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Jacob Faithful

Frederick Marryat

Rebelling against the career chosen for him by his wealthy family, Frederic Marryat joined the Royal Navy in 1806 at the age of 14. He first served as a midshipman in the 38-gun frigate "HMS Imperieuse" commanded by Lord Cochran, 10th Earl of Dundonald whose real life exploits were used by Marryat in his fiction and which formed the basis for other famous fictional characters like Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey. Having survived more than 50 sea battles and attained the rank of Post Captain, he resigned from the Navy and devoted the rest of his life to writing, drawing a good deal on his distinguished career in the Navy and is now considered the Father of Modern Nautical Fiction. He is also noted as the inventor of an effective lifeboat and a widely used system of communicating at sea by the use of flags. Jacob Faithful is a tale centred on the lives of the Thames watermen who made their living along the tidal reaches of that river and in the Port of London. Particularly it deals with the story of young Jacob literally born and raised on the river. He is orphaned in bizarre circumstances, gets an education, is apprenticed to a bargeman and then to a wherryman before being "pressed" into the Royal Navy. The book gives an interesting insight into the life of London and it's great river at the beginning of the 19th Century.(Summary by Noel Badrian)

Rebelling against the career chosen for him by his wealthy family, Frederic Marryat joined the Royal Navy in 1806 at the age of 14. He first served as a midshipman in the 38-gun frigate "HMS Imperieuse" commanded by Lord Cochran, 10th Earl of Dundonald whose real life exploits were used by Marryat in his fiction and which formed the basis for other famous fictional characters like Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey. Having survived more than 50 sea battles and attained the rank of Post Captain, he resigned from the Navy and devoted the rest of his life to writing, drawing a good deal on his distinguished career in the Navy and is now considered the Father of Modern Nautical Fiction. He is also noted as the inventor of an effective lifeboat and a widely used system of communicating at sea by the use of flags. Jacob Faithful is a tale centred on the lives of the Thames watermen who made their living along the tidal reaches of that river and in the Port of London. Particularly it deals with the story of young Jacob literally born and raised on the river. He is orphaned in bizarre circumstances, gets an education, is apprenticed to a bargeman and then to a wherryman before being "pressed" into the Royal Navy. The book gives an interesting insight into the life of London and it's great river at the beginning of the 19th Century.(Summary by Noel Badrian)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Rebelling against the career chosen for him by his wealthy family, Frederic Marryat joined the Royal Navy in 1806 at the age of 14. He first served as a midshipman in the 38-gun frigate "HMS Imperieuse" commanded by Lord Cochran, 10th Earl of Dundonald whose real life exploits were used by Marryat in his fiction and which formed the basis for other famous fictional characters like Horatio Hornblower and Jack Aubrey. Having survived more than 50 sea battles and attained the rank of Post Captain, he resigned from the Navy and devoted the rest of his life to writing, drawing a good deal on his distinguished career in the Navy and is now considered the Father of Modern Nautical Fiction. He is also noted as the inventor of an effective lifeboat and a widely used system of communicating at sea by the use of flags. Jacob Faithful is a tale centred on the lives of the Thames watermen who made their living along the tidal reaches of that river and in the Port of London. Particularly it deals with the story of young Jacob literally born and raised on the river. He is orphaned in bizarre circumstances, gets an education, is apprenticed to a bargeman and then to a wherryman before being "pressed" into the Royal Navy. The book gives an interesting insight into the life of London and it's great river at the beginning of the 19th Century.(Summary by Noel Badrian)

Language:

English

Narrators:

NoelBadrian

Length:

17h 24m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

25:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

25:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

31:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

38:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

24:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

33:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

24:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

30:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

14:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:29


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

26:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

20:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

22:18


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

28:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

18:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

17:55


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

23:29


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

14:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

18:36


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

21:48


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

25:24