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February 16 , 2009

The Privateersman: Book Fourteen of the Marryat Cycle


The Privateersman, written in 1846, was the last of Frederick Marryat's nautically oriented novels, although one of his best non-nautical works, Children of the New Forest, still lay ahead of him. Privateers were essentially legalized pirates.They functioned like the illegal variety; but they carried a document from their government authorizing them to prey on the merchant ships of a specific enemy country.This document is what kept them from being hung as pirates should they be caught.After capturing a ship, they would bring it into an approved port where the ship's goods, along with the ship itself, would be sold.The government got a cut, the ship's officers and crew got a cut, and the investors got a return on their money which allowed them to send the privateer out again. The Privateersman is set in the early 1700s and gives us a keen insight into the world of privateering.Combine that insight with nonstop action and Marryat's unique dry wit, andyou have a tremendously entertaining read.

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