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Post Captain

O'Brian, Patrick

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ISBN 10: 039700804X / ISBN 13: 9780397008049
Published by Lippincott, Hagerstown, Maryland, U.S.A., 1972
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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This is a near fine, unmarked, hardcover first edition, second printing copy in blue cloth binding with gold spine lettering. In a mylar protected DJ that is price clipped, black spine. Bookseller Inventory # 057738

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Title: Post Captain

Publisher: Lippincott, Hagerstown, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing

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[Read by Simon Vance]

The excitement continues in Post Captain, the second installment of Patrick O'Brian's highly acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin series, following Master and Commander.

In 1803, Napoleon smashes the Peace of Amiens, and Captain Jack Aubrey, taking refuge in France from his creditors, is interned. He escapes from France, from debtor's prison, and from a possible mutiny and pursues his quarry straight into the mouth of a French-held harbor. Stephen Maturin's struggles, with himself as much as with a proud and intelligent woman, are woven into Aubrey's, straining their friendship at times to the breaking point.

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The year is 1803, and that scalawag Napoleon Bonaparte has gone to war again. For Captain Jack Aubrey, who has fled to France to escape his creditors, this is doubly alarming news. In short order the captain is interned, makes his escape across the French countryside, and leads a ship into battle. And again, his adventures are cleverly counterpointed by those of his alter ego Stephen Maturin.

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