Fiction

The Truelove (Vol. Book 15) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

Author: Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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The fifteenth installment in Patrick O'Brian's widely claimed series of Aubrey/Maturin novels is in equal parts mystery, adventure, and psychological drama. A British whaler has been captured by an ambitious chief in the sandwich islands at French instigation, and Captain Aubrey, R. N., Is dispatched with the Surprise to restore order. But stowed away in the cable-tier is an escaped female convict. To the officers, Clarissa Harvill is an object of awkward courtliness and dangerous jealousies. Aubrey himself is won over and indeed strongly attracted to this woman who will not speak of her past. But only Aubrey's friend, Dr. Stephen Maturin, can fathom Clarissa's secrets: her crime, her personality, and a clue identifying a highly placed English spy in the pay of Napoleon's intelligence service. In a thrilling finale, Patrick O'Brian delivers all the excitement his many readers expect: Aubrey and the crew of the Surprise impose a brutal pax Britannica upon the islanders in a pitched battle against a band of headhunting cannibals.
Aubrey, Jack (Fictitious character)

Clarissa Oakes

Author: Patrick O'Brian

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Category: Aubrey, Jack (Fictitious character)

Page: 256

View: 189

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.
Fiction

Clarissa Oakes (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 15)

Author: Patrick O’Brian

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 146

Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Now, for the first time, they are available in electronic book format, so a whole new generation of readers can be swept away on the adventure of a lifetime. This is the fifteenth book in the series.
Performing Arts

NelsonÕs Navy in Fiction and Film

Author: Sue Parrill

Publisher: McFarland

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 335

View: 437

This book provides summaries and analyses of more than 250 novels and nearly 30 films and examines the extent to which they accurately reflect the history, mores and manners of the period—and the extent to which they reveal the ideas and attitudes of their authors and of the periods in which they were written. Particular emphasis is placed on the nature and importance of the war at sea for the British and on the role of famous naval officers such as Nelson, Pellew, Duncan, Smith and Cochrane in the defeat of Napoleon.
Literary Criticism

The Patrick Oäó»Brian Muster Book

Author: Anthony Gary Brown

Publisher: McFarland

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 407

View: 798

Now in its second edition, this expanded work catalogs every person, animal, ship and cannon mentioned by name in the 21 books of Patrick O’Brian’s series on the maritime adventures of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin. The novels, renowned for their “far-ranging web of wit and allusion,” teem with thousands of characters and ships, both imaginary and historical. From Master and Commander to 21: The Unfinished Voyage, this book distinguishes the fictional from the factual, making a useful series companion for the casual reader and the most ardent fans. Each of the more than 5,000 alphabetized entries provides a reference to the novels and chapters in which the topic appears. Additionally, biographical notes on the historical figures are included, with sources provided in an annotated bibliography.
Fiction

The Yellow Admiral (Vol. Book 18) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

Author: Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 741

"There are those already planning this afternoon's trip to the bookstore. Their only reaction is: Thank god, Patrick O'Brian is still writing. To you, I say, not a moment to lose."—John Balzar, Los Angeles Times Life ashore may once again be the undoing of Jack Aubrey in The Yellow Admiral, Patrick O'Brian's best-selling novel and eighteenth volume in the Aubrey/Maturin series. Aubrey, now a considerable though impoverished landowner, has dimmed his prospects at the Admiralty by his erratic voting as a Member of Parliament; he is feuding with his neighbor, a man with strong Navy connections who wants to enclose the common land between their estates; he is on even worse terms with his wife, Sophie, whose mother has ferreted out a most damaging trove of old personal letters. Even Jack's exploits at sea turn sour: in the storm waters off Brest he captures a French privateer laden with gold and ivory, but this at the expense of missing a signal and deserting his post. Worst of all, in the spring of 1814, peace breaks out, and this feeds into Jack's private fears for his career. Fortunately, Jack is not left to his own devices. Stephen Maturin returns from a mission in France with the news that the Chileans, to secure their independence, require a navy, and the service of English officers. Jack is savoring this apparent reprieve for his career, as well as Sophie's forgiveness, when he receives an urgent dispatch ordering him to Gibraltar: Napoleon has escaped from Elba.
Aubrey, Jack (Fictitious character)

Clarissa Oakes

Author: Patrick O'Brian

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Category: Aubrey, Jack (Fictitious character)

Page:

View: 846

As he sails away from the hated Australian prison colonies, Jack Aubrey, is unaware that they have a stranger aboard. He is pondering middle age and sexual frustration and totally out of touch with his entire crew. They know about the dangerous stranger who could potentially destroy the ship.

Oakes and Relatives

Author: Fred Arthur Oakes

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Page: 397

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Nathaniel Oak, the first of the family to settle in Massachusetts (Town of Marlboro), was born abt. 1645, possibly in Wales.
Fiction

The Yellow Admiral (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 18)

Author: Patrick O’Brian

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 507

Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Now, for the first time, they are available in electronic book format, so a whole new generation of readers can be swept away on the adventure of a lifetime. This is the eighteenth book in the series.
New York (N.Y.)

New York

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Category: New York (N.Y.)

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Bar associations

Year Book

Author: Association of the Bar of the City of New York

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Category: Bar associations

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Fiction

The Letter of Marque (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 12)

Author: Patrick O’Brian

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 752

Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Now, for the first time, they are available in electronic book format, so a whole new generation of readers can be swept away on the adventure of a lifetime. This is the twelfth book in the series.
Fiction

The Road to Samarcand

Author: Patrick O’Brian

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 103

A classic Patrick O’Brian novel, now in ebook format for the first time.
Fiction

The Far Side of the World (Aubrey/Maturin Series, Book 10)

Author: Patrick O’Brian

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 616

Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Now, for the first time, they are available in electronic book format, so a whole new generation of readers can be swept away on the adventure of a lifetime. This is the tenth book in the series.