Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely hailed as the greatest series of historical novels ever written. All eighteen books are to be re-issued in hardback by HarperCollins with stunning new jackets.
Patrick O’Brian is now recognised as the greatest historical novelist writing in English. He has been described variously as “Jane Austen – sur mer” and “the greatest novelist you’ve never read”. But at last he is enjoying the recognition he deserves with huge media interest in both him and his books.
All the elements that have made Patrick O’Brian’s astonishing series one of the most highly praised works in contemporary fiction are here in Clarissa Oakes – the narrative grip, the impeccable ear for dialogue, the humour and the unsurpassed capacity to create and recreate a rich and true friendship between two men in the late eighteenth-century.
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‘...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’
‘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
The 15th instalment of this astonishing series – one of the most highly praised works in contemporary fiction.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. A slight tan to the page edges. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0007023768
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Book Description HarperCollins Canada / Trade. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G000223825XI3N00
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001185044
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Book Description Harper Collins, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. VG/VG 2nd impression 1st ed 1992 Harpercollins hardback, unclipped DJ, lovely jacket design. Spine ends rubbed and pushed with corner bruising only, inners unmarked. More by this author available Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 000223825X. ISBN/EAN: 9780002238250. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 064408. Bookseller Inventory # 064408
Book Description Harper Collins, 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fair/Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. 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 William Collins Sons & Co Ltd, London, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First Edition. Very nice illustrated dust-jacket which has been kept in clear protective cover so pretty much as new, no fading. Bound in blue cloth with title in gilt on the spine. No inscriptions, no markings, no handling evidence, just beginning to darken towards page edges. This is a lovely copy. Bookseller Inventory # 024711
Book Description Harper Collins, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. VG-/VG+ 1st impression 1st ed 1992 Harpercollins hardback, unclipped DJ, lovely jacket design. Name to top edge of fly-leaf in pen, small pen mark next to some titles in the list of author's other titles at the front, dulling with age of paper, slight corner rub to DJ only. More by this author available Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 000223825X. ISBN/EAN: 9780002238250. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 064467. Bookseller Inventory # 064467
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