The Yellow Admiral Vol Book 18 Aubrey Maturin Novels

The Yellow Admiral  Vol  Book 18   Aubrey Maturin Novels

Patrick O'Brian. THE YELLOW ADMIRAL Thl s One III KANT-Q2H-GWF7 THE YELLOW ADMIRAL Thi s One KANT-Q2H-GW F7 The sails.

Author: Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393063714

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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"There are those already planning this afternoon's trip to the bookstore. Their only reaction is: Thank god, Patrick O'Brian is still writing. To you, I say, not a moment to lose."—John Balzar, Los Angeles Times Life ashore may once again be the undoing of Jack Aubrey in The Yellow Admiral, Patrick O'Brian's best-selling novel and eighteenth volume in the Aubrey/Maturin series. Aubrey, now a considerable though impoverished landowner, has dimmed his prospects at the Admiralty by his erratic voting as a Member of Parliament; he is feuding with his neighbor, a man with strong Navy connections who wants to enclose the common land between their estates; he is on even worse terms with his wife, Sophie, whose mother has ferreted out a most damaging trove of old personal letters. Even Jack's exploits at sea turn sour: in the storm waters off Brest he captures a French privateer laden with gold and ivory, but this at the expense of missing a signal and deserting his post. Worst of all, in the spring of 1814, peace breaks out, and this feeds into Jack's private fears for his career. Fortunately, Jack is not left to his own devices. Stephen Maturin returns from a mission in France with the news that the Chileans, to secure their independence, require a navy, and the service of English officers. Jack is savoring this apparent reprieve for his career, as well as Sophie's forgiveness, when he receives an urgent dispatch ordering him to Gibraltar: Napoleon has escaped from Elba.
Categories: Fiction

The Yellow Admiral Aubrey Maturin Book 18

The Yellow Admiral  Aubrey Maturin  Book 18

... commodore the yellow admiral the hundred days blue at the mizzen Novels testimonies the catalans the golden ocean the unknown shore richard temple caesar hussein Tales PATRICK O'BRIAN The Yellow Admiral HarperCollinsPublishers 77–85 ...

Author: Patrick O’Brian

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007429271

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The higher one climbs, the further there is to fall.
Categories: Fiction

The Yellow Admiral Vol Book 18 Aubrey Maturin Novels

The Yellow Admiral  Vol  Book 18   Aubrey Maturin Novels

Captain Jack Aubrey finds his naval career threatened by Admiralty politics, a feud with his neighbor, a disintegrating marriage, and the peace of 1814, until Napoleon escapes from Elba

Author: Patrick O'Brian

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393317048

Category: Fiction

Page: 261

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Captain Jack Aubrey finds his naval career threatened by Admiralty politics, a feud with his neighbor, a disintegrating marriage, and the peace of 1814, until Napoleon escapes from Elba
Categories: Fiction

The Yellow Admiral

The Yellow Admiral

Jack Aubrey is saved from the difficulties of life ashore when Stephen Maturin returns with news that the Chileans require the services of English officers. Jack is then ordered to Gibraltar after Napoleon escapes from Elba.

Author: Patrick O'Brian

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ISBN: OCLC:939669567

Category: Aubrey, Jack (Fictitious character)

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Jack Aubrey is saved from the difficulties of life ashore when Stephen Maturin returns with news that the Chileans require the services of English officers. Jack is then ordered to Gibraltar after Napoleon escapes from Elba.
Categories: Aubrey, Jack (Fictitious character)

The World of Patrick O Brian

The World of Patrick O Brian

To top it off, Aubrey imagines a slight from Admiral Lord Keith, his supporter, and Keith's wife, Queenie, who has been his friend since childhood. By contrast, Maturin is in good form in The Yellow Admiral. More than ever, he seems at ...

