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Patrick O"Brian a life revealed by Dean King

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Published by Henry Holt & Co. in New York .
Written in English


  • O"Brian, Patrick, 1914-,
  • Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Biography,
  • Historical fiction -- Authorship,
  • Sea stories -- Authorship

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementDean King.
LC ClassificationsPR6029.B55 Z736 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 397 p., [16] p. of plates
Number of Pages397
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL47816M
ISBN 100805059768
ISBN 109780805059762
LC Control Number99048495

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Patrick O’Brian ( –) wrote Master and Commander, his first book to feature Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, “with intense pleasure,” as he later put it. The novel was published in , and though it initially drew little attention, over the next three decades. In addition to twenty volumes in the highly respected Aubrey/Maturin series, Patrick O'Brian's many books include "Testimonies," "The Golden Ocean," and "The Unknown Shore". O'Brian also wrote acclaimed biographies of Pablo Picasso and Sir Joseph Banks and translated many works from the French, among them the novels and memoirs of Simone de. Make Offer - PATRICK O’BRIAN Hardcover / Paperback BOOK LOT OF 8! Aubrey Maturin Series GREAT Aubrey Maturin Series GREAT Patrick O’Brian Lot Of 2 Books- Master And Commander & Treasons Harbour. "21" (the incomplete last book) Return to the Patrick O'Brian Compendium Home Page. All content on this site.

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