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The Wine-Dark Sea (Aubrey/Maturin series) By Patrick O'Brian

The Wine-Dark Sea (Aubrey/Maturin series)
by Patrick O'Brian

Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are in pursuit of a privateer sailing under American colours through the Great South Sea. This is the 16th novel featuring Aubrey and Maturin, following on from "Clarissa Oakes".

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The Wine-Dark Sea Summary


Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely hailed as the greatest series of historical novels ever written. All eighteen books are to be re-issued in hardback by HarperCollins with stunning new jackets. At the opening of a voyage filled with disaster and delight, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are in pursuit of a privateer sailing under American colours through the Great South Sea. Stephen's objective is to set the revolutionary tinder of South America ablaze to relieve the pressure on the British government which has blundered into war with the young and uncomfortably vigorous United States. The shock and barbarity of hand-to-hand fighting are sharpened by O'Brian's exact sense of period, his eye for landscape and his feel for a ship under sail.

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GOR001081870
The Wine-Dark Sea (Aubrey/Maturin series)
Patrick O'Brian
Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
1994-05-09
256
0002238268
9780002238267
Winner of Heywood Hill Literary Prize 1995
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