A Book of Voyages

Uitgever: HarperCollins Publishers

Auteur: Patrick O'Brian
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780007487127
  • Druk: 1
  • oktober 2014
  • 288 pagina's
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Patrick O'Brian

"Patrick O'Brian, CBE (12 December 1914 – 2 January 2000), born Richard Patrick Russ, was an English novelist and translator, best known for his Aubrey–Maturin series of sea novels set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, and centred on the friendship of the English naval captain Jack Aubrey and the Irish–Catalan physician Stephen Maturin. The 20-novel series, the first of which is Master and Commander, is known for its well-researched and highly detailed portrayal of early 19th-century life, as well as its authentic and evocative language. A partially finished 21st novel in the series was published posthumously containing facing pages of handwriting and typescript.

O'Brian wrote a number of other novels and short stories, most of which were published before he achieved success with the Aubrey–Maturin series. He also translated works from French to English, and wrote two biographies.

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An anthology of 17th and 18th century travel writing that inspired the hugely popular Aubrey/Maturin series, collected and introduced by Patrick O'Brian, beautifully repackaged to mark the centenary of his birth. Patrick O'Brian has unearthed from obscurity the most dynamic travel writing of the seventeenth and eighteenth century. With his scholarly mind, editor's eye, and traveller's heart he brings together a series of thrilling seaward tales. Expertly chosen by O'Brian and prefaced with details that bring these extracts to vivid life, A Book of Voyages is a broad yet intimate portrait of what life was like at sea during a time of discovery. This rare collection sheds a glorious light onto these accounts of seaward adventure. From why eating rats is necessary and how to powder your hair in France to how to truly face fear and distress during a terrifying sea passage, this collection is rich in travellers' experiences. A Book of Voyages is a unique opportunity to not only accompany an adored nautical author as he digs up one gripping historical treasure after another, but to understand how he was inspired to write the Aubrey Maturin series for which he is so famous.

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
oktober 2014
Afmetingen
19,7 x 13 x 2,3 cm
Aantal pagina's
288 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur
Patrick O'Brian
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Patrick O'Brian
Uitgever
HarperCollins Publishers

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9780007487127

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Gewicht
200 g
Verpakking breedte
129 mm
Verpakking hoogte
19 mm
Verpakking lengte
198 mm

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