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The Far Side of the World (Vol. Book 10) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

The Far Side of the World (Vol. Book 10) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

  • Author: Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393063828
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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The inspiration for the major new motion picture starring Russell Crowe. The war of 1812 continues, and Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. Stephen Maturin has fish of his own to fry in the world of secret intelligence. Disaster in various guises awaits them in the Great South Sea and in the far reaches of the Pacific: typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, murder, and criminal insanity.

The Reverse of the Medal (Vol. Book 11) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

The Reverse of the Medal (Vol. Book 11) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

  • Author: Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393088545
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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"An overwhelming, outstanding novel...!"—Irish Times Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., ashore after a successful cruise, is persuaded by a casual acquaintance to make certain investments in the City. This innocent decision ensnares him in the London criminal underground and in government espionage—the province of his friend Stephen Maturin. Is Aubrey's humiliation and the threatened ruin of his career a deliberate plot? This dark tale is a fitting backdrop to the brilliant characterization and sparkling dialogue which O'Brian's readers have come to expect.

The Nutmeg of Consolation (Vol. Book 14) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

The Nutmeg of Consolation (Vol. Book 14) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

  • Author: Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393088472
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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"[The series shows] a joy in language that jumps from every page....You're in for a wonderful voyage."—Cutler Durkee, People Shipwrecked on a remote island in the Dutch East Indies, Captain Aubrey, surgeon and secret intelligence agent Stephen Maturin, and the crew of the Diane fashion a schooner from the wreck. A vicious attack by Malay pirates is repulsed, but the makeshift vessel burns, and they are truly marooned. Their escape from this predicament is one that only the whimsy and ingenuity of Patrick O'Brian—or Stephen Maturin—could devise. In command now of a new ship, the Nutmeg, Aubrey pursues his interrupted mission. The dreadful penal colony in New South Wales, harrowingly described, is the backdrop to a diplomatic crisis provoked by Maturin's Irish temper, and to a near-fatal encounter with the wildlife of the Australian outback.

The Mauritius Command (Vol. Book 4) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

The Mauritius Command (Vol. Book 4) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

  • Author: Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393060497
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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"Jack's assignment: to capture the Indian Ocean islands of Réunion and Mauritius from the French. That campaign forms the narrative thread of this rollicking sea saga. But its substance is more beguiling still..."—Elizabeth Peer, Newsweek Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half pay without a command—until Stephen Maturin arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a commodore's pennant, there to mount an expedition against the French-held islands of Mauritius and La Réunion. But the difficulties of carrying out his orders are compounded by two of his own captains—Lord Clonfert, a pleasure-seeking dilettante, and Captain Corbett, whose severity pushes his crew to the verge of mutiny.

The Truelove (Vol. Book 15) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

The Truelove (Vol. Book 15) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

  • Author: Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 039308857X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 264
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The fifteenth installment in Patrick O'Brian's widely claimed series of Aubrey/Maturin novels is in equal parts mystery, adventure, and psychological drama. A British whaler has been captured by an ambitious chief in the sandwich islands at French instigation, and Captain Aubrey, R. N., Is dispatched with the Surprise to restore order. But stowed away in the cable-tier is an escaped female convict. To the officers, Clarissa Harvill is an object of awkward courtliness and dangerous jealousies. Aubrey himself is won over and indeed strongly attracted to this woman who will not speak of her past. But only Aubrey's friend, Dr. Stephen Maturin, can fathom Clarissa's secrets: her crime, her personality, and a clue identifying a highly placed English spy in the pay of Napoleon's intelligence service. In a thrilling finale, Patrick O'Brian delivers all the excitement his many readers expect: Aubrey and the crew of the Surprise impose a brutal pax Britannica upon the islanders in a pitched battle against a band of headhunting cannibals.

The Wine-Dark Sea (Vol. Book 16) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

The Wine-Dark Sea (Vol. Book 16) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

  • Author: Patrick O'Brian
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393063690
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 272
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The sixteenth volume in the Aubrey/Maturin series, and Patrick O'Brian's first bestseller in the United States. At the outset of this adventure filled with disaster and delight, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin pursue an American privateer through the Great South Sea. The strange color of the ocean reminds Stephen of Homer's famous description, and portends an underwater volcanic eruption that will create a new island overnight and leave an indelible impression on the reader's imagination. Their ship, the Surprise, is now also a privateer, the better to escape diplomatic complications from Stephen's mission, which is to ignite the revolutionary tinder of South America. Jack will survive a desperate open boat journey and come face to face with his illegitimate black son; Stephen, caught up in the aftermath of his failed coup, will flee for his life into the high, frozen wastes of the Andes; and Patrick O'Brian's brilliantly detailed narrative will reunite them at last in a breathtaking chase through stormy seas and icebergs south of Cape Horn, where the hunters suddenly become the hunted.

The Academy

The Academy

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The Patrick O'Brian Muster Book

The Patrick O'Brian Muster Book

Persons, Animals, Ships and Cannon in the Aubrey-Maturin Sea Novels

  • Author: Anthony Gary Brown
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 9780786424825
  • Category: Literary Criticism
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Now in its second edition, this expanded work catalogs every person, animal, ship and cannon mentioned by name in the 21 books of Patrick O'Brian's series on the maritime adventures of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin. The novels, renowned for their "far-ranging web of wit and allusion," teem with thousands of characters and ships, both imaginary and historical. From Master and Commander to 21: The Unfinished Voyage, this book distinguishes the fictional from the factual, making a useful series companion for the casual reader and the most ardent fans. Each of the more than 5,000 alphabetized entries provides a reference to the novels and chapters in which the topic appears. Additionally, biographical notes on the historical figures are included, with sources provided in an annotated bibliography.

Ballou's Pictorial

Ballou's Pictorial

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  • Category: American literature
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Wisconsin Newmonth

Wisconsin Newmonth

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  • Category: Wisconsin
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