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Mr Midshipman Easy by Frederick Marryat
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Nov 29, 2009

really liked it
Read in December, 2009

Much enjoyed. The ideas held by Jack's father re. property held in common and challenging everything with argument are interesting and strangely modern. It's a bit of a shame when Jack repudiates these ideas and conforms. Also interesting is the concept of privateering which I wasn't aware of before. Ordinary seamen could become privateers which consisted of a kind of legalised piracy - attacking other ships, taking goods and money to finance future voyages. "Going on a cruise" also has new meaning for me as being a holiday from the navy to have adventures condoned by senior officers. The book is great fun.
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