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The Truelove (1992)
Front Cover Book Details
Genre Fiction
Subject Aubrey, Jack (Fictitious character); Maturin, Stephen (Fictitious character); Napoleonic Wars
Publication Date 1994
Format Hardcover (8.7 mm)
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Language English
Extras Dust Jacket; Dust Jacket Cover
Description
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The 15th installment in the Aubrey/Maturin series.

This splendid installment in Patrick O'Brian's widely acclaimed series of Aubrey/Maturin novels is in equal parts mystery, adventure, and psychological drama. A British whaler has been captured by an ambitious chief in the Friendly Isles (Tonga) at French instigation, and Captain Aubrey, R.N., is dispatched with the Surprise to restore order. But stowed away in the cabletier is an escaped female convict. To the officers, Clarissa Harvill is an object of awkward courtliness and dangerous jealousies. Aubrey himself is won over and indeed strongly attracted to this woman who will not speak of her past. But only Aubrey's friend, Dr. Stephen Maturin, can fathom Clarissa's secrets: her crime, her personality, and a clue identifying a hightly placed English spy in the pay of Napoleon's intelligence service.

In a thrilling finale, Patrick O'Brian delivers all the excitement his many readers expect: Aubrey and the crew of the Surprise impose a brutal pax Britannica on the islanders in a pitched battle against a band of headhunting cannibals.
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Product Details
LoC Classification PR6029.B55C57 1992
Dewey 823/.914
ISBN 0393031098
Edition Norton uniform ed.
Series Aubrey & Maturin Novels
Cover Price $24.00
No. of Pages 256
First Edition No
Rare No
Original Details
Original Publication Year 1992
Notes
Originally published under title: Clarissa Oakes.