The Dark Frigate Overview

Charles Boardman Hawes
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A tale of adventure set at sea, The Dark Frigate chronicles the moral dilemma of Philip Marsham, a young lad forced into the service of pirates. Hawes portrays the pirates who capture Philip's ship, the Rose of Devon, as predominantly evil men. In his quest for literary realism, Hawes overturns some almost sacred conventions of the romantic adventure story: Philip does not marry the tavern maid to whom he had been betrothed; he is never reunited with his grandparents; and the fortune that he inherits is squandered in support of Charles I of England, the displaced monarch who is later beheaded. A young man drawn to yet ultimately disillusioned by the romantic urge to go to sea, Philip is left to find his place in a world of political turmoil and nebulous moral structure.

Though contemporary critics found the ending of The Dark Frigate disappointingly inconclusive, modern readers should...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
The Dark Frigate from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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