9780393037036 / 0393037037

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


Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company



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Language:Chinese.Hardcover. Pub date: 1995 Pages: 384 Publisher: On WW Norton & Co. Patrick O'ian.'s Auey-Maturin tales now are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of Historical novels ever written. All eighteen books are being re- issued in hardback by HarperCollins with stunning new jackets.HMS Surprise follows the variable fortunes of Captain Jack Auey's career in Nelson's navy as he attempts to hold his ground against admirals. colleagues and the enemy. accepting a mission to convey a itish ambassador to the East Indies. The voyage takes him and his friend Stephen Maturin to the strange sights and smells of the Indian sub-continent. and through the archipelago of spice islands where the French have a near-overwhelming superiority.Rarely has a novel managed to convey more vividly the fragility of a sailing ship in a wild sea. Rarely has a historical novelist com...

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