Adventures of a Younger Son (Classic Reprint)

Adventures of a Younger Son (Classic Reprint)
Adventures of a Younger Son (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Adventures of a Younger SonFor the first twenty years of Trelawny's life there is no authority but the "Younger Son." How far the book is "history," and how far romance, must therefore be considered. It is most likely from the internal evidence, that Trelawny began with the intention of writing his life, that as he progressed he found that a little fiction set off the facts to great advantage, and that, towards the end, the book becomes less and less of the life, and more and more of the romance. The Younger Son is an excellent stage hero by the finish; he meets and overcomes all odds; it is truly a glorious Trelawny, the Trelawny of his own imagination. But the account of his boyhood has a very real air, and if it is accepted, we see him as a self-willed, passionate boy, whose bad bringing-up developed his faults and hardened his character. At the age of twelve he went to sea on board the Superb, having the ill-fortune to miss the battle of Trafalgar through Admiral Duckworth delaying three days at Plymouth to get in mutton and potatoes. From his own account Trelawny would have us believe that he was then transferred to a sloop of war, and that as a midshipman on board her, he visited "the four quarters of the world," the voyage lasting eighteen months. But there is a document now in the possession of his family which shows that he never held warrant or commission in the navy. If we take it that he joined a merchantman, and that at length, sick of discipline, he joined a privateer cruising in the Indian seas, we shall perhaps be near the truth. The account of his next three years is still more open to doubt. That he led an adventurous life after deserting his ship is evident from the force and fire with which he sets forth his adventures; that he coloured, rearranged, and intensified these adventures is equally self-evident.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.