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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are ordered home by dispatch vessel to bring the news of their latest victory to the government. But Maturin is a marked man for the havoc he has wrought in the French intelligence network in the New World, and the attention of two privateers soon becomes menacing. The chase that follows through the fogs and shallows of the Grand Banks is as tense, and as unexpected in its culmination, as anything Patrick O'Brian has written.

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"Vividly detailed 19th-century settings and dramatic tension punctuated with flashes of wry humor make O'Brian's nautical adventure a splendid treat."--

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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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393308204
Author:
O'Brian, Patrick
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
O'Brian, Patrick
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Sea & Ocean
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Maturin, stephen (fictitious character)
Subject:
Aubrey, Jack (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subject:
Aubrey, Jack
Subject:
Maturin, Stephen
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Aubrey/Maturin Novels
Series Volume:
07
Publication Date:
19920131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.26x5.60x.76 in. .81 lbs.

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