The Far Side of the World

Aubrey/Maturin Novels

Hardcover

Patrick O'Brian (Author)

 

The inspiration for the major new motion picture starring Russell Crowe.

The war of 1812 continues, and Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. Stephen Maturin has fish of his own to fry in the world of secret intelligence. Disaster in various guises awaits them in the Great South Sea and in the far reaches of the Pacific: typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, murder, and criminal insanity.

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • November 1994
  • ISBN 978-0-393-03710-4
  • 6.1 × 8.6 in / 368 pages
  • Volume(s): Book 10
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide excluding Canada and the British Commonwealth.

Other Formats

  1. Book CoverThe Far Side of the World

    Paperback

    Volume(s): Book 10

Endorsements & Reviews

“I haven’t read novels [in the past ten years] except for all of the Patrick O’Brian series. It was, unfortunately, like tripping on heroin. I started on those books and couldn’t stop.” — E. O. Wilson, Boston Globe

“A world of enchanting fictional surfaces.” — John Bayley, New York Review of Books

“These eccentric, improbably novels seem to have been written by Patrick O'Brian to please himself in the first instance, and thereafter to please those readers who may share his delight in precision of language, odd lands and colors, a humane respect for such old-fashioned sentiments as friendship and honor. Like Aubrey and Maturin playing Mozart duets beneath a Pacific moon, he works elegant variations on the tradition of the seafaring adventure story.” — Thomas Flanagan, New York Times Book Review

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  1. Book Cover21: The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey

    Paperback

    Volume(s): Book 21

  2. Book CoverBlue at the Mizzen

    Paperback

    Volume(s): Book 20

  3. Book CoverA Book of Voyages

    Hardcover