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The Golden Ocean

The Golden Ocean (Paperback)

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The first novel Patrick O'Brian ever wrote about the sea - and the precursor to the famous Aubrey/Maturin series - is now available in paperback for the first time in forty years.The Golden Ocean is the first novel Patrick O'Brian ever wrote about the sea. The novel shares the same sense of excitement and the rich humour of the Aubrey/Maturin novels, invoking the eloquent style and attention to historical detail that O'Brian readers admire so much.The protagonist of this story is Peter Palafox, son of a poor Irish parson, who signs on as a midshipman, never before having seen a ship. He is a fellow who would have delighted the young Stephen Maturin or Jack Aubrey... and quarrelled with them as well. Together with his life-long friend Sean, Peter sets out to seek his fortune, embarking on a journey of danger, disappointment, foreign lands and excitement.Written in 1956, this is a tale certain to please not only the many admirers of O'Brian, but any reader with an adventurous soul.

Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersFiction & PoetryHistorical FictionHistorical adventure Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 01/08/2009 ISBN-13: 9780007333882  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Patrick O'Brian, until his death in 2000, was one of our greatest contemporary novelists. He is the author of the acclaimed Aubrey-Maturin tales and the biographer of Joseph Banks and Picasso. He is the author of many other books including Testimonies, and his Collected Short Stories. In 1995 he was the first recipient of the Heywood Hill Prize for a lifetime's contribution to literature. In the same year he was awarded the CBE. In 1997 he received an honorary doctorate of letters from Trinity College, Dublin. He lived for many years in South West France and he died in Dublin in January 2000.

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