H. M. S. Surprise (Vol. Book 3) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

Author: Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393088464

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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"The best historical novels ever written."—Richard Snow, New York Times Book Review Third in the series of Aubrey-Maturin adventures, this book is set among the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and in the distant waters ploughed by the ships of the East India Company. Aubrey is on the defensive, pitting wits and seamanship against an enemy enjoying overwhelming local superiority. But somewhere in the Indian Ocean lies the prize that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams: the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet...

H.M.S. Surprise

Author: Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0006499171

Category: Aubrey, Jack (Fictitious character)

Page: 388

View: 6794

Captain Jack Aubrey of Nelson's navy, is taking a British ambassador to the East Indies. Travelling through the Indian sub-continent, and archipelago of islands, they are where the French have an overwhelming superiority.

The Frigate Surprise

The Complete Story of the Ship Made Famous in the Novels of Patrick O'Brian

Author: Brian Lavery,Geoff Hunt,Nikolai Tolstoy

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393070095

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 2849

Draws on historical and fictional sources to document the story of the famous ship from Patrick O'Brian's novels, in a fan's visual chronicle that illustrates its design, incorporates specially commissioned images, and offers insight into the key events that shaped its crew's adventures.

HMS Surprise

Author: Patrick OBrian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007261710

Category:

Page: N.A

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H.M.S. Surprise

Author: Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007255856

Category: Fiction

Page: 359

View: 5700

A novel by the author of Desolation Island, The Fortune of War and The Mauritius Command. Follows the variable fortunes of Jack Aubrey's career in the Nelsonic navy as he attempts to hold his ground against admirals, colleagues and the enemy.

Master and Commander (Vol. Book 1)

Author: Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393058956

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 459

The beginning of the sweeping Aubrey-Maturin series. "The best sea story I have ever read."—Sir Francis Chichester This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, R.N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against a thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of a life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the roar of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.

Post Captain (Vol. Book 2) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

Author: Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393059936

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 4481

"Master and Commander raised almost dangerously high expectations, Post Captain triumphantly surpasses them...a brilliant book."—Mary Renault "We've beat them before and we'll beat them again." In 1803 Napoleon smashes the Peace of Amiens, and Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., taking refuge in France from his creditors, is interned. He escapes from France, from debtors' prison, and from a possible mutiny, and pursues his quarry straight into the mouth of a French-held harbor.

The Mauritius Command

Author: Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393037043

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

View: 8537

Stephen Maturin brings Captain Jack Aubrey secret orders to lead an expedition against the French islands of Mauritius and La Reunion, but the conduct of two of his own officers threatens the success of the mission

The Far Side of the World (Vol. Book 10) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

Author: Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393063828

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 3568

The inspiration for the major new motion picture starring Russell Crowe. The war of 1812 continues, and Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. Stephen Maturin has fish of his own to fry in the world of secret intelligence. Disaster in various guises awaits them in the Great South Sea and in the far reaches of the Pacific: typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, murder, and criminal insanity.

Desolation Island (Vol. Book 5) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

Author: Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393088529

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1857

"The relationship [between Aubrey and Maturin]...is about the best thing afloat....For Conradian power of description and sheer excitement there is nothing in naval fiction to beat the stern chase as the outgunned Leopard staggers through mountain waves in icy latitudes to escape the Dutch seventy-four."—Stephen Vaughan, Observer Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy—and a treacherous disease that decimates the crew. With a Dutch man-of-war to windward, the undermanned, outgunned Leopard sails for her life into the freezing waters of the Antarctic, where, in mountain seas, the Dutchman closes...

Blue at the Mizzen (Vol. Book 20) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

Author: Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393088502

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 1326

"The old master has us again in the palm of his hand."—Los Angeles Times (a Best Book of 1999) Napoleon has been defeated at Waterloo, and the ensuing peace brings with it both the desertion of nearly half of Captain Aubrey's crew and the sudden dimming of Aubrey's career prospects in a peacetime navy. When the Surprise is nearly sunk on her way to South America—where Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are to help Chile assert her independence from Spain—the delay occasioned by repairs reaps a harvest of strange consequences. The South American expedition is a desperate affair; and in the end Jack's bold initiative to strike at the vastly superior Spanish fleet precipitates a spectacular naval action that will determine both Chile's fate and his own.

The Ionian Mission (Vol. Book 8) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

Author: Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393088537

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9776

"O'Brian is one author who can put a spark of character into the sawdust of time, and The Ionian Mission is another rattling good yarn." —Stephen Vaughan, The Observer Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans now of many battles, return in this novel to the seas where they first sailed as shipmates. But Jack is now a senior captain commanding a line-of-battle ship in the Royal Navy's blockade of Toulon, and this is a longer, harder, colder war than the dashing frigate actions of his early days. A sudden turn of events takes him and Stephen off on a hazardous mission to the Greek Islands, where all his old skills of seamanship and his proverbial luck when fighting against odds come triumphantly into their own.

The Unknown Shore

Author: Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393344428

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3741

An immediate precursor to Patrick O'Brian's acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin series, displaying all the splendid prose and attention to detail that O'Brian's readers expect. Patrick O'Brian's first novel about the sea, The Golden Ocean, took inspiration from Commodore George Anson's fateful circumnavigation of the globe in 1740. In The Unknown Shore, O'Brian returns to this rich source and mines it brilliantly for another, quite different tale of exploration and adventure. The Wager was parted from Anson's squadron in the fierce storms off Cape Horn and struggled alone up the coast of Chile until she was driven against the rocks and sank. The survivors were soon involved in trouble of every kind. A surplus of rum, a disappearing stock of food, and a hard, detested captain soon drove them into drunkenness, mutiny, and bloodshed. After many months of privation, a handful of men made their way northward under the guidance of a band of Indians, at last finding safety in Valparaiso. This saga of survival is the background to the adventures of two young men aboard the Wager: midshipman Jack Byron and his friend Tobias Barrow, an alarmingly naive surgeon's mate. Patrick O'Brian's many devoted readers will take particular interest in this story, as Jack and Toby form a kind of blueprint for Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, the famed heroes of the great Aubrey/Maturin series to come.

Testimonies: A Novel

Author: Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393313166

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1728

Taking some time off from his Oxford teaching job, Joseph Pugh visits a beautiful Welsh farm valley and falls ill, and when he is nursed back to health by the wife of a cruel and sexually abusive farmer, the pair fall in love. Reprint.