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Nelson's navy in fiction and film; depictions of British sea power in the Napoleonic era.


Nelson's navy in fiction and film; depictions of British sea power in the Napoleonic era.

Parrill, Sue.

McFarland & Co.


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Retired from active teaching (Southeastern Louisiana U.), English literature scholar Parrill mostly treats novels written from the 19th to the 21st centuries depicting the British Royal Navy during the time of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, though many authors, she notes, begin their stories with young protagonists during the American Revolution. A section also considers movies made from novels or original screenplays. In addition to describing and evaluating the works, she also examines how the novelists and filmmakers have used or abused history, and to what extent their own attitudes have intruded upon their interpretations of the period. A number of stills and publicity photographs are included.

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