Sir Joseph Blaine, capo dei servizi segreti britannici, decide di affidare a Jack Aubrey e a Stephen Maturin un'importante missione nel Mar della Cina, per impedire un'alleanza tra i francesi e i principi malesi. Così Jack viene reintegrato nel suo vecchio ruolo e nominato comandante della Diane, la fregata francese che ha catturato con l'amico Maturin? ma il viaggio non sarà privo di ostacoli e sorprese.
- ISBN: 8850206860
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 340
Out of all of O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin series up to this point, The Thirtheen-Gun Salute gets further away from the sea battles and life aboard ship to really delve into the interior of a new and exciting frontier (in the eyes of the characters as set in a pre-"Planet Earth" world) and paints a not- Leggi tutto
"...for him, Truth was what he could make others believe." - Patrick O'Brian, Thirteen-Gun Salute "...What I meant was that if he could induce others to believe what he said, then for him the statement acquired some degree of truth, a reflection of their belief that it was true; and this reflected tru Leggi tutto
Glad I bought the next two, because this doesn't end at the end. Scads of good fun, as always. Probably the most memorable part of this adventure was Stephen's trip to the Buddhist temple, where men and beasts live together in harmony and Stephen basically gets to have the on-shore naturalizing expe Leggi tutto
[9/10] ‘Bonden’ said Jack Aubrey to his coxswain, ‘tell the Doctor that if he is at leisure there is something to be seen on deck.’The Doctor was at leisure; the ‘cello on which he had been practising gave a last deep boom and he ran up the companion-ladder, an expectant look on his face. The point Leggi tutto
The thirteenth instalment of the Aubrey and Maturin chronicles is as delightful and compelling as the rest of this matchless series. The pair are sent on an urgent global mission, introduced to annoying new people and charming new animals, menaced by forces meteorological and human, yet their steadf Leggi tutto
3.5 stars In this volume a number of significant changes occur in the lives of our two heroes, some of them behind the scenes, as with Stephen’s discovery that Diana is pregnant with his child (that he assumes will be a daughter), as well as the fact that poor Padeen, now addicted to laudanum, has be Leggi tutto
At some point O'Brian decided this series would go on indefinitely. The structure of some of the books then became odd. There are some that don't end - they just stop. There's an obvious on-going, unresolved plot but - tough luck - you're gonna hafta wait for the next volume to get a resolution. Thi Leggi tutto
Now that Aubrey is restored to the King's Navy once more, he's off on another mission, this time to Malaysia. His particular friend, Dr.Stephen Maturin, is along to spy on the French's forces in Malaysia. (view spoiler) [The diplomatic mission goes well, not least because Maturin disgraces and then kills the leadin (hide spoiler)] Leggi tutto
After more than a year's hiatus from my favorite maritime series, all I can sigh is: I love these stories. Patrick O'Brian may well be the most brilliant man to ever put pen to page. This installment easily bears up to its predecessors, with its subtle humor, nuanced characters, and balanced pacing. Leggi tutto
The thirteenth of 20 in this marvellous series. The GR blurb explains the plot, and a review from Wikipedia about the towering achievement of the book and the series follows after. Read one and you should be hooked! GR: "In length the series is unique; in quality—and there is not a weak link in the c Leggi tutto
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