This entry is a discussion of the life, works, and critical reception of Victorian naval officer and novelist Frederick Marryat (1792–1848). The entry describes Marryat's career, from his years as a sailor and officer in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars to his burgeoning career as a writer of nautical fiction in the 1830s and his shift into children's fiction in the 1840s. A brief account is provided of critical treatments of his work during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, including the popular focus on juvenile works like Masterman Ready.
Bragg, Thomas. “Frederick Marryat.” The Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature, Edited by Dino Franco Felluga, Pamela K. Gilbert, Linda K. Hughes, Blackwell, 2015, https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118405376.wbevl199.