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The Letter of Marque

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ISBN13: 9780393309058
ISBN10: 0393309053
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Captain Jack Aubrey, a brilliant and experienced officer, has been struck off the list of post-captains for a crime he did not commit. His old friend Stephen Maturin, usually cast as a ship's surgeon to mask his discreet activities on behalf of British Intelligence, has bought for Aubrey his former ship the to command as a privateer, more politely termed a letter of marque. Together they sail on a desperate mission against the French, which, if successful, may redeem Aubrey from the private hell of his disgrace.

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"Fine stuff...[] leaves the devotee of naval fiction eager for sequels."--Jonathan Yardley,

Synopsis:

Captain Jack Aubrey, a brilliant and experienced officer, has been struck off the list of post captains for a crime he did not commit. Old friend Stephen Maturin, of British intelligence, gets Aubrey to help him in a desperate mission against the French which, if successful, may redeem Aubrey from the private hell of his disgrace. "A splendid saga".--Los Angeles Times Book Review.

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:
9780393309058
Author:
O'Brian, Patrick
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Sea & Ocean
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Great Britain History, Naval 19th century Fiction.
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Great Britain History, Naval 19th century.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Norton paperback.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Aubrey/Maturin Novels
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
19920831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.14x5.98x.66 in. .66 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393309058 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Fine stuff...[] leaves the devotee of naval fiction eager for sequels."--Jonathan Yardley,
"Synopsis" by , Captain Jack Aubrey, a brilliant and experienced officer, has been struck off the list of post captains for a crime he did not commit. Old friend Stephen Maturin, of British intelligence, gets Aubrey to help him in a desperate mission against the French which, if successful, may redeem Aubrey from the private hell of his disgrace. "A splendid saga".--Los Angeles Times Book Review.
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