The Ionian Mission (Aubrey/Maturin Novels #8) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 8 in the Aubrey/Maturin Novels series.

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"O'Brian is one author who can put a spark of character into the sawdust of time, and The Ionian Mission is another rattling good yarn."—Stephen Vaughan, The Observer


Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin, veterans now of many battles, return in this novel to the seas where they first sailed as shipmates. But Jack is now a senior captain commanding a line-of-battle ship in the Royal Navy's blockade of Toulon, and this is a longer, harder, colder war than the dashing frigate actions of his early days. A sudden turn of events takes him and Stephen off on a hazardous mission to the Greek Islands, where all his old skills of seamanship and his proverbial luck when fighting against odds come triumphantly into their own.

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

O'Brian's books are as atypical of conventional sea stories as Conrad's. Like John LeCarré, he has erased the boundary separating a debased genre from 'serious' fiction. O'Brian is a novelist, pure and simple, one of the best we have.
— Mark Horowitz - Los Angeles Times Book Review

They're funny, they're exciting, they're informative...There are legions of us who gladly ship out time and time again under Captain Aubrey.
— The New Yorker
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393037081
ISBN-10: 0393037088
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: November 17th, 1994
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Aubrey/Maturin Novels