Patrick O Brian s Navy

Author: Richard O'Neill
Publisher: Running PressBook Pub
ISBN: 0762415401
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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
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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.

Der unvollendete Band 21

Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher:
ISBN: 3863461290
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Das ist der unvollendete Band 21 der Reihe Kapitän Jack Aubrey und Doktor Stephen Maturin, an dem Patrick O'Brian bis zu seinem Tod schrieb. Er führt die Handlung des vorhergehenden Bandes "Der Dank der Navy" fort. Auch wenn nicht bekannt ist, wie O'Brian die Geschichte fortführen wollte, ist es doch interessant, wie er die Geschichte anlegt. So bringt auch dieser unvollendete Roman ein letztes Mal den Genuss, den der Autor uns bereitet hat und lässt uns Abschied nehmen von Aubrey und Maturin. Die Übersetzung erfolgte durch Kapt. Uwe D. Minge, der ein Experte für historische maritime Romane ist. Reproduktion des handschriftlichen Manuskripts von Patrick O'Brian; Schnittzeichnung Surprise

The Sea in World History Exploration Travel and Trade 2 volumes

Author: Stephen K. Stein
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440835519
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This two-volume set documents the essential role of the sea and maritime activity across history, from travel and food production to commerce and conquest. • Provides a broad survey of the importance of the oceans for all of human culture and civilization, including coverage of diverse cultures such as the Polynesians, Vikings, Minoans, and many others • Describes the voyages of the great explorers and places them in a broad multinational and multicultural perspective • Traces the human use of the sea over time, noting activities and historic events such as piracy, the slave trade, fishing, and whaling, as well as describing commerce in ancient and modern contexts

Nelson s Officers and Midshipmen

Author: Gregory Fremont-Barnes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1846039037
Format: PDF, Docs
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Filled with the promise of adventure and glory, the Royal Navy of the Napoleonic era enticed hundreds of young men to enlist as officers in its bitter struggle against the French fleet. With some as young as nine, these boys were confronted with the harsh realities of warfare at sea: cramped conditions, ruthless storms and fierce combat. In spite of their youth, these sailors showed enormous courage and valour in the face of battle, their bravery immortalised in the literary works of Patrick O'Brian, C. S. Forester and Alexander Kent. Drawing from letters, poems and personal accounts, this book uncovers the remarkable story of those boys who fought aboard His Majesty's mighty ships-of-the-line to defend their kingdom against the French.

War Isn t Hell It s Entertainment

Author: Rikke Schubart,
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786435585
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Examines the relationship between war, visual media and entertainment from a number of academic perspectives such as film studies, cultural studies, new media studies, sociology and history. This book covers topics such as how war is used as an imaginary site to stage dramas; and how entertainment is used to engage audiences.

Men of War Life in Nelson s Navy

Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393089169
Format: PDF, Docs
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A concise overview, richly illustrated, of the historical background to the acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin novels. This book is a companion to Patrick O'Brian's sea novels, a straightforward exploration of what daily life in Nelson's navy was really like, for everyone from the captain down to the rawest recruit. What did they eat? What songs did they sing? What was the schedule of watches? How were the officers and crew paid, and what was the division of prize-money? These questions and many more are answered in Patrick O'Brian's elegant narrative, which includes wonderful anecdotal material on the battles and commanders that established Britain's naval supremacy. Line drawings and charts help us to understand the construction and rigging of the great ships, the types and disposition of the guns, and how they were operated in battle. A number of contemporary drawings and cartoons illustrate aspects of naval life from the press gang to the scullery. Finally, a generous selection of full-color paintings render the majesty and the excitement of fleet actions in the age of fighting sail.

Of Sex and Faerie further essays on Genre Fiction

Author: John Lennard
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1847601731
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Taking up where Of Modern Dragons (2007) left off, these essays continue Lennard's investigation of the praxis of serial reading and the best genre fi ction of recent decades, including work by Bill James, Walter Mosley, Lois Mcmaster Bujold, and Ursula K. Le Guin. There are groundbreaking studies of contemporary paranormal romance, and of Hornblower's transition to space, while the fi nal essay deals with the phenomenon and explosive growth of fanfi ction, and with the increasingly empowered status of the reader in a digital world. There is an extensive bibliography of genre and critical work, with eight illustrations.