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The Letter of Marque - Patrick O'Brian - cover

The Letter of Marque

Patrick O'Brian

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Anno: 1997
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 352 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 198 x 129 mm
Peso: 180 gr.
  • EAN: 9780006499275
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 twelfth book in the series. Jack Aubrey is a naval officer, a post-captain of experience and capacity. When The Letter of Marque opens he has been struck off the Navy List for a crime he has not committed. With Aubrey is his friend and ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin, who is also an unofficial British intelligence agent. Maturin has bought for Aubrey his old ship the Surprise, so that the misery of ejection from the service can be palliated by the command of what Aubrey calls a 'private man-of-war' - a letter of marque, a privateer. Together they sail on a voyage which, if successful, might restore Aubrey to the rank, and the raison d'etre, whose loss he so much regrets. Around these simple, ostensibly familar elements Patrick O'Brian has written a novel of great narrative power, exploring his extraordinary world once more, in a tale full of human feeling and rarely matched in its drama.
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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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