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Newton Forster   By: (1792-1848)

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In "Newton Forster" by Frederick Marryat, readers are taken on a thrilling adventure that spans the high seas and explores the inner turmoil of its protagonist. The novel captures the essence of life in the British Navy during the 19th century, offering a vivid and engaging portrayal of naval battles, exotic locations, and complex characters.

The story follows the eponymous hero, Newton Forster, a young man who finds himself thrust into the world of naval service. From the beginning, Forster is drawn into a series of tumultuous events that test his character and shape his destiny. Marryat expertly delves into the psychological and emotional journey of Forster, showcasing his growth and development as he navigates the treacherous waters of his chosen career.

One of the strongest aspects of Marryat's writing is his ability to bring the setting to life. The author's firsthand knowledge of naval life shines through, as he paints a detailed picture of life on board ship, the camaraderie among sailors, and the dangers they face while navigating the tumultuous seas. His vivid descriptions allow readers to vividly imagine the sights, sounds, and smells of life at sea.

Furthermore, the characters in "Newton Forster" are multi-dimensional and well-developed. From Forster himself to the various officers and crew members he encounters, each character feels distinct and adds depth to the narrative. Marryat brilliantly captures the complexities of human nature, presenting morally ambiguous characters who display both heroism and flaws. This adds an extra layer of realism and raises thought-provoking questions about the nature of good and evil.

The plot, though initially slow-paced, gradually builds momentum and tension, culminating in a series of gripping and suspenseful moments. Marryat skillfully weaves together multiple storylines, intertwining Forster's personal journey with larger historical events. The result is a captivating narrative that keeps readers engaged from beginning to end.

If there is any weakness to "Newton Forster," it is perhaps in its occasional instances of lengthy exposition and tangential information. Some readers may find these sections slow down the narrative, interrupting the flow of the story. However, the overall strength of Marryat's storytelling and his ability to create engaging characters more than compensates for these minor drawbacks.

In conclusion, "Newton Forster" by Frederick Marryat is a compelling historical adventure that transports readers to a bygone era. With its captivating plot, well-drawn characters, and immersive setting, the novel offers a thrilling and thought-provoking reading experience. Fans of nautical fiction or those interested in a richly detailed exploration of naval life will find this book highly satisfying.

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NEWTON FORSTER OR, THE MERCHANT SERVICE

BY CAPTAIN MARRYAT

LONDON J.M. DENT AND CO. BOSTON: LITTLE, BROWN AND CO. MDCCCXCV 1832, 1895

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Contents

CHAPTER I

CHAPTER II

CHAPTER III

CHAPTER IV

CHAPTER V

CHAPTER VI

CHAPTER VII

CHAPTER VIII

CHAPTER IX

CHAPTER X

CHAPTER XI

CHAPTER XII

CHAPTER XIII

CHAPTER XIV

CHAPTER XV

CHAPTER XVI

CHAPTER XVII

CHAPTER XVIII

CHAPTER XIX

CHAPTER XX

CHAPTER XXI

CHAPTER XXII

CHAPTER XXIII

CHAPTER XXIV

CHAPTER XXV

CHAPTER XXVI

CHAPTER XXVII

CHAPTER XXVIII

CHAPTER XXIX

CHAPTER XXX

CHAPTER XXXI

CHAPTER XXXII

CHAPTER XXXIII

CHAPTER XXXIV

CHAPTER XXXV

CHAPTER XXXVI

CHAPTER XXXVII

CHAPTER XXXVIII

CHAPTER XXXIX

CHAPTER XL

CHAPTER XLI

CHAPTER XLII

CHAPTER XLIII

CHAPTER XLIV

CHAPTER XLV

CHAPTER XLVI

CHAPTER XLVII

CHAPTER XLVIII

CHAPTER XLIX

CHAPTER L

CHAPTER LI

CHAPTER LII

CHAPTER LIII

Prefatory Note

Newton Forster, or the Merchant Service , first appeared in the Metropolitan Magazine , 1832. It is one of the novels which specially suggests a comparison between Marryat and Smollett, both authors having described acts of impressment with vigour and indignation.

Jeffrey, of the Edinburgh Review , wrote to Mrs Marryat, January 1832:

"That I have read it [ Newton Forster ] all through in the week I have to finish the preparation of our Scotch Reform Bill (if you will forgive me for mentioning such a thing) is proof enough, I think, that my opinion is very favourable... Continue reading book >>




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