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Frederick Marryat

(1792—1848) naval officer and novelist

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American Notes for General Circulation

American Notes for General Circulation  

Travel account by Dickens, published in 1842. Dickens visited the U.S. (Jan.–May 1842) in a tour that took him from Boston and New York to Canada and as far west as St. Louis. His book is almost ...
C. S. Forester

C. S. Forester  

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(1899–1966),is principally remembered for his seafaring novels set during the Napoleonic wars, featuring Horatio Hornblower, introduced in 1937 in The Happy Return. His other works include Brown on ...
Flying Dutchman

Flying Dutchman  

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Perhaps the most famous of all legends of the sea. There are several variations of it. The most usual story is that of a Dutch skipper, Captain Vanderdecken, who, on a voyage home from Batavia and ...
glass

glass  

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The seaman's name for a telescope, a barometer, and—before clocks suitable for use on board ship were developed—a sand-glass. Although the word telescope is as old as the instrument itself, being ...
International Code of Signals

International Code of Signals  

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Originally a specific method of communication between ships, or between ship and shore, by hoisting flags and pennants, which in a group, or singly, conveyed a message. However, the phrase later ...
Johann David Wyss

Johann David Wyss  

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(1743–1818), author of The Swiss Family Robinson. This early children's classic in the Robinsonnade tradition was first published in English by William Godwin in 1814. Wyss, a well-traveled pastor in ...
marine painting

marine painting  

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Historically, at least up to the late 19th century when the camera became generally available as an instrument of record, the overall volume of marine painting, of whatever country of origin, remains ...
Marryat, Frederick

Marryat, Frederick (1792–1848)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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2007
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. Frederick Marryat was born on July 10, 1792, in London, to Catherine von Geyser and Joseph Marryat

Marryat, Captain Frederick

Marryat, Captain Frederick   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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2006
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(1792–1848), a British Navy commander and fecund novelist. The son of a London magnate and member of Parliament,

Marryat, Frederick

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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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2007
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(1792–1848), British naval officer and novelist, born at Westminster, London. He was the son of Joseph Marryat, the agent for Grenada in the Windward Islands, and grandson of ... More
Marryat, Frederick

Marryat, Frederick (1792–1848)   Reference library

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The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

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2011
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and friend of Dickens from 1841. ‘Captain Marryat’ established his popular reputation in the early 1830s with nautical adventure stories such as ...

Marryat, Frederick

Marryat, Frederick   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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2004
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(1792–1848),

British naval captain and popular novelist about life at sea, went to the U.S. and Canada (...

Mr Midshipman Easy

Mr Midshipman Easy  

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A novel by F. Marryat, published 1836.Jack Easy is the son of a wealthy gentleman who brings his boy up to believe that all men are equal, a notion which causes considerable problems to Jack as a ...
Robinsonnades

Robinsonnades  

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A group of primarily children's island adventure stories originating in Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. Best known are The Swiss Family Robinson (1812–13), Frederick Marryat's Masterman Ready ...
sea songs

sea songs  

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The generic name given either to songs sung at sea by sailors in their leisure time, or to songs sung ashore about the sea, which more often than not were never sung by seamen. They differ entirely ...
tattoo

tattoo  

Colored pigment implanted in or injected into the dermis, usually for decorative purposes, occasionally an accidental consequence of an explosion that injects pigmented fragments. Tattoos have been ...
Thomas Cochrane

Thomas Cochrane  

(1775–1860).Cochrane had a long and colourful life. In 1793 he joined the navy, in which his uncle was serving. During 1800–1 he commanded the Speedy, preying upon Spanish shipping. Next he took up ...

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