Item #56888 The Fortune of War. Patrick O'BRIAN.

The Fortune of War.

London: Collins, 1979. [Naval adventure] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 14cm), pp.280. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine, in pictorial dust-jacket priced at £5.50. A clean, near fine copy. The sixth in the series, set off the New England Coast. Captain Jack Aubrey, RN, arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best-armed frigate in the Navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a despatch vessel. But the war of 1812 breaks out while they are en route. Bloody actions precipitate them both into new and unexpected scenes where Stephen's past activities as a secret agent return on him with a vengeance. Item #56888

Patrick O'Brian won the 1995 Heywood Hill Literary Prize (Lifetime Contribution).

Price: £250.00

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