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Series: Aubrey/Maturin Novels Ser.
Category: Fiction / Historical/Fiction / Action & Adventure/Fiction / Sea Stories/
Publisher: Norton & Company, Incorporated, W. W.
Release Date: 08/31/1992
Synopsis: Captain Jack Aubrey sets sail for the South China Sea with a new lease on life. Following his dismissal from the Royal Navy (a false accusation), he has earned reinstatement through his daring exploits as a privateer, brilliantly chronicled in The Letter of Marque. Now he is to shepherd Stephen Maturin-his friend, ships surgeon, and sometimes intelligence agent-on a diplomatic mission to prevent links between Bonaparte and the Malay princes which would put English merchant shipping at risk. The journey of the Diane encompasses a great and satisfying diversity of adventures. Maturin climbs the Thousand Steps of the sacred crater of the orangutans; a killer typhoon catches Aubrey and his crew trying to work the Diane off a reef; and in the barbaric court of Pulo Prabang a classic duel of intelligence agents unfolds: the French envoys, well entrenched in the Sultans good graces, against the savage cunning of Stephen Maturin.
Height: 0.71 inches
Width: 5.25 inches
Length: 7.75 inches
Weight: 10.76 oz