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In this book the characters of Clarissa Oakes, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin emerge more complex, sophisticated and wholly mature than ever before as they reflect on the past and try to divine the future - supported by the author's sense of human possibility.
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'He writes with humour, irony and an eye for those telling details that give you a man in a moment.' (Sunday Times)
'Few books so entertaining and readable are based on such strong research and grasp of human nature. One moment you laugh aloud at comedy rooted in character, and the next, storming adventure or danger grips you by the throat ...' (The Daily Mail)
'What is so gripping about O’Brian’s novels is the completeness with which he invents a world which is our own and not our own ... O’Brian is a brilliant observer.' (Evening Standard)
The 15th instalment of this astonishing series – one of the most highly praised works in contemporary fiction.
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Book Description Fontana Press, 1993. Paperback. Condition: New. 0006472559. Seller Inventory # IM259347