In this book the characters of Clarrisa Oakes, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin emerge more complex, sophisticated and wholly mature beings than ever before as they reflect on the past and try to divine the future - supported by the author's sense of human possibility.
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Patrick O'Brian, until his death in 2000, was one of our greatest contemporary novelists. He is the author of the acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin tales and the biographer of Joseph Banks and Picasso. He is the author of many other books including Testimonies, and his Collected Short Stories. In 1995 he was the first recipient of the Heywood Hill Prize for a lifetime's contribution to literature. In the same year he was awarded the CBE. In 1997 he received an honorary doctorate of letters from Trinity College, Dublin. He lived for many years in South West France and he died in Dublin in January 2000.Review:
'... full of the energy that comes from a writer having struck a vein... Patrick O'Brian is unquestionably the Homer of the Napoleonic wars.' James Hamilton- Paterson 'You are in for the treat of your lives. Thank God for Patrick O'Brian: his genius illuminates the literature of the English language, and lightens the lives of those who read him.' Kevin Myers, Irish Times 'The best of twentieth-century historical novels' T.J. Binyon 'What is so gripping about O'Brian's novels is the completeness with which he invents a world which is our own and not our own... O'Brian is a brilliant observer.' A.S. Byatt, Evening Standard
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1992. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP69559368
Book Description HarperCollins, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. EX-LIBRARY. MAY HAVE USUAL LIBRARY PARAPHERNALIA. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002433815
Book Description Harper Collins, 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fair/Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Harper Collins,London,1992.Hardcover.First edition,first printing.Please note that this is the 1992 first edition and not a 1998 edition.This is an ex-library book.The book itself is in fair condition with the usual stamps,"withdrawn from sale" and usual labels .The dustwrapper is however in Very Good condition with no tears or lossds although it is cellotaped to inside boar.It is priced £14.99 Immediate despatch from the uk 6 days a week. Bookseller Inventory # 6071
Book Description Harper collins, 1992. Hardback. fine hardcover copy in a fine dustwrapper 1st edition. A British whaler has been captured by an ambitious chief in the Friendly Isles (Tonga) at French instigation, and Captain Aubrey, R.N., is dispatched with the Surprise to restore order. Bookseller Inventory # FZ16.230
Book Description Harper Collins, UK, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Size: 8vo Octavo (8 to 9 inches). Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. Mild Uniform Browning. Jacket a bit spotted and stained inside. Edges moderately stained or soiled. ISBN: 000223825X. ISBN/EAN: 9780002238250. Bookseller Inventory # 21089
Book Description HarperCollins, London, 1992. Blue Cloth Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 256 pages. Gold lettering on the spine. Previous owner's inscription on the front free endpaper reading "Lots of Love X" (no name). Dust jacket is protected in Brodart, is not price clipped, has a price sticker from HarperCollins Canada covering the original price. A fine copy of this 15th novel of the Jack Aubrey series. Size: 5 x 8.5. Nautical, Fiction. Bookseller Inventory # 006632
Book Description Harper Collins, London, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First UK Edition. First Impression (full number line). 8vo: ,261,pp. Publisher's violet-colored cloth, spine stamped in gilt, pictorial dust jacket priced £14.99. A Fine, unread copy (minor rubs to spine base), in a pristine jacket. Sixteenth installment, in the Aubrey-Maturin series of nautical historical novels-20 completed and one left unfinished-set during the Napoleonic Wars and featuring naval commander Jack Aubrey and ship's surgeon (and secret agent) Stephen Maturin. This episode opens with the HMS Surprise in close pursuit of an American privateer in the South Pacific, while en route to deliver Maturin on a clandestine mission to Peru. Most of the narrative centers on Maturin's exploits inciting revolution against the Spanish colonial government in Lima. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1103
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Fine first printing hardcover. Top corners slightly tapped else fine. The DJ in mylar with price intact is in like condition. A square tight unmarked copy that appears unread. ; 8.50 X 5.51 X 1.18 inches. Bookseller Inventory # 19934
Book Description Harper Collins, 1992, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. First Edition. Ex-Library. fiction, withdrawn stamps, very clean text and foredges good tight spine. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 003192
Book Description Harper Collins, London, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First UK Edition. First Impression (full number line). 8vo: 256pp. Publisher's navy blue cloth, the spine stamped gilt. in a pictorial dust jacket priced £14.99. Fine, clean, crisp, unmarked copy, As New and unread; in As New jacket. The fifteenth installment, set during the Napoleonic Wars, in the Aubrey-Maturin series, featuring naval commander Jack Aubrey and ship's surgeon (and spy) Stephen Maturin, in an episode centering on the stowaway Clarissa Harvill (later Oakes), a young female convict from the penal settlement at New South Wales, who spreads ill-will among the crew after having sexual liaisons with several of the ship's officers. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB0971