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The Fortune of War

O'Brian, Patrick

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ISBN 10: 0002224984 / ISBN 13: 9780002224987
Published by London; Collins, 1979., 1979
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FIRST EDITION. Octavo. 280 pp. Book Condition: Near Fine. Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Blue cloth with gilt titles to spine in unclipped pictorial dustwrapper. Minor discolouration at top edge of textblock otherwise a very clean copy indeed; appears unread. No annotation or inscriptions. Sixth in the series of novels featuring Jack Aubrey. Bookseller Inventory # 3337

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Title: The Fortune of War

Publisher: London; Collins, 1979.

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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[MP3CD audiobook format in vinyl case.]

[Read by Simon Vance]

The Fortune of War is the sixth novel in Patrick O'Brian's 'Aubrey-Maturin' series featuring O'Brian's much loved characters: Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin

After nearly losing the Leopard to the ocean, Captain Jack Aubrey, RN, and his diminished crew sail into harbor in the Dutch East Indies. There Aubrey finds himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Royal Navy, but not before some forceful arguing with Admiral Drury. Aubrey and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a dispatch vessel, but the War of 1812 breaks out while they are en route. Bloody actions precipitate them both into new and unexpected scenes where Stephen's past activities as a secret agent return on him with a vengeance.

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This time it's the War of 1812 that gets in the way of Captain Jack Aubery's plans. Caught en route to England in a dispatch vessel, Aubrey and Maturin are soon in the thick of a typically bloody naval engagement. Next stop: an American prison, from which only Maturin's cunning allows them to engineer an exit.

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