Treason's Harbour (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #9) (Paperback)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 9 in the Aubrey/Maturin Novels series.
- #1: Master and Commander (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #1) (Paperback): $15.95
- #2: Post Captain (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #2) (Paperback): $15.95
- #3: H. M. S. Surprise (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #3) (Hardcover): Email or call for price
- #4: The Mauritius Command (Aubrey-Maturin #4) (Hardcover): $3.95
- #5: Desolation Island (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #5) (Paperback): $16.95
- #6: The Fortune of War (Aubrey-Maturin #6) (Hardcover): $5.50
- #7: The Surgeon's Mate (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #7) (Paperback): $15.95
- #8: The Ionian Mission (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #8) (Paperback): $15.95
- #10: The Far Side of the World (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #10) (Paperback): $15.95
- #11: The Reverse of the Medal (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #11) (Paperback): $15.95
- #12: The Letter of Marque (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #12) (Hardcover): $27.60
- #13: The Thirteen Gun Salute (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #13) (Hardcover): Email or call for price
- #14: The Nutmeg of Consolation (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #14) (Paperback): $14.95
- #15: The Truelove (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #15) (Paperback): $14.95
- #16: The Wine-Dark Sea (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #16) (Paperback): $14.95
- #17: The Commodore (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #17) (Paperback): $15.95
- #18: The Yellow Admiral (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #18) (Paperback): $18.50
- #19: The Hundred Days (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #19) (Paperback): $15.95
- #20: Blue at the Mizzen (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #20) (Hardcover): $27.60
- #21: 21: The Final Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #21) (Hardcover): Email or call for price
"Every [Aubrey-Maturin] book is packed to absolute straining with erudition, wit, history, and thunderous action." —Joe Hill
All Patrick O'Brian's strengths are on parade in this novel of action and intrigue, set partly in Malta, partly in the treacherous, pirate-infested waters of the Red Sea. While Captain Aubrey worries about repairs to his ship, Stephen Maturin assumes the center stage for the dockyards and salons of Malta are alive with Napoleon's agents, and the admiralty's intelligence network is compromised. Maturin's cunning is the sole bulwark against sabotage of Aubrey's daring mission.
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.
I haven’t read novels [in the past ten years] except for all of the Patrick O’Brian series. It was, unfortunately, like tripping on heroin. I started on those books and couldn’t stop.
— E. O. Wilson
I devoured Patrick O’Brian’s
20-volume masterpiece as if it had been so many tots of Jamaica grog.
— Christopher Hitchens
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.
— Keith Richards
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.
— George Will
O'Brian's narrative...provides endlessly varying shocks and surprises—comic, grim, farcical and tragic. An essential of the truly gripping book for the narrative addict is the creation of a whole, solidly living world for the imagination to inhabit, and O'Brian does this with prodigal specificity and generosity.
— A. S. Byatt
[O’Brian’s] Aubrey-Maturin series, 20 novels of
the Royal Navy in the Napoleonic Wars, is a masterpiece. It will outlive most
of today’s putative literary gems as Sherlock Holmes has outlived
Bulwer-Lytton, as Mark Twain has outlived Charles Reade.
— David Mamet
The best historical novels ever written. . . .
On every page Mr. O’Brian reminds us with subtle artistry of the most important
of all historical lessons: that times change but people don’t, that the griefs
and follies and victories of the men and women who were here before us are in
fact the maps of our own lives.
— Richard Snow
The Aubrey-Maturin series . . . far beyond any
episodic chronicle, ebbs and flows with the timeless tide of character and the
— Ken Ringle
There is not a writer alive whose work I value
— Stephen Becker
Patrick O’Brian is unquestionably the Homer of
the Napoleonic wars.
— James Hamilton-Paterson
It has been something of a shock to find
myself—an inveterate reader of girl books—obsessed with Patrick O’Brian’s
Napoleonic-era historical novels. . . . What keeps me hooked are the evolving
relationships between Jack and Stephen and the women they love.
— Tamar Lewin
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