Whether the comparisons are obvious or not, as The New Yorker noted, “O’Brian acknowledges Jane Austen as one of his inspirations, and she need not be ashamed of the affiliation” (ctd. in King 344).
When a 22-year-old Pardon Mawney Whipple received his midshipman’s warrant in December of 1812, the war between America and Britain was well underway. By 1813 USS Constitution had already met with, and defeated, HMS Guerriere and HMS […]
This fascinating scholarly article by Jeremy Strong examines Sir Joseph Banks in our beloved series, both as someone mentioned within the series and as the inspiration for the character of Sir Joseph Blaine. It was […]
This is a comprehensive description of the steps taken to transform the tall ship Rose into our very own dear Surprise for the movie Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. The information was presented by David L. Kolthoff, P.E. to […]