The Walter Cronkite Collection: Patrick O'Brian: Critical Essays and a Bibliography
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Title:      Patrick O'Brian: Critical Essays and a Bibliography
Categories:      The Walter Cronkite Collection
BookID:      176
Authors:      Patrick O'Brian
ISBN-10(13):      039303626X
Publisher:      W. W. Norton & Company
Number of pages:      184
Language:      Not specified
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Patrick O'Brian is the well-known author of the Aubrey/Maturin novels, set during the Napoleonic Wars. They are acknowledged by critics and readers alike as classic works of fiction and attract an increasingly wide audience. Patrick O'Brian was also a translator of note and the author of several biographies and other works of nonfiction. His first books appeared over fifty years ago to wide and enduring critical acclaim. This compilation of essays is an appreciation of {Patrick O'Brian's writing life. As well as an autobiographical essay, it also includes "Samphire" and "Simon", two of Patrick O'Brian's best-known short stories. It includes contributions from eminent writers such as John Bayley, N.A.M. Rodger and Brian Laverty. Historian and author Richard Ollard adds a wide-ranging overview of Patrick O'Brian's writing, and the book contains other appreciations from admirers and critics including the actor and director Charlton Heston. The bibliography is a comprehensive and authoritative account of O'Brian's writing through 1994.
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