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ISBN13: 9780393308129
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Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin sail the Leopardto Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy'"and a treacherous disease that decimates the crew. With a Dutch man-of-war to windward, the undermanned, outgunned Leopardsails for her life into the freezing waters of the Antarctic, where, in mountain seas, the Dutchman closes...

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"The relationship [between Aubrey and Maturin]...is about the best thing afloat....For Conradian power of description and sheer excitement there is nothing in naval fiction to beat the stern chase as the outgunned staggers through mountain waves in icy latitudes to escape the Dutch seventy-four."--Stephen Vaughan,

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Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin sail the to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy--and a treacherous disease that decimates the crew. With a Dutch man-of-war to windward, the undermanned, outgunned sails for her life into the freezing waters of the Antarctic, where, in mountain seas, the Dutchman closes...

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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.

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bigmarlin, November 10, 2009 (view all comments by bigmarlin)
Patrick O'brian's Aubrey/Maturin series are riveting fiction about the British navy, at the end of the 1700's and into the early 1800's. Many of the adventures are based on true accounts from British navy logs and correspondence, into which "Lucky Jack" Aubrey and his crews are placed.
Watch the movie with Russell Crowe, then read the books. You will see excerpts from many of the books thorughout the movie.
Once you start the first book, you'll want to read them all!
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Felicity, July 11, 2009 (view all comments by Felicity)
This is my favorite Patrick O'Brian book so far, despite stiff competition. It's a classic 'out of the frying pan, into the fire' adventure, beautifully written. From the sharp practices of landsmen on rich sailors to a vicious storm in the Bay of Biscay, and on and on into more and more pressing perils until you are perched over the book, rigid with tension as the ship flees an implacable enemy over cataclysmically high seas. Epic, unforgettable book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393308129
Author:
O'Brian, Patrick
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
O'Brian, Patrick
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Sea & Ocean
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Great Britain History, Naval 19th century Fiction.
Subject:
Aubrey, Jack
Subject:
Maturin, Stephen
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
Great Britain History, Naval 19th century.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Aubrey/Maturin Novels
Series Volume:
05
Publication Date:
August 1991
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.76x5.26x.63 in. .66 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393308129 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "The relationship [between Aubrey and Maturin]...is about the best thing afloat....For Conradian power of description and sheer excitement there is nothing in naval fiction to beat the stern chase as the outgunned staggers through mountain waves in icy latitudes to escape the Dutch seventy-four."--Stephen Vaughan,
"Synopsis" by , Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin sail the to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy--and a treacherous disease that decimates the crew. With a Dutch man-of-war to windward, the undermanned, outgunned sails for her life into the freezing waters of the Antarctic, where, in mountain seas, the Dutchman closes...
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