Sea Fiction Patrick O'Brian The Wine-Dark Sea

ISBN 13: 9780006470168

The Wine-Dark Sea

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9780006470168: The Wine-Dark Sea

Three Cassettes, 5 hrs. 15 min. abridged

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Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are back in the 16th installment in Patrick O'Brian's bestselling series.

At the outset of this adventure, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin pursue a heavy American privateer through the Great South Sea. Their ship, the Surprise, is now also a privateer, the better to escape diplomatic complications from Stephen's mission, which is to ignite the revolutionary tinder of South America. Jack will survive a desperate open-boat journey and come face to face with his illegitimate black son: Stephen, caught up in the aftermath of his failed coup, will flee for his life into the high, frozen wastes of the Andes: and Patrick O'Brian's brilliantly detailed narrative will reuinte them at last in a breathtaking chase through storm seas and icebergs south of Cape Horn.

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In this installment of O'Brian's maritime epic, Captain Aubrey and the crew of the Surprise are pursuing an American privateer through the Great South Sea. As is his custom, O'Brian grabs your attention with the first, beautifully memorable sentence: "A purple ocean, vast under the sky and devoid of all visible life apart from two minute ships racing across its immensity." And he doesn't relinquish it until 260 pages later, by which point Jack Aubrey is delighted at the mere fact of being alive.

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Patrick O'Brian
Published by W. W. Norton & Company (1994)
ISBN 10: 0006470165 ISBN 13: 9780006470168
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