By Patrick O'Brian
To the satisfaction of thousands of Patrick O'Brian lovers, here's the ultimate, partial installment of the Aubrey/Maturin sequence, for the 1st time in paperback.Blue on the Mizzen (novel #20) ended with Jack Aubrey getting the inside track, in Chile, of his elevation to flag rank: Rear Admiral of the Blue Squadron, with orders to sail to the South Africa station. the subsequent novel, unfinished and untitled on the time of the author's dying, may were the chronicle of that venture, and lots more and plenty else in addition to. the 3 chapters left on O'Brian's table are awarded the following either in revealed version-including his corrections to the typescript-and a facsimile of his manuscript, which works a number of pages past the top of the typescript to incorporate a duel among Stephen Maturin and an impertinent officer who's relationship his fianc?e. after all we'd really have had the entire tale; as an alternative we now have this facts that O'Brian's powers of remark, his humor, and his knowing of his characters have been undiminished to the tip.
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