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

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

by Anthony Gary Brown

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786493852
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/30/2014
Pages: 407
Sales rank: 962,258
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgements vii

Foreword by Colin White 1

Introduction 3

Apparatus 5



The Historical Background: A Brief Guide 9



THE MUSTER BOOK, A—Z 21



Bibliography:

Part I. Discussion of Chief Printed and Internet Sources 385

Part II. List of Sources Consulted 392

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