Patrick O Brian s Navy

Author: Richard O'Neill
Publisher: Running PressBook Pub
ISBN: 9780762415403
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

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: 1844860124
Release Date: 2005-02
Genre: Great Britain

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.

Men of War Life in Nelson s Navy

Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393038583
Release Date: 1974
Genre: History

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 Vol Book 1

Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393058956
Release Date: 1990-08-17
Genre: Fiction

The beginning of the sweeping Aubrey-Maturin series. "The best sea story I have ever read."—Sir Francis Chichester This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, R.N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against a thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of a life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the roar of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.

Lobscouse Spotted Dog

Author: Anne Chotzinoff Grossman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393320944
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Cooking

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.

Post Captain Vol Book 2 Aubrey Maturin Novels

Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393059939
Release Date: 1990-08-17
Genre: Fiction

"Master and Commander raised almost dangerously high expectations, Post Captain triumphantly surpasses them...a brilliant book."—Mary Renault "We've beat them before and we'll beat them again." In 1803 Napoleon smashes the Peace of Amiens, and Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., taking refuge in France from his creditors, is interned. He escapes from France, from debtors' prison, and from a possible mutiny, and pursues his quarry straight into the mouth of a French-held harbor.

The Frigate Surprise

Author: Brian Lavery
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393070093
Release Date: 2009-04-28
Genre: History

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: 9781453238332
Release Date: 2012-03-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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: 0811732754
Release Date: 2005-08
Genre: History

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.

World of Jack Aubrey

Author: David Miller
Publisher: Salamander Books
ISBN: 1840655275
Release Date: 2003-09
Genre: Great Britain

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 Fortune of War Vol Book 6 Aubrey Maturin Novels

Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393088496
Release Date: 2011-12-05
Genre: Fiction

"A marvellously full-flavoured, engrossing book, which towers over its current rivals in the genre like a three-decker over a ship's longboat."—Times Literary Supplement Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a dispatch vessel. But the War of 1812 breaks out while they are en route. Bloody actions precipitate them both into new and unexpected scenes where Stephen's past activities as a secret agent return on him with a vengeance.

Heart of Oak

Author: James P. McGuane
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393047493
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

A photographic essay of the world depicted in Patrick O'Brian's Napoleonic era novels features images of museum artifacts culled from shipwrecked vessels to present a perspective of the everyday lives of sailors and officers in the Royal Navy. 10,000 first printing.

Nelson s Navy

Author: Brian Lavery
Publisher: Conway Maritime Press
ISBN: 1844861759
Release Date: 2012
Genre: History

A foreword by Patrick O'Brian introduces this definitive reference work, which stands as one of the most successful titles in Conway's 40-year history, with an impressive sales record to match. This book is the essential guide to Nelson's Navy for all those with an interest in the workings of the greatest fleet of the sailing era. The book is eminently readable and was the first single-volume work to cover in such depth this vast and complex subject. Written by one of the world's leading authorities on the sailing navy, the book contains considerable original research to give a clear and authentic picture of the Senior Service as a coherent yet complex whole. The book is also an indispensable reference for all readers of historical novels set during the age of Nelson, from the Aubrey-Maturin novels to Hornblower, Thomas Kydd and beyond. Original Edition ISBN: 9780851775210

H M S Surprise Vol Book 3 Aubrey Maturin Novels

Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393088465
Release Date: 1991-05-17
Genre: Fiction

"The best historical novels ever written."—Richard Snow, New York Times Book Review Third in the series of Aubrey-Maturin adventures, this book is set among the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and in the distant waters ploughed by the ships of the East India Company. Aubrey is on the defensive, pitting wits and seamanship against an enemy enjoying overwhelming local superiority. But somewhere in the Indian Ocean lies the prize that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams: the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet...

Harbors and High Seas

Author: Dean King
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781453238318
Release Date: 2012-03-20
Genre: Reference

A fascinating and comprehensive collection of maps of the streets, seas, and coasts of Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey–Maturinseries The tall-masted sailing ships of the early nineteenth century were the technological miracles of their day, allowing their crews to traverse the seas with greater speed than had ever been possible before. Novelist Patrick O’Brian captured the thrill of that era with his characters Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, who visited exotic locales in the service of the Royal Navy. From frigid Dieppe to balmy Batavia, they strolled the ports of the world as casually as most do the streets of their hometown. Packed with maps and illustrations from the greatest age of sail, this volume shows not just where Aubrey and Maturin went, but how they got there. An incomparable reference for devotees of O’Brian’s novels and anyone who has dreamed of climbing aboard a warship, Harbors and High Seas is a captivating portrait of life on the sea, when nothing stood between man and ocean but grit, daring, and a few creaking planks of wood.