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The Resource Treason's harbour, Patrick O'Brian

Treason's harbour, Patrick O'Brian

Label
Treason's harbour
Title
Treason's harbour
Statement of responsibility
Patrick O'Brian
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of their beginning, with Master and Commander, these evocative stories are being re-issued in paperback with smart new livery. This is the ninth book in the series.
  • '...full of the energy that comes from a writer having struck a vein... Patrick O'Brian is unquestionably the Homer of the Napoleonic wars.' James Hamilton- Paterson '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 'In a highly competitive field it goes straight to the top. A real first-rater.' Mary Renault 'I never enjoyed a novel about the sea more. It is not only that the author describes the handling of a ship of 1800 with an accuracy that is as comprehensible as it is detailed, a remarkable feat in itself. Mr O'Brian's three chief characters are drawn with no less depth of sympathy than the vessels he describes, a rare achievement save in the greatest writers of this genre. It deserves the widest readership.' Irish Times
Awards note
Winner of Heywood Hill Literary Prize 1995.
Biographical or historical data
Patrick O'Brian, until his death in 2000, was one of our greatest contemporary novelists. He is the author of the acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin tales and the biographer of Joseph Banks and Picasso. He is the author of many other books including Testimonies, and his Collected Short Stories. In 1995 he was the first recipient of the Heywood Hill Prize for a lifetime's contribution to literature. In the same year he was awarded the CBE. In 1997 he received an honorary doctorate of letters from Trinity College, Dublin. He lived for many years in South West France and he died in Dublin in January 2000.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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1914-2000
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O'Brian, Patrick
Dewey number
AF
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Aubrey, Jack (Fictitious character)
  • Aubrey, Jack (Fictitious character)
  • Maturin, Stephen (Fictitious character)
  • Maturin, Stephen (Fictitious character)
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Historical
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Summary expansion
Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin tales are widely acknowledged to be the greatest series of historical novels ever written. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of their beginning, with Master and Commander, these evocative stories are being re-issued in paperback with smart new livery. 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 plenty of action and excitement in this novel, but it is the atmosphere of a Malta crowded with senior officers waiting for news of what the French are up to, and wondering whether the war will end before their turn comes for prize money and for fame, that is here so freshly and vividly conveyed
Target audience
general
Label
Treason's harbour, Patrick O'Brian
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback. B-format paperback
Control code
9780006499237
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
400 p.
Isbn
9780006499237
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Treason's harbour, Patrick O'Brian
Publication
Note
Paperback. B-format paperback
Control code
9780006499237
Dimensions
20x13x2 cm.
Extent
400 p.
Isbn
9780006499237
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
regular print

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