The Yellow Admiral (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 3026562

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.

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ISBN 9780393317046
Genre FICTION / Media Tie-In
Format Paperback
Publisher Date 1997-09-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Copyright Year 19970601
Height 7.75 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 0.55 lb
Language English
Series Name Aubrey Maturin Series
Edition Detail Reprint
Audience General/trade
Authors O'Brian, Patrick
Dimensions 8.0x6.0x1.0
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