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"The relationship [between Aubrey and Maturin]...is about the best thing afloat....For Conradian power of description and sheer excitement there is nothing in naval fiction to beat the stern chase as the outgunned Leopard staggers through mountain waves in icy latitudes to escape the Dutch seventy-four."?Stephen Vaughan, ObserverCommissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon Stephen Maturin sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy?and a treacherous disease that decimates the crew. With a Dutch man-of-war to windward, the undermanned, outgunned Leopard sails for her life into the freezing waters of the Antarctic, where, in mountain seas, the Dutchman closes...
Sinossi: Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Commissioned to rescue Governor Bligh of Bounty fame, Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend and surgeon, Stephen Maturin, sail the Leopard to Australia with a hold full of convicts. Among them is a beautiful and dangerous spy - and a treacherous disease which decimates the crew. The ingredients of a wonderfully powerful and dramatic O'Brian novel are heightened by descriptive writing of rare quality. Nowhere in contemporary prose have the majesty and terror of the sea been more effectively rendered than in the thrilling chase through an Antarctic storm in which Jack's ship, under-manned and out-gunned, is the quarry not the hunter.
Titolo: Desolation Island
Casa editrice: Thorndike Pr
Data di pubblicazione: 2001
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Thorndike Pr, 2001. Condizione libro: Good. La. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP85802208
Descrizione libro Thorndike Pr 01/01/2001, 2001. Condizione libro: used-good. - GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Codice libro della libreria 7719-9780786219261
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR004262597
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: very_good. 612 Gramm. Codice libro della libreria M00786219262-V
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97807862192613.0
Descrizione libro Thorndike Press / Chivers Press, USA, 2001. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Large Print. Tight and square, moderate markings, minor wear. Dust jacket is intact and bright, in a protective cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Codice libro della libreria 020594
Descrizione libro STEIN AND DAY. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. F. NY 1979 FIRST EDITION F/F. THE WRAPPER IS UNPRICECLIPPED AND TOTALY UNFADED WITH THE SMALLEST AREA OF DELAMINATION AT THE TOP OF THE SPINE ,A BEAUTIFUL COPY. Codice libro della libreria POBUSFDI1