By Patrick O'Brian
Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin stories are generally stated to be the best sequence of historic novels ever written. Now, for the 1st time, they're on hand in digital booklet structure, so an entire new iteration of readers could be swept away at the event of an entire life. this can be the 16th publication within the series.
At the outlet of a voyage full of catastrophe and pleasure, Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin are in pursuit of a privateer crusing lower than American colors during the nice South Sea. Stephen's aim is to set the progressive tinder of South the US ablaze to alleviate the strain at the British govt which has blundered into conflict with the younger and uncomfortably lively usa. The surprise and barbarity of hand-to-hand combating are sharpened by way of O'Brian's particular experience of interval, his eye for panorama and his think for a boat lower than sail.
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Hannah: Stop it. Thank you for the tea. Chloe: If you don't want him, I'll have him. Is he married? Hannah: I haven't the slightest idea. Aren't you supposed to have a pony? Chloe: I'm just trying to fix you up, Hannah. Hannah: Believe me, it gets less important. Chloe: I mean for the dancing. He can come as Beau Brummel. Hannah: I don't want to dress up and I don't want a dancing partner, least of all Mr Nightingale. I don't dance. Chloe: Don't be such a prune. You were kissing him, anyway. Hannah: He was kissing me, and only out of general enthusiasm.
If I find anything on Byron, or Chater, or Hodge, I'll pass it on. Nightingale, Sussex. (Pause. ) Bernard: Thank you. I'm sorry about that business with my name. Hannah: Don't mention it... Bernard: What was Hodge's college, by the way? Hannah: Trinity. Bernard: Trinity? Hannah: Yes. ) Yes. Byron's old college. Bernard: How old was Hodge? Hannah: I'd have to look it up but a year or two older than Byron. Twenty-two .. Bernard: Contemporaries at Trinity? Hannah: (Wearily) Yes, Bernard, and no doubt they were both in the cricket eleven when Harrow played Eton at Lords!
Are you sure? You seem quite sentimental over geometry. But the hermit is very very good. The genius of the place. Hannah: (Pleased) That's my title! Bernard: Of course. Hannah: (Less pleased) Of course? Bernard: Of course. Who was he when he wasn't being a symbol? Hannah: I don't know. Bernard: Ah. Hannah: I mean, yet. Bernard: Absolutely. What did they do with all the paper? Does Peacock say? Hannah: Made a bonfire. Bernard: Ah, well. Hannah: I've still got Lady Croom's garden books to go through.
The Wine-Dark Sea (Aubrey/Maturin, Book 16) by Patrick O'Brian