978-0-393-03705-0 / 9780393037050

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


Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company



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Language:Chinese.HardCover. Pub Date: 1995 Pages: 336 Publisher: WW Norton & Co. Patrick O'ian.'s Auey-Maturin tales are On Widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written.Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame . Captain Jack Auey 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 which decimates the crew.The ingredients of a wonderfully powerful and dramatic O'ian novel are heightened by descriptive writing of rare quality. Nowhere in contemporary prose have the majesty and terror of the sea been more effectively rendered than in the thrilling chase through an Antarctic storm in which Jack's ship. under-manned and out- gunned. is the quarry not the hunter. - This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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