Treason's Harbour

Treason's Harbour

eBook - 2011
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Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. Now, for the first time, they are available in electronic book format, so a whole new generation of readers can be swept away on the adventure of a lifetime. This is the ninth book in the series. Uniquely among authors of naval fiction, Patrick O'Brian allows his characters to develop with experience. The Jack Aubrey of Treason's Harbour has a record of successes equal to that of the most brilliant of Nelson's band of brothers, and he is no less formidable or decisive in action or strategy. But he is wiser, kinder, gentler too. Much of the plot of Treason's Harbour depends on intelligence and counter-intelligence, a field in which Aubrey's friend Stephen Maturin excels. Through him we get a clearer insight into the life and habits of the sea officers of Nelson's time than we would ever obtain seeing things through their own eyes. There is...
Publisher: 2011
ISBN: 9780007429356
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Jun 11, 2013

An enjoyable installment of O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series, though it bounces around between exotic settings a bit much. Also, at this stage it has become next to impossible to suspend disbelief in the chronology of the events being described. I realize O'Brian himself recognized this problem with his famous "1812a, 1812b" remarks, but nonetheless the departure from the series' standard of accuracy is unfortunate.

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