A Sea of Words: A Lexicon and Companion to the Complete Seafaring Tales of Patrick O'Brian

A Sea of Words: A Lexicon and Companion to the Complete Seafaring Tales of Patrick O'Brian

Dean King


From ablation to Zelenka—a complete consultant to seafaring throughout the Napoleonic age

What is a sand-grouse, and the place does it stay? What are the scientific homes of lignum vitae, and the way did Stephen Maturin use it to fix his viola? who's Admiral Lord Keith, and why is his spouse so pleasant with Captain Jack Aubrey?
 
More than the other modern writer, Patrick O’Brian knew the prior. His twenty Aubrey–Maturin novels, starting with 1969’s Master and Commander, are exclusive by way of deep characterization, heart-stopping naval strive against, and an realization to aspect that enriches and enlivens his tales. during this revised variation of A Sea of Words, Dean King and his collaborators dive into Jack Aubrey’s global. as well as their beneficial word list, the authors supply essays at the age’s politics, naval drugs, and the numerous ships that Jack Aubrey sailed, sighted, and fought opposed to. For either the curious fan and the O’Brian aficionado, A Sea of Words is a useful tome at the British Royal Navy.

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