Augusta Marryat

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Augusta Marryat (1834? - 1898?) was a British author. The daughter of author Capt. Frederick Marryat and his wife Catherine, she was a children's author and illustrator perhaps best known fpr the adventure novel Left to Themselves: A Boy's Adventure in Australia (1878),[1] which in later editions had acquired the title The Young Lamberts. The novel is set in Australia, but she is not known to have ever visited the country.[2]

Her sisters Florence and Emilia were also authors: Augusta wrote adventure fiction heavily infused with morality in her father's vein,[1] and Florence was a prolific author of sensationalist novels who also acquired a reputation for hanging out with spiritual mediums. A full bibliography of Augusta Marryat is available in The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature: 1800-1900, Vol. 4.[3]


  1. ^ a b Moffat, Kirstine. "Five Imperial Adventures in the Waikato". Journal of New Zealand Literature 29 (2): 37–65. JSTOR 41410924. 
  2. ^ Arnold, John; Hay, John A.; Kilner, Kerry (2007). The Bibliography of Australian Literature: K-O to 2000. U of Queensland P. p. 309. ISBN 9780702235986. 
  3. ^ Shattock, Joanne (1999). The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature: 1800-1900. Cambridge UP. pp. 1629–30. ISBN 9780521391009. 

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