Set in the time of the Napoleonic Wars, 'Mr Midshipman Easy' follows the escapades of a young sailor who enters the king's service with some interesting ideas about discipline and equality in the British Royal Navy. Packed with humour and controversy, Mr Midshipman Easy is a can't-miss adventure!
Captain Frederick Marryat (1792-1848) was an actual 19th-century British naval hero who lived a saga worthy of the novels of C.S. Forester and Patrick O'Brian. He survived fifty naval battles on the crack frigate Imperieuse under Lord Cochrane--the real-life model for Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey. In addition to plenty of cannonfire, battle strategy, peril, and passion--liberally sprinkled with wit and fine turns of phrase--Marryat's real-life naval experiences lend his novels a truly remarkable authenticity.