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The Yellow Admiral (Aubrey-Maturin)

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ISBN13: 9780393317046
ISBN10: 0393317048
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Life ashore may once again be the undoing of Jack Aubrey in , Patrick O'Brian's best-selling novel and eighteenth volume in the Aubrey/Maturin series. Aubrey, now a considerable though impoverished landowner, has dimmed his prospects at the Admiralty by his erratic voting as a Member of Parliament; he is feuding with his neighbor, a man with strong Navy connections who wants to enclose the common land between their estates; he is on even worse terms with his wife, Sophie, whose mother has ferreted out a most damaging trove of old personal letters. Even Jack's exploits at sea turn sour: in the storm waters off Brest he captures a French privateer laden with gold and ivory, but this at the expense of missing a signal and deserting his post. Worst of all, in the spring of 1814, peace breaks out, and this feeds into Jack's private fears for his career. Fortunately, Jack is not left to his own devices. Stephen Maturin returns from a mission in France with the news that the Chileans, to secure their independence, require a navy, and the service of English officers. Jack is savoring this apparent reprieve for his career, as well as Sophie's forgiveness, when he receives an urgent dispatch ordering him to Gibraltar: Napoleon has escaped from Elba.

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"There are those already planning this afternoon's trip to the bookstore. Their only reaction is: Thank god, Patrick O'Brian is still writing. To you, I say, not a moment to lose."--John Balzar,

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.

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zooreader, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by zooreader)
Not as fast paced and adventurous as his earlier books, but still a great trip into 19th century English life.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393317046
Author:
O'Brian, Patrick
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
O'Brian, Patrick
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Sea & Ocean
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Aubrey, Jack
Subject:
Maturin, Stephen
Subject:
Great Britain History, Naval 19th century.
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Nautical Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Aubrey/Maturin Novels
Series Volume:
18
Publication Date:
19970931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.16x5.72x.61 in. .63 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "There are those already planning this afternoon's trip to the bookstore. Their only reaction is: Thank god, Patrick O'Brian is still writing. To you, I say, not a moment to lose."--John Balzar,
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