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HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (November 16, 1998)





The Thirteen-gun Salute e-book

by Patrick O'Brian

The Thirteen-Gun Salute is the thirteenth historical novel in the Aubrey–Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian, first published in 1989. The story is set during the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812.

The Thirteen-Gun Salute is the thirteenth historical novel in the Aubrey–Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian, first published in 1989. This novel constitutes the first of a five-novel circumnavigation of the globe; other novels in this voyage include The Nutmeg of Consolation, Clarissa Oakes/The Truelove, The Wine-Dark Sea, and The Commodore.

The thirteen-gun salute. Patrick O'Brian is the author of the acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin tales and the biographer of Joseph Banks and Picasso. His first novel, Testimonies, and his Collected Short Stories have recently been reprinted by HarperCollins. He translated many works from French into English, among the novels and memoirs of Simone de Beauvoir and the first volume of Jean Lacouture's biography of Charles de Gaulle.

The Thirteen-Gun Salute book. Patrick O'Brian may well be the most brilliant man to ever put pen to page. Can't wait for the next one!

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The thirteen gun salute, . The Thirteen-Gun Salute, . Let us suppose that the Surprise makes her way into the Pacific in Captain Pullings' able hands-his name has come back to me-and there, having done what she ostensibly set out to do, she sails to some given rendezvous; and then let us suppose that the Diane, having dealt with the situation in Pulo Prabang, joins the Surprise at this rendezvous, so that you can return by South America, thus being enabled to make at least some of the discreet contacts that we had planned. What do you say to that, Maturin?'

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The Thirteen Gun Salute. Norton & Company. The hands knew that they had their precious exemption and that they had succeeded in remaining on the books, the highly selective books, of the most extraordinarily successful privateer afloat, one whose recent list of prizes had enabled even the humblest seamen she carried to play ducks and drakes with gold pieces if they chose.

The Thirteen Gun Salute by Patrick O,Brian

The Thirteen Gun Salute by Patrick O,Brian. Chapter 1. In spite of the hurry, many wives and many sweethearts had come to see the ship off, and those members of her company who were not taken up with sailing her on her difficult course close-hauled to the brisk south-east breeze, watched the white flutter of their handkerchiefs far across the water until Black Point hid them entirely, shut them right. Why, sir, in a manner of speaking: but some might say more on the porcupine-lay, the roving-line, if you understand m. 'There is a great deal to be said for porcupines, Heaven: Solomon had a thousand, and Solomon knew what o'clock it was, I believe. You will certainly see her again.

The Thirteen Gun Salute, Patrick O’Brian’s thirteenth book in his Aubrey-Maturin series, picks up shortly after the events of The Letter of Marque, with Captain Jack Aubrey taking the private ship. Пользовательский отзыв - elenchus - LibraryThing. In which the planned mission of privateer Surprise in support of an independent South America is exposed to the Spanish, forcing a new mission aboard HMS Diane to the East Indies. Aubrey & Maturin.

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Martin retired to the orlop, where by the light of a battlelantern he finished entering the ship's medical stores in a book and then wrote labels for the bottles and boxes in the medicine-chest, a new, particularly massive affair with two locks  .

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. On every page Mr. O’Brian reminds us with subtle artistry of the most important of all historical lessons: that times change but people don’t, that the griefs and follies and victories of the men and women who were here before us are in fact the maps of our own lives.

A novel in which Jack Aubrey and his old friend Dr Maturin escape from an attack by Malay pirates, only to become embroiled in the more furtive and treacherous conflicts of the penal settlements of New South Wales. From the author of TESTIMONIES.
Every Patrick O'Brien novel - especially all of the Aubrey Maturin series - should be required reading for anyone who loves a great story with compelling characters, adventure, suspense and just the slightest touch of romance. Add to that that they are steeped in actual history - based on the logbooks of the RN captains who sailed in the era about which he writes - these are history lessons in the most entertaining form imaginable. Highest recommendation i could possibly give.
Another story limited in calendar length with a lot of color for the reader. I think it's a good story, although parts are familiar to the readers of all of the previous books. To be sure, O'Brian inserts new twists and certainly leaves the reader with a spectacular cliff hanger at the end. As usual, the characters and the action are worth reading. I learned more about the Malaysian geopolitical situation of the era. There is little that happens at sea and there are long passages of the at sea portion of the book that, in reality, are meaningless and seem designed to lengthen the overall story. The treachery that occurs on land is worthy of any spy novel of any era. Overall, I'm glad I read it. I really like the characters, the plots and the storytelling devised by Patrick O'Brian in this series. I like it so much I'm reading the entire series for the second time. I recommend it.
O'Brian puts the reader directly in the times of a British Naval officer and the voyages and actions encountered. The battle scenes are exciting as are the vivid descriptions of weather encountered under sail (storms and calms). An aspect of the writing and story lines in the Aubrey/Maturin series I love is the placing of the characters in actual historic scenarios. Its been fun to look up the ships and battles. For non-sailors, there may be ships terms used that are not understood (e.g., cathead, cross-trees) and some descriptions of the positioning of ships prior to engaging in battle (e.g., gaining weather gage), which add to a sailors reading enjoyment, but for others just read through and enjoy the content! Plenty in these books to keep you turning pages!
I have read every book in this series so far. None have disappointed me. I feel like I know these men and I enjoy their successes and I distress at their loses. Fortunately, this one was about successes.
Until introduced to Patrick O'Brian some eight years ago, I had assumed (incorrectly) that the Hornblower series by C. S. Forester was the top-of-the-line for naval conflicts, at least in the Napoleonic era. Fortunately, I was tipped to O'Brian and have now, thanks to Amazon and the Kindle editions, been able to read all the Aubrey/Maturin Novels. I could niggle, and say that in the later works there is too much exposition of previous adventures, but that may be necessary for those who read the books one at a time in standalone fashion. However, they are still the best of the lot.
I think this series is one , if not, THE best that I have read. The books offer insights into history and particularly interesting details into the British Navy, how the politics worked, the mores, the physical details, and many, many similar things. I never thought I would get so hooked on something like this series. Read it, and please start from the first book, though they can be read individually and stand on their own. Reading them serially, though, adds insight. I am so sorry that I am coming to the end. Shame on O'Brian for not living forever and turning out these books as fast as I have time to read them.
A continuing great British sea story series, great story line
This is about the 13th in the series that I have been reading back-to-back and they just keep getting better. Between the dialogue and the descriptions you are actually there. As best I can I like to supplement my reading with searching out the geography on Google Earth and looking up some of the more arcane terminology.

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