Captain Frederick Marryat (July 10, 1792 – August 9, 1848) was an English novelist, a contemporary and acquaintance of Charles Dickens, noted today as an early pioneer of the sea story. He is now known particularly for the semi-autobiographical novel Mr Midshipman Easy and his children's novel The Children of the New Forest.
Some of his works have been posted here already.
This is a fast moving adventure tale describing an expedition to South Africa. Very good!
From PG, have added own cover, lightly illustrated
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