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H.M.S. Surprise

Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: New York : Norton, 1991, ©1973.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aubrey is on the defensive against an enemy with overwhelming local superiority, but somewhere in the Indian Ocean lies the ships sent by Napoleon to attack the China Fleet, a prize that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Naval history
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0393307611 9780393307610
OCLC Number: 23824692
Description: 379 p. ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Patrick O'Brian.

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Few, very few, books have made my heart thud with excitement. H.M.S. Surprise managed it. I read it cruising through the tame Adriatic, and several times found myself forced to pace about the deck to Read more...

 
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