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Japhet in Search of a Father   By: (1792-1848)

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Japhet in Search of a Father by Frederick Marryat is a heartwarming coming-of-age story that takes readers on a captivating journey of self-discovery. Set in the early nineteenth century, this novel follows the adventures of young Japhet, a boy who knows neither his father's identity nor his own place in the world.

From the very beginning, the author successfully immerses readers in Japhet's world, introducing us to a range of colorful characters who play important roles in his life. Marryat flawlessly depicts the struggles and hardships that Japhet encounters during his quest, allowing readers to understand and empathize with him on a deep level. The author's vivid descriptions and attention to detail create a rich and vibrant backdrop against which Japhet's journey unfolds.

One of the standout aspects of this novel is the character development. As Japhet interacts with various individuals along his journey, he undergoes a profound transformation, maturing both emotionally and intellectually. Marryat skillfully captures the essence of Japhet's growth, portraying his changing beliefs, perceptions, and values in a realistic and believable manner.

The theme of family is prominently explored throughout the story, and Marryat presents a compelling commentary on the importance of connecting with one's roots. Through Japhet's search for his father, readers are reminded of the significance of family ties, creating a sense of longing and a desire for resolution. Furthermore, the author provides valuable insights into the complexities of human relationships and highlights the power of love and forgiveness.

Marryat's storytelling abilities shine through in this novel, as his narrative style effortlessly keeps readers engaged from start to finish. The pacing is just right, with a good balance between moments of tension, adventure, and quieter reflective moments. Additionally, the dialogue feels authentic and contributes to the overall authenticity of the characters and the world they inhabit.

Though some readers may find certain plot elements predictable, it does not detract from the overall enjoyment of the story. Instead, it allows for anticipation and a deeper appreciation of the underlying messages. Additionally, the book's ending provides a satisfying resolution that ties up loose ends, leaving readers feeling a sense of satisfaction and closure.

In summary, Japhet in Search of a Father is a captivating and heartwarming novel that leaves a lasting impression. Marryat's masterful storytelling, coupled with memorable characters and a thought-provoking exploration of family, make this book a must-read. Whether you are a fan of coming-of-age tales or simply appreciate a well-crafted narrative, this book is sure to delight and inspire.

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Japhet in Search of a Father, by Captain Marryat.

Captain Frederick Marryat was born July 10 1792, and died August 8 1848. He retired from the British navy in 1828 in order to devote himself to writing. In the following 20 years he wrote 26 books, many of which are among the very best of English literature, and some of which are still in print.

Marryat had an extraordinary gift for the invention of episodes in his stories. He says somewhere that when he sat down for the day's work, he never knew what he was going to write. He certainly was a literary genius.

"Japhet in Search of a Father" was published in 1836, the seventh book to flow from Marryat's pen. It was the first of Marryat's books not to have a nautical setting. It is a brilliantly written book, giving us insights into aspects of nineteenth century life that we cannot easily get elsewhere. There is a sustained and fascinating magical quality about the book, which makes it very compelling reading. For many people it will be their favourite book among Marryat's works, and certainly it ranks as one of the greatest books in British literature.

This e text was transcribed in 1998 by Nick Hodson, and was reformatted in 2003, again in 2005, and, working from a different edition, again in 2008... Continue reading book >>

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