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Captain Frederick Marryat: Poor Jack

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Realism

Captain Frederick Marryat (1792 – 1848) was a British Royal Navy officer, novelist, and an acquaintance of Charles Dickens, noted today as an early founder of the sea story. «Poor Jack» is an extraordinary novel written by the English author Frederick Marryat that tells the story of a young sailor's son named Thomas Saunders and a careless street urchin everyday struggling with hunger in the streets of Greenwich, London. This story may be included in the list of famous stories resembling rags-to-riches motives when every person makes his fortune give her wealth. The novel consists of rich interesting descriptions of domestic life of London in the 19th century.

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