The Letter of Marque

Aubrey/Maturin Novels

Hardcover, Rough Front - Edge: Deckle, Feather, Uncut

Patrick O'Brian (Author)

 

"Fine stuff...[The Letter of Marque] leaves the devotee of naval fiction eager for sequels."—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World

Captain Jack Aubrey, a brilliant and experienced officer, has been struck off the list of post-captains for a crime he did not commit. His old friend Stephen Maturin, usually cast as a ship's surgeon to mask his discreet activities on behalf of British Intelligence, has bought for Aubrey his former ship the Surprise to command as a privateer, more politely termed a letter of marque. Together they sail on a desperate mission against the French, which, if successful, may redeem Aubrey from the private hell of his disgrace.

Book Details

  • Hardcover, Rough Front - Edge: Deckle, Feather, Uncut
  • August 1990
  • ISBN 978-0-393-02874-4
  • 6.1 × 8.5 in / 288 pages
  • Volume(s): Book 12
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide excluding Canada and the British Commonwealth.

Other Formats

  1. Book CoverThe Letter of Marque

    Paperback

    Volume(s): Book 12

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

“[Patrick O'Brian has] the power of bringing near to the reader...savagery and tenderness, beauty and mystery and boldness and dignity.” — Eudora Welty

The Letter of Marque is both serious and light-hearted, true and sentimental, as comic opera can be.” — Peter Campbell, London Review of Books

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