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Title:
Percival Keene
Author:
Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848.
Edition:
lst Heart of oak edition.
Publication Information:
New York : H. Holt, 1999.
Physical Description:
342 pages ; 21 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780805061383

9780805061390
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

One of Marryat's most entertaining adventures, "Percival Keene" follows its namesake character, a low-born seaman, on a mission to discover and claim his true parentage and identity.


Author Notes

Frederick Marryat was born on July 10, 1792 in London, England. He entered the Royal Navy at the age of 14 and served with distinction in many parts of the world before retiring in 1830 with the rank of captain. From 1832 to 1835, he edited the Metropolitan Magazine.

His first novel, The Naval Officer, was published in 1829. His other adult novels include Mr. Midshipman Easy, The Kings Own, Newton Forster, Peter Simple, Jacob Faithful, and The Phantom Ship. He also wrote a number of children's books including Masterman Ready, Settlers in Canada, The Mission, The Children of the New Forest, and The Little Savages. He travelled in Canada and the United States from 1837 to 1839. Afterward, he recorded his impressions in A Diary in America. He died on August 9, 1848.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Library Journal Review

Another volume in Holt's ongoing "Heart of the Oak Sea Classics" series, this 1842 novel follows the title character through many adventures on the high seas. LJ reviewer Louis J. Parascandola edited this volume and wrote the introduction. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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