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date: 28 September 2022

Midshipman Easy, Mr 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Author(s):
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

A popular novel by Frederick *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 gives Jack many problems as a midshipman. But he is heir to a fortune and this, together with his cheerful honesty and the help of his Ashanti friend Mesty, help him through his adventures. Hawkins, the bellicose chaplain, ... ...

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