Download or read book The Ionian Mission Aubrey Maturin Book 8 written by Patrick O’Brian and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2011-12-19 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether close to home or far away, there are no safe harbours while Napoleon seeks to dominate the known world.
Download or read book The Ionian Mission Vol Book 8 Aubrey Maturin Novels written by Patrick O'Brian and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2011-12-05 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "O'Brian is one author who can put a spark of character into the sawdust of time, and The Ionian Mission is another rattling good yarn." —Stephen Vaughan, The Observer Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans now of many battles, return in this novel to the seas where they first sailed as shipmates. But Jack is now a senior captain commanding a line-of-battle ship in the Royal Navy's blockade of Toulon, and this is a longer, harder, colder war than the dashing frigate actions of his early days. A sudden turn of events takes him and Stephen off on a hazardous mission to the Greek Islands, where all his old skills of seamanship and his proverbial luck when fighting against odds come triumphantly into their own.
Download or read book Books 5 8 Desolation Island The fortune of war The surgeon s mate The Ionian mission written by Patrick O'Brian and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page 6528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book English British Naval History to 1815 written by Eugene L. Rasor and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2004 with total page 914 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Delivers a comprehensive historiographical and bibliographical survey of academic and printed materials on the maritime and naval history of England and Great Britain from its earliest times to 1815.
Download or read book The Seaforth Bibliography written by Eugene Rasor and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2009-04-17 with total page 900 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This remarkable work is a comprehensive historiographical and bibliographical survey of the most important scholarly and printed materials about the naval and maritime history of England and Great Britain from the earliest times to 1815. More than 4,000 popular, standard and official histories, important articles in journals and periodicals, anthologies, conference, symposium and seminar papers, guides, documents and doctoral theses are covered so that the emphasis is the broadest possible. But the work is far, far more than a listing. The works are all evaluated, assessed and analysed and then integrated into an historical narrative that makes the book a hugely useful reference work for student, scholar, and enthusiast alike. It is divided into twenty-one chapters which cover resource centres, significant naval writers, pre-eminent and general histories, the chronological periods from Julius Caesar through the Vikings, Tudors and Stuarts to Nelson and Bligh, major naval personalities, warships, piracy, strategy and tactics, exploration, discovery and navigation, archaeology and even naval fiction. Quite simply, no-one with an interest and enthusiasm for naval history can afford to be without this book at their side.
Download or read book The Patrick O Brian Muster Book written by Anthony Gary Brown and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2012-10-19 with total page 407 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download or read book Patrick O Brian s Bodies at Sea written by Michael Leigh Sinowitz and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-07-22 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An exploration of the complex roles that bodies--both literally and figuratively--play in the 21 volume Aubrey-Maturin series reveals much about the novels' many meditations on mind and body. Beginning with a consideration of genre norms and the bodies of the novels' main characters, the book's focus shifts to the ways the series offers interconnections between the human body and history. More literal considerations of the body examine O'Brian's depictions of drug use, particularly the opium addiction that afflicts Stephen Maturin, and human sexuality in its many guises. The work then focuses on Desolation Island, the fifth novel in the series, in light of the discussions above but also in terms of political and psychological tropes that draw upon the relationship of mind and body. Questions are examined about the relationship of reader to author, and what sustains such a long narrative and what continues to bring a reader back again and again.
Download or read book The Truelove Vol Book 15 Aubrey Maturin Novels written by Patrick O'Brian and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2011-12-05 with total page 313 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “The Aubrey-Maturin series . . . ebbs and flows with the timeless tide of character and the human heart."—Ken Ringle, Washington Post A British whaler has been captured by an ambitious chief in the Sandwich Islands at French instigation, and Captain Jack Aubrey 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 Harvill’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.
Download or read book The Mauritius Command Vol Book 4 Aubrey Maturin Novels written by Patrick O'Brian and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 1991-05-17 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Jack's assignment: to capture the Indian Ocean islands of Réunion and Mauritius from the French. That campaign forms the narrative thread of this rollicking sea saga. But its substance is more beguiling still." —Elizabeth Peer, Newsweek Captain Jack Aubrey is ashore on half pay without a command—until Stephen Maturin arrives with secret orders for Aubrey to take a frigate to the Cape of Good Hope under a commodore's pennant, there to mount an expedition against the French-held islands of Mauritius and La Réunion. But the difficulties of carrying out his orders are compounded by two of his own captains—Lord Clonfert, a pleasure-seeking dilettante, and Captain Corbett, whose severity pushes his crew to the verge of mutiny.
