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Far Side of The World, The

O'BRIAN, Patrick (1914-2000)

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ISBN 10: 0002227118 / ISBN 13: 9780002227117
Published by Collins, London, 1984
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Impression of the scarce tenth installment in the author's popular Aubrey-Maturin series. 8vo: [8],371,[1]pp. Publisher's forest green cloth, spine lettered in gilt; second issue illustrated dust jacket priced £9.95 with publisher's sticker (because of the printer's pricing error, most jackets were price-clipped and repriced). A Fine, apparently unread copy (dust-soiled top edge, toning endemic to text block); about Fine jacket (spine panel with just a degree of lightening to top third only of spine panel). An uncommonly collectible copy. The Aubrey-Maturin series is a sequence of nautical historical novels-20 completed and one unfinished-set during the Napoleonic Wars and centering on the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and his ship's surgeon (and spy), Stephen Maturin. This tenth installment continues the story of Aubrey's exploits during the American War of 1812. The novel provided some episodes for the 2003 Peter Weir film, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1561

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Title: Far Side of The World, The

Publisher: Collins, London

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine-

Edition: First Edition.

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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.


Captain Jack Aubrey sets sail for Cape Horn, determined to intercept an American frigate before it can wreak havoc on the British whaling trade. As always, he is accompanied by intelligence operative Stephen Maturin, and as always, Aubrey has no idea of what his companion is up to. Another impeccably written adventure, by the end of which you should be able to identify a mizzen topsail in your sleep.

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