Persons, Animals, Ships, and Cannon in the Aubrey-Maturin Sea Novels of Patrick O'Brian

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McFarland, 1999 - Literary Criticism - 342 pages
This book catalogs every person, animal, ship and cannon mentioned by name in 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 The Hundred Days, this dictionary distinguishes the fictional from the factual, making a useful series companion for both the casual reader and the most ardent O'Brian fans. Each of the more than 4,500 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.

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