Download or read book The Fortune of War Vol Book 6 Aubrey Maturin Novels written by Patrick O'Brian and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2011-12-05 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A marvelously full-flavored, engrossing book, which towers over its current rivals in the genre like a three-decker over a ship's longboat." —Times Literary Supplement Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a dispatch vessel. But the War of 1812 breaks out while they are en route. Bloody actions precipitate them both into new and unexpected scenes where Stephen's past activities as a secret agent return on him with a vengeance.
Download or read book The Letter of Marque Vol Book 12 Aubrey Maturin Novels written by Patrick O'Brian and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2011-12-05 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Fine stuff...[The Letter of Marque] leaves the devotee of naval fiction eager for sequels." —Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World Captain Jack Aubrey, a brilliant and experienced officer, has been struck off the list of post-captains for a crime he did not commit. His old friend Stephen Maturin, usually cast as a ship’s surgeon to mask his discreet activities on behalf of British Intelligence, has bought for Aubrey his former ship the Surprise to command as a privateer, more politely termed a letter of marque. Together they sail on a desperate mission against the French, which, if successful, may redeem Aubrey from the private hell of his disgrace. A nighttime battle with an unusual climax, a jewel of great value, and Maturin’s fondness for opium make this segment of Patrick O’Brian’s masterful series both original and profoundly exciting.
Download or read book The Far Side of the World Vol Book 10 Aubrey Maturin Novels written by Patrick O'Brian and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2011-12-05 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The tenth installment in the beloved, epic Aubrey/Maturin series and inspiration for the major motion picture starring Russell Crowe. The War of 1812 continues, and Captain Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to wreak havoc with the British whaling trade. Meanwhile, Stephen Maturin has a mission of his own in the world of secret intelligence and comes face to face with the harsh realities for women of the age. Disaster in various guises awaits them in the Great South Sea and in the far reaches of the Pacific—typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, an ill-fated affair, murder, and criminal insanity—as well as a bold rescue by a crew of seafaring female warriors.
Download or read book Treason s Harbour Vol Book 9 Aubrey Maturin Novels written by Patrick O'Brian and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 1992-04-17 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Every [Aubrey-Maturin] book is packed to absolute straining with erudition, wit, history, and thunderous action." —Joe Hill All Patrick O'Brian's strengths are on parade in this novel of action and intrigue, set partly in Malta, partly in the treacherous, pirate-infested waters of the Red Sea. While Captain Aubrey worries about repairs to his ship, Stephen Maturin assumes the center stage for the dockyards and salons of Malta are alive with Napoleon's agents, and the admiralty's intelligence network is compromised. Maturin's cunning is the sole bulwark against sabotage of Aubrey's daring mission.
Download or read book H M S Surprise Vol Book 3 Aubrey Maturin Novels written by Patrick O'Brian and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 1991-05-17 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Few, very few books have made my heart thud with excitement. H.M.S. Surprise managed it." —Helen Lucy Burke, Irish Press In H.M.S. Surprise, British naval officer Jack Aubrey and surgeon Stephen Maturin face near-death and tumultuous romance in the distant waters ploughed by the ships of the East India Company. Tasked with ferrying a British ambassador to the Sultan of Kampong, they find themselves on a prolonged voyage aboard a Royal Navy frigate en route to the Malay Peninsula. In this new sphere, Aubrey is on the defensive, pitting wits and seamanship against an enemy who enjoys overwhelming local superiority. But somewhere in the Indian Ocean lies the prize that could secure him a marriage to his beloved Sophie and make him rich beyond his wildest dreams: the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet.
Download or read book Post Captain Vol Book 2 Aubrey Maturin Novels written by Patrick O'Brian and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 1990-08-17 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “If Jane Austen had written rousing sea yarns, she would have produced something very close to the prose of Patrick O'Brian.” —Time It’s 1802. The Treaty of Amiens has brought an end to the hostilities between Great Britain and France. Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend, naval surgeon Stephen Maturin, are enjoying the respite in the English countryside, besotted with two beautiful cousins, Sophie Williams and Diana Villiers—until Aubrey loses his fortune and they flee to France to escape his creditors. While in France, Napoleon smashes the Peace of Amiens and war begins anew. Aubrey and Maturin, now finding themselves behind enemy lines, make their way back to England. Maturin is sent to Spain on an intelligence-gathering mission and the now-solvent Aubrey assumes command of a strange warship, pursuing his quarry straight into the mouth of a French-held harbor. Amidst the rollicking adventures at sea and mishaps on land, Aubrey and Maturin’s friendship is tested by their romantic entanglements with the cousins in this brilliant second installment of the epic series.
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