Author: Dean King

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504038973

Category: History

Page: 1725

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Four volumes of history and biography for fans of the Aubrey-Maturin novels, with lore on the Royal Navy and much more. What is a sandgrouse, and where does it live? What are the medical properties of lignum vitae, and how did Stephen Maturin use it to repair his viola? Who is Adm. Lord Keith, and why is his wife so friendly with Capt. Jack Aubrey? More than any other contemporary author, Patrick O’Brian knew the past. His twenty Aubrey–Maturin novels, beginning with Master and Commander (1969), are distinguished by deep characterization, heart-stopping naval combat, and an attention to detail that enriches and enlivens his stories. In the revised edition of A Sea of Words, Dean King and his collaborators dive into Jack Aubrey’s world. In the revised edition of Harbors and High Seas, King details not just where Aubrey and Maturin went, but how they got there. Packed with maps and illustrations from the greatest age of sail, it is an incomparable reference for devotees of O’Brian’s novels and anyone who has dreamed of climbing aboard a warship, as well as a captivating portrait of life on the sea during a time when nothing stood between man and ocean but grit, daring, and a few creaking planks of wood. At the dawn of the nineteenth century, the British navy was the mightiest instrument of war the world had ever known. The Royal Navy patrolled the seas from India to the Caribbean, connecting an empire with footholds in every corner of the earth. Such a massive navy required the service of more than 100,000 men—from officers to deckhands to surgeons. Their stories are collected in Every Man Will Do His Duty. The inspiration for the bestselling novels of Patrick O’Brian and C. S. Forester, these twenty-two memoirs and diaries, edited by Dean King, provide a true portrait of life aboard British warships during one of the most significant eras of world history. Patrick O’Brian was well into his seventies when the world fell in love with his greatest creation: the maritime adventures of Royal Navy Capt. Jack Aubrey and ship’s surgeon Stephen Maturin. But despite his fame, little detail was available about the life of the reclusive author, whose mysterious past King uncovers in this groundbreaking biography. King traces O’Brian’s personal history from his beginnings as a London-born Protestant named Richard Patrick Russ to his tortured relationship with his first wife and child to his emergence from World War II with the entirely new identity under which he would publish twenty volumes in the Aubrey–Maturin series. What King unearths is a life no less thrilling than the seafaring world of O’Brian’s imagination. Patrick O’Brian: A Life Revealed is a penetrating and insightful examination of one of the modern world’s most acclaimed historical novelists.
Categories: History

Journal of Agricultural Research

Journal of Agricultural Research

A number of crosses were made between yellow- and green - foliaged varieties and the progenies studied . ... MATERIALS Three varieties of canning peas , Yellow Admiral , Perfection , and Onward , were used in this study .

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ISBN: OSU:32435019250455

Category: Agriculture

Page: 1230

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Categories: Agriculture

Nelson s Navy in Fiction and Film

Nelson  s Navy in Fiction and Film

The Yellow Admiral (1996) #18 On October 11, 1996, a banquet in the Painted Hall of the Royal Naval College at Greenwich prefaced the publication of The Yellow Admiral in England. Those attending included Nicholas Soames, ...

Author: Sue Parrill

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786458035

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 335

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This book provides summaries and analyses of more than 250 novels and nearly 30 films and examines the extent to which they accurately reflect the history, mores and manners of the period—and the extent to which they reveal the ideas and attitudes of their authors and of the periods in which they were written. Particular emphasis is placed on the nature and importance of the war at sea for the British and on the role of famous naval officers such as Nelson, Pellew, Duncan, Smith and Cochrane in the defeat of Napoleon.
Categories: Performing Arts

All You Wanted to Know about 18th Century Royal Navy

All You Wanted to Know about 18th Century Royal Navy

Those Rear Admirals without 'distinction of squadron' (without a command) were called 'Yellow Admirals' and lived their lives ashore, on half pay. When a man was promoted to flag rank as a 'Yellow Admiral,' the next day he was retired, ...

Author: Rex Hickox

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411630574

Category: Reference

Page: 164

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This book is chock-full of info about the 18th Cent. Royal Navy. It answers many questions about the sailors, officers and their living conditions. It explains how the flags of Great Britian evolved and their protocol. One chapter is on 18th century medicine, & the beliefs of that period, plus it contains an excellent glossary of medical terms (41 pages), and one of nautical expressions. For anyone interested in 18th Century Sailing Ships, this book will be a welcome addition to your library
Categories: Reference