The Patrick O'Brian Muster Book: Persons, Animals, Ships and Cannon in the Aubrey-Maturin Sea Novels
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The Patrick O'Brian Muster Book: Persons, Animals, Ships and Cannon in the Aubrey-Maturin Sea Novels

by Anthony Gary Gary Brown
     
 

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Now in its second edition, this expanded work catalogs every person, animal, ship and cannon mentioned by name in the 21 books of Patrick O'Brian's series on the maritime adventures of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin. The novels, renowned for their "far-ranging web of wit and allusion," teem with thousands of characters and ships, both imaginary and historical.

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Now in its second edition, this expanded work catalogs every person, animal, ship and cannon mentioned by name in the 21 books of Patrick O'Brian's series on the maritime adventures of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin. The novels, renowned for their "far-ranging web of wit and allusion," teem with thousands of characters and ships, both imaginary and historical. From Master and Commander to 21: The Unfinished Voyage, this book distinguishes the fictional from the factual, making a useful series companion for the casual reader and the most ardent fans. Each of the more than 5,000 alphabetized entries provides a reference to the novels and chapters in which the topic appears. Additionally, biographical notes on the historical figures are included, with sources provided in an annotated bibliography. Colin White, a leading British naval historian and an authority on Nelson's Navy provides a foreword.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
any library serving Patrick O'Brian fans will want this title
ARBA
excellent
Harper's Magazine - Lewis Lapham
I thought Anthony Gary Brown's companion to the Aubrey-Maturin novels as indispensable as a mainmast or a compass for any reader who would put to sea in their company

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786424825
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
07/18/2006
Pages:
407
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Gary Brown, a native of England raised in a Royal Navy family, earned his D.Phil. from Oxford. A dealer in rare books and manuscripts he lives in New York.

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