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ISBN13: 9780393308136
ISBN10: 0393308138
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Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a dispatch vessel. But the War of 1812 breaks out while they are en route. Bloody actions precipitate them both into new and unexpected scenes where Stephen's past activities as a secret agent return on him with a vengeance.

Synopsis:

"A marvellously full-flavoured, engrossing book, which towers over its current rivals in the genre like a three-decker over a ship's longboat."--

Synopsis:

Jack Aubrey is appointed to command the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Royal Navy. He and Stephen Maturin sail back to England--just as the War of 1812 breaks out.

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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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:
9780393308136
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:
United states
Subject:
War
Subject:
Sea & Ocean
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
United States History War of 1812 Fiction.
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Great Britain History, Naval 19th century.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Aubrey/Maturin Novels
Series Volume:
06
Publication Date:
19910831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.18x5.54x.68 in. .66 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393308136 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "A marvellously full-flavoured, engrossing book, which towers over its current rivals in the genre like a three-decker over a ship's longboat."--
"Synopsis" by , Jack Aubrey is appointed to command the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Royal Navy. He and Stephen Maturin sail back to England--just as the War of 1812 breaks out.
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