Portsmouth Point: The Navy in Fiction 1793-1815.
Renowned naval historian Cyril Northcote Parkinson, author of more than 60 books (including The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower), collected this anthology of ficiton about life at sea during the Napoleonic wars. Each chapter is organized around a different aspect of naval life at the time, such as food, daily routine, crew, officers, naval dialect. Contemporary authors revealed information about topics from press gangs to recipes. Excellent resource for literary research. This edition is a facsimile reprint of the 1949 first. Liverpool University Press. 2005. Paper. NEW. $12.00