Talk:Frederick Marryat

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Actually, I dropped the endless HMS on every ship name after typing them all in on the first draft, because it looked repetitive and useless. Going back and looking at the books in my library, I see that the abbrevs are almost never supplied even when they would be handy, as in detailed accounts of battles with ships of multiple navies intertwined. Manual of Style doesn't seem to comment tho, just wants to make sure we don't italicize the abbreviation. Stan Shebs 21:28 Feb 20, 2003 (UTC)

Didn't he also write "The Poacher"? Adam Cuerden 03:47, 6 September 2006 (UTC)

Graham Greene was a fan:

Mr Midshipman Easy was autobiographical?[edit]

Much of that story borders on the outlandish. Semi-autobiographical, maybe? --Badger151 01:39, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

Marryat is supposed to have been the origin of the story concerning the American women who made panteloons for the "Limbs" of their piano to preserve modesty. I have not found a firm source for this one.Saxophobia 17:44, 26 August 2007 (UTC) Try "Diary in America" - his book from 1839 that is still in print. Barnaby the Scrivener (talk) 13:51, 29 November 2010 (UTC)


Wouldn't this article be better rated as Start-class? It is a well-written article, but I think it could use some work. Does anyone feel differently?--Heno (talk) 17:30, 22 December 2007 (UTC)

After seeing some other B-Class rated articles, I'm rescinding my comment about this article, which seems to meet the criteria.--Heno (talk) 02:24, 6 January 2008 (UTC)


That photo is of Thomas Huxley, not Marryat. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:35, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Agreed. I've removed it. It also looks dubiously sourced William M. Connolley (talk) 11:48, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Useless Link[edit]

The link to one of his works with Edward Howard redirects to a page full of a surprising number of dead folks named Edward Howard. If anyone knows which of these was his contemporary, feel free to patch that directly through. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:42, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing this out. I've changed the link to Edward Howard (novelist). Barret (talk) 22:05, 26 January 2012 (UTC)