The Patrick O'Brian Muster Book

The Patrick O'Brian Muster Book

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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 qfar-ranging web of wit and allusion, q 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.The latter reference is a memory slip by *Oa#39;Brian, for a#39;Archbolda#39;s Manuala#39; is a standard work on procedure in the English criminal law, ... ArchimAude A French 74-gun that slips out from Toulon, avoiding the British blockade (IM 4) ... Arcturus A merchant vessel belonging to George Herapath (FW 5) in which Maturin, Aubrey and Villiers briefly hide during their escape from Boston (FW 8, 9). ... Ardent was sent for harbour service in Ai8Ai2 (a little before SM is set) and was broken up in Ai824.

Title:The Patrick O'Brian Muster Book
Author:Anthony Gary Brown
Publisher:McFarland - 2014-04-30


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