprinted 1973); Christopher Lloyd, Captain Marryat and the Old Navy (1939).

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