The Reverse of the Medal (Aubrey-Maturin Series #11)

The Reverse of the Medal (Aubrey-Maturin Series #11)

by Patrick O'Brian, O'Brian

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Overview

"An overwhelming, outstanding novel!" —Irish Times

Captain Jack Aubrey, R. N., ashore after a successful cruise, is persuaded by a casual acquaintance to make certain investments in the City. This innocent decision ensnares him in the London criminal underground and in government espionage—the province of his friend Stephen Maturin. Is Aubrey's humiliation and the threatened ruin of his career a deliberate plot? This dark tale is a fitting backdrop to the brilliant characterization and sparkling dialogue which O'Brian's readers have come to expect.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393309607
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/1992
Series: Aubrey-Maturin Series , #11
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 287
Sales rank: 118,278
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

One of our greatest contemporary novelists, Patrick O’Brian is the author of the bestselling Aubrey/Maturin tales and the biographer of Joseph Banks and Picasso. O’Brian’s many books include Testimonies, The Golden Ocean, and The Unknown Shore.

Date of Birth:

December 12, 1914

Date of Death:

January 2, 2000

Place of Birth:

Chalfont St. Peter, Buckinghamshire

Place of Death:

Dublin, Ireland

Education:

Shebbear College, Devon

What People are Saying About This

Keith Richards

I fell in love with his writing straightaway, at first with Master and Commander. It wasn’t primarily the Nelson and Napoleonic period, more the human relationships. …And of course having characters isolated in the middle of the goddamn sea gives more scope. …It’s about friendship, camaraderie. Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin always remind me a bit of Mick and me.

A. S. Byatt

Gripping and vivid… a whole, solidly living world for the imagination to inhabit.

George Will

O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin volumes actually constitute a single 6,443-page novel, one that should have been on those lists of the greatest novels of the 20th century.

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