The Letter of Marque (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #12) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 12 in the Aubrey/Maturin Novels series.

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"Fine stuff...[The Letter of Marque] leaves the devotee of naval fiction eager for sequels."—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World


Captain Jack Aubrey, a brilliant and experienced officer, has been struck off the list of post-captains for a crime he did not commit. His old friend Stephen Maturin, usually cast as a ship's surgeon to mask his discreet activities on behalf of British Intelligence, has bought for Aubrey his former ship the Surprise to command as a privateer, more politely termed a letter of marque. Together they sail on a desperate mission against the French, which, if successful, may redeem Aubrey from the private hell of his disgrace.

About the Author


One of our greatest contemporary novelists, Patrick O’Brian is the author of the twenty volumes of the best-selling Aubrey/Maturin series, as well as many other books, including Testimonies, The Golden Ocean, The Unknown Shore, and biographies of Joseph Banks and Picasso.

Praise For…


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 - Boston Globe

The Letter of Marque is both serious and light-hearted, true and sentimental, as comic opera can be.

— Peter Campbell - London Review of Books

[Patrick O'Brian has] the power of bringing near to the reader...savagery and tenderness, beauty and mystery and boldness and dignity.
— Eudora Welty
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393028744
ISBN-10: 0393028747
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: August 17th, 1990
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Aubrey/Maturin Novels