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Frederick Marryat

Subject: Literature

(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 ...

Marryat, Frederick

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Mark Turner

The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
122 words

..., Frederick ( 1792–1848 ), distinguished naval commander , novelist , and friend of Dickens from 1841 . ‘Captain Marryat’ established his popular reputation in the early 1830s with nautical adventure stories such as Peter Simple ( 1834 ), although he later turned to children's novels, such as The Children of the New Forest ( 1847 ). In preparation for his trip to America in 1842 , Dickens read Marryat's travel book , A Diary in America ( 1839 ); both writers petitioned for international copyright when touring in America. There are...

Marryat, Frederick

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
Length:
1,285 words

..., Frederick ( 1792–1848 ) British naval officer and novelist , . Frederick Marryat was born on July 10, 1792 , in London , to Catherine von Geyser and Joseph Marryat , a member of Parliament and chairman of the board of Lloyds. Young Marryat , already yearning for adventure, entered the Royal Navy in 1806 , under Lord Cochrane ( Thomas Cochrane , 10th Earl of Dundonald) on board Impérieuse . During Marryat’s twenty-four-year naval career, he served in the West Indies, the Mediterranean, and the North Atlantic. His time in the navy was...

Marryat, Frederick

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Oxford Reader’s Companion To Conrad

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
580 words

..., Frederick ( 1792–1848 ), British naval captain and author , a major role model and literary influence on Conrad. Like Conrad, Frederick Marryat went off to sea as a youth and worked his way up to a captaincy before retiring to take up his pen. Conrad paid tribute to Marryat and to James Fenimore Cooper in an easy of 1898 , ‘Tales of the Sea’ ( Notes ). He praised the ‘natural glamour’ of Marryat’s temperament, and described his work in terms that could also be applied to Conrad: ‘His novels are not the outcome of his art, but of his...

Marryat, Frederick

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Literature
Length:
106 words

..., Frederick ( 1792–1848 ), British naval captain and popular novelist about life at sea, went to the U.S. and Canada ( 1837–39 ) to compare British and American governments. His tactless remarks and behavior led to attacks by the U.S. press in which he was accused of assaulting women, insulting Clay , and being a spy. At Detroit he was burned in effigy with hundreds of his books. His Diary in America, with Remarks on Its Institutions ( 1839 ) is sharp and often humorous reporting with many caustic comments. Monsieur Violet ( 1843 ), a melodramatic...

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

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
631 words

..., Frederick ( 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 Thomas Marryat , a physician, author, and poet. As a boy Marryat frequently ran away to sea and finally entered the Royal Navy in 1806 . During his two-and-a-half years as a midshipman aboard his first ship, the frigate Imperieuse , he took part in more than 50 engagements, an introduction to naval life which stood him in good stead for his later career as a...

Frederick Marryat

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
52 words

...0Frederick Frederick Marryat ( Captain Marryat ) 1792 – 1848 English naval officer and novelist If you please, ma'am, it was a very little one. the nurse, excusing her illegitimate baby Mr Midshipman Easy (1836) ch. 3 very little one All zeal…all zeal, Mr Easy. Mr Midshipman Easy (1836) ch. 9 all zeal , Mr...

Frederick Marryat

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
231 words

...Frederick Marryat 1792 – 1848 I am sure the Americans can fix nothing without a drink. If you meet, you drink; if you part, you drink; if you make acquaintance, you drink.… They drink because it is hot; they drink because it is cold. If successful in elections, they drink and rejoice; if not, they drink and swear; they begin to drink early in the morning; they leave off late at night; they commence it early in life, and they continue it, until they drop down into the grave. A Diary in America , 1839 It is remarkable how very debased the language has...

Frederick Marryat

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

Reference type:
Quotation
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
251 words

...Frederick Marryat 1792 1848 English novelist We always took care of number one. Scenes and Adventures in the Life of Frank Mildmay (1829). That is, we always gave ourselves priority, we were self-centred. An early appearance of this phrase. Compare: ‘Whenever a person proclaims to you “In worldly matters I'm a child” … you have got that person's number and it's Number One’ – Charles Dickens, Bleak House , Chap. 57 (1853). If you please, ma'am, it was a very little one. Of an illegitimate baby. Mr Midshipman Easy , Chap. 3 (1836). Although often given...

