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The Life of Captain Frederick Marryat (A Fireship CONTEMPORIZED CLASSIC) [Paperback]

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Item description for The Life of Captain Frederick Marryat (A Fireship CONTEMPORIZED CLASSIC) by David Hannay...

The First Book of the Marryat Cycle

"If you seek to understand nautical fiction, you must start with Frederick Marryat."

People the world over have thrilled to the fictional exploits of Horatio Hornblower, Jack Aubrey, Nicholas Ramage and others. But few know that these characters, along with the modern nautical fiction genre itself, can be traced in large part to the writings of one man--Frederick Marryat. Even fewer know that Marryat personally experienced many of the events he described.

As a young midshipman he served on the HMS Imprieuse under the famous Lord Thomas Cochrane. He fought at the Battle of Basque Roads, was part of the ill-fated Walcheren Campaign, fought the Americans during the War of 1812 and was even present when Napoleon died. Along the way, he was commended for bravery dozens of times, was the captain of a frigate, became one of the literary stars of his day, acquired several fortunes and squandered each of them away.

In 1889, the life of this extraordinary man was captured by David Hannay.

It is presented here as a Fireship Press Contemporized Classic.(tm)

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Item Specifications...

Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 20, 2007
Publisher   Fireship Press
ISBN  1934757039  
ISBN13  9781934757031  

Availability  78 units.
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More About David Hannay

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Lord Hannay of Chiswick was a British Diplomat for 36 years. Between 1990 and 1995, he was Britain's permanent representative to the UN. Following his retirement from diplomatic service, he was the British Special Representative to Cyprus and a member of the UN Secretary General's High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change. He is the author of "Cyprus: The Search for a Solution," published by I.B. Tauris.

David Hannay was born in 1853 and died in 1934.

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