8vo. Blue cloth spine with gilt lettering and pale blue paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 379pp. Illustration. Fine/fine. Quite handsome and tight first American uniform edition of the 3rd novel in the much-heralded Aubrey/Maturin series -- with publisher's "Aubrey/Maturin Novels" bookmark laid in. Bookseller Inventory #
"Few, very few books have made my heart thud with excitement. H.M.S. Surprise managed it."?Helen Lucy Burke, Irish PressThird in the series of Aubrey/Maturin adventures, this book is set among the strange sights and smells of the Indian subcontinent, and in the distant waters ploughed by the ships of the East India Company. Aubrey is on the defensive, pitting wits and seamanship against an enemy enjoying overwhelming local superiority. But somewhere in the Indian Ocean lies the prize that could make him rich beyond his wildest dream: the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet...
Review: The stakes are high as HMS Surprise opens, and actor Robert Hardy's sterling reading never lets you forget them. Hardy makes Patrick O'Brian's third novel of high-seas adventure--written in 1973 and set mainly in 1805 on the waters surrounding India and the Orient--seem as immediate as an overdrawn checking account. Money plays a big role, and Captain Jack Aubrey stands to make a lot of it. All he has to do is find Napoleon's fleet--and take their gold away from them. (Running time: three hours, two cassettes) --Lou Schuler
Title: H.M.S. Surprise.
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company 
Publication Date: 1994
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