In The Children of the New Forest, Marryat describes the
trials and triumphs of the four Beverley children, orphaned during the
English Civil War and forced to take refuge with a poor woodsman in the
New Forest. This is the first annotated edition of a great children's
classic, which has retained its popularity since 1847.
About The Author
Captain Frederick Marryatt (1792-1848) was born in London
and went to sea at the age of thirteen. He became a captain in his
twenties, and had many adventures before he became a writer.