"Few, very few books have made my heart thud with excitement. H.M.S. Surprise managed it." —Helen Lucy Burke, Irish Press In H.M.S. Surprise, British naval officer Jack Aubrey and surgeon Stephen Maturin face near-death and tumultuous romance in the distant waters ploughed by the ships of the East India Company. Tasked with ferrying a British ambassador to the Sultan of Kampong, they find themselves on a prolonged voyage aboard a Royal Navy frigate en route to the Malay Peninsula. In this new sphere, Aubrey is on the defensive, pitting wits and seamanship against an enemy who enjoys overwhelming local superiority. But somewhere in the Indian Ocean lies the prize that could secure him a marriage to his beloved Sophie and make him rich beyond his wildest dreams: the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet.
H.M.S. Surprise (Volume 3). An exploration of aberrant psychology and a most memorable storm at sea. The Mauritius Command (Volume 4). The Waakzaamheid chases the Leopard south to the glories of Antarctica. Desolation Island (Volume 5).
Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
How far will a man go in the name of revenge, honour, love or simple survival?
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Author: Patrick O’Brian
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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.
HMS Surprise could man and arm boats in 25 minutes 20 seconds and hoist them in again in 19 minutes 50 seconds , but 40 minutes was more usual . Foreign navies commonly removed the thwarts and nested the boats : the Royal Navy thought ...
Author: Nicholas Blake
Publisher: Stackpole Books
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.
310 BM Blue at the Mizzen • COM Commodore • C/T Clarissa Oakes / Truelove • DI Desolation Island • FSW Far Side of the World • FW Fortune of War • HD Hundred Days • HMS HMS Surprise • IM Ionian Mission • LM Letter of Marque • M&C Master ...
Author: Anthony Gary Brown
Category: Literary Criticism
This book provides summaries and analyses of more than 250 novels and nearly 30 films and examines the extent to which they accurately reflect the history, mores and manners of the period—and the extent to which they reveal the ideas and attitudes of their authors and of the periods in which they were written. Particular emphasis is placed on the nature and importance of the war at sea for the British and on the role of famous naval officers such as Nelson, Pellew, Duncan, Smith and Cochrane in the defeat of Napoleon.
Signal—Close Action (Kent) 111– 112 Simpson, Mary 60 HMS Sirius 39, 176, 223 Sives, Jamie 298 Skornick, ... 180– 181 HMS Surinam 239 HMS Surprise 9, 16, 39, 171–175, 216, 294–296 HMS Surprise (O'Brian) 168, 171– 175, 190, 206, 232, ...
Author: Sue Parrill
Category: Performing Arts
However, only ten days of the filming actually took place at sea on board Rose HMS Rose), while other scenes were shot on a full-scale replica mounted on gimbals in a large tank. The Rose is now renamed HMS Surprise in honor of her ...
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publisher: e-artnow sro
Puzzlesmiths of all skill levels will find original logic puzzles that will flex the brain, challenge assumptions, and entertain for hours. In addition to offering 200 logic puzzles, this puzzlebook includes a short tutorial on how to play each game, along with a complete back-of-book answer key.
Captain Carpenter Marine Ordinary seaman Second lieutenant HMS Calypso HMS Justinian HMS Penelope HMS Saracen 8 years Deck the Hall The Yewell family, exploring the extensive grounds. HMS Surprise 6 months 1 year 2 years 4 years Andrew ...
Author: USA Today
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Medical practitioners are key actors in many well-known works of fiction and literature, presenting a vital insight into the social, medical, scientific and ethical concerns of their authors and readers. However, medical professionals are often left little time to explore such cultural perceptions of their profession, and by extension themselves, despite the extent to which the views of their patients and society have been - and still are - shaped by them. Doctors in Fiction explores and analyzes representations of medical practitioners in fiction, encompassing classic and contemporary literature, popular fiction, and authors from many nations and traditions. These include among others: Albert Camus A* Anton Checkhov A* Robertson Davies A* Graham Greene A* George Eliot A* Ian McEwan A* F. Scott Fitzgerald A* Jaroroslav Hasek A* Henrik Ibsen A* John Irving A* Patrick O'Brien A* Boris Pasternak A* Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn This book will be of interest to those with an interest in the medical humanities, and to students of cultural history and literature. It will also be of particular interest to medical practitioners of all kinds who enjoy literature and wish to understand and reflect upon wider perceptions of their profession.
8 O'Brian P. HMS Surprise. p. 16. 9 O'Brian P. Surprise. p. 119. 10 O'Brian P. Post Captain. p. 122. 11 Ibid., pp. 135–136. 12 Ibid., p. 297. 13 O'Brian P. Post Captain. pp. 99–100. 14 O'Brian P. HMS Surprise. p. 118. 15 Ibid., p. 278.
Author: Borys Surawicz
Publisher: CRC Press
Using kings of the Old Testament as character studies, Steve Farrar examines the critical role a father plays in preparing his son to become a godly man. What separated the good kings from the bad kings was a father who made time commitments to mentor his son, by modeling biblical manhood. Do you want your son to become a man of regal character? Then this book is for you!
What surprised you most about the H.M.S. Surprise when you saw the movie Master and Commander? If you didn't see it you should. The H.M.S. Surprise is part of a naval fleet of British ships in the early 1800s during the days of the ...
Author: Steve Farrar
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Category: Family & Relationships
Examines the relationship between war, visual media and entertainment from a number of academic perspectives such as film studies, cultural studies, new media studies, sociology and history. This book covers topics such as how war is used as an imaginary site to stage dramas; and how entertainment is used to engage audiences.
Set during the Napoleonic War in 1805 the story introduces us to the British tall ship HMS Surprise with its 197 souls and 28 guns off of the northern coast of Brazil, and with orders from the admiral to “intercept the French Privateer ...
Author: Rikke Schubart,