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Master and Commander

Patrick O'Brian

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Anno: 1996
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 448 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 198 x 129 mm
Peso: 280 gr.
  • EAN: 9780006499152
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Set sail for the read of your life ... Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Master and Commander is the first of Patrick O'Brian's now famous Aubrey/Maturin novels, regarded by many as the greatest series of historical novels ever written. It establishes the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey RN and Stephen Maturin, who becomes his secretive ship's surgeon and an intelligence agent. It contains all the action and excitement which could possibly be hoped for in a historical novel, but it also displays the qualities which have put O'Brian far ahead of any of his competitors: his depiction of the detail of life aboard a Nelsonic man-of-war, of weapons, food, conversation and ambience, of the landscape and of the sea. O'Brian's portrayal of each of these is faultless and the sense of period throughout is acute. His power of characterisation is above all masterly. This brilliant historical novel marked the debut of a writer who grew into one of our greatest novelists ever, the author of what Alan Judd, writing in the Sunday Times, has described as 'the most significant extended story since Anthony Powell's A Dance to the Music of Time'.
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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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