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Mr. Midshipman Easy

Frederick Marryat

One of the first novel-length pieces of nautical fiction, MR. MIDSHIPMAN EASY (1836) is a funny and easygoing account of the adventures of Jack Easy, a son of privilege who joins the Royal Navy. The work begins as a satire on Jack’s attachment to “the rights of man” that may try the listener’s patience. But despair not, for the story soon settles down as the philosophical midshipman begins his many triumphs over bullies, foul weather, and various damned foreigners of murderous intent. Caveat audiens: This novel employs racial/ethnic epithets and religious stereotypes, as well as taking a rather sunny view of supply-side economics. In short, there's something here to offend almost everyone.br> Frederick Marryat (1792-1848) entered the Royal Navy as a 14-year-old midshipman. He resigned his commission at the rank of captain after 24 years of service to devote his time to writing. (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis)

One of the first novel-length pieces of nautical fiction, MR. MIDSHIPMAN EASY (1836) is a funny and easygoing account of the adventures of Jack Easy, a son of privilege who joins the Royal Navy. The work begins as a satire on Jack’s attachment to “the rights of man” that may try the listener’s patience. But despair not, for the story soon settles down as the philosophical midshipman begins his many triumphs over bullies, foul weather, and various damned foreigners of murderous intent. Caveat audiens: This novel employs racial/ethnic epithets and religious stereotypes, as well as taking a rather sunny view of supply-side economics. In short, there's something here to offend almost everyone.br> Frederick Marryat (1792-1848) entered the Royal Navy as a 14-year-old midshipman. He resigned his commission at the rank of captain after 24 years of service to devote his time to writing. (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis)
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One of the first novel-length pieces of nautical fiction, MR. MIDSHIPMAN EASY (1836) is a funny and easygoing account of the adventures of Jack Easy, a son of privilege who joins the Royal Navy. The work begins as a satire on Jack’s attachment to “the rights of man” that may try the listener’s patience. But despair not, for the story soon settles down as the philosophical midshipman begins his many triumphs over bullies, foul weather, and various damned foreigners of murderous intent. Caveat audiens: This novel employs racial/ethnic epithets and religious stereotypes, as well as taking a rather sunny view of supply-side economics. In short, there's something here to offend almost everyone.br> Frederick Marryat (1792-1848) entered the Royal Navy as a 14-year-old midshipman. He resigned his commission at the rank of captain after 24 years of service to devote his time to writing. (Summary by Adrian Praetzellis)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

16h 17m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

23:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

19:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

45:43


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

36:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

40:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

36:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

27:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

32:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

28:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

43:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

30:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

29:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

24:17


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

23:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

24:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

29:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

17:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

19:21


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

22:37


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

22:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

20:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

13:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

22:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

17:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:50