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Captain Jack Aubrey sets sail for the South China Sea with a new lease on life. Following his dismissal from the Royal Navy (a false accusation), he has earned reinstatement through his daring exploits as a privateer, brilliantly chronicled in The Letter of Marque. Now he is to shepherd Stephen Maturin--his friend, ship's surgeon, and sometimes intelligence agent--on a diplomatic mission to prevent links between Bonaparte and the Malay princes which would put English merchant shipping at risk.

The journey of the Diane encompasses a great and satisfying diversity of adventures. Maturin climbs the Thousand Steps of the sacred crater of the orangutans; a killer typhoon catches Aubrey and his crew trying to work the Diane off a reef; and in the barbaric court of Pulo Prabang a classic duel of intelligence agents unfolds: the French envoys, well entrenched in the Sultan's good graces, against the savage cunning of Stephen Maturin.

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"In length the series is unique; in quality--and there is not a weak link in the chain--it cannot but be ranked with the best of twentieth century historical novels."--T. J. Binyon, Independent

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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swilhite, July 2, 2011 (view all comments by swilhite)
In the pantheon of great 20th-century literary achievements, O'Brian sits at the summit. His Aubrey/Maturin series is a feast, matched in scope and style perhaps only by Dunnett. Save the books; you'll want them again and again.
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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.
Be sure to get the companion books, which provide details of the various adventures, along with maps and place names. It will enhance your reading experience.
Once you start the first book, you'll want to read them all!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393309072
Author:
O'Brian, Patrick
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
O'Brian, Patrick
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Sea & Ocean
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
Sea stories
Subject:
Great Britain History, Naval 19th century Fiction.
Subject:
Aubrey, Jack
Subject:
Maturin, Stephen
Subject:
Great Britain History, Naval 19th century.
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Nautical Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Norton pap. ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Aubrey/Maturin Novels
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
19920831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.16x5.56x.69 in. .72 lbs.

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