Nelson’s Navy in Fiction and Film

Depictions of British Sea Power in the Napoleonic Era


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About the Book

This book provides summaries and analyses of more than 250 novels and nearly 30 films and examines the extent to which they accurately reflect the history, mores and manners of the period—and the extent to which they reveal the ideas and attitudes of their authors and of the periods in which they were written. Particular emphasis is placed on the nature and importance of the war at sea for the British and on the role of famous naval officers such as Nelson, Pellew, Duncan, Smith and Cochrane in the defeat of Napoleon.

About the Author(s)

Sue Parrill is professor emeritus and former head of the Department of English at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.

Bibliographic Details

Sue Parrill
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 335
Bibliographic Info: 11 photos, chronology, glossary, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3855-6
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5803-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      viii

Preface      1

Introduction: “To Glory We Steer”: Nelson’s Navy in Fiction and Film      3

Chronology      25

Part I: The Novels      29

Part II: The Films      267

Glossary      305

Bibliography      309

Index      317

Book Reviews & Awards

“meticulous…highly recommended”—Booklist; “this is the sort of reference book one is glad to have…the book is a pleasant addition to any maritime library”—International Journal of Maritime History.