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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.

Synopsis:

The sixteenth volume in the Aubrey/Maturin series, and Patrick O'Brian's first bestseller in the United States.

Synopsis:

lf Jane Austen had written rousing sea yarns, she would have produced something very close to the prose of Patrick O'Brian.They're funny, they're exciting, they're informative. . . there are legions of us who gladly ship out time and time again under Captain Aubrey.Addictively readable.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Patrick O'Brian wrote many novels, including the extraordinarily popular Aubrey/Maturin series about the Royal Navy in the time of Nelson. He died in 2000.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393035582
Author:
Hunt, Geoff
Author:
Hunt, Geoff
Author:
O'Brian, Patrick
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Aubrey, jack (fictitious character)
Subject:
Aubrey, Jack
Subject:
Maturin, Stephen
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Aubrey/Maturin Novels
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
19931131
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.6 x 5.9 x 1 in 1 lb

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Product details 272 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393035582 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The sixteenth volume in the Aubrey/Maturin series, and Patrick O'Brian's first bestseller in the United States.
"Synopsis" by , lf Jane Austen had written rousing sea yarns, she would have produced something very close to the prose of Patrick O'Brian.They're funny, they're exciting, they're informative. . . there are legions of us who gladly ship out time and time again under Captain Aubrey.Addictively readable.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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