Patrick O Brian s Navy

Author: Richard O'Neill
Publisher: Running PressBook Pub
ISBN: 0762415401
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
From the moment that "Master and Commander, " the first of O'Brian's 20 novels about the 19th century British Royal Navy was published, critics hailed his work as a masterpiece. This first full-color illustrated companion to the series is timed to benefit from the release of the Twentieth-Century Fox film adaptation starring Russell Crowe.

Jack Aubrey Commands

Author: Brian Lavery
Publisher: Anova Books
ISBN: 9781844860128
Format: PDF
Download Now
No fiction writer of the modern period has captured the world of wooden walls, broadsides and the press gang in quite the same way as the late Patrick O'Brian. The twenty books in the O'Brian canon, featuring the lives and adventures of Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and confidant, the naval surgeon, Stephen Maturin, are read and lauded across the world for their blend of classic storytelling, historical scholarly accuracy and consistently inspired characterisation. historians of his generation, relates the naval fiction of Patrick O'Brian and C S Forester to the real world inhabited by famous Royal Navy heroes such as Lord Nelson, Sir Sidney Smith and Thomas Cochrane. It draws on the experiences and activities of men such as Frederick Marryat, the founder of naval fiction, the Austen brothers whose sister Jane created our most intimate picture of shore life in the period, and Nelson's chaplain Alexander Scott, who also served as a part-time spy. All these individuals and others provided inspiration for Patrick O'Brian's character of Jack Aubrey. explored while the text fully contextualises a number of key episodes and characters as well as the minutiae of naval life in the era of Nelson, as it is put forward in these enduring sea stories. The book includes a foreword by Peter Weir, director of Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, where he outlines the challenges posed by, and encountered in, the dramatisation of the O'Brian novels.

Lobscouse Spotted Dog

Author: Anne Chotzinoff Grossman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393320947
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
A cookbook companion, complete with historical notes, for fans of Patrick O'Brien, historical novels includes authentic early nineteenth-century recipes that characters Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin have feasted on, such as Kidney Pudding, Syllabub, and Pig's Trotters. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Men of War Life in Nelson s Navy

Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393038580
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
The author of the acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin historical sea novels presents a concise, profusely illustrated description of daily life in Nelson's navy, including anecdotes about the battles and commanders that established Britain's naval supremacy.

Master and Commander

Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393325171
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
Introduces Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, in the age of the Napoleonic wars.

Post Captain

Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393037029
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Interned in France where he was seeking refuge from creditors when Napoleon broke the Peace of Amiens, Captain Jack Aubrey must escape and return to England

World of Jack Aubrey

Author: David Miller
Publisher: Salamander Books
ISBN: 9781840655278
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Patrick O'Brian's great Aubrey-Maturin novel sequence is extraordinary for its attention to detail; not only does he recreate the language, idioms, and habits of the early C19 in his richly imagined characters of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, but he immerses himself fully in the seafaring world. Everything from the ships and weapons to the geographical territory is factually and skillfully rendered for his readers.

The Frigate Surprise

Author: Brian Lavery
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393070095
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download Now
Draws on historical and fictional sources to document the story of the famous ship from Patrick O'Brian's novels, in a fan's visual chronicle that illustrates its design, incorporates specially commissioned images, and offers insight into the key events that shaped its crew's adventures.

Patrick O Brian

Author: Dean King
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453238336
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
A revealing and insightful look at one of the modern world’s most acclaimed historical novelists Patrick O’Brian was well into his seventies when the world fell in love with his greatest creation: the maritime adventures of Royal Navy Captain Jack Aubrey and ship’s surgeon Stephen Maturin. But despite his fame, little detail was available about the life of the reclusive author, whose mysterious past King uncovers in this groundbreaking biography. King traces O’Brian’s personal history, beginning as a London-born Protestant named Richard Patrick Russ, to his tortured relationship with his first wife and child, to his emergence from World War II with the entirely new identity under which he would publish twenty volumes in the Aubrey–Maturin series. What King unearths is a life no less thrilling than the seafaring world of O’Brian’s imagination.

The Illustrated Companion to Nelson s Navy

Author: Nicholas Blake
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811732758
Format: PDF
Download Now
The fictional exploits of sailors in the Royal Navy have thrilled readers around the world. This title covers various aspects of the Royal Navy including the workings of the admiralty, the designs and building of ships, life on board, food and drink, discipline, seamanship, merchant fleets, and opposing navies.