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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Frederick Marryat (1792–1848)

Marryat, Frederick [“Captain Marryat”]. A famous English novelist; born in London, July 10, 1792; died at Langham, Norfolk, Aug. 9, 1848. Entering the British navy in 1806, he became commander in 1815; and was serving on the St. Helena station at the time of Napoleon’s death. Among his best-known works were: ‘Frank Mildmay’ (1829); ‘The King’s Own’ (1830); ‘Peter Simple’ (1834); ‘Mr. Midshipman Easy’ (1836); ‘Japhet in Search of a Father’ (1836); ‘Masterman Ready’ (1841). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).