Peter Simple

By Frederick Marryat
Read by Frederick Davidson

17.63 Hours 04/01/2000 unabridged
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In this seminal story of naval life during the Napoleonic wars, Frederick Marryat’s young hero embarks upon a life at sea and finds it to be a rough school indeed. Simple’s trials and triumphs, alongside his faithful mentor, Terence O’Brien, mirror Marryat’s personal experience, from the hand-to-hand combat of cutting-out missions to the devastating hurricane off St. Pierre and the mutiny aboard the Rattlesnake. Peter Simple is a towering tale from the great age of sail, filled with keen wit, vivid characters, and gripping adventure.

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Summary

Summary

In this seminal story of naval life during the Napoleonic wars, Frederick Marryat’s young hero embarks upon a life at sea and finds it to be a rough school indeed. Simple’s trials and triumphs, alongside his faithful mentor, Terence O’Brien, mirror Marryat’s personal experience, from the hand-to-hand combat of cutting-out missions to the devastating hurricane off St. Pierre and the mutiny aboard the Rattlesnake.

Peter Simple is a towering tale from the great age of sail, filled with keen wit, vivid characters, and gripping adventure.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A robust Dickensian romance…One of the most attractive and neglected early Victorian novels.” Kirkus Reviews
“Highly discursive, but the characters are so sympathetic and their tales are so amusing that you don’t mind…A sort of nautical fairy tale…Reading Peter Simple is like drinking in a tavern with old salts who never let the facts get in the way of a good story.” HistoricNavalFiction.com

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Author Bio: Frederick Marryat

Captain Frederick Marryat (1792–1848) first attempted to run away to sea at fourteen. His father, a member of Parliament, helped him secure a midshipman’s berth on a frigate commanded by the daring Thomas Cochrane. He would go on to serve in the Royal Navy for over twenty years, in the Battle of Aix Roads and the War of 1812. When he turned his pen to naval life, he became the preeminent chronicler of British naval seamen in the great age of Nelson. His many novels were admired by such authors as Conrad, Hemingway, Thackeray, Coleridge, and Washington Irving.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 17.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English