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Blue at the Mizzen (Aubrey-Maturin)

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Publisher Comments:

Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo, and the ensuing peace brings with it both the desertion of nearly half of Captain Aubrey's crew and the sudden dimming of Aubrey's career prospects in a peacetime navy. When the Surpriseis nearly sunk on her way to South America'"where Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are to help Chile assert her independence from Spain'"the delay occasioned by repairs reaps a harvest of strange consequences. The South American expedition is a desperate affair; and in the end Jack's bold initiative to strike at the vastly superior Spanish fleet precipitates a spectacular naval action that will determine both Chile's fate and his own. "Filled with exuberance and humor, and a writer's palpable delight at exercising his finest muscles. . . . At sea with a master."'"San Francisco Chronicle "O'Brian has presented his readers with a shining jewel...an intricate, multifaceted work."'"New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

"The old master has us again in the palm of his hand."--Los Angeles Times (a Best Book of 1999)

Synopsis:

Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo, and the ensuing peace brings with it both the desertion of nearly half of Captain Aubrey's crew and the sudden dimming of Aubrey's career prospects in a peacetime navy. When the Surprise is nearly sunk on her way to South America--where Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are to help Chile assert her independence from Spain--the delay occasioned by repairs reaps a harvest of strange consequences.

The South American expedition is a desperate affair; and in the end Jack's bold initiative to strike at the vastly superior Spanish fleet precipitates a spectacular naval action that will determine both Chile's fate and his own.

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:
9780393048445
Author:
O'Brian, Patrick
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
O'Brian, Patrick
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Sea & Ocean
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Chile
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Aubrey, jack (fictitious character)
Subject:
Great Britain History, Naval 19th century Fiction.
Subject:
Great Britain History, Naval 19th century.
Subject:
Chile - History - War of Independence, 1810-
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Nautical Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
American Hardcover
Series:
Aubrey/Maturin Novels
Series Volume:
20
Publication Date:
19991131
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.6 x 5.9 x 1.1 in 1.045 lb

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Product details 272 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393048445 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "The old master has us again in the palm of his hand."--Los Angeles Times (a Best Book of 1999)
"Synopsis" by , Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo, and the ensuing peace brings with it both the desertion of nearly half of Captain Aubrey's crew and the sudden dimming of Aubrey's career prospects in a peacetime navy. When the Surprise is nearly sunk on her way to South America--where Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are to help Chile assert her independence from Spain--the delay occasioned by repairs reaps a harvest of strange consequences.

The South American expedition is a desperate affair; and in the end Jack's bold initiative to strike at the vastly superior Spanish fleet precipitates a spectacular naval action that will determine both Chile's fate and his own.
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