Edward Howard (1793 - 1841) is almost unknown to modern audiences, however, his writing has been favorably compared to that of Tobias Smollett and Herman Melville. If you enjoy those writers, and especially if you love the works of his friend and shipmate Captain Frederick Marryat, you'll love Edward Howard's

One of his works, Rattlin, the Reefer was edited by Marryat and for several generations people thought it was actually written by him because it was that good.  His other works tended not to have an authors name but be described as 'By the Author of Rattlin, the Reefer'. Accordingly these are also often wrongly attributed to Marryat. Many of his novels are not copyright in many countries and some are available as free eBooks in the online store.

He entered the navy, where Captain Frederick Marryat was his shipmate, and served as a midshipman between 1808 and 1810 aboard HMS Aurora, mainly in the West Indies. On obtaining his discharge he became a contributor of sea stories to periodical literature. When Marryat took the editorship of the Metropolitan Magazine in 1832, he chose Howard for his sub-editor. He subsequently joined the staff of the New Monthly Magazine, then edited by Thomas Hood.

 

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  Rattlin, the Reefer Ralph Rattlin tells his life story, including his career in the Royal Navy
  The Old Commodore The tale of Commodore Sir Octavius Bacuissart, R.N. 
  Jack Ashore A story based around what became of the figurehead of the 'Old Glory'

AOS Naval Non Fiction

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  The Memoirs of Sir Sidney Smith The first person to defeat Napoleon on land-head-to-head-was not Wellington; it was Smith at the Battle of Acre.

AOS Pirate Fiction

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  Sir Henry Morgan, The Buccaneer A fictionalised biography of the Buccaneer Sir Henry Morgan

AOS Other Nautical Fiction

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  Outward Bound; a Merchant's Adventures Privateers and the save trade in the West Indies

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