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The unknown shore

Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A novel about the sea, telling the tale of the Wager, an ill-fated ship on Anson's expedition round the world. She is driven onto rocks off the coast of Chile, and sinks. The survivors fall into trouble of every kind, including mutiny and bloodshed, before being led northwards to safety by a band of stony and depraved Indians.
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Genre/Form: Sea stories
Adventure
Fiction
History
Naval history
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick O'Brian
ISBN: 0002254093 9780002254090
OCLC Number: 43224687
Notes: Originally published: London : Rupert Hart-Davis, 1959.
Awards: Winner of Heywood Hill Literary Prize 1995
Description: 265 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Patrick O'Brian.

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A tale of an ill-fated ship on an expedition around the world. The Wager is driven onto rocks and sinks, leaving few survivors. Among the remaining supplies is a surplus of rum, and soon the  Read more...

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