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By: Frederick Marryat (1792-1848)

The Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat The Children of the New Forest

The children of Colonel Beverley, a Cavalier officer killed at the Battle of Naseby are believed to have died in the flames when their house, Arnwood, is burned by Roundhead soldiers. However, they escape and are raised by Joseph Armitage, a gamekeeper in his cottage in the New Forest. The story describes how the children adapt from anaristocratic lifestyle to that of simple cottagers. The children are concealed as the grandchildren of Armitage. Eventually after Armitage’s death, Edward Beverley leaves and works as a secretary for the sympathetic Puritan placed in charge of the Royal land in the New Forest...

Mr. Midshipman Easy by Frederick Marryat Mr. Midshipman Easy

One of the first novel-length pieces of nautical fiction, MR. MIDSHIPMAN EASY (1836) is a funny and easygoing account of the adventures of Jack Easy, a son of privilege who joins the Royal Navy. The work begins as a satire on Jack’s attachment to “the rights of man” that may try the listener’s patience. But despair not, for the story soon settles down as the philosophical midshipman begins his many triumphs over bullies, foul weather, and various damned foreigners of murderous intent.Caveat audiens: This novel employs racial/ethnic epithets and religious stereotypes, as well as taking a rather sunny view of supply-side economics...

Book cover The Phantom Ship
Book cover Diary in America, Series Two
Book cover The Settlers in Canada
Book cover (Dutch) Frank Mildmay De zeeofficier
Book cover The Pirate
Book cover The King's Own
Book cover (Dutch) Jack Rustig
Book cover Masterman Ready The Wreck of the "Pacific"
Book cover The Phantom Ship
Book cover The Privateersman
Book cover Jacob Faithful

Rebelling against the career chosen for him by his wealthy family, Frederic Marryat joined the Royal Navy in 1806 at the age of 14. He first served as a midshipman in the 38-gun frigate "HMS Imperieuse" commanded by Lord Cochran, 10th Earl of Dundonald whose real life exploits were used by Marryat in his fiction and which formed the basis for other famous fictional characters like Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey. Having survived more than 50 sea battles and attained the rank of Post Captain, he resigned from the Navy and devoted the rest of his life to writing, drawing a good deal on his distinguished career in the Navy and is now considered the Father of Modern Nautical Fiction...

Book cover The Pirate, and The Three Cutters
Book cover The Mission; or Scenes in Africa
Book cover Peter Simple
Book cover Poor Jack
Book cover Poor Jack
Book cover Frank Mildmay Or, the Naval Officer
Book cover The Pacha of Many Tales
Book cover Snarleyyow

This is a quite amusing nautical tale of the British Navy of the around the year 1700. While, as with much early 'humor', it is somewhat heavy-handed, the sympathies of the author are clear and good, and cruelty is often averted by good fortune or background characters. First published under the title 'The Dog Fiend', the primary characters are an evil captain of a cutter and his dog. The dog seems indestructible, as is the poor cabin boy who is the butt of the captain's ill humor, and who often is chewed on by the dog...

Book cover Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet
Book cover Masterman Ready
Book cover Percival Keene
Book cover The Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet in California, Sonora, and Western Texas
Book cover Valerie
Book cover The Three Cutters
Book cover The Pacha of Many Tales
Book cover Newton Forster The Merchant Service
Book cover The Settlers in Canada
Book cover Peter Simple; and, The Three Cutters, Vol. 1-2
Book cover The Mission
Book cover Olla Podrida
Book cover Olla Podrida
Book cover Japhet, in Search of a Father
Book cover Japhet in Search of a Father
Book cover The Little Savage
Book cover The Poacher Joseph Rushbrook
Book cover The Privateer's-Man One hundred Years Ago
Book cover The Little Savage
Book cover Naval Officer, or Scenes in the Life and Adventures of Frank Mildmay

Marryat was a midshipman under Captain Cochrane and this, his first naval adventure, is considered to be a highly autobiographical telling of his adventures with one of Britain's most famous and daring naval captains.

Book cover Newton Forster
Book cover Snarleyyow or The Dog Fiend
Book cover (Danish) Børnene i Nyskoven

Handlingen foregår i 1600-tallet under den Engelske borgerkrig. Fire forældreløse adelsbørn må flygte fra deres brændende gods, og skjule sig i en nærtliggende skov. Her må de fire lære at jage og at dyrke jorden for at overleve. Edward, den ældste, har dog svært ved at acceptere deres tilværelse, og higer efter at deltage i krigen for at hjælpe kongen.

Book cover Children of the New Forest (version 2)

The Children of the New Forest is a children's novel published in 1847 by Frederick Marryat. It is set in the time of the English Civil War and the Commonwealth. The story follows the fortunes of the four Beverley children who are orphaned during the war, and hide from their Roundhead oppressors in the shelter of the New Forest where they learn to live off the land.The story begins in 1647 when King Charles I has been defeated in the civil war and has fled from London towards the New Forest. Parliamentary soldiers have been sent to search the forest and decide to burn Arnwood, the house of Colonel Beverley, a Cavalier officer killed at the Battle of Naseby...

Book cover Diary in America, Series One

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