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Jacob Faithful

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan ...more
Paperback, 404 pages
Published January 11th 2008 by BiblioLife (first published 1834)
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Jun 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adventure lovers
Reread 11/14. Appreciated again. Especially noticed Marryat's influence on Dickens in this one.
Fabulous! Even better than "Mr. Midshipman Easy" ! I think I probably liked this one better because it reminded me so much of Dickens--but Marryat was actually first, and Dickens was a great fan of his. So, it could be said that Dickens is reminiscent of Marryat:) even unto a death by spontaneous combustion. This was really, truly, a GREAT book--probably for ages 14+ (just because of the love stories
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How is it that Marryat has escaped my notice all this time? Honestly, it's exasperating that he isn't better known. Apparently he was wildly popular in his time - many writers, including Joseph Conrad, were quite enthusiastic about his writing - and I can see why. He was a contemporary of Dickens, but he was also (in my opinion anyway) similar in his characterization. This book was a trip - a gallery of odd and wonderful characters and wit. I loved it. For one thing, it includes an incident of s ...more
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Captain Frederick Marryat was a British Royal Navy officer and novelist, an early pioneer of the sea story.

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