The Sea Officer: Styles, Showell

The Sea Officer

Styles, Showell

Verlag: Faber, London, 1961
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Titel: The Sea Officer

Verlag: Faber, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1961

Einband: Hard Cover

Zustand: Fair

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Partial

Auflage: First Edition.


272 pages. 320 grams. This book is in fair ex-library condition with associated markings and attachments and wear commensurate with previous use. Library taping assisting at spine. The book is currently enclosed in library clear protective sleeve. The dust jacket is present in part. The front panel illustration of a naval officer is attached to front cover and the front inner flap spiel is attached to rear of front free endpaper. 'In the era of Edward Pellew, first Viscount Exmouth, Vice-Admiral of England, lived other sea-captains whose names are much more famous than his: Nelson, Collingwood, Jervis. Yet naval historians have called Pellew 'the finest sea officer of his age', and it will be remembered that that great fictional seaman Horatio Hornblower learned his seamanship under Pellew of the Indefatigable. Why is this commanding figure almost forgotten to-day, unmentioned in modern histories. In his exciting new novel The Sea Officer Showell Styles has provided the answer by recording, with imaginative detail based entirely on historical fact, the colourful career and the many exciting sea-fights of this shadowy hero of a century and a half ago; a hero almost superhuman in strength and endurance but human indeed in the one weakness which prevented him from being numbered among the Great.' 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction, Modern First Editions.; Fiction, Maritime. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 001402. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001402

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