Mr. Midshipman Easy
A rollicking sea adventure, set in the time of the Napoleonic Wars, Mr. Midshipman Easy follows the escapades of a young midshipman who enters the King's service with some ideas that run badly afoul of the standards of naval discipline! The author was an actual 19th-century British naval hero who lived a saga worthy of the novels of C.S. Forester or Patrick O'Brian. Captain Frederick Marryat survived fifty naval battles and served on the crack frigate Imperieuse under Lord Cochrane - the real-life model for Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey. Mr. Midshipman Easy is said to have been inspired by Cochrane's adventures as a young midshipman.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - charlie68 - LibraryThing
At second reading it is still a good book, perhaps a little unbelievable all these things happening to one guy in so short a time. But still fun, and the moral does give one pause. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rsstick - LibraryThing
This amusing story is in the nature of a romp. The turn of phrase is sometimes hilarious, unfortunately the adventures are so outlandish that they begin to pall after a while. This was a free Kindle ... Read full review