Patrick O'Brian

Patrick O'Brian

A Life Revealed

eBook - 2011
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Patrick O'Brian was well into his seventies when the world fell in love with his greatest creation: the maritime adventures of Royal Navy Captain Jack Aubrey and ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin. But despite his fame, little detail was available about the life of the reclusive author, whose mysterious past King uncovers in this groundbreaking biography. King traces O'Brian's personal history, beginning as a London-born Protestant named Richard Patrick Russ, to his tortured relationship with his first wife and child, to his emergence from World War II with the entirely new identity under which he would publish twenty volumes in the Aubrey--Maturin series. What King unearths is a life no less thrilling than the seafaring world of O'Brian's imagination.
Publisher: New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2011, ©2001
ISBN: 9781453238332
Branch Call Number: 823.009 Ki
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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Jul 15, 2011

"... a Reader seldom peruses a Book with pleasure 'till he knows the Writer..." Samuel Johnson. Patrick O'Brien proved that it is enough for the writer to tell the reader whatever the writer wants about the writer, no matter that the auto-biography may be as fictional as anything else which the writer might offer to the reader.

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