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H M S Surprise Vol Book 3 Aubrey Maturin Novels

Author : Patrick O'Brian
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"The best historical novels ever written."—Richard Snow, New York Times Book Review Third in the series of Aubrey-Maturin adventures, this book is set among the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and in the distant waters ploughed by the ships of the East India Company. Aubrey is on the defensive, pitting wits and seamanship against an enemy enjoying overwhelming local superiority. But somewhere in the Indian Ocean lies the prize that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams: the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet...

H M S Surprise

Author : Patrick O'Brian
ISBN : 9780006499176
Genre : Aubrey, Jack (Fictitious character)
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Captain Jack Aubrey of Nelson's navy, is taking a British ambassador to the East Indies. Travelling through the Indian sub-continent, and archipelago of islands, they are where the French have an overwhelming superiority.

H M S Surprise Vol Book 3 Aubrey Maturin Novels

Author : Patrick O'Brian
ISBN : 0393037037
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After rescuing a friend from French torture chambers, Captain Aubrey attempts to save the British merchant fleet in the Indian Ocean

Hms Surprise Aubrey Maturin Series Book 3

Author : Patrick O’Brian
ISBN : 9780007429301
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Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written.

The Frigate Surprise

Author : Brian Lavery
ISBN : 0393070093
Genre : History
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Draws on historical and fictional sources to document the story of the famous ship from Patrick O'Brian's novels, in a fan's visual chronicle that illustrates its design, incorporates specially commissioned images, and offers insight into the key events that shaped its crew's adventures.

Hms Surprise

Author : Patrick OBrian
ISBN : 0007261713
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The Massacre Of Innocents

Author : Alan Lawrence
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Captain Pat O'Connor, Lieutenant Duncan Macleod and Doctor Simon Ferguson return from half-pay to command the frigate HMS SURPRISE, returned to service at Plymouth Dock after long years 'in ordinary' to serve the cause of Greek independence. This historical novel is founded upon the continuing voyages of HMS Surprise - the 38-gun, Leda-class frigate of 1812.Though a relatively young ship, she lay at Plymouth Dock in 1822 about to be reduced to a prison hulk. In this story her fate takes its fictional turn for the better. The continuing voyages series, of which this is the first book, is principally a tale of its characters the men of those times, but it is also a story of the effects of war on men: how it affects them, how they respond, what is important to them - set within the backcloth of a relatively confined theatre of war.I fondly imagined for years that the many fans of Patrick O'Brian's seafaring tales of Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin sorely lamented, as did I, the end of his wonderful, utterly exceptional stories and hugely missed those two warm and intensely fascinating individuals, characters always of the most engaging interest while possessed of the most human of personalities; for that surely was O'Brian's gift: Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin never resembled superheroes, rather in their warmth and fallibility they endeared themselves to us as any current personality might well do, and the gulf of two hundred years between their (fictional) lives and ours simply faded away. With no prospect (sadly) of any further historical novels from Patrick O'Brian and missing his characters so much myself, I decided I must write a sequel so as to bring them back, to enjoy their company all over again. After writing the first draft and by then in a dialogue with his estate, I was made aware of Patrick O'Brian's wish that no sequel to his series should be published, and hence a different course was subsequently plotted, the finished result being no longer a faithful reproduction of his ingredients but a book with different characters, though one which still draws its inspiration of form and flavour from his genius. This tale, a detailed and interwoven fabric of history and fiction, is set in the early nineteenth-century war of Greek independence. It presents a most suitable subject for a work of historical naval fiction. Adding to the treasure trove of actual events that the historical novelist is blessed with are the real people of those times, many of whom grace this book. It is particularly pleasing to develop this rich mother lode into brief but colourful appearances within the story, the places and timing of which, if not the actualit�, accord with the known detail of their lives. Lord Byron is one such person, and the author has taken the liberty of including a few words of simple yet sublime prose which Byron himself wrote within his journal for the 17th October 1823 describing his quietude in Cephalonia some weeks before he departed for his final destiny in Missolonghi. Notwithstanding that this is a work of fiction the author has strived for the inclusion of many real historical events throughout the story. It is little realised, for example, that the phrase 'truth is stranger than fiction', now in commonplace use, actually originated from Lord Byron. The capture of Byron's companion, Count Gamba, by the Turks which is described in this book was a real event, and there surely cannot be anything stranger in fiction than the true tale of the Turk captain fortuitously recognising his Greek captive counterpart, his own former rescuer, after an interval of fully fifteen years.

H M S Surprise

Author : Patrick O'Brian
ISBN : 0007255853
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A novel by the author of Desolation Island, The Fortune of War and The Mauritius Command. Follows the variable fortunes of Jack Aubrey's career in the Nelsonic navy as he attempts to hold his ground against admirals, colleagues and the enemy.

Master And Commander Vol Book 1

Author : Patrick O'Brian
ISBN : 9780393058956
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The beginning of the sweeping Aubrey-Maturin series. "The best sea story I have ever read."—Sir Francis Chichester This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, R.N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against a thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of a life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the roar of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.

Post Captain Vol Book 2 Aubrey Maturin Novels

Author : Patrick O'Brian
ISBN : 9780393059939
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"Master and Commander raised almost dangerously high expectations, Post Captain triumphantly surpasses them...a brilliant book."—Mary Renault "We've beat them before and we'll beat them again." In 1803 Napoleon smashes the Peace of Amiens, and Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., taking refuge in France from his creditors, is interned. He escapes from France, from debtors' prison, and from a possible mutiny, and pursues his quarry straight into the mouth of a French-held harbor.

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