Marryat, Captain Frederick

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature, Society and culture
Length:
55 words

..., Captain Frederick ( 1792–1848 ), novelist : educ. in London ( Enfield ); lives in London ( Marylebone : Spanish Pl.) 1841–3 , ( Wimbledon ) 1839–43 ; lives for a time in Lymington ; settles in Langham 1843–8 ; d. and is commemorated in Langham . Mr. Midshipman Easy 1836 , Masterman Ready 1841 , The Children of the New Forest 1847...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
553 words

...still—deeply rooted in English literary tradition: the adventure novel and the sea story. Ann Lawson Lucas Butts, Dennis , ed. Introduction to The Children of the New Forest , by Frederick Marryat . Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1991. Conrad, Joseph . Tales of the Sea . London: Orlestone, 1919. On Marryat and James Fenimore Cooper. Warner, Oliver . Captain Marryat: A Rediscovery . London: Constable,...

Marryat, Captain Frederick

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Literature
Length:
163 words

..., Captain Frederick ( 1792–1848 ) London -born author , naval captain , and FRS. He first achieved fame for his sea stories, beginning with the partly autobiographical The Naval Officer, or Scenes and Adventures in the Life of Frank Mildmay ( 1829 ). Marryat resigned his commission in 1830 and thereafter supported himself by writing. Among his most successful works, Peter Simple ( 1834 ), Jacob Faithful ( 1834 ), and Mr Midshipman Easy ( 1836 ), all set at sea, were followed by Japhet in Search of a Father ( 1836 ), about a foundling....

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Literature
Length:
125 words

..., Captain Frederick ( 1792–1848 ) London -born author , naval captain , and FRS. His successful sea stories include The Naval Officer, or Scenes and Adventures in the Life of Frank Mildmay ( 1829 , partly autobiographical), Peter Simple ( 1834 ), Jacob Faithful ( 1834 ), and Mr Midshipman Easy ( 1836 ); they were followed by Japhet in Search of a Father ( 1836 ), about a foundling. He is chiefly remembered for his children's books: Masterman Ready ( 1841 ), The Settlers in Canada ( 1844 ), and The Children of the New Forest ( 1847 ), a...

MARRYAT, Captain Frederick

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The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
399 words

...MARRYAT, Captain Frederick ( 1792–1848 ) Author of some of the best 19th-cent. adventure stories . He was born in London, the son of a successful man of business and Member of Parliament. When he was thirteen, inspired by Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar, he went to sea on the frigate Impérieuse and was plunged into a rough life below decks. His ship was at times involved in almost daily fights with the French and other enemies. Marryat was given command of his own ship when still in his twenties. He performed many acts of bravery, rescuing a number of...

Marryat, [Captain] Frederick

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

..., [Captain] Frederick ( 1792–1848 ) British novelist and children's writer The Naval Officer; or, Scenes and Adventures in the Life of Frank Mildmay ( 1829 ) Fiction The King's Own ( 1830 ) Fiction Newton Forster; or, The Merchant Service ( 1832 ) Fiction Peter Simple ( 1833 ) Fiction Jacob Faithful ( 1834 ) Fiction The Pacha of Many Tales ( 1835 ) Fiction Short Stories Japhet in Search of a Father ( 1836 ) Fiction Mr Midshipman Easy ( 1836 ) Fiction The Pirate and the Three Cutters ( 1836 ) Fiction Snarleyvow; or, The Dog Fiend ...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
50 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
50 words
Marryat, Frederick

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
50 words
Frederick Marryat

Frederick Marryat  

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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 Thomas Marryat, a ...
15 Children’s Books

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Andrea Immel

The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
5,066 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...and Hans Christian Andersen attained international reputations in translation. Similarly, writers from Captain Marryat to Frances Hodgson Burnett produced narrative fiction ( *tract , historical novel, school or adventure story, Kunstmärchen , etc.) for periodicals or as separate volumes, and in the process earned handsome livings and won popular acclaim, even celebrity. At the same time, enterprising publishers such as *Routledge and Frederick *Warne built up extensive *backlists of toy books, consisting chiefly of material in the public domain, such...

Emilia Marryat

Emilia Marryat  

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Literature
(1835–75),was the third daughter of Frederick (‘Captain’) Marryat, one of the most popular English writers of boys' adventure stories in the nineteenth century. All three sisters followed in his ...

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