The Commodore (Vol. Book 17) (Aubrey/Maturin Novels)

Patrick O'Brian

The 17th novel within the best-selling Aubrey/Maturin sequence of naval stories, which the New York occasions e-book Review has defined as "the top ancient novels ever written."

Having survived an extended and determined event within the nice South Sea, Captain Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin go back to England to very diversified conditions. For Jack it's a chuffed homecoming, no less than before everything, yet for Stephen it's disastrous: his little daughter seems to be autistic, incapable of speech or touch, whereas his spouse, Diana, not able to endure this case, has disappeared, her condo being taken care of through the widowed Clarissa Oakes.

a lot of The Commodore occurs on land, in sitting rooms and in drafty castles, however the roar of the nice weapons isn't faraway from our listening to. Aubrey and Maturin are despatched on a strange decoy venture to the fever-ridden lagoons of the Gulf of Guinea to suppress the slave exchange. yet their final vacation spot is eire, the place the French are mounting an invasion that might try out Aubrey's seamanship and Maturin's resourcefulness as a mystery intelligence agent.

the sophisticated interweaving of those disparate subject matters is an success of natural storytelling by way of one in all our best dwelling novelists.

Show sample text content

Download sample