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Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely hailed as the greatest series of historical novels ever written. All eighteen books are to be re-issued in hardback by HarperCollins with stunning new jackets.
Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are ordered home by despatch vessel to bring the news of their latest victory to the government. But Maturin is a marked man for the havoc he has wrought in the French intelligence network in the New World, and the attentions of two privateers soon become menacing.
The chase that follows through the fogs and shallows of the Grand Banks is as thrilling, as tense and as unexpected in its culmination as anything Patrick O’Brian has written. Then, among other things, follows a shipwreck and a particularly sinister internment in the notorious Temple Prison in Paris. Once again, the tigerish and fascinating Diana Villiers redresses the balance in this man’s world of seamanship and war.
‘...full of the energy that comes from a writer having struck a vein... Patrick O’Brian is unquestionably the Homer of the Napoleonic wars.’
‘You are in for the treat of your lives. Thank God for Patrick O’Brian: his genius illuminates the literature of the English language, and lightens the lives of those who read him.’
Kevin Myers, Irish Times
‘A swelling tide of intrigue and adventure in the best tradition.’
‘The author, master of his period and of the techniques of ships under sail, keeps his story moving with panache and ingenuity.’
John Bright-Holmes, Daily Telegraph
‘This is a splendid excursion into the glorious history of the Royal Navy. It is also highly authentic. There are real characters, believable dialogue, fine descriptive writing, excitement...’
‘The tang of saltwater voyages and pungent aroma of man-o’-war gunsmoke contrasts with some equally gripping events on land. Another collector’s item for those following the career of this impressive – and very human – naval officer.’
Bolton Evening News
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Codice libro della libreria CHL1973087
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 1998. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. 1980. Light foxing to the page edges. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0006466955
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 1998. Condizione libro: NEAR FINE. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. TIGHT CLEAN COPY.GILT ON THE SPINE BRILLIANT.LIGHT FOXING TO TOP EDGES.BRIGHT CRISP CLEAN DUSTJACKET.NOT PRICE-CLIPPED.LOOKS VERY GOOD IN A PROTECTIVE BRODART COVER. Codice libro della libreria 32948
Descrizione libro Wm Collins & Sons & Co. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Fine. 0002224062 Like New. Clean, Tight and Neat. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Codice libro della libreria Z0002224062Z1
Descrizione libro Collins, 1980. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. First Edition. 1st printing. 5.95£ publisher's price present on the dust jacket or book. Visually checked for defects and deviations -- Found: considerable edge-wear ~ library discard ~ writing, stamps, and/or marks present ~ paper loss to the paste-downs ~ binding slightly rolled ~ front end-paper torn out ~ black marker covering some text on pages 21-22. Codice libro della libreria JL3228
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VG+. Condizione sovraccoperta: VG+. First in This Edition. With publisher strike line of 13 5 7 9 8 6 4 2. Nice clean and uninscribed copy. The unclipped d/w is clean and untorn with a little surface/edge wear. Codice libro della libreria 29943
Descrizione libro Harper Collins, 1998. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Blue boards with gilt titles to the spine. Clean pages and nice square binding. Text block edge just has a bit of age toning. Jacket is not price clipped. 1998 reprint. Codice libro della libreria 5324
Descrizione libro Collins, 1989. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. Blue boards with gilt titles to the spine. Clean pages and nice square binding. Jacket is not price clipped and is now in a removable protective cover. 1989 reprint. Codice libro della libreria 3943
Descrizione libro Collins, London, 1980. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. 1st Edition. Ex-Library, with usual stamps and marks.States on reverse of title page ' First Published 1980 '.D/W shelf-worn,not price-clipped,repaired on reverse with sellotape top of spine,several stains on flaps,top of spine frayed,some creases along edges.Book maroon boards,gilt lettering top of spine,right-half of fep missing,endpapers repaired by previous owner with white paper,first 3 pages loose but present,page edges tanned,contents clean. Codice libro della libreria 019064
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers, 1980. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fair. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fair. white pictorial dj priced £5.95 net, states published by collins and lists 6 prev. titles however printing page is unfortunately missing and this can only be presumed to be a UK 1st edition - dj has seen better days with creading, closed tears to top and bottom of spine and front edge of jacket, slight lean doesn't appear to be ex library - immediate despatch from uk 6 days a week. Codice libro della libreria 6078