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The Far Side of the World

Patrick O'Brian

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Anno: 1997
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 400 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 198 x 129 mm
Peso: 280 gr.
  • EAN: 9780006499251

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Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of their beginning, with Master and Commander, these evocative stories are being re-issued in paperback with smart new livery. This is the tenth book in the series. It is still the War of 1812. Patrick O'Brian takes his hero Jack Aubrey and his tetchy, sardonic friend Stephen Maturin on a voyage as fascinating as anything he has ever written. They set course across the South Atlantic to intercept a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. If they do not come up with her before she rounds the Horn, they must follow her into the Great South Sea and as far across the Pacific as she may lead them. It is a commission after Jack's own heart. Maturin has fish of his own to fry in the world of secret intelligence. Aubrey has to cope with a succession of disasters - men overboard, castaways, encounters with savages, storms, typhoons, groundings, shipwrecks, to say nothing of murder and criminal insanity. That the enemy is in fact faithfully dealt with, no one who has the honour of Captain Aubrey's acquaintance can take leave to doubt.
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    (Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire, 1914 - Dublino 2000), romanziere e saggista britannico. Agente dei servizi segreti inglesi, dopo la guerra si dedicò alla carriera letteraria, scrivendo fortunati romanzi di avventura. Raggiunse il successo grazie a una monumentale saga storica - conta venti romanzi e uno rimasto incompiuto - ambientata durante le guerre napoleoniche, i cui protagonisti sono il capitano di corvetta Jack Aubrey e il suo amico Stephen Maturin, medico di bordo, naturalista, letterato nonché agente segreto (Primo comando, Master and commander 1970; Verso Mauritius, The Mauritius command, 1977; Ai confini del mare, The far side of the world, 1984; Fuoco sotto il mare, The wine-dark sea, 1993; Blu intorno all’albero maestro, Blue at the mizzen, 1999, nt). Fu inoltre un apprezzato... Approfondisci
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