The Far Side of the World (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #10) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 10 in the Aubrey/Maturin Novels series.


Description


The inspiration for the major new motion picture starring Russell Crowe.


The war of 1812 continues, and Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. Stephen Maturin has fish of his own to fry in the world of secret intelligence. Disaster in various guises awaits them in the Great South Sea and in the far reaches of the Pacific: typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, murder, and criminal insanity.

About the Author


One of our greatest contemporary novelists, Patrick O’Brian is the author of the twenty volumes of the best-selling Aubrey/Maturin series, as well as many other books, including Testimonies, The Golden Ocean, The Unknown Shore, and biographies of Joseph Banks and Picasso.

Praise For…


I haven’t read novels [in the past ten years] except for all of the Patrick O’Brian series. It was, unfortunately, like tripping on heroin. I started on those books and couldn’t stop.
— E. O. Wilson - Boston Globe

A world of enchanting fictional surfaces.
— John Bayley - New York Review of Books

These eccentric, improbably novels seem to have been written by Patrick O'Brian to please himself in the first instance, and thereafter to please those readers who may share his delight in precision of language, odd lands and colors, a humane respect for such old-fashioned sentiments as friendship and honor. Like Aubrey and Maturin playing Mozart duets beneath a Pacific moon, he works elegant variations on the tradition of the seafaring adventure story.
— Thomas Flanagan - New York Times Book Review


Product Details
ISBN: 9780393037104
ISBN-10: 039303710X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: November 17th, 1994
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Aubrey/Maturin Novels