Post Captain: O'Brian, Patrick

Post Captain

O'Brian, Patrick

Published by J.B. Lippincott Co., 1972
ISBN 10: 039700804X / ISBN 13: 9780397008049
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Price clipped to bottom of front flap. Top of jacket front flap correctly coded "972." NO later printings mentioned to either jacket or title page. Full-bound blue cloth, NO book-club deboss. Thus, the hard-to-find first American edition (and printing) of the second Aubrey-Maturin novel. There is a small white flaw to the black emulsion near the bottom of the DJ spine, smaller than a normal sticker pull. Action adventure Nelson's navy Napoleonic Wars. Totals 414 pp. Reduced from $200. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of their beginning, with Master and Commander, these evocative stories are being re-issued in paperback with smart new livery. This is the second book in the series. Patrick O'Brian is regarded by many as the greatest historical novelist now writing. Post Captain, the second novel in his remarkable Aubrey/Maturin series, led Mary Renault to write: 'Master and Commander raised dangerously high expectations; Post Captain triumphantly surpasses them.' This tale begins with Jack Aubrey arriving home from his exploits in the Mediterranean to find England at peace following the Treaty of Amiens. He and his friend Stephen Maturin, surgeon and secret agent, begin to live the lives of country gentlemen, hunting, entertaining and enjoying more amorous adventures. Their comfortable existence, however, is cut short when Jack is overnight reduced to a pauper with enough debts to keep him in prison for life. He flees to the continent to seek refuge: instead he finds himself a hunted fugitive as Napoleon has ordered the internment of all Englishmen in France. Aubrey's adventures in escaping from France and the debtors' prison will grip the reader as fast as his unequalled actions at sea.

Review: As the first sentences of Post Captain roll off actor Robert Hardy's tongue, you know you're somewhere you've never been before: the high seas in the early 19th century. Hardy's rich rendition of Patrick O'Brian's 1972 novel, a follow-up to Master and Commander, starts with series heroes Captain Jack Aubrey and surgeon Stephen Maturin enjoying a brief period of peace. Soon enough, though, the Napoleonic Wars resume, and the seafaring adventures continue. (Running time: 4.5 hours, three cassettes) --Lou Schuler

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Title: Post Captain
Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Co.
Publication Date: 1972
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition

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